James Best

James Best
1926 - 2015

James Best  American Actor

James Best (born Jewel Jules Franklin Guy; July 26, 1926 – April 6, 2015) was an American actor, who in six decades of television is best known for his starring role as bumbling Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane in the CBS television series The Dukes of...

Confirmed Relationships2
Longest Relationship30 yrs, 3 mths
Shortest Relationship19 yrs
Average Relationship Length24 yrs, 7 mths
Rumored Relationships1
First Name James
Last Name Best
Full Name at Birth Jules Guy
Age 88 (age at death) years
Birthday 26th July, 1926
Birthplace Powderly, Kentucky
Died 6th April, 2015
Place of Death Hickory, North Carolina
Cause of Death Complications Of Pneumonia
Height 6' 1" (185 cm)
Build Average
Hair Color Grey
Zodiac Sign Leo
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Film, television, voice actor, artist, acting coach, college professor, singer and songwriter, guitarist
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame The Dukes of Hazzard
Year(s) Active 1950–present, 1950 - present, 1950–2015
Official Websites www.jamesbest.com
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James Best88 LeoActor
Dorothy Best68 PiscesActress
Jobee Ayers-
Jeanne Carmen77 LeoActress


Female17th July, 196154 years old

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The Sweeter Side of Life2013 Paddy Kerrigan Movie
Return of the Killer Shrews2011 Thorne Sherman Movie
Moondance Alexander2007 Buck McClancy Movie
Hot Tamale2006 Hank Larson Movie
Once Not Far from Home2006 The Doctor Short Film
House of Forever2004 William Clancy Short Film
The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood2000 Rosco P. Coltrane TV Movie
Death Mask1998 Wilbur Johnson Movie
Finders Keepers1998 John Massey Short Film
The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion!1997 Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane TV Movie
Raney1997 Uncle Nate Movie
B.L. Stryker1989 Mr. Parkinson TV Show
In the Heat of the Night1988 Nathan Bedford TV Show
The Dukes1983 Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane TV Show
Enos1980 Rosco P. Coltrance TV Show
The Dukes of Hazzard1979 Sheriff Rosco Coltrane TV Show
Hooper1978 Cully Movie
The End1978 Pacemaker Patient Movie
Centennial1978 Hank Garvey TV Show
How the West Was Won1978 Sheriff Gruner TV Show
Rolling Thunder1977 Texan Movie
The Brain Machine1977 Rev. Emory Neill Movie
McLaren's Riders1977 Lamarr Skinner TV Movie
Gator1976 Movie
Nickelodeon1976 Jim Movie
Ode to Billy Joe1976 Dewey Barksdale Movie
The Savage Bees1976 Pelligrino TV Movie
The Runaway Barge1975 Bingo Washington TV Movie
Savages1974 Sheriff Bert Hamilton TV Movie
Hawkins1973 Sheriff John Early TV Show
Sounder1972 Sheriff Young Movie
Run, Simon, Run1970 Henry Burroughs TV Movie
Dan August1970 Wiley TV Show
Firecreek1968 Drew Movie
Lancer1968 Clayt TV Show
Mod Squad1968 Clay Lynch TV Show
First to Fight1967 Gunnery Sgt. Ed Carnavan Movie
The Guns of Will Sonnett1967 Harley Bass, Rake Hanley TV Show
Three on a Couch1966 Dr. Ben Mizer Movie
Felony Squad1966 George Collins, Arnold Wyatt TV Show
