Got a Tip? Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here
READ NOW

TMZ SPORTS

  • FS1
    M-T-Th-F:
    9:00 PM PST

    W:
    9:30 PM PST
clock-iconREMIND ME TO WATCH

James Caan

James E. Caan (born March 26, 1940) is an American actor. He is best known for his starring roles in The Godfather, Thief, Misery, A Bridge Too Far, Brian's Song, Rollerball, Kiss Me Goodbye, Elf, and El Dorado. He also starred as "Big Ed" Deline in the television series Las Vegas. Caan was born in The Bronx, New York City, the son of Sophie (née Falkenstein) and Arthur Caan, Jewish immigrants from Germany. His father was a meat dealer and butcher. Caan had a sister, Barbara, and has a brother, Ronald. He grew up in Sunnyside, Queens, New York City. He was educated at P.S. 150 40-01 43rd Avenue School in Queens, at the private Rhodes Preparatory School, also in New York City, and then attended Michigan State University. He later transferred to Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, but did not graduate. While studying at Hofstra University, however, he became intrigued by acting and was interviewed for, accepted to, and graduated from, New York City's Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre. There, one of his instructors was Sanford Meisner. Caan began his acting career in television on such series as The Untouchables, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Kraft Suspense Theatre,

LATEST STORIES
  
James Caan's Estranged Wife -- What the Elf?!! -- You Make a Fortune, and I Want Some

James Caan's Estranged Wife
What the Elf?!!! You Make a Fortune, and I Want Some

James Caan's wife is asking for more money in the child support department because she says her 75-year-old estranged husband is still rolling in the dough. As we reported, James has put his foot… READ MORE >

James Caan -- My Estranged Wife is Ruining My Career

James Caan
My Estranged Wife's Ruining My Career

James Caan says his estranged wife is hammering him for money to the point he has to take crappy roles just to make enough money to feed the beast. Caan just filed legal docs in his divorce case,… READ MORE >

- 118 days ago
James Caan -- Out Of Misery, Back to Work (PHOTO)

James Caan
Out Of Misery ... And Back On Set

James Caan wasted no time ... less than 48 hours after he went to an emergency room, he was back at work, and smiling with his co-star Louis Gossett Jr.  TMZ broke the story ... the… READ MORE >

- 212 days ago
James Caan -- Hospitalized in Toronto For Chest Infection

James Caan
Hospitalized in Toronto For Chest Infection

James Caan checked into a Toronto hospital after suffering from a chest infection. We're told the 75-year-old actor, who's in town filming "Operation Insanity" with Paul Sorvino, was… READ MORE >

- 213 days ago
James Caan Divorce -- Not Without My Kid and Some Cash ... Wife Responds

James Caan Divorce
Not Without My Kid and Some Cash ... Wife Responds

James Caan's estranged wife is firing back in divorce papers, and her message is clear -- our son's coming with me, Sonny!Linda Caan filed her response to "The Godfather" star's divorce petition… READ MORE >

- 459 days ago
James Caan -- Files for Divorce From Wife Linda ... for the Third Time

James Caan
Files for Divorce From Wife Linda ... for the Third Time

James Caan has filed for divorce from his wife Linda and if you think you've heard that before, it's because you have ... it's the THIRD time!Caan filed papers on January 8 to divorce from wife… READ MORE >

- 461 days ago
'The Godfather' -- Cool NYE Reunion ... Plus James Franco? (PHOTO)

'The Godfather'
Cool NYE Reunion ... Plus James Franco?

Three major pieces of "The Godfather" -- Francis Ford Coppola, James Caan and Robert Duvall -- reunited on New Year's Eve for an epic selfie ... and somehow James Franco was a part of it.It was… READ MORE >

- 485 days ago
James Caan -- Sony Pulled My Movie Too ... But I Don't Care!

James Caan
Sony Pulled My Movie Too ... But I Don't Care!

James Caan has a dog in the Sony hacking scandal fight, but you don't see him complaining ... because he's already been paid! Lost in all the commotion about "The Interview" is a movie called "The… READ MORE >

- 493 days ago
James Caan -- Kinda, Sorta Rips 'The Program'

James Caan
Kinda, Sorta Rips 'The Program'

Put the women and children to bed ... 'cause it seems James Caan just took a shot at his 1993 college football classic, "The Program."Caan -- who played Coach Sam Winters in the flick -- was… READ MORE >

- 584 days ago
James Caan -- Biased Opinion About 'Godfather' Franchise

James Caan
Biased Opinion About 'Godfather' Franchise

James Caan agrees with Francis Ford Coppola -- there should have only been one "Godfather" movie. Of course ... when you hear his reason why, you'll see his opinion is a little tainted. READ MORE >

- 1618 days ago

Around The Web