Did James Earl Jones not speak as a child?
The legendary actor James Earl Jones, the voice behind Darth Vader, refused to speak as a child because of his stammer.
How long was James Earl Jones mute?
Raised in Mississippi and later Michigan, Jones was nearly mute for almost eight years of his childhood. “As a small child, I would communicate to my family, or at least those who didn’t mind being embarrassed by my stutter or my being embarrassed,” Jones recalled in an interview with The Daily Mail.
Is James Earl Jones blind in real life?
1. James Earl Jones’s character is pure fiction. James Earl Jones appeared in a brief but memorable role as Mr. Mertle, a blind and retired Negro League ballplayer.