James Earl Jones’ career covers several genres and decades. He has had a hugely successful Hollywood career and continues to win people over with his easy grin.
Jones has just turned 92 years old. The actor is no stranger to such gatherings, as he recently marked his 90th birthday with a jubilee. His family, which includes his child, is present for every significant event.
Jones will celebrate his 92nd birthday on January 17, 2023. Despite his advanced age, the actor has not slowed down and has no plans to retire anytime soon. He believed he was getting wiser with each passing year as he approached 90.
He also discussed what he wished for when he reached 90, adding that he hoped people would learn to love and respect one another more in the following years. When asked about his future plans, he stated:
“I feel youthful at heart, and I like working and will continue to act for as long as I am able.”
His acting career has obviously slowed in recent years, but the actor stated unequivocally that if a part came up that he was interested in and thrilled about, he would not turn it down because of his age.
Jones has been married to Cecilia Hart for 34 years. They met on the set of the TV show “Paris.” Jones and Hart married in 1982, after filming the series between 1979 and 1980.
Hart was best known for her appearances in the Broadway versions of “The Heiress” in 1979 and “The Heiress” in 1984. She also appeared in Tom Stoppard’s “Dirty Linen and New-Found Land” in 1977.
In 1982, the two co-starred in an “Othello” revival. In the same year, they welcomed their son, Flynn Earl Jones. They were blissfully married until Hart’s death in 2016.
Jones discussed their connection and how his wife made him feel two years before her death. He said that she took very good care of him over the years and that she “fed” him well.
Although the couple appeared to be content at the moment, disaster struck them two years later. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2015 and fought for her life until 2016, when she died at the age of 68.
Jones received a Tony Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017. While it was the evening’s greatest accolade, Jones took the opportunity to acknowledge his wife, who could no longer be present for these memorable occasions. He said:
“I’d like to thank my wife Ceci for being such an amazing partner in my life and at work. “And for being such a wonderful co-producer of our son Flynn, as well as being so stunning on the red carpet.”
Flynn, the couple’s son, has followed in his father’s footsteps into Hollywood. While he does not resemble his father in appearance, he does have a distinct speaking voice that he has exploited for audiobook work. In 2019, he recorded his first audiobook for the novel “Heartthrob.”
He has contributed his voice to a number of other projects, including “Revenge,” “New World,” and “Lions in the Sky.” While he has a lucrative voice-over profession, he is primarily out of the spotlight and very discreet, with no known social media profiles.
While he is not on social media and enjoys a calmer life than his parents were accustomed to, Flynn has never shied away from helping his parents in their endeavors when they needed him.
He appeared on the red carpet with his mother and father a few times and supported them both throughout their careers. From an early age, he grinned on red carpets and celebrated each of their important career successes with them.