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Jim Beaver

Born: Aug 12, 1950

Birthplace: Laramie

Profession: Actor

Nationality: United States

Jim Beaver

Date of Birth : Aug 12, 1950
Birth Place : Laramie

James Norman "Jim" Beaver, Jr. is an American stage, film, and television actor, playwright, screenwriter, and film historian. He is most familiar to worldwide audiences as the gruff but tenderhearted prospector Whitney Ellsworth on the HBO Western drama series Deadwood, a starring role which brought him acclaim and a Screen Actors Guild Awards nomination for Ensemble Acting after three decades of supporting work in films and TV. He portrayed Bobby Singer in the CW television series Supernatural and Sheriff Shelby Parlow on the FX series Justified. His memoir Life's That Way was published in April 2009.


  • Actor
  • Film Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Film director
  • Author
  • Playwright
  • Film Historian

Also known as

  • James Norman "Jim" Beaver, Jr.
  • James Norman Beaver, Jr.
  • James Beaver
  • Richard Muldoon
  • James Norman Beaver Jr.
  • James N. Beaver Jr.


  • James Norman Beaver, Sr.
  • Dorothy Adell Crawford


  • Debbie Young
  • Cecily Adams


  • Madeline Rose Beaver
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