During a career of over 50 years, James Earl Jones has become known as
"one of America’s most distinguished and versatile" and "one of the greatest
actors in American history." Since debuting on Broadway in 1957, Jones has
won awards, including a Tony Award and Golden Globe Award for his role in
the 1970 biographical drama film The Great White Hope (1970). He is also
known for his voice acting role as Darth Vader in the Star Wars saga as well
as many film,stage, and television roles. Jones was a pre-med major in college
before joining the service as a Army Ranger during the Korean War.