James Earl Jones Net Worth: James Earl Jones is an American actor who has a net worth of $45 million dollars. A veteran of stage and screen, James Earl Jones, he is most widely recognized for his voiceover work, including the voice of Darth Vader and Mufasa in "The Lion King". He has also won three Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe, two Tony Awards, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actor's Guild.
Born James Earl Jones on January 17, 1931, in Arkabutla, Mississippi, US, he has become known as "one of America's most distinguished and versatile" actors in a career that spans over more than 50 years. Raised by his maternal grandparents since his father left him shortly after he was born, Jones had a troubled childhood and developed a stutter. It was in high-school that he get rid of the speech disorder and continued his education studying medicine at the University of Michigan. But in the course of his studies, he did realized that acting was his true calling. At first, he served as a stint in the military and US Army Ranger until he finally moved to New York to study in the American Theatre Wing. Ever since he made his Broadway debut in 1957, he hasn't stop to amaze both audiences and critics. In 1964, he finally made his film debut, playing young and trim Lt. Lothar Zogg, the B-52 bombardier in Dr. Strangelove. As for his first big role, came with his portrayal of boxer Jack Jefferson in "The Great White Hope", a turn that fetched him a Tony Award and Academy Award. Also known for his voice acting, he is best recognized as the voice as Darth Vader in the Star Wars franchise among many other film, stage and television voice-over roles. One of the greatest actors in American history, James Earl Jones even received an Honorary Academy Award on November 12, 2011.