James Allen Whitmore Jr. was an American actor. He received numerous accolades, including a Tony Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award and two Grammy Awards, in addition to nominations for two Academy Awards.
“I certainly wasn't the idol of millions. I just happened to get good parts. And so I wasn't worried . . . because I could see these character parts stretching on into the, you know, dim days of the future.”