James Earl Jones Get to know the 87-year old actor James Earl Jones, before he got famous (e.g. The Great White Hope, The voice roles as Darth Vader in the Star Wars film series and Mufasa in Disney's The Lion King.). IMDB reports Lamp Unto My Feet (TV Series) was James Earl Jones's first TV appearance in 1962. In 1952 he starred as Dr. Jim Frazier #2 in his first movie Springfield Story (TV Series) . BirthdayJanuary 17, 1931NationalityAmericanName in PassportJames Earl JonesDebut Springfield Story (TV Series) (1952)EthnicityAfro-American (Read: 16 Surprising Celebrity Ethnicities)Ethnic category/Race(?)BlackSexuality - Gay or NayStraightHis home town is Arkabutla, Mississippi, U.S.. His parents Ruth (Connolly) Jones & Robert Earl Jones are of Afro-American ethnicity. James Earl Jones was born on January 17, 1931 on a Saturday. LoadingCenter mapTrafficBicyclingTransit Read: 19 Celebrity childhood Homes High school: Kaleva-Norman-Dickson High SchoolUniversity/College: BA Drama, University of MichiganChildhood Photos - When he was young Credit: Pinterest.com Year Book Photos Credit: Pinterest.com - Read: 20 Funniest Pre-famous Yearbook Photos Photo of First movie or tv show debut Springfield Story (TV Series) Character: Dr. Jim Frazier #2| Date: 1952Footage of early or first TV Interview or Appearance James Earl Jones on Conan the Barbarian (1982) Most popular video on Youtube Star Wars - "I find your lack of faith disturbing" Views: 2.934.393 Share your real life experiences with James Earl Jones here and rate your meeting! Correct our wiki/bio - is he not gay or straight or of different heritage? Let us know!