Dennis James

Game show host, Announcer, Actor
Dennis James worked on a variety of projects during his entertainment career. In 1938, he received a do-it-all contract with the DuMont network. James worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment ... Read more »
Born: 08/24/1917 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (12)

Transporter The Series 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Method 1995 (Movie)

The Dean (Actor)

Star-athon '92: A Weekend With the Stars 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Price Is Right 1952 - 1956, 1972 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Actor

Starathon '91 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Starathon '90 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Rocky III 1982 (Movie)

Wrestling Commentator (Actor)

Name That Tune 1973 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The One and Only 1977 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

P.D.Q. 1965 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor

People Will Talk 1962 - 1964 (TV Show)

Actor

Chance of a Lifetime 1952 - 1956 (Tv Show)

Actor
Music (2)

The Minus Man 1999 (Movie)

glass music (Music)

Napoleon 1929 (Movie)

(re-released version) (Music)
Other (2)

Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey 1995 (Movie)

(Thereministi) (Production Associate)

Stop the Music 1948 - 1956 (TV Show)

Other

Biography

Dennis James worked on a variety of projects during his entertainment career. In 1938, he received a do-it-all contract with the DuMont network. James worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including "Chance of a Lifetime" "Napoleon" with Albert Dieudonne (1929) and "P.D.Q." (1965-69). He also contributed to "People Will Talk" (NBC, 1962-64), "Stop the Music" (ABC, 1948-1956) and "The Price Is Right" (CBS, 1972-2015). In the seventies and the nineties, James devoted his time to various credits, such as "Name That Tune" (NBC, 1973-77), "The One and Only" (1978) starring Henry Winkler and "Rocky III" (1982). He also worked on "Starathon '90" "Starathon '91" and "Star-athon '92: A Weekend With the Stars" (1991-92). James was most recently credited in "Transporter The Series" (TNT, 2014-15). James had a number of different projects under his belt in the nineties and the early 2000s, including "Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey" with Clara Rockmore (1995), "The Method" (1996) and "The Faculty" with Jordana Brewster (1998). His credits also expanded to "The Minus Man" (1999) starring Owen Wilson and "Missing" (Lifetime, 2002-05). James passed away in June 1997 at the age of 80.

Relationships

Grandchild

Micki James

Wife
second wife married for 47 years survived him

Brad James

Son
mother Mickie survived him

Dennis James

Son
from a previous marriage survived him

Randy James

Son
mother Mickie survived him

Frank Sposa

Brother
survived him

EDUCATION

St Peter's College

Jersey City, New Jersey

Theater School of Dramatic Arts, Carnegie Hall

New York, New York

Milestones

1997

Diagnosed with lung cancer in January; 30 years after he had stopped smoking

1972

Hosted the game show "The Price Is Right"

1938

Received a do-it-all contract with the DuMont network

Served three years in the Army during WWII

Bonus Trivia

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Hosted the United Cerebral Palsy telethons for 47 years and credited for raising over 1 billion dollars for charity.

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Longtime commercial spokesman for Old Gold Cigarettes and the Kellog's cereal company

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