James Caan

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James Caan
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Birth name James Edmund Caan
Born March 26, 1940 in The Bronx, New York, USA
Notable Roles Brian's Song (1971): Brian Piccolo
Las Vegas: Ed Deline
Notable Episodes
Awards None for TV
Other: Star on the Hollwyood Walk of Fame; 1 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Golden Scroll, USA; 1 Florida Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award, USA; 1 Hollywood Film Festival Hollywood Discovery Award, USA

James Caan is an American actor best known for his roles in the TV film Brian's Song, in the cinematic film The Godfather, the adaptation of Stephen King's film Misery and on the TV show Las Vegas.

Contents

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Las Vegas Ed Deline 2003–2007 1 2 3 4
Back in the Game Terry Gannon, Sr. 2013 1

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Naked City (1958) 2x10 - Bullets Cost Too Much January 4, 1961
Route 66 Johnny 2x12 - And the Cat Jumped over the Moon December 15, 1961
Alcoa Premiere Arch Williams 2x06 - The Masked Marine November 8, 1962
The Untouchables (1959) Keir Brannon 4x10 - A Fist of Five December 4, 1962
The Nurses (1962) Dr. Dick Harris 1x11 - Frieda December 6, 1962
Wide Country Buddie Simpson 1x16 - A Cry from the Mountain January 17, 1963
Dr. Kildare Charley Johnson 2x17 - The Mosaic January 31, 1963
Channing Jeff Brubaker 1x26 - My Son, the All-American April 8, 1964
Death Valley Days (1952) Bob 11x25 - Shadow of Violence April 24, 1963
Ben Casey Dr. Keith Gregory 3x02 - Justice to a Microbe September 18, 1963
Death Valley Days (1952) Jim McKinney 12x05 - Deadly Decision October 8, 1963
Combat! Sgt. Beckman 2x11 - Anatomy of a Patrol November 26, 1963
Kraft Suspense Theatre Rick Peterson 1x09 - The Hunt December 19, 1963
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Author 3x10 - Memo from Purgatory December 21, 1964
Wagon Train Paul 8x14 - The Echo Pass Story January 3, 1965
The F.B.I. Gene Holt 4x17 - A Life in the Balance January 9, 1969
Get Smart Rupert of Rathskeller 4x19 - To Sire, with Love (1) February 15, 1969
Get Smart Rupert of Rathskeller 4x20 - To Sire, with Love (2) February 22, 1969
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Guest Performer 6x10 - Show 126 November 20, 1972
NewsRadio James Caan 3x08 - Movie Star November 20, 1996
Crossing Jordan Ed Deline 4x07 - What Happens in Vegas Dies in Boston (1) November 7, 2004
The Simpsons Himself (voice) 16x02 - All's Fair in Oven War November 14, 2004
Hawaii Five-0 (2010) Tony Archer 2x18 - Lekio February 27, 2012

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Brian's Song Brian Piccolo November 30, 1971 ABC Movie of the Week
The 44th Annual Academy Awards Presenter April 10, 1972 Academy Awards
The 46th Annual Academy Awards Presenter April 2, 1974 Academy Awards
Night of 100 Stars Himself March 8, 1982
Poodle Springs Philip Marlowe July 25, 1998
The Making of a Mobster: 'Mickey Blue Eyes' Himself July 31, 1999
Warden of Red Rock John Flinders March 18, 2001
A Glimpse of Hell Capt. Fred Moosally March 18, 2001
Inside the Playboy Mansion Himself February 10, 2002 Playboy
Lathe of Heaven Dr. William Haber September 8, 2002
Blood Crime Sheriff Morgan McKenna September 13, 2002
The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie Mr. Harry Dewitt May 19, 2003
Intimate Portrait: Vanessa Marcil Himself October 6, 2003 Intimate Portrait
Nicole Kidman: An American Cinematheque Tribute Himself December 1, 2003 An American Cinematheque Tribute
Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope Himself January 15, 2005
The WIN Awards Himself September 26, 2005 The WIN Awards
Bullets over Hollywood Himself December 2, 2005
CMT Greatest Moments: Willie Nelson Himself June 16, 2006 CMT Greatest Moments

Notable Film Roles

Talk Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson August 4, 1971
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson October 25, 1971
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson November 12, 1971
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson March 7, 1972
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson June 21, 1972
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson January 19, 1973
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson January 7, 1974
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson January 8, 1974
Don Adams' Screen Test Tarzan/Public Enemy/Hurricane/Casablanca (Pilot) May 18, 1975
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson December 4, 1984
Late Show with David Letterman Show 612 June 19, 1996
The Rosie O'Donnell Show July 3, 1996
Late Show with David Letterman Show 1046 July 20, 1998
The Howard Stern Radio Show July 17, 1999
Howard Stern August 12, 1999
Late Show with David Letterman Show 1494 October 16, 2000
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Show 1328 October 17, 2000
Inside the Actors Studio James Caan November 19, 2000
Late Show with David Letterman Show 1562 February 21, 2001
Dinner for Five October 6, 2003
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Show 1813 October 31, 2003
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno November 5, 2003
Howard Stern November 20, 2003
Jimmy Kimmel Live January 9, 2004
The Ellen DeGeneres Show March 1, 2004
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Show 2784 September 23, 2004
Imagine Brando December 16, 2004
The Contender Random Acts of Courage March 7, 2005
The Contender Survival of the Fittest March 10, 2005
The Contender Rivals March 13, 2005
The Contender Tears of Pain and Sorrow March 27, 2005
The Contender Opportunity April 10, 2005
The Contender Viva Las Vegas April 24, 2005
The Contender The Final Four May 15, 2005
The Contender Series Finale May 24, 2005
Sunday Morning Shootout James Caan September 11, 2005
Magacine October 28, 2005
The Ellen DeGeneres Show March 3, 2006

Awards and Accolades

  • Academy Awards
    • Nominated: Best Actor in a Supporting Role (1972) - The Godfather
  • Golden Globes, Motion Picture
    • Nominated: Most Promising Newcomer - Male (1965)
    • Nominated: Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture (1972) - The Godfather
    • Nominated: Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama (1974) - The Gambler
    • Nominated: Best Motion Picture Actor - Musical/Comedy (1975) - Funny Lady
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame
    • Motion Picture Star
  • Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Saturn Awards, USA
    • Won: Golden Scroll, Best Actor (1975) - Rollerball
    • Nominated: Best Actor (1990) - Misery
  • DVD Exclusive Video Premiere Awards, USA
    • Nominated: Best Supporting Actor (2000) - Luckytown
  • Florida Film Festival Awards, USA
    • Won: Lifetime Achievement Award (2003)
  • Golden Laurel Awards, USA
    • Nominated: Male New Face (1968)
  • Hollywood Film Festival Hollywood Discovery Awards, USA
    • Won: Outstanding Achievement in Acting (1999)
  • Daytime Emmy Awards
    • Nominated: Outstanding Performer in a Children/Youth/Family Special (2004) - The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie