James Mitchum

About James Mitchum

Who is it?: Actor
Birth Day: May 08, 1941
Birth Place:  Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation: Actor
Years active: 1949–1992
Spouse(s): Wende Wagner (1967-1978) (divorced) one child

James Mitchum

James Mitchum was born on May 08, 1941 in  Los Angeles, California, United States, is Actor. James Mitchum is the oldest son of legendary actor Robert Mitchum and the spitting image of his famous father. By inheriting his dad's sexy, sleepy eyes and taciturn good looks, it was obvious from the start that Jim would lean towards an acting career with so much going for him. The comparison helped him as well as hurt him. Jim got his first taste of film-making at the age of 8 with a tiny unbilled role in the sturdy western Colorado Territory (1949) with Joel McCrea, Virginia Mayo and Dorothy Malone, but made his credited debut playing his father's much younger "brother" in Thunder Road (1958), which became a drive-in cult favorite. He gained experience in other films made by his father including The Last Time I Saw Archie (1961). Jim's solo career would be composed of primarily westerns and war pictures, achieving a degree of stability but little distinction in the long run. Such films as Young Guns of Texas (1962), Ambush Bay (1966), Trackdown (1976), Blackout (1978) and Hollywood Cop (1987) would come and go. Younger brother Christopher Mitchum would follow a similarly rugged path in films. Jim was formerly married to actress Wende Wagner, who died in 1997 of cancer. They had one child.
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Popular As James Mitchum
Occupation Actor
Age 82 years old
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Born May 08, 1941 ( Los Angeles, California, United States)
Birthday May 08
Town/City  Los Angeles, California, United States
Nationality United States

🌙 Zodiac

James Mitchum’s zodiac sign is Gemini. According to astrologers, Gemini is expressive and quick-witted, it represents two different personalities in one and you will never be sure which one you will face. They are sociable, communicative and ready for fun, with a tendency to suddenly get serious, thoughtful and restless. They are fascinated with the world itself, extremely curious, with a constant feeling that there is not enough time to experience everything they want to see.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

James Mitchum was born in the Year of the Snake. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Snake are seductive, gregarious, introverted, generous, charming, good with money, analytical, insecure, jealous, slightly dangerous, smart, they rely on gut feelings, are hard-working and intelligent. Compatible with Rooster or Ox.

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He had his first role which was small and unbilled at the age of eight in the Western Colorado Territory (1949) with Joel McCrea, Virginia Mayo and Dorothy Malone. His credited debut was in Thunder Road (1958) in which he played his father's much younger "brother", a role written for Elvis Presley, who was eager to do it until his manager demanded too much money. This film became a drive-in cult favorite, revived in the 1970s and '80s. Curiously, he was again credited as being "introduced" in the Have Gun Will Travel episode "Genesis" (1962).


He has appeared in more than 30 films including The Beat Generation in 1959; The Victors in 1963; as a Surfer named Eskimo in Ride the Wild Surf in 1964; In Harm's Way (1965); Ambush Bay (1966); The Invincible Six (1970) and The Last Movie (1971).


In 1975 he starred in the movie Moonrunners, where he played the character Grady Hagg, this movie was the influence for the T.V. show The Dukes of Hazzard. He was also in Zebra Force, and Trackdown co-starring Karen Lamm and Erik Estrada in 1976, Ransom (aka Assault on Paradise) (1977), Blackout (1978), Monstroid (1980), Crazy Jungle Adventure (1982), Hollywood Cop (1987), Jake Spanner, Private Eye (1989) and Fatal Mission (1990).

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