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James Naughton

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It took actor-singer Wayne Naughton until he was 57 yrs . old release a his debut solo recording, the aptly called ISN’T IT ABOUT TIME, in 2002. But at that time, he previously been a performer for a lot more than 30 years. His main function was dramatic performing on-stage, but he gained his two Tony Honours for singing tasks in musicals, and he was best-known to general viewers for more information on television appearances in addition to personality parts in twelve feature films. From the past due ’90s, he previously begun to target more on the one-man display that culminated in his debut recording. Naughton, the old brother of acting professional David Naughton (and later on the daddy of stars Greg Naughton and Keira Naughton), graduated from Dark brown University or college in 1967 as well as the Yale College of Theatre in 1970, and he relocated to NY to go after his profession. He produced his NY debut inside a creation of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Trip Into Evening. His initial film appearance emerged in 1973 using the Paper Run after, and his following feature films have got included Cat’s Eyes (1985), The Cup Menagerie (1987), THE NICE Mother (1988), THE VERY FIRST Wives Membership (1996), and First Child (1996). He provides appeared in lots of made-for-television movies aswell. Also in 1973, he was ensemble within a co-starring function in the tv screen series Faraday and Firm. It lasted only 1 period, but he was back again the following calendar year within a small-screen series edition of Planet from the Apes that went from Sept to Dec 1974. He in addition has been a normal on various other short-lived Television series: Producing the Quality (1982), Trauma Middle (1983), and Bringing up Miranda (1988). But his many successful initiatives in series tv have been being a visitor star, occasionally as an ongoing character in a number of shows. Such multiple performances consist of Who’s the Employer? (1985), Brooklyn Bridge (1991-1993), Ally McBeal (1999-2000), and NY (2001). Naughton produced his Broadway debut within a musical with I REALLY LIKE MY PARTNER, which opened up on Apr 17, 1977, and experienced a successful work of 857 shows before closing on, may 20, 1979. He made an appearance on the initial Broadway cast recording released on DRG Information. A decade approved before he got another opportunity to star inside a Broadway musical, but he once again made probably the most from it. Playing a hard-boiled detective within the movie-within-a-show in Town of Angels, which opened up on Dec 11, 1989, he received the 1990 Tony Honor for Leading Acting professional inside a Musical. The display went a wholesome 878 shows before shutting on January 19, 1992, and he made an appearance on the initial Broadway cast recording released by Columbia Information. His third Broadway musical was a revival from the 1975 display Chicago that opened up on November 14, 1996, and was still operating six years later on, though he previously long-since shifted. For his portrayal from the shyster attorney Billy Flynn, he won the 1997 Tony Honor for Leading Acting professional inside a Musical. In June 1998, Naughton installed his 1st one-man show, Adam Naughton Live on the Manhattan Movie theater Club, later modified into Adam Naughton: Road of Dreams, that was made by Mike Nichols. It contains Naughton’s shows of display tunes, requirements, and newer tunes by contemporary vocalist/songwriters, interspersed with tales and personal remarks. Following a extended operate Off-Broadway, he toured the united states with the present. In the springtime of 2002, he came back to NY to appear on the renowned Café Carlyle using a revamped edition called Adam Naughton: Back again to the road from Apr 16 to Might 4. All this led as much as DRG’s discharge of ISN’T IT ABOUT TIME in Oct 2002.

Quick Facts


Full Name James Naughton
Height 1.85 m
Profession Actor, Theatre Director, Television Director
Education Yale University, Brown University, Conard High School
Nationality American
Spouse Pamela Parsons
Children Greg Naughton, Keira Naughton
Parents Joseph Naughton, Rosemary Naughton
Siblings David Naughton
Awards Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical, Drama Desk Vernon Rice Award
Music Songs We Both Reached For The Gun, Razzle Dazzle, Lovers on Christmas Eve, Sexually Free, Married Couple Seeks Married Couple, By Threes, I Love My Wife, Ev'rybody Today Is Turning On, All I Care About
Nominations Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Solo Performance
Movies The Devil Wears Prada, The Paper Chase, Factory Girl, The First Wives Club, Cat's Eye, Suburban Girl, First Kid, Turks & Caicos, Fascination, The Good Mother, The Bunker, A Stranger Is Watching, The Birds II: Land's End, The Glass Menagerie, The Truth About Jane, Oxygen, Equity, Mixed Blessings, Our Town, Cagney & Lacey: The Return, My Body, My Child, F. Scott Fitzgerald and 'The Last of the Belles', The Littlest Light on the Christmas Tree, Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There, Farewell to the Planet of the Apes, Between the Darkness and the Dawn, Diary of the Dead, The Word, Childless, Labor Pains, Back to the Planet of the Apes, Cagney & Lacey: Together Again, The First 36 Hours of Dr. Durant, Last of the Great Survivors, Treachery and Greed on the Planet of the Apes, Life, Liberty and Pursuit on the Planet of the Apes, Say Hello to a Dead Man, Necessity, Second Wind, The Cosby Mysteries, Fire and Ice, Sin of Innocence, A Matter of Magic, Wheelbarrel Full of Trouble, Parole, Bear Snores On
TV Shows Hostages, Crime Stories, The Cosby Mysteries, Raising Miranda, Planet of the Apes, Faraday & Company, Trauma Center, Making the Grade


