James Garner

James Garner
1928 - 2014

James Garner  American Actor

James Garner (born James Scott Bumgarner; April 7, 1928 – July 19, 2014) was an American actor, voice artist, singer, producer, and comedian. He starred in several television series over more than five decades, including such popular roles as Bret Ma...

Confirmed Relationships2
Longest Relationship57 yrs, 11 mths
Shortest Relationship3 mths
Average Relationship Length29 yrs, 1 mth
Rumored Relationships1
First Name James
Last Name Garner
Full Name at Birth James Scott Baumgarner
Age 86 (age at death) years
Birthday 7th April, 1928
Birthplace Norman, Oklahoma, United States
Died 19th July, 2014
Place of Death Brentwood, California USA
Cause of Death Massive Heart Attack (Coronary Artery Disease)
Height 6' 2" (188 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Grey
Zodiac Sign Aries
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Norman High School, Norman, Oklahoma, USA, Hollywood High School, Hollywood, California, USA (Dropout)
University University Of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, United States (One Semester, Dropped Out)
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Bret Maverick / Beau "Pappy" Maverick In Maverick (1957-1962), Sheriff Jim Nichols In Nichols (1971), Jim Rockford On The Rockford Files (1974-1980), Zane Cooper In Maverick (1994).
Year(s) Active 1955–present, 1954–2010, 1954–2011, 1954–2014
Father Weldon Warren Bumgarner (A Carpet Layer.)
Mother Mildred Scott (née Meek)
Brother Jack Garner (Sunday September 19, 1926–Tuesday September 13, 2011) (Aged 84) (Actor.), Charles Bumgarner (A School Administrator Who Died In 1984.)
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Female194967 years old
Female4th January, 195858 years old

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DC Showcase: Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam2010 Shazam Short Film
Battle for Terra2007 Doron (voice) Movie
First Night2007 Dr. Curtis Short Film
The Ultimate Gift2006 Howard 'Red' Stevens Movie
The Notebook2004 Duke Movie
Al Roach: Private Insectigator2004 Al Roach Short Film
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood2002 Shepard James 'Shep' Walker Movie
Roughing It2002 Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) TV Movie
8 Simple Rules2002 Jim Egan TV Show
First Monday2002 Chief Justice Thomas Brankin TV Show
Atlantis: The Lost Empire2001 Commander Lyle Tiberius Rourke Movie
Space Cowboys2000 Tank Sullivan Movie
The Last Debate2000 Mike Howley TV Movie
God, the Devil and Bob2000 God TV Show
One Special Night1999 Robert Woodward TV Movie
Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story1999 TV Movie
The Rockford Files: If It Bleeds... It Leads1999 Jim Rockford TV Movie
Twilight1998 Raymond Hope Movie
Legalese1998 Norman Keane TV Movie
Dead Silence1997 John Potter TV Movie
The Rockford Files: Shoot-Out at the Golden Pagoda1997 Jim Rockford TV Movie
My Fellow Americans1996 President Matt Douglas Movie
The Rockford Files: If the Frame Fits...1996 Jim Rockford TV Movie
The Rockford Files: Punishment and Crime1996 Jim Rockford TV Movie
The Rockford Files: Friends and Foul Play1996 Jim Rockford TV Movie
The Rockford Files: Godfather Knows Best1996 Jim Rockford TV Movie
Streets of Laredo1995 Captain Woodrow Call TV Show
The Rockford Files: A Blessing in Disguise1995 Jim Rockford TV Movie
Maverick1994 Marshal Zane Cooper Movie
Breathing Lessons1994 Ira Moran TV Movie
The Rockford Files: I Still Love L.A.1994 Jim Rockford TV Movie
Chicago Hope1994 Hubert 'Hue' Miller TV Show
Fire in the Sky1993 Frank Watters Movie
Barbarians at the Gate1993 F. Ross Johnson TV Movie
The Distinguished Gentleman1992 Jeff Johnson Movie
Man of the People1991 Councilman Jim Doyle TV Show
Decoration Day1990 Albert Sidney Finch TV Movie
My Name Is Bill W.1989 Dr. Bob TV Movie
Sunset1988 Wyatt Earp Movie
Murphy's Romance1985 Murphy Jones Movie
Space1985 Sen. Norman Grant TV Show
Tank1984 Zack Movie
Heartsounds1984 Harold Lear TV Movie
The Glitter Dome1984 Sgt. Aloysius Mackey TV Movie
Victor Victoria1982 King Marchand Movie
The Long Summer of George Adams1982 George Adams TV Movie
The Fan1981 Jake Berman Movie
Bret Maverick1981 Bret Maverick TV Show
HealtH1980 Harry Wolff Movie
Young Maverick1979 Bret Maverick TV Show
The New Maverick1978 Bret Maverick TV Movie
The Castaway Cowboy1974 Lincoln Costain Movie
The Rockford Files1974 Jim Rockford TV Show
One Little Indian1973 Keyes Movie
They Only Kill Their Masters1972 Abel Marsh Movie
Skin Game1971 Quincy Movie
Support Your Local Gunfighter1971 Latigo Movie
Nichols1971 Nichols TV Show
A Man Called Sledge1970 Luther Sledge Movie
Marlowe1969 Philip Marlowe Movie
Support Your Local Sheriff!1969 Jason McCullough Movie
How Sweet It Is!1968 Grif Henderson Movie
The Pink Jungle1968 Ben Morris Movie
Hour of the Gun1967 Wyatt Earp Movie
A Man Could Get Killed1966 William Beddoes Movie
Duel at Diablo1966 Jess Remsberg Movie
Grand Prix1966 Pete Aron Movie
Mister Buddwing1966 Mister Buddwing Movie
36 Hours1965 Maj. Jefferson Pike Movie
The Art of Love1965 Casey Barnett Movie
The Americanization of Emily1964 Lt. Cmdr. Charles Edward Madison Movie
Move Over, Darling1963 Nicholas Arden Movie
The Great Escape1963 Hendley 'The Scrounger' Movie
The Thrill of It All1963 Dr. Gerald Boyer Movie
The Wheeler Dealers1963 Henry Tyroon Movie
Boys' Night Out1962 Fred Williams Movie
The Children's Hour1961 Dr. Joe Cardin Movie
Cash McCall1960 Cash McCall Movie
Angel1960 Jim TV Show
Alias Jesse James1959 Bret Maverick Movie
Up Periscope1959 Lt. J.G. Kenneth M. Braden Movie
Darby's Rangers1958 Col. William Orlando Darby Movie
Sayonara1957 Captain Bailey Movie
Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend1957 Sgt. John Maitland Movie
Maverick1957 Bret Maverick TV Show
Sugarfoot1957 Bret Maverick TV Show
The Girl He Left Behind1956 Preston Movie
Toward the Unknown1956 Lt. Col. Joe Craven Movie
Zane Grey Theater1956 Lt. Jim Collins TV Show
Conflict1956 Jim Curtis TV Show
Cheyenne1955 Willis Peake, Bret, Lt. Lee Rogers TV Show
Warner Brothers Presents1955 TV Show
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FrogAug 2, 2014

