James Earl Jones Age, Net Worth, Wife, Family and Biography (Updated 2023)

james earl jones
Net Worth $40 Million
Name James Earl Jones
Date of Birth 17 January 1931
Age 92 Years Old
Gender Male

James Earl Jones Net Worth

$40 Million


James Earl Jones is an American actor and model. As of 2023, James Earl Jones’s net worth is $40 million. Earl has been accoladed as one of the most coveted actors of the century and also got the laurels of being versatile and distinguished. His career spans an era consisting of six decades as he has been in the industry from 1953 till now.

Jones anticipated being sent to Korea as quickly as he was commissioned as a 2nd commanding officer since the conflict there was becoming worse. He was a part-time stage assistant at the Ramsdell Theatre in Manistee, Michigan, where he had previously played, while he awaited his commands.

James Earl Jones Wiki/Biography

Born on 17 January 1931, James Earl Jones’s age is 92 Years Old as of 2023. He was born and brought up in Arkabutla, Mississippi, United States. There he spent most of his earlier days. He currently resides in Pawling, New York, United States. James is an American citizen. He follows the religious faith of Catholic Christian religion.

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James Earl Jones Childhood Pic

He attributes his ability to break his seclusion to his English instructor Donald Crouch, who noticed that he had a talent for composing poems. He was persuaded by Crouch to recite poems publicly to the classroom as a way to overcome his fear to interact.

Name James Earl Jones
Net Worth $40 Million
Date of Birth 17 January 1931
Age 92 Years Old
Birth Place Arkabutla, Mississippi, United States
Currently Live In Arkabutla
Profession Actor and Model
Debut TV Series: East Side/West Side (1963)
Film: Dr. Strangelove (1964)
Years Active 1953 – Present
Famous Role Darth Vader in Film Star Wars (1977)
Nationality American
Religion Catholic Christian
Ethnicity African-American
Hometown Arkabutla, Mississippi
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
School/High School Dickson High School, Brethren, Michigan
College/University University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Education Qualification Graduate

Family, Wife & Relationship

James Earl Jones’s parents are Robert Earl Jones and Ruth nee Connolly. James Earl Jones’s father’s name was Robert Earl Jones who is a boxer, chauffeur, butler and actor by profession.

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James Earl Jones’s Father

James Earl Jones’s mother’s name was Ruth nee Connolly who was a professionally a housemaid and teacher by profession.

Soon after James Earl’s delivery, his father ran away from the household and eventually found work as an artist in New York or Hollywood. It wasn’t until the 1950s that Jones & his dad reconnected they became acquainted.

Jones’ maternal grandfather and grandmother John Henry Connolly & Maggie Anderson Connolly who had immigrated to Jackson, Michigan, from Mississippi during the Great Immigration, reared him there starting at the age of five. Jones experienced a hard adjustment to moving home with his grandmother and grandfather in Michigan and experienced a significant stammer which made him unable to communicate.

Besides this he had caring grandparents from his paternal side also, – Robert Washington Jones (Paternal Grandfather) and Elnora Wallace (Paternal Wallace).

He had one sibling. His brother’s named Matthew Earl Jones who worked in the movie industry also.

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James Earl Jones with his Brother

His great-grandfather from his maternal was Wyatt Connolly.

James Earl’s relationship status is Widowed. He was married to Cecilia Hart.

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James Earl Jones with his Ex Wife (Cecilia Hart)

Hart who was an actress came across Jones back in the 80s. They got to know each other through private meetings and getting together. Eventually, they decided to put an official stamp on their relationship. They opted to tie the knots in April 1982. A few months after their marriage they welcomed a wonderful child, a son whom they named Flynn (1982). The couple lived an amazing life.

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