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Top 10 Facts - Jim Beaver
01.10.2016
Fact #1

Beaver was born in Laramie, Wyoming. His parents are Dorothy Adell and James Norman Beaver, Sr. a minister. His father was of French and English heritage. His mother has Scottish, German, and Cherokee ancestry, and is a descendant of senator, governor, and three-time U.S. Attorney General John J. Crittenden.

Fact #2

His mother has Scottish, German, and Cherokee ancestry, and is a descendant of senator, governor, and three-time U.S. Attorney General John J. Crittenden.

Fact #3

He and his three younger sisters all attended Irving High School (where he was a classmate of ZZ Top drummer Frank Beard), but he transferred in his senior year to Fort Worth Christian Academy, from which he graduated in 1968.

Fact #4

He is most familiar to worldwide audiences as the gruff but tenderhearted Bobby Singer in Supernatural.

Fact #5

He also played Whitney Ellsworth on the HBO Western drama series Deadwood. Role of Whitney Ellsworth brought him acclaim and a Screen Actors Guild Awards nomination for Ensemble Acting after three decades of supporting work in films and TV.

Fact #6

He also worked as a newscaster and hosted jazz classical music programs on radio station KCSC.

Fact #7

Jim Beaver made his professional stage debut in October 1972, while still in October 1972, while still a college student, in Rain, from W. Somerset Maugham's short story, at the Oklahoma Theatre Centre in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Fact #8

He starred in the television series Thunder Alley as the comic sidekick to Ed Asner, and as homicide cop Earl Gaddis on Reasonable Doubts.

Fact #9

In 1989, following a four—year courtship, Beaver married actress/casting director Cecily Adams, daughter of Get Smart star Don Adams. Couple's daughter Madeline was born in 2001. Cecily Adams died of lung cancer March 3, 2004.

Fact #10

He played a role opposite Nicolas Cage in the 2002 film Adaptation.

Fact #11
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