James Garner

James Garner


4/7/1928, Norman, Oklahoma, USA



Birth Name

James Scott Bumgarner



Also Known As

Jim Garner, James Bumgarner, Jim Bumgarner
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To the viewing public James Garner is James Rockford, the aimiable, human, often smart, often cool, but not infallible detective of the American television series 'The Rockford Files". It is that role above any others that has established him as one of the most popular film and television…more


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    • James Garner: (after suffering a stroke) If you want to have fun, don't have a stroke.

    • James Garner: (describing his work with Julie Andrews) If I knew what chemistry was, I'd do it every time. There's a rhythm with certain people, and ours just clicks. She's the same old Julie.

    • James Garner: I got into the business to put a roof over my head. I wasn't looking for star status. I just wanted to keep working.

      James Garner: I came from Oklahoma. I was born and raised in the Depression. Now, you want to put some pressure on somebody, well, live through the Depression. In Oklahoma. In the dust. And then the flood followed...so studio executives don't bother me at all.

    • James Garner: Marriage is like the Army; everyone complains, but you'd be surprised at the large number of people who re-enlist.

    • James Garner: When I left Rockford in 1980 I decided I want to do films that have interesting characters, people with human emotions and feelings and I've been very fortunate to do that.