James Woods net worth: James Woods is an American actor who has a net worth of $20 million. James Woods is known for having a brilliant intellect and formidable IQ. Woods also turned from a political scientist to a full-time actor in 1969. He made his start with performances on the stages of Broadway, which were followed by several minor parts in film and on TV. Next, he gained notoriety for his turn in the miniseries Holocaust (NBC, 1978), alongside Meryl Streep. While his first Golden Globe nomination he earned for his uncompromising performance as an unrepentant killer in The Onion Field (1979). With this role, apart from making his big-screen breakthrough, he firmed his growing reputation as one of the most incendiary young actors on the scene. In the 1980s, Woods projects included Videodrome (1983), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), Salvador (1986), and True Believer (1989). Throughout the next decade, he appeared in projects like Citizen Cohn (HBO, 1992), Casino (1995), Ghosts of Mississippi (1996), and Another Day in Paradise (1998). In addition to the above, Woods did voice-over work in the animated series Family Guy, The Simpsons, Hercules as well as in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.