Anthony James (actor)

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Anthony James (born James Anthony; July 22, 1942 – May 26, 2020)[1] was an American actor. He was known for playing villains in Western movies or television series.[2] He was born in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

His movie roles include: P.J. (1968) and ...tick...tick...tick... (1970). He played one of the lynch mobsters in High Plains Drifter and appeared the horror movie Burnt Offerings (1976).[3] He had roles in Blue Thunder (1983), Nightmares (1983), and The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991).

James died on May 26, 2020 of cancer, aged 77.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. James, Anthony (2014). Acting My Face. University Press of Mississippi. ISBN 9781617039850. The union already had an actor named James Anthony and would not let me use Jimmy or Jim Anthony, so rather than change my name... I just reversed it to Anthony James.
  2. Thomas, Nick (April 21, 2014). "Anthony James: so good at being bad". The News-Sentinel. Archived from the original on April 21, 2014. Retrieved May 9, 2014.
  3. "'Burnt Offerings' Is an Outstanding Terror Movie". The New York Times. September 30, 1976.
  4. "Anthony James Obituary". KEEFE FUNERAL HOMES. Retrieved May 28, 2020.