James Caan is an American actor and director who gained notoriety for his roles in “The Godfather,” “A Bridge Too Far,” and “Brian’s Song.”
He gained a great deal of success by playing the character “Ed Deline” in the sitcom “Las Vegas.” In addition to acting, Caan has provided voices for other films, such as “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” and “The Tale of Princess Kaguya.”
As a director, he has directed the drama flick ‘Hide in Plain Sight’. As a young boy, he was not much interested in films. However, when he was studying at Hofstra University, he developed an intense passion for acting and dropped out to attend Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre.
Eventually, he embarked on a successful acting career. Known to be an enigmatic character, Caan has always been highly selective when it comes to the roles he accepts. While the status of a superstar evaded him due to his choice of unconventional roles, he was ultimately inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to the American film industry.
Well into his seventies now, the actor still maintains an active lifestyle and is a practicing martial artist.
Also Known As: James Edmund Caan
Spouse/Ex-: Dee Jay Mattis (M. 1960; Div. 1966), Ingrid Hajek (M. 1990; Div. 1995), Linda Stokes (M. 1995; Div. 2009), Sheila Marie Ryan (M. 1976; Div. 1977)
Father: Arthur Caan
Mother: Sophie Caan
Children: Alexander James Caan, Jacob Nicholas Caan, James Arthur Caan, Scott Caan, Tara A. Caan
Notable Alumni: Neighborhood Playhouse School Of The Theatre
Ancestry: German American
City: Bronx, New York
U.S. State: New Yorkers
Founder/Co-Founder: Humana International, Recruitment International, Alexander Mann Group, Hamilton Bradshaw