Best known for playing Jeff Colby in the soap opera Dynasty and its spin-off series The Colbys, John James is an American actor and producer. He is also known for The Love Boat, Touched by an Angel, All My Children, and As the World Turns.
How Old Is John James?
John James was born on 18th April 1956 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the United States of America, to legendary radio personality Herbert Oscar Anderson with his first wife. As of April 2021, he is 66 years old. The actor was born as John James Anderson under the birth sign Aries. The American nationality holder was raised alongside three siblings, including actor Herb Oscar Anderson II.
Moreover, the producer went to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Manhattan and graduated in 1977. No doubt, the actor was interested in a showbiz career from a young age. Anderson is a good-looking guy with brown eyes and brown hair. He is 6 feet 1 inch (185 cm) tall.
John James Showbiz Journey
Icebreaker actor made his acting debut as Tom 'Junior' Bergman in the CBS TV soap opera Search for Tomorrow, starring Mary Stuart and Larry Haines. In 1981, he landed the role of Jeff Colby in the prime-time tv soap opera Dynasty, which aired on ABC. The show ran from 12th January 1981 to 11th May 1989 for 9 seasons and starred John Forsythe, Linda Evans, Joan Collins, and Emma Samms.
During the show, John appeared in 168 episodes and was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Series, Miniseries, or Television Film. He reprised his role as Jeff in the show's spin-off, The Colbys. alongside Charlton Heston, Barbara Stanwyck, and Katharine Ross. Similarly, he starred in the 1991 TV film Dynasty: The Reunion.
In 2003, he was cast as Rick Decker in the CBS soap opera As the World Turns along with co-stars Martha Byrne, Alexandra Chando, Matt Cavenaugh, and Justine Cotsonas. From 2006 to 2007, he portrayed Jeff Martin in the ABC soap opera All My Children alongside Vincent Irizarry, Elizabeth Hendrickson, Alexa Havins, Stacy Haiduk, and Ronald Guttman. As of 2020, he played Sy in Axcellerator. His recent projects are Find Her and Evil at the Door.
Net Worth Details
The Love Boat actor has been working as an actor for over 4 decades, starting from 1977. According to various sources, James has a net worth of around $1 million. Apart from acting, he makes a decent sum of money from his endorsement deals and sponsorship. Besides, the legendary actor earns good money as a producer. The median salary of an actor in the United States of America ranges from around $34,550 to $58,580 per year. However, the pay may differ in various locations depending on work experience. Being an experienced actor, Anderson might earn more than the average.
The father of two has collected good money from movies and tv shows like The Colbys, Dynasty: The Reunion, Dynasty, Axcellerator, Addicted To Fame, My Son Hunter, Illegal Aliens, Christmas Camp, Icebreaker, Haunted by Her Past, Evil at the Door, Chronology, Peril, Partners n Love, Devil Bat's Daughter, Search for Tomorrow, and more.
What Is His Current Relationship Status?
The soap veteran is married to his long-term wife, Denise Coward. Coward is an Australian actress known for her acting skills in Sudden Death, Galaxy, Creature with the Blue Hand, and more. They exchanged their wedding vows on 20th April 1989 in the presence of family and friends. The beautiful duo has been enjoying each other's company for three decades without any divorce issues.
The pair are blessed with two children: daughter Laura James and son Philip James ( Who serves in the United States Air Force). Similarly, his daughter, Laura James, is the winner of America's Next Top MODEL, cYCLE 19 and has acted in American Woman and Axcellerator.
by emrald, 26 May, 2021