|James Griffith Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 1 in|
|Date of Birth||February 13, 1916|
|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 Hollow, The Big Fisherman, Frontier Gun, The Killing, Speedtrap, Flood!, Seven in Darkness, Rebel in Town, Tribute to a Bad Man, Seven Guns to Mesa, Day of the Evil Gun, The Shanghai Story, Heaven with a Gun, Masterson of Kansas, Jesse James vs. the Daltons, A Big Hand for the Little Lady, Man from God’s Country, The Amazing Transparent Man, Lorna, Apache Ambush, Return to Warbow, Bullwhip, Omar Khayyam, The Vampire, The Guns of Fort Petticoat, I Cover the Underworld, Anything Goes, The First Texan, Manhunt in Space, Rails Into Laramie, The Kid from Left Field, Eight Iron Men, Chain of Circumstance, Al Jennings of Oklahoma, Stage to Tucson, Daughter of the West, and The Cariboo Trail.
James Jeffrey Griffith
Jimmy, Jim, Jim Griffith, James J. Griffith
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.
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 –
- 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.
- 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.
Tall, dark, and gaunt features
James Griffith Facts
- Growing up, he aspired to become a musician.
- James Griffith served with the United States Marine Corps during World War II.
- 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.
- 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.
- He appeared in the Western television series Cheyenne between 1957 and 1962.
- From 1959 to 1960, he played the role of Deputy Tom Ferguson in the crime Western drama television show U.S. Marshal.
- 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.
- 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.”
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