James Howard Woods (born April 18, 1947)
American film, stage and television actor, Woods is known for starring in films such as Once Upon a Time in America, Ghosts of Mississippi, Casino, Hercules, and in legal drama Shark. He has won two Emmy Awards, and has gained two Academy Award nominations.
Some of his more well known films include: Videodrome, Cat's Eye, Promise, Against All Odds, Casino, The Getaway, The Specialist, The General's Daughter, Riding in Cars with Boys, Scary Movie 2 and Norfolk. He also appeared in the following TV Series: The Rockford Files, The Streets of San Francisco, Shark, ER and Entourage.
James Woods was also the voice in: Happy Feet 2 (as Boss Petrel The Giant Petrel), Family Guy (as himself), The Simpsons (as himself), Surf's Up, and Stuart Little 2 (as Falcon).
- Received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in October 1998.
- Is a reserve officer in the LAPD.
- Enjoys playing golf.
- Is against capital punishment
- Is an avid video gamer
- Quit smoking cigarettes in 1993.
- Has an IQ of 180 (Albert Einstein had an IQ of 160).
- Is good friends with Sharon Stone and consider her one of the smartest women in movies.
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