James Taylor Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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James Taylor Quick Info
Height 6 ft 3 in
Weight 76 kg
Date of Birth March 12, 1948
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Spouse Caroline “Kim” Smedvig

James Taylor is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist who has recorded multiple popular albums including Sweet Baby JamesMud Slide Slim and the Blue HorizonIn the PocketJTDad Loves His Work, FlagGorillaOne Man DogNever Die YoungThat’s Why I’m HereA Christmas AlbumHourglass, and October Road. One of the best-selling music artists of all time, he is a six-time Grammy Award winner and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.

Born Name

James Vernon Taylor

Nick Name

Stringbean, JT

James Taylor as seen at the 120th Anniversary of Carnegie Hall in MOMA, New York City in April 2011
James Taylor as seen at the 120th Anniversary of Carnegie Hall in MOMA, New York City in April 2011 (Joella Marano / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Sun Sign

Pisces

Born Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Residence

Lenox, Massachusetts, United States

Nationality

American

 

Education

He studied at a public primary school in Chapel Hill and also took cello lessons. He also attended Milton AcademyChapel Hill High School, and Arlington School.

Occupation

Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist

Family

  • Father – Isaac M. Taylor (Physician and academic who served as dean of the Medical School of the University of North Carolina from 1964 until 1971)
  • Mother – Gertrude Woodard Taylor (Aspiring opera singer)
  • Siblings – Alexander Robert Taylor (Older Brother) (Singer), Livingston Taylor (Younger Brother) (Singer, Songwriter, Folk Musician, Performer, Professor), Kate Taylor (Younger Sister) (Singer, Songwriter), Hugh Taylor (Younger Brother) (Musician)
  • Others – Edward (Nephew), James (Nephew), Bodhi Taylor Bragonier (Grandson)

Manager

James Taylor has been signed with –

  • The Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency, Inc., Talent Agency, Burbank, California, United States
  • The Feldman Agency, Talent Management Company, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Genre

Folk-rock, Rock, Pop, Soft Rock, Blues, Christmas Music, Country Folk

Instruments

Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica, Keyboards

Labels

Apple Records, Capitol Records, EMI, Warner Bros., Columbia Records, SME, Hear Music, Fantasy Records

Build

Slim

James Taylor and Kim Taylor performing a musical tribute to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg during a ceremony at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. on January 30, 2020
James Taylor and Kim Taylor performing a musical tribute to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg during a ceremony at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. on January 30, 2020 (Jay Godwin / Flickr / Public Domain)

Height

6 ft 3 in or 190.5 cm

Weight

76 kg or 167.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

James Taylor has dated –

  1. Jaid Barrymore – It was RUMORed that he had an affair with actress Jaid Barrymore in the past.
  2. Joni Mitchell (1970-1971) – Between 1970 and 1971, he went out with Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell.
  3. Carly Simon (1972-1983)​ – Taylor got married to singer-songwriter, musician, and children’s author Carly Simon on November 3, 1972, in a small ceremony at her Murray Hill, Manhattan apartment. They had two children – daughter Sarah Maria “Sally” Taylor (b. January 7, 1974) and son Benjamin Simon “Ben” Taylor (b. January 22, 1977). The couple divorced in 1983.
  4. Kathryn Walker (1985-1995) – On December 14, 1985, he married actress Kathryn Walker at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York. She was the one who helped him get off heroin. However, the couple eventually divorced in 1995.
  5. Caroline “Kim” Smedvig (1995-Present) – He started dating Caroline “Kim” Smedvig, the director of public relations and marketing for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, in 1995 when they met as he appeared with John Williams and the Boston Pops Orchestra. James married Caroline on February 18, 2001, at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Boston, and they have been blessed with twin boys, Rufus and Henry (b. April 2001).

Race / Ethnicity

White

He is of English, Scottish, Welsh, and French descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Distinctive singing voice
  • Acoustic romantic ballads

Brand Endorsements

He was a part of a TV commercial for MCI The Neighbourhood in 2004.

James Taylor opening the holiday weekend with concerts on July 3rd and 4th at Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts in 2008
James Taylor opening the holiday weekend with concerts on July 3rd and 4th at Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts in 2008 (Paul Keleher / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

James Taylor Facts

  1. He was ranked at number #84 in Rolling Stone‘s list of “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” in 2004.
  2. James Taylor has been friends with cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
  3. In 2012, he was named “Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” by the Ministry of Culture & Communication of France.
  4. James Taylor has struggled with depression and other mental health issues and once described them saying: “It’s an inseparable part of my personality that I have these feelings.”

Featured Image by Joella Marano / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

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