James Best Biography
(Actor, Artist, Acting Coach and Singer-Songwriter)
Birthday: July 26, 1926 (Leo)
Born In: Powderly, Kentucky, United States
James Best was a renowned American actor, director, writer, artist and acting coach. He gained fame for portraying the awkwardly babbling Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane in the CBS comedy series ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’. He also delivered unmatched performances as the sheriff in the made-for-TV movies ‘The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion!’ and ‘The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood’. Throughout his career, he managed to deliver realistic performances while playing a wide array of roles. Some of his top-rated movies were ‘Ride Lonesome’, ‘Ode to Billy Joe’, ‘Firecreek’, ‘The Killer Shrews’, ‘Sounder’, and ‘Rolling Thunder’, etc. Simultaneously, his work was equally praised in TV shows like ‘Wagon Train’, ‘Have Gun – Will Travel’, ‘Alfred Hitchcock Presents’, ‘Laramie’, ‘Death Valley Days’ and ‘Gun Smoke’. Additionally, he had become quite famous for his appearances in Western movies. In his later career, not only did he sporadically appear in films but also became an acting coach and artist. His landscape paintings, capturing different scenes from ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’, only cemented his legacy and immortalized him in the hearts of ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’ fans.