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James N. Harrell

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Biography

Waco, Texas, USA
James Nelson Harrell, born in Waco, Texas to Margaret Teny and Jefferson Whitfield Harrell, Chair of the Baylor University Mathematics Department, graduated from Waco High School and Baylor University. He held a Master's Degree in Drama from Trinity University. He studied acting at the original Baylor Theater with Paul Baker in the 1930's and in 1940 was invited to join Michael Chekhov's Acting Studio in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Jim toured the East Coast with that company and was playing Twelfth Night when the attack on Pearl Harbor brought the United States into World War II, and most plays closed. Read more...

Actor

Character: Mr. Sam Floyd

A Bullet for Pretty Boy 1970

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Character: Brother Taylor

Encounter with the Unknown 1973

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Character: Mark Fenno

The Sugarland Express 1974

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Character: Cop Chauffeur

Outlaw Blues 1977

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Character: Minister at Gravesite

Urban Cowboy 1980

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Character: Doc Lurkin

Resurrection 1980

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Character: Harry Calvert

Hope Floats 1998

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Character: Old Geezer #1

Michael 1996

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Character: Pierson Phelps

The Good Old Boys 1995

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Character: Odessa Oil Man

Texasville 1990

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Character: Cut-Rite Manager

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 1986

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Character: Earl Pilcher Sr.

A Family Thing 1996

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Character: Bank Officer, Jim

Country 1984

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Character: Old John Ballew

The Dollmaker 1984

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Character: Dr. Taler

Celebrity 1984

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