James Whitmore, Jr.

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James Whitmore, Jr.
James Garner James Whitmore Jr. Rockford Files 1977.JPG
James Whitmore, Jr. (left) as Freddie Beamer in The Rockford Files, listening as Jim Rockford (James Garner) speaks to him.
BornJames Allen Whitmore III
(1948-10-24) October 24, 1948 (age 65)
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
OccupationActor, television director
 
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James Whitmore, Jr.
James Garner James Whitmore Jr. Rockford Files 1977.JPG
James Whitmore, Jr. (left) as Freddie Beamer in The Rockford Files, listening as Jim Rockford (James Garner) speaks to him.
BornJames Allen Whitmore III
(1948-10-24) October 24, 1948 (age 65)
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
OccupationActor, television director

James Allen Whitmore III (born October 24, 1948), better known as James Whitmore, Jr., is an American actor best known for his role as Captain Jim Gutterman on the television program Baa Baa Black Sheep (later known as Black Sheep Squadron), and (since the 1980s) a television director. He is the son of actor James Whitmore.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Born in Manhattan, New York, Whitmore has had recurring guest-starring roles on the TV series The Rockford Files and Hunter. He also appeared in two episodes of Magnum, P.I. and an episode of Battlestar Galactica before directing many episodes of series by Donald P. Bellisario, the creator of Magnum and a writer on Galactica.[2]

Whitmore has the distinction of occasionally acting in the episodes he directs, such as three episodes of Quantum Leap ("8 1/2 Months," "Trilogy, Pt. 1" and "Mirror Image"). In that series as well as several others, he played different characters in each appearance, rather than recurring roles.[2]

In addition to directing episodes of shows for Bellisario (Quantum Leap, Tequila and Bonetti, JAG, NCIS, and NCIS: Los Angeles), Whitmore directed episodes of more than one series for Joss Whedon. Whitmore directed the final episodes of two different series (Dawson's Creek and the aforementioned Quantum Leap). After Leap, Whitmore would again direct Scott Bakula in episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise, NCIS (Crescent City-NCIS New Orleans pilot) and Mr. and Mrs. Smith. He would also direct David Boreanaz in both Angel and Bones. The Pretender reunited Whitmore with much of the same writing staff as Quantum Leap.

Director's filmography[edit]

Actor's filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ James Whitmore, Jr., Peterborough Players
  2. ^ a b James Whitmore, Jr. Biography (1948-), Film Reference

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