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James Noble (I) (1922–2016)

The son of a Dallas wholesale coal dealer, Noble spent much of his youth attending pool halls and movie houses. He retained his expertise with a pool cue throughout his life, while his stronger interest in acting (fueled by movies) manifested itself in local stage productions and drama studies at Southern Methodist University. Following Navy ... See full bio »


(age 94) in Connecticut, USA

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Known For

1776 Rev. John Witherspoon (NJ)
Airplane II: The Sequel Father O'Flanagan
Being There Kaufman
Benson Governor Eugene Xavier Gatling


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 2011 Consequential Lies (Short)
Father Easter
 2011/II Fake
Mssr. Rousseau
 2006 Glacier Bay (Short)
 1995 Bang
Rooftop Dealer
 1993 Harry (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Chapel
 1993 Peak Practice (TV Series)
Mr. Naughton
- Outsiders (1993) ... Mr. Naughton
 1991 Law & Order (TV Series)
Judge Nelson Kurland
- God Bless the Child (1991) ... Judge Nelson Kurland
 1990 Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again (TV Movie)
Mr. Hyrum Lodge
 1989 Perfect Strangers (TV Series)
Walter Appleton
- Father Knows Best?: Part 2 (1989) ... Walter Appleton
- Father Knows Best?: Part 1 (1989) ... Walter Appleton
 1989 Chances Are
Dr. Bailey
 1988-1989 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
Dr. Gilmore Blount
- The Absent-Minded Professor: Trading Places (1989) ... Dr. Gilmore Blount
- The Absent-Minded Professor (1988) ... Dr. Gilmore Blount
 1989 Father Dowling Mysteries (TV Series)
Judge Karnes
- What Do You Call a Call Girl Mystery (1989) ... Judge Karnes
 1988 First Impressions (TV Series)
Raymond Voss
- The Selling of Frank (1988) ... Raymond Voss
- The Audition (1988) ... Raymond Voss
- Poor Clara (1988) ... Raymond Voss
- On His Own (1988) ... Raymond Voss
- The Public Trust (1988) ... Raymond Voss
 1988 Paramedics
Chief Wilkins
 1983-1987 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Max Smiley / Dr. Edwards
- The Day My Kid Went Punk (1987) ... Max Smiley
- The Woman Who Willed a Miracle (1983) ... Dr. Edwards
 1987 Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam (TV Movie)
Leonard Weeks
 1987 You Talkin' to Me?
Peter Archer
 1987 A Tiger's Tale
 1987 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Paul Carlisle
- No Accounting for Murder (1987) ... Paul Carlisle
 1987 Deadly Deception (TV Movie)
Ed Shoat
 1987 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (TV Series)
Harry Beaumont
- Any Number Can Play (1987) ... Harry Beaumont
 1986 When the Bough Breaks (TV Movie)
Dr. Warren Towle
 1979-1986 Benson (TV Series)
Governor Eugene Xavier Gatling
- And the Winner Is... (1986) ... Governor Eugene Xavier Gatling
- Friends and Enemies (1986) ... Governor Eugene Xavier Gatling
- Three on a Mismatch (1986) ... Governor Eugene Xavier Gatling
- Hi, Society (1986) ... Governor Eugene Xavier Gatling
- Pardon Me (1986) ... Governor Eugene Xavier Gatling
 1985 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)
King Rupert III
- Cinderella (1985) ... King Rupert III
 1981-1984 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Malcolm Bosworth / Dr. Elliot Norton / Martin 'Blinky' Corell
- Doc's Big Case/Senior Sinners/A Booming Romance (1983) ... Dr. Elliot Norton
- Country Blues/Daddy's Little Girl/Jackpot (1981) ... Martin 'Blinky' Corell
 1983 Dempsey (TV Movie)
Gavin McNab
 1982 Airplane II: The Sequel
Father O'Flanagan
 1982 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
- Roller Derby Dolls/Thanks a Million (1982) ... Bradford
 1982 This Is Kate Bennett... (TV Movie)
Tom Fairmont
 1980 Baby Comes Home (TV Movie)
Dr. Elliott Losen
 1979 Being There
 1979 Promises in the Dark
Dr. Blankenship
 1979 10
Dr. Miles
 1979 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Dr. Metz
- Hart to Hart (1979) ... Dr. Metz
 1978 Summer of My German Soldier (TV Movie)
 1978 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Treasury Agent Kendall
- Moonshine (1978) ... Treasury Agent Kendall
 1978 Breaking Up (TV Movie)
 1977 Equal Justice Under Law (TV Movie)
Thomas Jefferson
 1977 The Andros Targets (TV Series)
- Requiem for a Stolen Child: Part 2 (1977) ... Tierney
 1976 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Dr. Morris
 1976 Death Play
 1976 Dragonfly
Dr. Lee
 1976 The Adams Chronicles (TV Mini-Series)
Jonathan Sewell
- Chapter I: John Adams, Lawyer (1976) ... Jonathan Sewell
 1974 McCloud (TV Series)
Harbor Patrolman Harris
- The Barefoot Girls of Bleecker Street (1974) ... Harbor Patrolman Harris (uncredited)
 1974 Who?
General Deptford
 1972 1776
Rev. John Witherspoon (NJ)
 1971 A World Apart (TV Series)
Dr. Edward Sims
- Episode dated 25 June 1971 (1971) ... Dr. Edward Sims
 1971 The Sporting Club
Canon Pritchard
 1969 New York Television Theatre (TV Series)
- Hard Travelin' (1969)
 1967-1969 N.Y.P.D. (TV Series)
Fingerprint Detective / The Man
- Face on the Dart Board (1969) ... Fingerprint Detective
- The Screaming Woman (1967) ... The Man
 1968 What's So Bad About Feeling Good?
Board Member (uncredited)
 1967-1968 The Doctors (TV Series)
Dr. Bill Winters
- Episode #1.1374 (1968) ... Dr. Bill Winters
- Episode #1.1372 (1968) ... Dr. Bill Winters (credit only)
- Episode #1.1370 (1968) ... Dr. Bill Winters (credit only)
- Episode #1.1369 (1968) ... Dr. Bill Winters (credit only)
- Episode #1.1366 (1968) ... Dr. Bill Winters (uncredited)
 1967 Coronet Blue (TV Series)
Lt. Stevens
- A Time to Be Born (1967) ... Lt. Stevens
 1966 Directions (TV Series)
Ralph Waldp Emerson
- The Wilderness of Walden (1966) ... Ralph Waldp Emerson
 1964 Another World (TV Series)
Rev. Harris (1977)
 1963 The Defenders (TV Series)
Ron Mayberry
- Old Lady Ironsides (1963) ... Ron Mayberry
 1963 East Side/West Side (TV Series)
Tony Morgan
- My Child on Monday Morning (1963) ... Tony Morgan
 1956 As the World Turns (TV Series)
Donald 'Don' Hughes #3 (1962)
 1956 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
Vic Price #1 (1964)
 1954 The Brighter Day (TV Series)
Grayling Dennis #2 (1959-1960)
 1952 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Edward Goring
- They Came to Baghdad (1952) ... Edward Goring
 1950 Actor's Studio (TV Series)
Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Self (4 credits)

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(August 17 to 21, 1965) He played Gooper in Tennessee Williams' play, "The Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," in the Williamstown Theatre Festival production at the Adams Memorial Theatre Main Stage at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts with Margaret Barker (Big Mama); Paul Barstow (Reverend Tooker); Jeff Boverman (Lacey); ... See more »

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