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A masculine and enigmatic actor whose life and movie career have had more ups and downs than the average rollercoaster and whose selection of roles has arguably derailed him from achieving true superstar status, James Caan is New York-born and bred. He was born in the Bronx, to Sophie (Falkenstein) and Arthur Caan, Jewish immigrants from Germany. ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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The Godfather Sonny Corleone
Misery Paul Sheldon
Thief Frank
Rollerball Jonathan E.


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  Acre Beyond the Rye (announced)
Sheriff Doyle
  Redemption (announced)
Marc Benton
 2020 JL Family Ranch 2 (post-production)
Tap Peterson
 2018 Out of Blue
Col Tom Rockwell
 2018 Con Man
Agent Gamble
 2017 Undercover Grandpa
 2017 Holy Lands
 2016 The Red Maple Leaf
Senator George Lawrence Secord
 2016 JL Ranch
 2016/I Good Enough
Roger Flynn
 2016 The Good Neighbor
Harold Grainey
 2015 Sicilian Vampire
Professor Bernard Isaacs
 2015 The Wrong Boyfriend (TV Movie)
Mr. Earnshaw
 2015 The Throwaways
 2014 Preggoland
Walter Huxley
 2014/I A Fighting Man
Brother Albright
 2013-2014 Back in the Game (TV Series)
Terry 'The Cannon' Gannon, Sr.
- Who's on First (2014) ... Terry 'The Cannon' Gannon, Sr.
- Sports Therapy (2014) ... Terry 'The Cannon' Gannon, Sr.
- Color Barrier (2014) ... Terry 'The Cannon' Gannon, Sr.
- I'll Slide Home for Christmas (2013) ... Terry 'The Cannon' Gannon, Sr.
- Massive Election (2013) ... Terry 'The Cannon' Gannon, Sr.
 2014 The Outsider
 2013 The Tale of The Princess Kaguya
The Bamboo Cutter (English version, voice)
 2013 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
Tim Lockwood (voice)
 2013 Magic City (TV Series)
Sy Berman
- The Sins of the Father (2013) ... Sy Berman
- ...And Your Enemies Closer (2013) ... Sy Berman
- Crossroads (2013) ... Sy Berman
- Angels of Death (2013) ... Sy Berman
- Crime and Punishment (2013) ... Sy Berman
 2013/I Blood Ties
 2012 For the Love of Money
 2012 That's My Boy
Father McNally
 2012 Small Apartments
Mr. Allspice
 2012 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)
Tony Archer
- Lekio (2012) ... Tony Archer
 2011 Detachment
Mr. Charles Seaboldt
 2010 The Annoying Orange (TV Series)
- Jalapeno (2010) ... Jalapeno (voice)
 2010 Henry's Crime
Max Saltzman
 2009 Family Guy (TV Series)
James Caan
- Something, Something, Something, Dark Side (2009) ... James Caan (voice)
 2009 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Tim Lockwood (voice)
 2009/I Mercy
 2009 Middle Men
Jerry Haggerty
 2008 New York, I Love You
Mr. Riccoli (segment "Brett Ratner")
 2008 Get Smart
The President
 2008 Wisegal (TV Movie)
Salvatore Palmeri
 2003-2007 Las Vegas (TV Series)
Ed Deline
- A Hero Ain't Nothing But a Sandwich (2007) ... Ed Deline
- Heroes (2007) ... Ed Deline
- Junk in the Trunk (2007) ... Ed Deline
- Barechested in the Park (2007) ... Ed Deline
- The Burning Bedouin (2007) ... Ed Deline
 2007 The Godfather: Blackhand Edition (Video Game)
Sonny Corleone (voice)
 2007 The Godfather: The Don's Edition (Video Game)
Sonny Corleone (voice)
 2006 The Godfather: Mob Wars (Video Game)
Sonny Corleone (voice)
 2006 The Godfather (Video Game)
Sonny Corleone (voice)
 2005 Santa's Slay
Darren Mason (uncredited)
 2004 The Simpsons (TV Series)
James Caan
- All's Fair in Oven War (2004) ... James Caan (voice)
 2004 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)
Ed Deline
- What Happens in Vegas Dies in Boston (2004) ... Ed Deline
 2003 Elf
 2003 Jericho Mansions
Leonard Grey
 2003 This Thing of Ours
 2003 The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (TV Movie)
Mr. Dewitt
 2003 Dogville
The Big Man
 2002 Blood Crime (TV Movie)
Sheriff Morgan McKenna
 2002 City of Ghosts
 2002 Lathe of Heaven (TV Movie)
Dr. William Haber
 2001 Night at the Golden Eagle
Prison Warden (uncredited)
 2001 In the Shadows
Lance Huston
 2001 Viva Las Nowhere
Roy Baker
 2001 A Glimpse of Hell (TV Movie)
Capt. Fred Moosally
 2001 Warden of Red Rock (TV Movie)
John Flinders
 2000 The Way of the Gun
Joe Sarno
 2000 Luckytown
Charlie Doyles
 2000 The Yards
Frank Olchin
 1999 Mickey Blue Eyes
Frank Vitale
 1998 Poodle Springs (TV Movie)
Philip Marlowe
 1998/I This Is My Father
Kieran Johnson
 1996 Bulletproof
 1996 Eraser
U.S. Marshal Robert DeGuerin
 1996 Bottle Rocket
Mr. Henry
 1996 North Star
Sean McLennon
 1995 A Boy Called Hate
 1993 Flesh and Bone
Roy Sweeney
 1993 The Program
Sam Winters
 1992 Honeymoon in Vegas
Tommy Korman
 1991 For the Boys
Eddie Sparks
 1991 The Dark Backward
Doctor Scurvy
 1990 Misery
Paul Sheldon
 1990 Dick Tracy
 1988 Alien Nation
Matthew Sykes
 1987 Gardens of Stone
Sgt. Clell Hazard
 1983 Les uns et les autres (TV Mini-Series)
Glenn Sr. / Glenn Jr. / Jason et Jack Gleen
