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Actor James Arness

James Arness

  • Birth name:

    James King Aurness

  • Date of Birth:

    26 May 1923 Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

  • Height:

    6' 6" (1.98 m)

Biography:

American leading man famed as the star of one of the longest-running shows in U.S. television history, "Gunsmoke" (1955). Born of Norwegian heritage (the family name, Aurness, had formerly been Aursness) in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Rolf and Ruth Duesler Aurness. His father was a traveling salesman of medical supplies and his mother later became a newspaper columnist. James attended West High School in Minneapolis. Although he appeared in school plays, he had no interest in performing, and drea... more

Filmography

Aсtor (13)

Movie

Year

Movie Gunsmoke: The Long Ride Gunsmoke: The Long Ride

as Matt Dillon

1993
Movie The Thing from Another World The Thing from Another World

as 'The Thing'

1957
Movie Many Rivers to Cross Many Rivers to Cross

as Esau Hamilton

1955
Movie Them! Them!

as Robert Graham

1954
Movie Double Crossbones Double Crossbones

as Bullock (uncredited)

1951
Movie Stars in My Crown Stars in My Crown

as Rolfe Isbell (uncredited)

1950
Movie Wagon Master Wagon Master

as Floyd Clegg

1950
Movie Battleground Battleground

as Garby (as Jim Arness)

1949
Movie The Farmers Daughter The Farmers Daughter

as Peter Holstrom (as James Aurness)

1947
Movie BrainDead BrainDead

as Matt Dillon (archive footage)

2016
Movie Gunsmoke Gunsmoke

as Matt Dillon

1958