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James Griffith Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

James Griffith Quick Info
Height 6 ft 1 in
Weight 70 kg
Date of Birth February 13, 1916
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Date of Death September 17, 1993

James Griffith was an American character actor, voice artist, musician, and screenwriter whose film credits include The Law vs. Billy the Kid, The Legend of Sleepy HollowThe Big Fisherman, Frontier Gun, The Killing, SpeedtrapFlood!Seven in Darkness, Rebel in Town, Tribute to a Bad Man, Seven Guns to Mesa, Day of the Evil GunThe Shanghai Story, Heaven with a GunMasterson of KansasJesse James vs. the Daltons, A Big Hand for the Little Lady, Man from God’s Country, The Amazing Transparent ManLornaApache Ambush, Return to WarbowBullwhipOmar KhayyamThe Vampire, The Guns of Fort PetticoatI Cover the Underworld, Anything GoesThe First TexanManhunt in SpaceRails Into LaramieThe Kid from Left FieldEight Iron MenChain of CircumstanceAl Jennings of OklahomaStage to TucsonDaughter of the West, and The Cariboo Trail.

Born Name

James Jeffrey Griffith

Other Names

Jimmy, Jim, Jim Griffith, James J. Griffith

James Griffith as seen in 'The Amazing Transparent Man' (1960)
James Griffith as seen in ‘The Amazing Transparent Man’ (1960) (American International Pictures (Film Screenshot) / / Public Domain)


He was born on February 13, 1916.


On September 17, 1993, James Griffith died of cancer at the age of 77 in Avila Beach, California, United States.

Sun Sign


Born Place

Los Angeles, California, United States





James Griffith studied at Santa Monica High School (officially abbreviated to SaMoHi) located in Santa Monica, California. One of his classmates there was actor Glenn Ford and they were both active in school drama productions.

Afterward, James Griffith got enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and graduated with a degree in music.


Character Actor, Voice Artist, Musician, Screenwriter


  • Siblings – Dorothy (Sister)








6 ft 1 in or 185.5 cm


70 kg or 154.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

James Griffith had dated –

  1. Margaret (Sally) Griffith (1943-1975) – He got married to Margaret (Sally) Griffith in the year 1943 and they remained together until her death in 1975. They had a daughter.
  2. Betsy Griffith (1983-1993) – In 1983, James Griffith married Betsy Griffith and they remained together until her death in 1993.

Race / Ethnicity


James Griffith was of Welsh descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Tall, dark, and gaunt features

James Griffith Facts

  1. Growing up, he aspired to become a musician.
  2. James Griffith served with the United States Marine Corps during World War II.
  3. He brought to life the character of Al Herrick in the 1946 crime film noir Blonde Ice, starring Leslie Brooks, Robert Paige, and Michael Whalen.
  4. In 1956, James Griffith portrayed the character of Davy Crockett (an American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier, and politician who is often referred to in popular culture as the “King of the Wild Frontier”) in the Western film The First Texan.
  5. He appeared in the Western television series Cheyenne between 1957 and 1962.
  6. From 1959 to 1960, he played the role of Deputy Tom Ferguson in the crime Western drama television show U.S. Marshal.
  7. Alongside Jeff Goldblum, Meg Foster, Dick Butkus, Paul Sand, Laura Campbell, Michael Ruud, John Sylvester White, Michael Witt, Marneen Fields, and others, James Griffith co-starred as Squire Van Tassel in the 1980 made-for-television fantasy comedy-horror film The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
  8. James Griffith once said, “I understood what many actors did not understand — that playing bad guys afforded me more opportunities to work and thus be in different settings. Most westerns have only one hero, and he’s pretty much restricted in what he can do … whereas the heavies run around in gangs and do all kinds of colorful things.”

Featured Image by American International Pictures (Film Screenshot) / / Public Domain

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