- Episode #1.5 (1983) ... Glenn Sr. / Glenn Jr.
- Episode #1.4 (1983) ... Jason et Jack Gleen
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... Glenn Sr. / Glenn Jr.
- Episode #1.2 (1983) ... Glenn Sr. / Glenn Jr.
- Episode #1.1 (1983) ... Glenn Sr. / Glenn Jr.
 1982 Kiss Me Goodbye
 1981 Bolero
Jack Glenn / Jason Glenn
 1981 Thief
 1980 Hide in Plain Sight
Thomas Hacklin, Jr.
 1979 Chapter Two
George Schneider
 1979 1941
Sailor in Fight (uncredited)
 1978 Comes a Horseman
 1977 The Godfather Saga (TV Mini-Series)
Sonny Corleone
- Episode #1.4 (1977) ... Sonny Corleone
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... Sonny Corleone
- Episode #1.2 (1977) ... Sonny Corleone
- Episode #1.1 (1977) ... Sonny Corleone
 1977 Another Man, Another Chance
David Williams / Photographer
 1977 A Bridge Too Far
SSgt. Dohun
 1976 Harry and Walter Go to New York
Harry Dighby
 1976 Silent Movie
James Caan
 1975 The Killer Elite
Mike Locken
 1975 Rollerball
Jonathan E.
 1975 Funny Lady
Billy Rose
 1974 Gone with the West
Jebediah Kelsey
 1974 The Godfather: Part II
Sonny Corleone (uncredited)
 1974 Freebie and the Bean
 1974 The Gambler
Axel Freed
 1973 Cinderella Liberty
John Baggs Jr.
 1973 Slither
Dick Kanipsia
 1972 The Godfather
Sonny Corleone
 1971 Brian's Song (TV Movie)
Brian Piccolo
 1971 T.R. Baskin
Larry Moore
 1970 Rabbit, Run
Harry 'Rabbit' Angstrom
 1969 The Rain People
 1969 Get Smart (TV Series)
Rupert of Rathskeller
- To Sire, with Love: Part 2 (1969) ... Rupert of Rathskeller (uncredited)
- To Sire, with Love: Part 1 (1969) ... Rupert of Rathskeller (uncredited)
 1969 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Eugene David Holt
- A Life in the Balance (1969) ... Eugene David Holt
 1968 Journey to Shiloh
Buck Burnett
 1968 Submarine X-1
Commander Bolton
 1967 Games
Paul Montgomery
 1967 Countdown
Lee Stegler
 1967 El Dorado
 1965 Red Line 7000
 1965 The Glory Guys
Pvt. Anthony Dugan
 1965 Wagon Train (TV Series)
- The Echo Pass Story (1965) ... Paul
 1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Jay Shaw / Phil Beldone
- Memo from Purgatory (1964) ... Jay Shaw / Phil Beldone
 1964 Lady in a Cage
Randall Simpson O'Connell
 1964 Channing (TV Series)
Jeff Brubaker
- My Son, the All-American (1964) ... Jeff Brubaker
 1964 Breaking Point (TV Series)
- Glass Flowers Never Drop Petals (1964) ... Gerry
 1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Rick Peterson
- The Hunt (1963) ... Rick Peterson
 1963 Combat! (TV Series)
Sgt. Beckman
- Anatomy of a Patrol (1963) ... Sgt. Beckman
 1963 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Jim McKinney / Bob
- Deadly Decision (1963) ... Jim McKinney
- Shadow of Violence (1963) ... Bob
 1963 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Dr. Keith Gregory
- Justice to a Microbe (1963) ... Dr. Keith Gregory
 1963 Irma la Douce
Soldier with Radio (uncredited)
 1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Charley Johnson
- The Mosaic (1963) ... Charley Johnson
 1963 Wide Country (TV Series)
Buddie Simpson
- A Cry from the Mountain (1963) ... Buddie Simpson
 1962 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Dr. Dick Harris
- Frieda (1962) ... Dr. Dick Harris
 1962 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Keir Brannon
- A Fist of Five (1962) ... Keir Brannon
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Arch Williams
- The Masked Marine (1962) ... Arch Williams
 1961 Route 66 (TV Series)
Johnny Berenson
- ...And the Cat Jumped Over the Moon (1961) ... Johnny Berenson (as Jimmy Caan)
 1961 Play of the Week (TV Series)
- Black Monday (1961)
 1961 Naked City (TV Series)
Marty Feketi
- Bullets Cost Too Much (1961) ... Marty Feketi (as Jimmy Caan)
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Appeared in a PSA for Help Hospitalized Veterans (HHV.org). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 6 Interviews | 7 Articles | 9 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Jimmy Caan


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Personal Quote:

[on Zabriskie Point (1970)] It was the worst fucking - and I have to curse because there is no other way that I can express myself - picture that I ever saw. I got so angry about it. I was in love with a girl. We went to the movie and it ended the whole affair. He [Michelangelo Antonioni] hired cardboard, the worst actors, and it was a conscious effort - that's what pissed me off. See more »


According to a Fortune Magazine profile of Barry Minkow, during the production of the biopic based on the investor's life, Caan socialized with Minkow and was made aware by him that the financing of the film involved illegally obtained funds. However, nothing suggests Caan had any involvement with any illegalities. See more »


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