James ‘Howards’ Woods is an American actor as well as producer. He is best known for his excellent work in the crime thriller The Onion Field as Gregory Powell. He is also famous for his roles in movies such as Videodrome (1983) as Max Renn, Once Upon a Time in America (1984) as Maximilian Bercovicz, Salvador (1986) as Richard Boyle, Chaplin (1992) as Joseph Scott, Ghosts of Mississippi (1996) as Byron De La Beckwith and The Virgin Suicides (1999) as Ronald Lisbon. 

Quick Info
Full NameJames Howard Woods
Date of BirthApril 18, 1947
Birth PlaceVernal, Utah, U.S.
Parent(s)Gail Peyton Woods and Martha A. Smith.
OccupationActor, Producer
Age73 years
Height5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m)
Spouse(s)/Partner(s)Denise Galik (1978-1980)
Amy Lynn Baxter (1985)
Dana Delany (1985-1986)
Sean Young (1987)
Paula Trickey (1990)
Elizabeth Hilden (1990)
Julie Tesh (1990-2002)
Heather Graham (1992)
Terri Garber (1993)
Alexis Thorpe (2000)
Allison Giannini (2005)
Missy Crider (1997-2000)
Kathryn Greko Morrison (m. 1980 div 1983)
Sarah Owen (m 1989 div 1990)
Kristen Bauguess (2013 - present)
Net worthUS $10 million

Early Life and Bio

James was born on the 18th of April, 1947 in Vernal, Utah. His father’s name was Gail Peyton Woods and his mother’s name was Martha A. Smith. His father worked as an army intelligence officer. Sadly, his father died in 1960. After his father died, his mother ran a pre-school and also got married to Thomas E. Dixon.

James Woods
James Woods Young Image Source: Den of Geek

Nationality and Physical stats

James Woods is currently 73 years old. He is an average build man of height 5 feet 11 inches or 1.80 m and weight 65 kg or 143 lbs. His body measurements are not known.

He is an American national and his ethnicity is part Irish. He was raised in a Catholic household.

The color of his hair is Grey and the color of his eyes is Hazel.

His zodiac sign is Aries.

Education: Schooling

As a kid, he studied at the Pilgrim High School. He graduated from high school in the year 1965. He was an academically talented kid.

After graduating from high school, he enrolled in the renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). However, he dropped out of MIT before completing his degree in the year 1969. He dropped out to pursue a career in acting.



He made his movie debut in 1972’s The Visitors as Bill Schmidt. He has done more than 100 movies in his lifetime. In 1983, he was cast as Max Renn in Videodrome. 

Similarly, he has also played the character of Maximilian Bercovicz in 1984’s Once Upon a Time in America. Moreover, he was cast as Richard Boyle in the movie named Salvador (1986).

Furthermore, he is really popular for his role in Ghosts of Mississippi in the year 1996 as Byron De La Beckwith.

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James Woods Image Source: Variety

Television Shows

He first appeared on television in Kojak (1973-1974) as Police Officer. Some of his popular TV shows are The Rookies (1975) as Ted Ayres, Barnaby Jones (1976) as Danny Reeves, Police Story (1976) as Lewis Packer, Family (1977) as Dr. Robert Styles, Citizen Cohn (1992) as Roy Cohn. Some of his other decent TV shows are The Simpsons (1994) as himself, Family Guy (2005-2016) as himself, Entourage (2006) as Himself, and many more.

Family Guy

In this American animated sitcom, he has appeared as himself. The show was created by Seth MacFarlane and starred Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis, Mike Henry, and Patrick Warburton. The show has 19 seasons and has 359 episodes. The show is rated 8.1 by IMDb.

The high school in this TV show is named after James Wood because the place where the high school is located is the same place where James grew up. The school is named James Woods Regional High School.

Awards and Achievements

He has been nominated for various prestigious awards and has won many of those awards as well. He has been honored with awards like Academy Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards and won twice, Daytime Emmy Awards and won once, Golden Globe Awards and won once, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Independent Spirit Award and won once

Personal Life: Relationships


James Woods has dated many women over the years. He has dated a total of 21 women. He was in relationships with Denise Galik from 1978 to 1980, Amy Lynn Baxter in 1985, Dana Delany from a year from 1985 to 1986, Sean Young in 1987, Paula Trickey in the year 1990. Similarly, he dated Elizabeth Hilden in 1990, Julie Tesh from the year 1990 to 1992. He was also in a relationship with Heather Graham for a year in 1992, Terri Garber in 1993, Alexis Thorpe in 2000, and Allison Giannini in the year 2005. He was also engaged to Missy Crider. They were in a relationship from 1997 to 2000. He is currently in a long-term relationship with Kristen Bauguess. They have been dating since May 2013. 

James Woods
James Woods Image Source: AP News


First, James Woods was married to Kathryn Greko Morrison from the year 1980 to 1983. After that, he got married to Sarah Owen (1989-1990). 

What is James Woods’ Net Worth?

James Woods has been working in the movies and television industry since 1969. He has yet to retire from the entertainment industry. He has amassed a fortune for himself. He has a net worth of $10 million.

Social Media Presence

James Woods is very active in his social media with 2.4 million followers on Twitter (@RealJamesWoods). His Twitter account has been blocked many times for spreading controversial theories. He is not active on any other social media like Instagram and Facebook.

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