Clifton James


Actor

About

Birth Place
Spokane, Washington, USA
Born
May 29, 1921

Biography

It's uncommon that someone can say that he worked with more than one of the actors that portrayed James Bond in film, but Clifton James is one of the few who can make such a claim. James began acting during the 1950s in small roles on such programs as "The Phil Silvers Show," "Decoy," and "Naked City." He continued landing bit parts in television ("Gunsmoke") as well as motion pictures (...

Family & Companions

Laurie Harper
Wife
Married in 1951.

Biography

It's uncommon that someone can say that he worked with more than one of the actors that portrayed James Bond in film, but Clifton James is one of the few who can make such a claim. James began acting during the 1950s in small roles on such programs as "The Phil Silvers Show," "Decoy," and "Naked City." He continued landing bit parts in television ("Gunsmoke") as well as motion pictures ("Cool Hand Luke") throughout the 1960s. During the 1970s James built a two-part association with the James Bond film franchise; he portrayed the humorous Sheriff J.W. Pepper in "Live and Let Die" (1973) and "The Man with the Golden Gun" (1974), appearing alongside Roger Moore. James would continue to secure roles in such popular films as "Silver Streak" and "Superman II," before appearing in the hit 1987 film "The Untouchables," which featured original Bond actor Sean Connery. James continued to add to his acting resume in the ensuing decade, but by the early 21st century, he was landing roles much more infrequently.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Raising Flagg (2007)
Sunshine State (2002)
Buster Bidwell
Interstate 84 (2000)
The Summer of Ben Tyler (1996)
Lone Star (1996)
Carolina Skeletons (1991)
Dexter Cody
The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)
Whoops Apocalypse (1988)
Maxton S Pluck
Eight Men Out (1988)
Where Are the Children? (1986)
Chief Coffin
Talk to Me (1982)
State Trooper
Superman II (1981)
Undercover With the KKK (1979)
Hart to Hart (1979)
Sheriff
The Bad News Bears In Breaking Training (1977)
The November Plan (1976)
Silver Streak (1976)
Bon Baisers de Hong Kong (1975)
Bailey
The Deadly Tower (1975)
Captain Fred Ambrose
Except For Thee And Me (1975)
Rancho Deluxe (1975)
The Runaway Barge (1975)
Juggernaut (1974)
Bank Shot (1974)
Streiger
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
Sheriff J W Pepper
The Last Detail (1973)
Chief Master-At-Arms
Live and Let Die (1973)
Werewolf Of Washington (1973)
Attorney General
The Iceman Cometh (1973)
Buster and Billie (1973)
Jake
The New Centurions (1972)
Whitey [Duncan]
The Biscuit Eater (1972)
Mr. Eben
Kid Blue (1972)
WUSA (1970)
Speed
...tick...tick...tick... (1970)
D. J. Rankin
The Reivers (1969)
Butch Lovemaiden
Will Penny (1968)
Catron
The Caper of the Golden Bulls (1967)
Philippe Lemoins
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Carr
The Happening (1967)
O'Reilly
The Big T.N.T. Show (1966)
Back-up for Bo Diddley
The Chase (1966)
Lem
Black Like Me (1964)
Eli Carr
Invitation to a Gunfighter (1964)
Tuttle
David and Lisa (1962)
John
Experiment in Terror (1962)
Captain Moreno
Something Wild (1961)
Detective Bogarde
The Last Mile (1959)
Harris
Hell, Heaven or Hoboken (1958)
Gen. Montgomery And Himself
The Strange One (1957)
Colonel [Cliff ] Ramey

Writer (Feature Film)

Hell, Heaven or Hoboken (1958)
Book As Source Material

Cast (Special)

Somerset Gardens (1989)
Jack Gross

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

The Vernon Johns Story (1994)
Guyana Tragedy: Story of Jim Jones (1980)
Captains and the Kings Part 5 & 6 (1976)
Captains and the Kings (1976)

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Live And Let Die (1973) - Title Song, Insomnia, Sir? After three murders (of not-too-dashing likely-English guys) in the prologue, the title song by Paul & Linda McCartney, produced by George Martin, (which went to #2 on the Billboard U.S. chart, becoming by-far the most successful Bond theme ever) followed by M (Bernard Lee) intruding on 007 (Roger Moore, in his first appearance in the role) and a paramour (Madeline Smith), in Live And Let Die, 1973.
Black Like Me (1964) - Don't Get Yourself Killed James Whitmore as Horton, a white journalist posing as a black man, having taken a room in a neighborhood where blacks are threatened, then flashing back on the pitch he made to publisher Eli (Clifton James), in Black Like Me, 1964, from the non-fiction book by John Howard Griffin.
...tick...tick...tick... (1970) - There's A Rumor Goin' Round Opening director Ralph Nelson’s uneven and sometimes brilliant feature from James Lee Barrett’s original screenplay, menacing Dub Taylor as Junior fries an egg and George Kennedy begins his striking performance as Mississippi sheriff John Little, in …tick…tick…tick…, 1970, starring Jim Brown.
Eight Men Out - -- Before The First Game First Buck Weaver (John Cusack) with young fans, then Cicotte (David Strathairn) dismissing teammate Chick (Michael Rooker) before his meet with owner Comiskey (Clifton James) in writer-director John Sayles' Eight Men Out, 1988.
Eight Men Out - This Is Your Bonus Introducing gamblers (Richard Edson, Christopher Lloyd) in the stands, players (John Cusack, Charlie Sheen, David Strathairn et al) afield, owner Comiskey (Clifton James) with director John Sayles among the reporters, in Eight Men Out, 1988.
I Was Monty's Double - Very Special Visitor Tracking ex-flame Peggy (Maureen Connell) to a dance hall, intelligence officer Harvey (John Mills) sees an impersonator and gets an idea, in I Was Monty's Double, (a.k.a. Heaven, Hell Or Hoboken, 1958.
I Was Monty's Double - By Way Of Tibet Intelligence officer Harvey (John Mills) reports to Colonel Logan (Cecil Parker), for a briefing on a D-Day deception scheme, early in I Was Monty's Double, (a.k.a Heaven, Hell or Hoboken), 1958.

Trailer

Companions

Laurie Harper
Wife
Married in 1951.

Bibliography