James Caan was born the son of a New York butcher. James was athletically gifted, and played football at Michigan State University. Acting intrigued him, and after gaining acceptance into Sanford Meisner's Neighbourhood Playhouse, Caan won a scholarship to study Wynn Handman. He began to appear in off-Broadway…more
While starring in Las Vegas, James appeared in 2 of NBC's The More You Know public service announcements. His topics were mentoring and reading.
James has one brother (Ronnie Caan) and one sister - Barbara (deceased 1981 - Leukemia).
Grew up in Queens, New York.
George Lucas considered him for the role of Han Solo in Star Wars.
Drama Major at Hoftstra University, Long Island, New York.
Caan is a 6th degree Black Belt in Gosoku Ryu Karate, and has worked as a martial arts instructor for the Culver City Police Department. Aptly, on that note, he was born just sixteen days after Chuck Norris (of WALKER, TEXAS RANGER fame) - in the same month of the same year.
He spent 9 years on the Pro Rodeo Circuit.
His parents were Arthur and Sophie Caan.
Turned down Roles in M*A*S*H (1970) and Apocalypse Now (1979).
He himself states that the movie Thief (1981) is one of his favourite films, in which he himself stars and his brother Ronnie Caan produces.
During the 1990's he kicked his cocaine habit or 20+ years.
He is the father of actor Scott Caan.
He was born at 10:31pm-EST.
Played football for the Michigan State University.
Linda Stokes (7 October 1995 - present) 2 children
Ingrid Hajek (9 September 1990 - March 1995) (divorced) 1 child
Sheila Ryan (1976 - 1977) (divorced) 1 child
Dee Jay Mathis (1960 - 1966) (divorced) 1 child
The Godfather: Part II (1974) $35.000
The Godfather (1972) $35,000
He is 5' 11½" (1.82 m)
James Caan: I went to a shrink once, but I caught him going to a fortune-teller so I quit.
James Cann: I have an agent I trust professionally more than anyobdy else, but with the best intentions he could put me in the shithouse just as fast as somebody who wanted to ruin me.
James Cann: (after being voted "Italian of the Year" in New York twice, after his role as Sonny Corleone in "The Godfather" in 1972). I'm a Jew from the Bronx. I feel guilty about accepting these awards, but they wouldn't let me turn them down.