James Edwards

With roles in everything from Stanley Kubrick's crime caper "The Killing" to the political psychodrama "The Manchurian Candidate," James Edwards helped pave the way for African-American actors in Hollywood. His prolific ... Read more »
Born: 03/06/1918

Filmography

Actor (18)

CBGB 2013 (Movie)

Psychotic Fan (Actor)

Opal Dreams 2006 (Movie)

Court Clerk (Actor)

Patton 1969 (Movie)

Sergeant William George Meeks (Actor)

Coogan's Bluff 1968 (Movie)

Jackson (Actor)

The Young Runaways 1968 (Movie)

Sergeant Joe Collyer (Actor)

The Sandpiper 1965 (Movie)

Larry Brant (Actor)

The Manchurian Candidate 1962 (Movie)

Corporal Melvin (Actor)

Pork Chop Hill 1959 (Movie)

Corporal Jurgens (Actor)

Anna Lucasta 1957 (Movie)

Eddie (Actor)

Battle Hymn 1957 (Movie)

Lieutenant Maples (Actor)

Men in War 1957 (Movie)

Killian (Actor)

The Killing 1956 (Movie)

Parking Attendent (Actor)

Seven Angry Men 1955 (Movie)

Green (Actor)

The Phenix City Story 1955 (Movie)

Zeke Ward (Actor)

The Caine Mutiny 1954 (Movie)

Whittaker (Actor)

The Joe Louis Story 1953 (Movie)

Chappie Blackburn (Actor)

Bright Victory 1950 (Movie)

Joe Morgan (Actor)

The Set-Up 1949 (Movie)

Luther Hawkins (Actor)
Music (10)

Mad Cows 1999 (Movie)

("Female of the Species") (Song)

I'll Be Home for Christmas 1998 (Movie)

("I Got Rolled") (Song)

The Real Blonde 1998 (Movie)

("Neighborhood") (Song)

Face 1997 (Movie)

("Kill Me") (Song)

Sugartime 1995 (Movie)

("Sh-Boom") (Song)

Cry Baby 1990 (Movie)

("Sh Boom") (Song)

Housekeeping 1987 (Movie)

("Sh-Boom (Life Could Be a Dream)") (Song)

Stranger's Kiss 1984 (Movie)

("Sh-Boom (Life Could Be a Dream)") (Song)

Porky's 1981 (Movie)

("Sh-Boom (Life Could Be a Dream)") (Song)

Slumber Party '57 1976 (Movie)

("Sh-Boom (Life Cold Be a Dream)") (Song)
Engineering, Electrical, & Grips (2)

Space Marines (TV Show)

Grip
Writer (1)

The Desilu Playhouse 1958 - 1960 (TV Show)

Writer

Biography

With roles in everything from Stanley Kubrick's crime caper "The Killing" to the political psychodrama "The Manchurian Candidate," James Edwards helped pave the way for African-American actors in Hollywood. His prolific career spanned over 20 years in both film and television, and even included several stints as a staff writer on popular TV anthologies such as "Fireside Theater." One of Edwards' earliest roles as young WWII soldier Peter Moss in the 1949 drama "Home of the Brave" became his most enduring; other notable performances came in the critically acclaimed biopic "Patton," and the Korean War drama "The Steel Helmet."

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