James Garner

Biography: To the viewing public James Garner is James Rockford, the aimiable, human, often smart, often cool, but not infallible detective of the American television series 'The Rockford Files". It is that role above any others that has established him as one of the most popular film and television personalities in America. And indeed many of his film characters are variations of this street-wise, inventive, sometimes devious character, as shown in movies like 'The Americanization of Emily',"The Skin Game' and 'Support Your Local Sheriff'. Garner had his first chance to act when he appeared in a minor role in 'The Caine Mutiny Court Martial' on Broadway, having previously sampled various occupations, as well as serving in Korea(for which he received the Purple Heart). It was the original television series "Maverick" that initially brought him recognition. His film career then suffered in the early Sixties when, as Vice President of the Screen Actors Guild, he fought the studios over aTo the viewing public James Garner is James Rockford, the aimiable, human, often smart, often cool, but not infallible detective of the American television series 'The Rockford Files". It is that role above any others that has established him as one of the most popular film and television personalities in America. And indeed many of his film characters are variations of this street-wise, inventive, sometimes devious character, as shown in movies like 'The Americanization of Emily',"The Skin Game' and 'Support Your Local Sheriff'. Garner had his first chance to act when he appeared in a minor role in 'The Caine Mutiny Court Martial' on Broadway, having previously sampled various occupations, as well as serving in Korea(for which he received the Purple Heart). It was the original television series "Maverick" that initially brought him recognition. His film career then suffered in the early Sixties when, as Vice President of the Screen Actors Guild, he fought the studios over a contracts dispute. But, like Rockford, having endured some setbacks, Garner pulled through, beat the studios and went on to become a top star. Expand

James Garner's Scores

Average career score: 53
Highest Metascore: 53 8 Simple Rules: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 53 8 Simple Rules: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
1 tv review
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd 8 Simple Rules: Season 3 Sep 24, 2004 Grandpa Jim Egan (Episodes 40-76; Special Guest Before That, 2004-05) 6.4
tbd 8 Simple Rules: Season 2 Sep 23, 2003 Jim Egan (Season 2+) / Jim Egan 7.5
53 8 Simple Rules: Season 1 Sep 17, 2002 Grandpa Jim Egan (Episodes 40-76; Special Guest Before That, 2004-05) 7.2
tbd The Rockford Files (1974): Season 7 Nov 27, 1994 Jim Rockford / Executive Producer tbd
tbd The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Season 29 Oct 2, 1990 Guest tbd
tbd The Rockford Files (1974): Season 6 Sep 28, 1979 Jim Rockford tbd
tbd The Rockford Files (1974): Season 5 Sep 22, 1978 Jim Rockford tbd
tbd The Rockford Files (1974): Season 4 Sep 16, 1977 Jim Rockford tbd
tbd The Rockford Files (1974): Season 3 Sep 24, 1976 Jim Rockford tbd
tbd The Rockford Files (1974): Season 2 Sep 12, 1975 Jim Rockford / Director tbd
tbd The Rockford Files (1974): Season 1 Mar 27, 1974 Jim Rockford tbd
tbd The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Season 12 Oct 19, 1973 Guest tbd
tbd The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Season 17 Oct 1, 1962 Guest tbd

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