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#Fact
1 James Naughton has been the official voice of Audi since 2007.
2 Ex-brother-in-law of Deborah Dutton.
3 Longtime friend of the late Paul Newman.
4 Father-in-law of Kelli O'Hara.
5 Has won two Tony Awards as Best Actor (Musical) from only two nominations: in 1990 for "City of Angels," and in 1997 for a revival of "Chicago."
6 Currently is a spokesman for Nexium on a TV commercial.
7 Father, with Pamela Parsons, of actors Greg Naughton and Keira Naughton.
8 Graduate of Brown University (1967, with a B.A. in American Civilization) and Yale University (1970, Master of Fine Arts.)
9 Older brother of David Naughton.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2002 TV Series Dr. Roger Buckman
The Education of Max Bickford 2002 TV Series Lyle Dumont
100 Centre Street 2002 TV Series Detective Rowlings
Ally McBeal 1999-2001 TV Series George McBeal
Big Apple 2001 TV Series Lawrence Stark
Labor Pains 2000 Dr. Senior
The Truth About Jane 2000 TV Movie Robert
Oxygen 1999 Clark Hannon
Greatest Trials of All Time 1998 TV Movie Host / Narrator
Liberty! The American Revolution 1997 TV Mini-Series Patrick Henry
The Proprietor 1996 New York - Texans
The First Wives Club 1996 Gilbert Griffin
First Kid 1996 President Davenport
Law & Order 1996 TV Series Barry Taggert
Mixed Blessings 1995 TV Movie Brad Coleman
Cagney & Lacey: Together Again 1995 TV Movie James Burton
The Cosby Mysteries 1994-1995 TV Series Det. Sully
Cagney & Lacey: The Return 1994 TV Movie James Burton
Couples 1994 TV Movie Steven
The Birds II: Land's End 1994 TV Movie Frank
The Cosby Mysteries 1994 TV Movie Adam Sully
Brooklyn Bridge 1991-1993 TV Series Lieutenant Monahan
Designing Women 1992 TV Series Phillip Russell Stuart
Blown Away 1990 TV Movie Seale
The Good Mother 1988 Brian
Necessity 1988 TV Movie Rick LaSalle
Raising Miranda 1988 TV Series Donald Marshak
The Glass Menagerie 1987 Jim O'Connor (the gentleman caller)
CBS Summer Playhouse 1987 TV Series John Dockery
Sin of Innocence 1986 TV Movie Andy Colleran
Between the Darkness and the Dawn 1985 TV Movie Jack Parrish
Who's the Boss? 1985 TV Series Michael Bower
ABC Weekend Specials 1985 TV Series Captain Sawyer
Cat's Eye 1985 Hugh
Last of the Great Survivors 1984 TV Movie Richard Wylie
The Fall Guy 1983 TV Series Cutter
Trauma Center 1983 TV Series Dr. Michael 'Cutter' Royce
Making the Grade 1982 TV Series Harry Barnes
Parole 1982 TV Movie Andy Driscoll
My Body, My Child 1982 TV Movie Dr. Dan Berensen
A Stranger Is Watching 1982 Steve Peterson
The Bunker 1981 TV Movie James O'Donnell
On Our Own 1977 TV Series
Ryan's Hope 1977 TV Series Dr. George Hoyle
Barnaby Jones 1976 TV Series Dr. Louis Manning
Second Wind 1976 Roger
Joe Forrester 1976 TV Series
Diary of the Dead 1976 George
The First 36 Hours of Dr. Durant 1975 TV Movie Dr. Baxter
Planet of the Apes 1974 TV Mini-Series Pete Burke
Mannix 1974 TV Series Dr. Hanson
Great Performances 1974 TV Series Haemon
Chopper One 1974 TV Series
Faraday and Company 1973-1974 TV Series Steve Faraday
F. Scott Fitzgerald and 'The Last of the Belles' 1974 TV Movie Cap. John Haines
The Paper Chase 1973 Kevin Brooks
Look Homeward, Angel 1972 TV Movie Ben Gant
The Blacklist 2015 TV Series Hayworth
Turks & Caicos 2014 TV Movie Frank Church
Hostages 2013-2014 TV Series President Paul Kincaid
The Word 2013 Mike Sheehy
Golden Boy 2013 TV Series Marvin Drexler
Gossip Girl 2009-2012 TV Series William van der Bilt
Blue Bloods 2010 TV Series Chief Bell
Speed Grieving 2009 Short Father
Clear Blue Tuesday 2009 Executive
Warehouse 13 2009 TV Series Gilbert Radburn
Damages 2009 TV Series Sam Arsenault
Crime Stories 1999-2008 TV Series Narrator
Childless 2008 Harvey
BartonCC 2008 Short WW2 General
Suburban Girl 2007 Robert Eisenberg
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2006-2007 TV Series Charlie Moss
Factory Girl 2006 Fuzzy Sedgwick
The Devil Wears Prada 2006 Stephen
Out of Practice 2006 TV Series Dr. Jack Arbogast
American Masters 2005 TV Series documentary Ernest Hemingway
Fascination 2004 Patrick Doherty
The Littlest Light on the Christmas Tree 2004 Short