He must have croaked, may he rest in peace.

Knights89Jul 22, 2014

He's One Of the great Actors Of His Time and icon in the Film Industry. I watched the Rockford Files when I a Kid. I'm Sorry that he passed away he's going to be missed.

V8Jul 20, 2014

Rest in peace sir. seems that even though he was extremely handsome he haven't got that whole lot of girlfriends, that's actually what real man does finds one woman and stays with her, unlike undecided guys of today.

Joe GillesieJul 31, 2011

Just discovered that Rockford files is listed on HULU. I would like to thank James Garner for the great memories of the 70s while watching his show!

daveApr 3, 2011

thank you jimbo for the good times my father and i enjoyed watching rokfod files

andy leopoldJun 4, 2010

james garner will always be jim rockford to me! I am 56 and to this day qy, i have always wanted to have jimmy` or rocky and angel as my only friends. jimbo is and always be, my idol!

forever the Notebook movieJan 25, 2010

There`s something about a man like James Garner who can meet a woman, and marry her in 14 days AND stay married still to this day. How many movie stars ACTUALLY do that nowadays? He truly is a GOOD GUY!!!

Laural BushmanMar 30, 2008

Mr. Garner, I want to tell you THANK YOU for the many hours of pleasure and enjoyment you have given me with your movies and The Rockford Files. *I respect you for your professionalism in the movie industry. * I respect you for your moral values. *I respect you because you love and respect your wife. May God Bless you

lakemanNov 18, 2007

Hopeing Mr. Garner will read this.
Thank you for all of your great fims you were in.
I have enjoyed you in everey one.
I am a retired cop and was also a private detective most of my adult life.
you were outstanding in "Rockford Files"
Thanks and God Bless
Billy Howard, Lake Jackson, Ga


Mr Garner, in my opinion, is the best actor ever to read a script. I stay up late and get up early to catch the Rockford files. I watched it in the 70`s as a kid and still love it.

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