James is best known by the public for his starring role as the title character in The Rockford Files.
James Garner offered his voice talents to Commander Rourke in the 2001 Disney film "Atlantis: The Lost Empire".
James likes to golf.
James had two brothers, Jack - 2 years older and Charlie - 4 years older. Charlie passed away in 1985.
James is 6'3".
As a kid, James' nickname was Slick.
James birth name is: James Scott Bumgarner.
James played the character of Bret Maverick on all three networks... ABC on the original Maverick, CBS in a guest appearence on the pilot of the series Young Maverick, and on NBC in the 1981 series Bret Maverick
As the Mystery Guest on What's My Line? James Garner managed to fool the blindfolded panel into thinking he was Julie Andrews.
As of 2005, James Garner starred in 3 popular series in a career span of 5 decades: Maverick, from 1957-1960, The Rockford Files, from 1974-1980, and 8 Simple Rules, from 2003-2005.
In 2005, James was the recipient of the SAG Lifetime Achievement Award.
In 2005, James was nominated for a SAG award for his role in the 2004 film The Notebook. In 1995, 1996 and 1999 he was nominated for a SAG Award for "Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries".In 1995, he was nominated for The Rockford Files: I Still Love L.A.. In 1996, he was nominated for The Rockford Files:A Blessing In Disguise. In 1999, he was nominated for Legalese.
James has starred with actress Julie Andrews three different times: 1964's The Americanization of Emily, 1982's Victor/Victoria and the 1999 telefilm One Special Night.
In 1956, James made his film debut in the movie Toward the Unknown.
James is part Cherokee Indian.
In 1977, James won a Best Actor in a Drama Emmy for his work on The Rockford Files.
James said that his favorite movie that he starred in is the 1964 film The Americanization of Emily.
James has played two different characters on television who are named Jim and served in the Korean War: Jim Rockford in The Rockford Files and Jim Egan in "8 Simple Rules.
James is a WWII Veteran and won a Purple Heart after he was wounded in action.
In 1963, James helped organize Martin Luther King's march on Washington for Civil Rights.
James has been on the National Advisory Board of the United States High School Golf Association, for many years.
James is a member of the National Support Committee of the Native American Rights Fund.
In 1990, James was inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.
In 1988, James had to have quintuple heart bypass surgery.
In 2000, James had to have both of his knees replaced.
In 1956, James married long time girlfriend, Lois Clarke.
At the age of 16, James dropped out of Hollywood High School.
In 1986, James was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame.
James is a volunteer of for the charity Save The Children.
Famous for his series of Polaroid commercials with Mariette Hartley.
James was a regular member of the cast on the cancelled ABC series 8 Simple Rules.
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.