Aug. 12th, 1950
Laramie, Wyoming, USA
Jim Beaver's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2009 - Dark And Stormy Night
2007 - Next
2003 - The Life of David Gale
2002 - Adaptation.
2000 - Where The Heart Is
1999 - Magnolia
1994 - Blue Chips
1993 - Geronimo: An American Legend
1993 - Sliver
1992 - Sister Act
1989 - In Country
1989 - Turner & Hooch
1987 - Hollywood Shuffle
1983 - Silkwood
1981 - Nighthawks
1977 - Semi-Tough
Guest TV Roles
Detective Earl Gaddis
Sheriff Shelby Parlow
'Uncle' Nick Vukovic
Son of a Church of Christ minister. Raised in Irving, Texas. U.S. Marine Corps, 1968-1971; Vietnam 1970-1971. Attended Fort Worth Christian College (1967-68), Oklahoma Christian College (1971-72), Central State University (B.A. 1975). Five seasons as actor with Dallas Shakespeare Festival. Film critic/columnist, Films in Review magazine (1976-1984). Chairman, Theatre West, Los Angeles (1985-87).
- The only actor ever to play two different characters in consecutive _"Gunsmoke" (1955)_ (qv) productions.
- Worked at Frontier City Theme Park in Oklahoma City as a Gunfighter.
- Plays a character on _"Deadwood" (2004)_ (qv) named 'Whitney Ellsworth' (qv), which was the name of the producer of _"Adventures of Superman" (1952)_ (qv), which starred 'George Reeves (I)' (qv). Beaver wrote a biography of Reeves.
- Formerly married to Milwaukee radio personality Debbie Young.
- Studied acting with 'Clyde Ventura' (qv) and 'Maximilian Schell' (qv).
- As of 7/7/07, was the seventh most prolific writer of IMDb plot summaries and the seventh most prolific writer of IMDb mini biographies.
- His _"Enterprise" (2001)_ (qv) character, Admiral Leonard, was named after 'Leonard Nimoy' (qv).
- Son-in-law of 'Don Adams (I)' (qv).