Hawk1966 Emile White TV Show
The Green Hornet1966 Yale Barton TV Show
Iron Horse1966 Chico TV Show
Shenandoah1965 Carter, Rebel Soldier Movie
Honey West1965 Vince Zale TV Show
I Spy1965 The Doctor, Sam TV Show
Black Spurs1965 Sheriff Ralph Elkins Movie
The Quick Gun1964 Scotty Grant Movie
Daniel Boone1964 Wyatt TV Show
Flipper1964 Dr. Peter Kellwin TV Show
Destry1964 Curly Beamer TV Show
Shock Corridor1963 Stuart Movie
Burke's Law1963 Tucson, 'The Cowboy' TV Show
Temple Houston1963 Gotch TV Show
The Fugitive1963 Dan Murray TV Show
Redigo1963 Les Fay TV Show
Combat!1962 Trenton TV Show
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour1962 Tom Carmody TV Show
The Gallant Men1962 Pvt. Hook TV Show
The Virginian1962 Curt Westley TV Show
G.E. True1962 Ernie Swift TV Show
Black Gold1962 Jericho Larkin Movie
Ben Casey1961 Dr. Joe Sullivan TV Show
Whispering Smith1961 Hemp Reeger TV Show
The Mountain Road1960 Niergaard Movie
Michael Shayne1960 Danny TV Show
Stagecoach West1960 Mike Pardee, Jack Craig, Les Hardeen TV Show
Surfside 61960 Ernie Jordan TV Show
The Andy Griffith Show1960 Jim Lindsey TV Show
The Barbara Stanwyck Show1960 Joe TV Show
Overland Trail1960 Pvt. Frank Cullen TV Show
Aftermath1960 Hardy Couter TV Movie
Cast a Long Shadow1959 Sam Mullen Movie
Ride Lonesome1959 Billy John Movie
The Killer Shrews1959 Thorne Sherman Movie
Verboten!1959 Sgt. David Brent Movie
Black Saddle1959 Ben Travers TV Show
Bonanza1959 Sheriff Vern Schaler, Page, Carl Reagan TV Show
Hawaiian Eye1959 Johnny Olin TV Show
Laramie1959 Johnny Best, Ben Leach, Dallas TV Show
Lock Up1959 Roy Duggan TV Show
Men Into Space1959 Lt. John Leonard TV Show
Rawhide1959 Art Fuller, Brock Quade, Willie Cain TV Show
Startime1959 Duke TV Show
The DuPont Show with June Allyson1959 Jovan Wilanskov TV Show
The Rebel1959 Abel Waares, Ted Evans TV Show
The Twilight Zone1959 Billy Ben Turner, Jeff Myrtlebank, Johnny Rob TV Show
Pony Express1959 Bart Gentry TV Show
The David Niven Show1959 Frank Simms, Pvt. Boland TV Show
The Man and the Challenge1959 David Mallory TV Show
Markham1959 Don Lennard TV Show
Good Deed1959 Frank Simms TV Show
The Left Handed Gun1958 Tom Folliard Movie
The Naked and the Dead1958 Rhidges Movie
77 Sunset Strip1958 Babe Mackie TV Show
Bat Masterson1958 Danny Dakota, Joe Best TV Show
Bronco1958 Frankie Banton TV Show
Rescue 81958 Chad Curran TV Show
The Rifleman1958 Bob Barrett TV Show
The Texan1958 Clay Kirby TV Show
Wanted: Dead or Alive1958 Luke Perry, Stoner TV Show
Cole Younger, Gunfighter1958 Kit Caswell Movie
Behind Closed Doors1958 Webb TV Show
Target1958 TV Show
Hot Summer Night1957 Kermit Movie
Have Gun - Will Travel1957 Roy Smith, Andy Fisher TV Show
Perry Mason1957 Allan Winford, Martin Potter TV Show
Richard Diamond, Private Detective1957 Jack Milhoan TV Show
The Restless Gun1957 Jim Kenyon TV Show
Tombstone Territory1957 Mitt Porter TV Show
Trackdown1957 Joe Sunday, Bud Ehlers, Rand Marple TV Show
Wagon Train1957 Art Bernard, Bowman Lewis, Garth English TV Show
Last of the Badmen1957 Ted Hamilton Movie
Code 31957 Arkansas Trueblood TV Show
Man on the Prowl1957 Doug Gerhardt Movie
