| James Arness
| Birth name
|| James King Aurness
|| May 26, 1923 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
|| June 3, 2011 in Los Angeles, California, USA
| Notable Roles
|| Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke
| Notable Episodes
|| star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
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James Arness was an American actor.
Guest Starring Roles
Specials and Made-for-TV Movies
Talk, News and Game Show Appearances
|| Producer Credit
|| 1959 –1964
|| Associate Producer
Awards and Accolades
- Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (1957, 1958, 1959)
- Brother of Peter Graves. Jim tried to dissuade his younger brother from pursuing an acting career, but to no avail. Peter took their mother's maiden name, Graves, for his stage name.
- His birth name is Aurness, but due to many people mispronouncing it as 'hour-ness', he dropped the 'u' from the name.