Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer gave Whitmore a contract, but his role in the film adaptation was played by Van Johnson. He is a director and actor, known for Black Sheep Squadron (1976), Hunter (1984) and Tequila and Bonetti (1992). Also in 2002, Whitmore played a supporting role in The Majestic, a film that starred Jim Carrey.  They married in 1947, and the couple had three sons before their divorce in 1971. , Born in Manhattan, New York, Whitmore began his acting career relatively late. In 1968, he appeared as head of the Simian Assembly in the Planet of the Apes.  Each year the Peterborough Players award the "James Whitmore Award" to an excellent intern at the theatre. In that series, as well as several others, he played different characters in each appearance, rather than recurring roles.. James Whitmore, Jr. : biography October 24, 1948 – James Allen Whitmore III (born October 24, 1948), better known as James Whitmore, Jr., is an American actor best known for his role as Captain Jim Gutterman on the television program Baa Baa Black Sheep (later known as Black Sheep Squadron), and (since the 1980s) a […] Father: James Allen Whitmore Sr Mother: Florence Belle Whitmore Family Member: James Whitmore Jr James Allen Whitmore Jr. (October 1, 1921 – February 6, 2009) was an American film, theatre, and television actor. During his career, Whitmore won three of the four EGOT honors: a Tony, a Grammy, and an Emmy. Husband of Audra Lindley (1972 - 1979) divorced . , James Whitmore's theatre roles included:, Whitmore received a 1948 Tony Award for this role. Carruthers and Janet De Gore as Jones' secretary. "James Whitmore dies at 87" by Dennis McLellan. James Allen Whitmore III (born October 24, 1948), better known as James Whitmore Jr., is an American actor best known for his role as Captain Jim Gutterman on the television program Baa Baa Black Sheep, and (since the 1980s) a television director. They have four children. He is a director and actor, known for Black Sheep Squadron (1976), Hunter (1984) and Tequila and Bonetti (1992). and an episode of Battlestar Galactica before directing many episodes of series by Donald P. Bellisario, the creator of Magnum and a writer on Galactica. His father was a park commission official. He has been married to Salesha Ali since March 28, 1972. In 1969, he played the leading character of Professor Woodruff in the TV series My Friend Tony, produced by NBC. James Allen Whitmore III (born October 24, 1948), better known as James Whitmore Jr., is an American actor best known for his role as Captain Jim Gutterman on the television program Baa Baa Black Sheep, and (since the 1980s) a television director. After Leap, Whitmore again directed Scott Bakula in episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise, NCIS: New Orleans (including the Dean Stockwell reunion episode), and Mr. and Mrs. Smith. The eldest son, James III, found success as a television actor and director under the name James Whitmore, Jr. After further training he was assigned to the 4th Marine Division on Saipan in July 1944. He is the son of actor James Whitmore.  In January 2008, Whitmore appeared in television commercials for the First Freedom First campaign, which advocates preserving "the separation of church and state" and protecting religious liberty.  In the Marines, he trained at Parris Island and Quantico, Virginia and Officers Candidate School, and was commissioned a second lieutenant. | Husband of Nancy Mygatt (1947 - 1971) divorced . He later won the title "King of the One Man Show" after appearing in the solo vehicles Will Rogers' USA (1970) (repeating the role for TV in 1972); as Harry Truman in Give 'em Hell, Harry! They have four children. President. James Whitmore Jr. - Biography. The category was "Outstanding Performance by a Newcomer.". Official Sites. Jim Gutterman in Black Sheep Squadron for the first season but was not in the Second Season (no explanation given as to why or what happened to his character). Tora!, he played Admiral William F. "Bull" Halsey. These included Elba (a play by Vaughn McBride about an elderly couple who escape from the nursing home); William Gibson's Handy Dandy (he as a conservative judge, she as a liberal nun); and Tom Cole's About Time (in which they played characters identified simply as the Old Man and the Old Woman). He served on guard duty at the Panama Canal Zone until his discharge in March 1946.. James Whitmore Jr. was born on October 24, 1948 in New York City, New York, USA as James Allen Whitmore III. The second son, Stephen, became the public spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. In April 2007, he made his last screen appearance in a C.S.I. Husband of Nancy Mygatt (1979 - 1981) divorced . " Whitmore first ventured into acting at Yale University – severe knee injuries sidelined him from football, so he turned to the Yale Dramatic Society. In 1999, he played Raymond Oz in two episodes of The Practice, earning an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series. 'I owe a lot to Whitmore,' Dean told Seventeen magazine in 1955. In the 1960–1961 television season, Whitmore starred in his own ABC crime drama, The Law and Mr. Jones, in the title role, with Conlan Carter as legal assistant C.E. James Allen Whitmore Jr. (October 1, 1921 – February 6, 2009) was an American film, theatre, and television actor. 