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James Mitchum

James Mitchum (born May 8, 1941 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actor and the eldest son of actor Robert Mitchum. His brother is actor Christopher Mitchum, and he is the uncle of actor Bentley Mitchum. He had his first role, which was small and unbilled, at the age of eight in the Western Colorado Territory (1949) with Joel McCrea, Virginia Mayo, and Dorothy Malone. His credited debut was in Thunder Road (1958), in which he played his father's much younger brother, a role written for Elvis Presley, who was eager to do it until his manager demanded too much money. This film became a drive-in cult favorite, revived in the 1970s and ’80s. Curiously, he was again credited as being "introduced" in the Have Gun Will Travel pilot episode "Genesis" (1962). He has appeared in more than 30 films including The Beat Generation in 1959; The Victors in 1963; as a surfer named Eskimo in Ride the Wild Surf in 1964; In Harm's Way (1965) with John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, and Henry Fonda; Ambush Bay (1966); The Invincible Six (1970); Two-Lane Blacktop (1971); and The Last Movie (1971). In 1975 he starred in the movie Moonrunners, where he played the character Grady Hagg in the influence for the television series The Dukes of Hazzard. He was also in Zebra Force and Trackdown co-starring Karen Lamm and Erik Estrada in 1976; Ransom (a k a Assault on Paradise) (1977); Blackout (1978); Monstroid (1980); Crazy Jungle Adventure (1982); Code Name Zebra (1987); Hollywood Cop (1987); Jake Spanner, Private Eye (1989); and Fatal Mission (1990). Description above from the Wikipedia article James Mitchum, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
May 8, 1941 In Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California, US
Movie/TV Credits:
30
First Appeared:
In the movie Thunder Road 1958-05-10
Latest Project:
Movie Robert Mitchum, le mauvais garçon d'Hollywood 2018-04-22
Known For
Poster of Robert Mitchum, le mauvais garçon d'Hollywood
Poster of Trackdown
Poster of Moonrunners
Poster of The Last Movie
Filmography
Movie Robert Mitchum, le mauvais garçon d'Hollywood Himself (archive footage) 2018-04-22
Movie Stickfighter Mule (uncredited) 1994-01-01
Movie Fatal Mission Maj. Bauer 1990-07-25
Movie Beyond Kilimanjaro, Across the River of Blood James Mitchum 1990-12-17
Movie Marked for Murder Rainier 1989-01-01
Movie Leathernecks Unknown 1989-08-16
Movie Mercenary Fighters Wilson Jeffords 1988-02-01
Movie Raiders of the Magic Ivory Sugar 1988-11-12
Movie Code Name: Zebra Frank Barnes (as Jim Mitchum) 1987-01-01
Movie Hollywood Cop Feliciano 1987-09-22
Movie Crazy Jungle Adventure Butch Donovan 1982-10-07
Movie Monstroid Travis 1980-07-11
Movie Blackout Dan Evans 1978-08-25
Movie Assault in Paradise Tracker 1977-10-01
Movie Trackdown Jim Calhoun 1976-05-20
Movie Moonrunners Grady Hagg 1975-05-14
Movie Two-Lane Blacktop Man #2 at Race Track 1971-07-07
Movie The Last Movie Art 1971-09-29
Movie The Invincible Six Nazar 1970-06-10
Movie Ambush Bay Pvt. James Grenier 1966-05-10
Movie The Money Trap Detective Wolski 1965-09-07
Movie In Harm's Way Ensign Griggs 1965-04-05
Movie The Tramplers Hoby Cordeen 1965-12-31
Movie Massacre At Grand Canyon Wes Evans 1964-05-25
Movie Ride the Wild Surf Eskimo 1964-08-05
Movie The Victors Grogan 1963-11-22
Movie Young Guns of Texas Morgan Coe 1962-11-01
Movie The Beat Generation Art Jester 1959-07-03
Movie Girls Town Charley Boy 1959-10-05
Movie Thunder Road Robin Doolin 1958-05-10