Job Film, television, voice actor, artist, acting coach, college professor, singer and songwriter, guitarist
Years active 1950-present
Top Roles Crater, Tom Folliard, Crewman, Carter, Rebel Soldier, Cpl. Ransom
Top GenresDrama, Western, War, Action, Comedy, Adventure
Top TopicsWorld War II, Civil War, True Story (based on)
Top Collaborators , , (Director),
Shares birthday with Stanley Kubrick, Gracie Allen, John Foreman  see more..

James Best Overview:

Actor, James Best, was born Jewel Franklin Guy on Jul 26, 1926 in Powderly, KY. As of December 2023, James Best was 97 years old.

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on Apr 29, 2014 From Comet Over Hollywood

in The Cimarron Kid (1952). He said he always died in his movies. Known for his role as Roscoe P. Coltrane on ?Dukes of Hazzard,? I interviewed actor last week about his Hollywood career. Best came to Shelby, NC last week to the Don Gibson Theatre with his one man show, “... Read full article


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James Best Quotes:

Dr. Milo Craigis: In 24 hours there will be one shrew left on the island, and he will be dead of starvation. An excellent example of overpopulation.
Thorne Sherman: You know something doctor?
Dr. Milo Craigis: What's that?
Thorne Sherman: I'm not going to worry about overpopulation just yet
[Kisses Ann, Fade Out]


Thorne Sherman: Why, that's as big as a full-grown wolf!


[picking up a torn jacket]
Thorne Sherman: They don't leave much, do they?


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Father of Janeen Damian.

His billing for Three on a Couch (1966) read: "Introducing James Best", despite the fact that he had been in movies for 16 years and had appeared in over 30 films.

He formed the first school to teach actors Motion Picture Technique in the 1970s. He taught in Hollywood for 25 years and worked with such prominent stars as Burt Reynolds, Clint Eastwood, Gary Busey, Teri Garr, Lindsay Wagner, Farrah Fawcett, and Quentin Tarantino.

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