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ally McBeal 1999-2000 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The 44th Annual Tony Awards 1990 TV Special performer: "You're Nothing Without Me"
The 31st Annual Tony Awards 1977 TV Special performer: "Married Couple Seeks Married Couple"

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Our Town 2003 TV Movie

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Broadway: The Next Generation 2016 Documentary filming Himself
Geraldine Page: Stages of a Dream 2015 Documentary post-production Himself (rumored)
Live from Lincoln Center 2014 TV Series Himself
Building Alaska 2009 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
Character Studies 2007 TV Series Himself
Hacking Democracy 2006 Documentary Narrator
The 60th Annual Tony Awards 2006 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Nature 2000-2005 TV Series documentary Narrator
Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There 2003 Documentary Himself
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 20th Anniversary Special 2002 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
A Chance to Grow 2000 TV Movie documentary voice
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997-1999 TV Series Himself
Behind the Planet of the Apes 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Crime Stories 1998 TV Series Himself (Host / Narrator)
The 52nd Annual Tony Awards 1998 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Leading Actress in a Musical
Greatest Trials of All Time: The Court-Martial of Lt. Calley 1998 TV Series documentary Himself - Host
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1997 TV Movie Himself
The 51st Annual Tony Awards 1997 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Leading Actor in a Musical
The 42nd Annual Drama Desk Awards 1997 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 53rd Presidential Inaugural Gala: An American Journey 1997 TV Special Himself - Cast of 'Chicago'
Charlie Rose 1997 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 50th Annual Tony Awards 1996 TV Special Himself - Prsenter
Great Performances 1993 TV Series Himself - Performer
The 45th Annual Tony Awards 1991 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Book of a Musical
The 44th Annual Tony Awards 1990 TV Special Himself - Performer & Winner: Best Leading Actor in a Musical
American Masters 1986-1989 TV Series documentary Himself
The 31st Annual Tony Awards 1977 TV Special Himself - Performer
Tennessee Williams' South 1973 TV Movie documentary Tom Wingfield

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Back to the Planet of the Apes 1981 TV Movie Pete Burke
Farewell to the Planet of the Apes 1981 TV Movie Pete Burke
Forgotten City of the Planet of the Apes 1981 TV Movie Pete Burke
Life, Liberty and Pursuit on the Planet of the Apes 1981 TV Movie Pete Burke
Treachery and Greed on the Planet of the Apes 1981 TV Movie Pete Burke

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1996 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Acting by an Ensemble The First Wives Club (1996) · Bette Midler
· Goldie Hawn
· Diane Keaton
· Maggie Smith
· Dan Hedaya
· Sarah Jessica Parker
· Stockard Channing
· Victor Garber
· Stephen Collins
· Elizabeth Berkley
· Marcia Gay Harden
· Bronson Pinchot
· Jennifer Dundas
· Eileen Heckart
· Philip Bosco
· Rob Reiner
· Ari Greenberg
· Aida Linares


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