'One thing he said helped more than anything. , Although not always politically active, in 2007, Whitmore generated some publicity with his endorsement of Barack Obama for U.S. That same year, Whitmore also appeared on an episode of ABC's Custer starring Wayne Maunder in the title role. Whitmore also appeared in Route 66 on January 18, 1963, as Ralph Vincent in “A Gift for a Warrior.” He appeared twice in Twelve O'Clock High. In 2002, Whitmore played the role of the grandfather in the Disney Channel original film A Ring of Endless Light. He also appeared in two episodes of Magnum, P.I. Whitmore is the grandfather of Survivor: Gabon contestant Matty Whitmore. , In his later years, Whitmore spent his summers in Peterborough, New Hampshire, performing with the Peterborough Players. At this time, Whitmore met his first wife, Nancy Mygatt. Tora!, and Give 'em Hell, Harry!, a one-man show for which Whitmore was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of former U.S. President Harry S Truman. The ceremony was held on February 8, 1960. While at Tinian, he contracted amoebic dysentery and was hospitalized. In 1965, Whitmore guest-starred as Col. Paul "Pappy" Hartley in Season 1, Episode 32 "The Hero" and as Col. Harry Connelly in 1966 Season 3, Episode 12 "The Ace". 1"). , Whitmore occasionally acts in the episodes he directs, such as two episodes of Quantum Leap ("8 1/2 Months" and "Trilogy, Pt. at goldenglobes.com, http://www.fordstheatre.org/home/about-fords/production-history/1968-1977, "Whitmore Returns to Artistic Home, Ford's Theatre, for Inherit, Sept. 26", Actors Master Class: James Whitmore in How To Steal A Scene, Steven Ameche: Remembering James Whitmore At The Market, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography, Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Audiobook), America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren't, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=James_Whitmore&oldid=982701192, American military personnel of World War II, American Marine Corps personnel of World War II, Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe (film) winners, Articles with dead external links from November 2017, Articles with permanently dead external links, Short description is different from Wikidata, Pages using infobox military person with embed, Articles lacking reliable references from August 2020, Internet Off-Broadway Database person ID not in Wikidata, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Outstanding Supporting Actor – Movie or Miniseries, Cheryl Crawford / Equity Liberty Theatre /, This page was last edited on 9 October 2020, at 19:49. He is a director and actor, known for Black Sheep Squadron (1976), Hunter (1984) and Tequila and Bonetti (1992). In the film Tora! Other Works  While at Yale, he was a member of Skull and Bones, and was among the founders of the Yale radio station (the student-run WOCD-AM, later renamed WYBC-AM). Whitmore appeared at the Peterborough Players Theater in Peterborough, New Hampshire in the play "Tuesdays With Morrie" with his father, Whitmore is appearing at the Peterborough Players Theater in Peterborough, New Hampshire in the play "Tuesdays With Morrie" with his father, venerable character actor. James Whitmore Jr. was born on October 24, 1948 in New York City, New York, USA as James Allen Whitmore III. James Whitmore Jr., Actor: Baa Baa Black Sheep. See the 2009 obituary on James Whitmore by The Associated Press, posted on www.legacy.com. Whitmore continued to be active in the theatre for all of his career, performing on Broadway, at Ford's Theatre in Washington DC, and on tour. , Whitmore was diagnosed with lung cancer in November 2008.  During his career, Whitmore won three of the four EGOT honors: a Tony, a Grammy, and an Emmy. In 1958, he carried the lead in "The Gabe Carswell Story" of NBC's Wagon Train, with Ward Bond.. He is the son of actor James Whitmore. Tora! He also directed David Boreanaz in both Angel and Bones. Whitmore also won a Golden Globe and was nominated for two Academy Awards. His first play on Broadway – Command Decision – in which Whitmore played the part of Tech Sergeant Harold Evans, was the smash hit of 1947, and Whitmore won the Tony Award for "Best Newcomer of the Season." , "Whitmore often said he found acting in films and television boring because of the long waits between scenes; his passion was for the theater, and he continued to act on stage throughout his long career. James Allen Whitmore III (born October 24, 1948), better known as James Whitmore, Jr., is an American actor best known for his role as Captain Jim Gutterman on the television program Baa Baa Black Sheep (later known as Black Sheep Squadron), and (since the 1980s) a television director. , Whitmore has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6611 Hollywood Boulevard.  The youngest son, Daniel, was a Forest Service Snow Ranger and firefighter before he launched his own construction company. Los Angeles Times, February 7, 2009. Among his students in the early '50s was young James Dean, whom Whitmore advised to go to New York. He has had recurring guest-starring roles on the TV series The Rockford Files and Hunter. Played Capt. In 1979, Whitmore and Mygatt remarried, but they divorced again after two years. Whitmore appeared as General Oliver O. Howard in the 1975 television film I Will Fight No More Forever, based on the 1877 conflict between the United States Army and the Nez Percé tribe, led by Chief Joseph. In 1967, he guest-starred as a security guard in The Invaders episode, "Quantity: Unknown". He has been married to Salesha Ali since March 28, 1972. , In 2001, he married actress and author Noreen Nash. ", A Democrat, he supported the campaign of Adlai Stevenson during the 1952 presidential election.. It was cancelled after one year, but returned in April 1962 for 13 additional episodes on Thursdays.  He also appeared in an episode of Combat! Whitmore also won a Golden Globe and was nominated for two Academy Awards.