Come Next Spring1956 Bill Jackson Movie
Forbidden Planet1956 Crewman (uncredited) Movie
Gaby1956 Jim Movie
The Rack1956 Millard Chilson Cassidy Movie
Red Ryder1956 Perry Cochran TV Show
Sheriff of Cochise1956 Mike Norris TV Show
Telephone Time1956 American Soldier TV Show
West Point1956 William Purdom, Cadet Dick Mileston TV Show
Zane Grey Theater1956 Pyke Dillon TV Show
Calling Homicide1956 Det. Arnie Arnhoff Movie
When Gangland Strikes1956 Jerry Ames (uncredited) Movie
A Man Called Peter1955 Man with Jane at Youth Rally (uncredited) Movie
Seven Angry Men1955 Jason Brown Movie
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1955 Bish Darby, Hennessy, Norman Frayne TV Show
Cheyenne1955 Ernie Riggins TV Show
Crossroads1955 TV Show
Gunsmoke1955 Charlie Noon, Beal, Dal Creed TV Show
The Adventures of Champion1955 Mace Kincaid, Paul Kenyon TV Show
The Millionaire1955 Fred Morgan TV Show
The People's Choice1955 Mr. Hunnicut TV Show
The Eternal Sea1955 Student (unconfirmed) Movie
Top of the World1955 Col. French's Orderly (uncredited) Movie
Buffalo Bill, Jr.1955 Telegrapher Larry Martin TV Show
Frontier1955 Jason Cartwright, Ben Reed TV Show
Riders to the Stars1954 Dr. Sidney K. Fuller (as James K. Best) Movie
The Caine Mutiny1954 Lt. JG Jorgensen Movie
The Raid1954 Lt. Robinson Movie
The Yellow Tomahawk1954 Private Bliss Movie
They Rode West1954 Lt. Finlay (uncredited) Movie
Annie Oakley1954 Jess Dugan, Scott Warren TV Show
Climax!1954 Shag TV Show
Stories of the Century1954 Dave Ridley TV Show
The Lineup1954 Rhodes, Jim Kasino TV Show
Return from the Sea1954 Barr Movie
City of Bad Men1953 Deputy Gig (uncredited) Movie
Seminole1953 Corp. Gerad Movie
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms1953 Charlie - Radar Man (uncredited) Movie
The President's Lady1953 Samuel Donelson (uncredited) Movie
G.E. True Theater1953 Hardy Coulter TV Show
Column South1953 Primrose Movie
Skip Taylor1953 TV Show
Flat Top1952 Radio Operator (uncredited) Movie
Francis Goes to West Point1952 Cpl. Ransom Movie
Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair1952 Marvin Johnson Movie
Steel Town1952 Joe Rakich Movie
The Battle at Apache Pass1952 Cpl. Hassett Movie
The Cimarron Kid1952 Bitter Creek Dalton Movie
Cavalcade of America1952 Slate Morley, Harry TV Show
Death Valley Days1952 Jim Campbell, Jimmy Burns, Ruel Gridley TV Show
Hopalong Cassidy1952 Rick Ashton TV Show
About Face1952 Joe - Hal's Roommate (unconfirmed) Movie
Apache Drums1951 Bert Keon Movie
Schlitz Playhouse1951 TV Show
The Adventures of Kit Carson1951 Henry Jordan TV Show
Air Cadet1951 Jerry Connell Movie
Target Unknown1951 Sgt. Ralph Phelps Movie
Comanche Territory1950 Sam Movie
I Was a Shoplifter1950 Police Broadcaster in Surveillance Plane (uncredited) Movie
Kansas Raiders1950 Cole Younger Movie
One Way Street1950 Driver (uncredited) Movie
Peggy1950 Frank Addison Movie
Winchester '731950 Crater Movie
Lux Video Theatre1950 Waldo, Clem Wallace TV Show
The Gene Autry Show1950 Bank Teller TV Show
Cameo Theatre1950 TV Show
Fireside Theatre1949 TV Show
The Lone Ranger1949 Jim Blake TV Show
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