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James Reynolds Biography (Actor)
James Reynolds is an American dramatic actor. He is widely known for portraying the role of Abe Carver on Days of Our Lives. For which he won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2018.
James Reynolds Age
James was born on August 10, 1946 in Oskaloosa, Kansas. He is 72 years old as of 2018.
James Reynolds Young | James Reynolds Education
James was born in Oskaloosa, Kansas. He attended Oskaloosa High School (Kansas), the subjects he enjoyed most were English and History. The school never lacked extracurricular activities and, in addition to performing in many school plays, James became very active in sports, playing football, basketball, and track.
After he graduated from high school, James joined the Marines. He was assigned to the Information Service Office where, first stationed in Hawaii, he became a reporter for the service newspaper, The Windward Marine. He was later sent to Vietnam and served for almost a year with a variety of units in and around Chu Lai, adding battlefield reporting to his combat duties.
After he Returned to the States, James enrolled in Topeka’s Washburn University, majoring in prelaw and journalism. Following the advise that the best place on campus to meet girls was the theater department, James began auditioning and performing in plays. In addition to his improved social life, James reaped another unexpected benefit—he discovered a passion for acting. James continued to appear not only in regular campus productions of musicals and dramatic plays, but with local theater groups as well.
James Reynolds Wife | James Reynolds Son | James Reynolds Personal Life
James married Lissa Layng in 1986. The couple has one son, named Jed. His family reside in South Pasadena, California. His son Jed is a student at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
One of his greatest honors is being named to the Kansas Historical Society’s list of famous Kansans, a list that includes such notables as President Dwight Eisenhower, Amelia Earhart, Langston Hughes, Barry Sanders, and many others.
James is always deeply committed to his charitable work, he has been involved in more than 300 fund raising events in the last ten years. James annually hosts a “Bowl-a-thon” in Los Angeles to benefit the National Asthma Center and a celebrity basketball game in South Pasadena for the city’s schools.
He is listed in Who’s Who in Entertainment, Who’s Who Among African-Americans, Who’s Who in Business, and Who’s Who International.
James Reynolds Career
James in 1981 he originated the character of Abe Carver on the NBC dramatic serial Days of Our Lives in 1981, which he has played since then. Since 1981 he has been on contract with the show with only two short breaks in 1991 and 2003 where he still appeared as a recurring character. James was the only actor to play the role of Abe Carver. Previously, before appearing on Days of Our Lives, he had appeared in the 1979 CBS series Time Express.
After appearing on Days of our Lives serving as stalwart police commander Abe Carver for nine years, he moved to the new series, Generations in 1991 to play powerful business tycoon Henry Marshall, replacing actor Taurean Blacque in the role. James was rewarded for his powerful portrayal with an Emmy nomination as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. With the subsequent demise of that series, James was invited to return to Days where he was promoted in rank to Chief and named the top law enforcement official in Salem, the mythical community which is home to Days of our Lives.
James Reynolds Net Worth
James Reynolds’s net worth, estimated earnings, and income is currently under review.
James Reynolds Sports
James is an active sportsman, enjoying basketball and racquetball on his days off.