Edit
James Olson Poster

Biography

Jump to: Overview (2)  | Mini Bio (1)  | Trivia (2)

Overview (2)

Born in Evanston, Illinois, USA
Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Mini Bio (1)

He was a Chicago-based stage actor by the time he began his film career in the forgettable action drama The Sharkfighters (1956). A reedy, sensitive-looking blond, James Olson showed an understated power in his performances that often received critical applause, but also a taciturn personality that kept audiences at bay. His performance as Joanne Woodward's suitor in Rachel, Rachel (1968) gained him the best reviews of his career and it seemed he had finally earned his stripes, but despite impressive parts in The Andromeda Strain (1971) and Ragtime (1981), not to mention the TV-movies The Family Nobody Wanted (1975) and The Court-Martial of George Armstrong Custer (1977), he never made a name for himself. A durable talent, he remained a reliable presence for years with TV guest spots, but by the 1990s he had all but disappeared.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Gary Brumburgh / gr-home@pacbell.net

Trivia (2)

Attended Northwestern University on a four year Edgar Bergen acting fellowship.
Was discovered by Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. acting in a play in New York and was immediately signed for a role in a movie.

See also

Other Works |  Publicity Listings |  Official Sites

View agent, publicist, legal and company contact details on IMDbPro Pro Name Page Link

Contribute to This Page


Recently Viewed