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Short Info

Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 1, 1924
SpouseRosalynn Carter
FactMember of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) since 2003.

James Earl Carter Jr. was born on October 1, 1924, in Plains, Georgia, the eldest son of Bessie Lillian (née Gordy) and James Earl Carter Sr. He is a descendant of English immigrant Thomas Carter, who settled in Virginia in 1635. Numerous generations of Carters lived as farmers in Georgia. Carter is a cousin of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter.

Carter grew up in the rural community of Archery, Georgia, where he attended Archery Elementary School. He was raised a Baptist, and joined the Archery Baptist Church at an early age. As a teenager, he worked odd jobs on family farms and played in a country band called the Plainsmen.

Carter’s father, James Earl Carter Sr., was a successful farmer and businessman who ran a general store and owned a peanut warehouse and farming equipment dealership. His mother, Bessie Lillian Gordy, was a homemaker. Carter had three younger siblings: Gloria, Ruth, and Billy.

Carter attended Georgia Southwestern College and the Georgia Institute of Technology before enrolling in the United States Naval Academy in 1943. At the Academy, he played football as a quarterback and baseball as an outfielder. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1946 and was commissioned as an ensign in the U.S. Navy.

Carter saw action in the Pacific Theater during World War II, serving on the destroyer USS Laffey (DD-724) in the Battle of Okinawa. After the war, he served as an officer on the USS Kearsarge (CV-33) and USS Wright (CVL-49). He later attended the United States Naval Postgraduate School, where he earned a Master of Science degree in nuclear physics in 1949.

Carter’s naval career included seven years of active duty and five years of reserve duty. He resigned his commission as a lieutenant commander in 1955 to run his family’s peanut farming business in Plains, Georgia.

In 1961, Carter was elected to the Georgia State Senate as a Democrat. He served two terms in the Senate, until 1967 when he ran for Governor of Georgia. He was defeated in his bid for governor by Lester Maddox.

In 1970, Carter ran for the U.S. Senate again and this time was successful, defeating incumbent Republican Senator Herman Talmadge. He served one term in the Senate before running for President in 1976.

Carter was elected President in 1976, defeating incumbent Republican President Gerald Ford. He served one term as President, from 1977 to 1981. During his presidency, Carter signed into law the Panama Canal Treaty and the Camp David Accords. He also created the Department of Energy and deregulated the airline industry.

After leaving office, Carter returned to Georgia and founded the Carter Center, a nonprofit organization that works to advance human rights and alleviate human suffering. He has also been active in Habitat for Humanity and other charitable organizations.

In 2002, Carter was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work “to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development.”

Carter has been married to Rosalynn Smith since 1947. They have three children: John William (born 1947), James Earl III (born 1950), and Donnel Jeffrey (born 1952). They also have nine grandchildren.

Carter is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds. He has blue eyes and gray hair.

General Info

Full NameJames Carter
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 1, 1924
Height1.88 m
Weight90 kg
ProfessionStatesman, Author, Novelist, Military Officer, Farmer
EducationUnited States Naval Academy, Union College, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Southwestern State University


SpouseRosalynn Carter
ChildrenAmy Carter, Jack Carter, Donnel Carter, James Carter
ParentsJames Earl Carter Sr., Lillian Gordy Carter
SiblingsBilly Carter, Ruth Carter Stapleton, Gloria Carter Spann


AwardsNobel Peace Prize, Presidential Medal of Freedom, Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album, United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights, Indira Gandhi Prize, Hoover Medal, J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding, Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism
NominationsPulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography
MoviesMan from Plains, In Remembrance of Martin, Mr. Deng Goes to Washington, Air Force One, Jimmy Carter: The President from Plains
TV ShowsDownton Abbey, Red Riding, Cranford, Dinotopia, Christabel

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1Member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) since 2003.



MacGyver2016TV Series director of photography - 1 episode
Graceland2015TV Series 13 episodes
Away and Back2015TV Movie director of photography
One Christmas Eve2014TV Movie
Castle2013-2014TV Series director of photography - 10 episodes
When Calls the Heart2013TV Movie
Hawaii Five-0TV Series 24 episodes, 2011 - 2013 director of photography - 7 episodes, 2010 - 2012
The Greening of Whitney Brown2011
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2007-2008TV Series director of photography - 15 episodes
Masters of Science Fiction2007TV Series director of photography - 1 episode
Huff2006TV Series 4 episodes
Commander in Chief2006TV Series 1 episode
Walker Payne2006
Believe in Me2006
Ladder 492004director of photography
Sleepover2004director of photography
Independent Lens2003TV Series documentary 1 episode
Lucky2003TV Series as James Carter
The Shape of Things2003director of photography
Tuck Everlasting2002
Red Skies2002TV Movie
Zig Zag2002
UndeclaredTV Series 1 episode, 2002 director of photography - 3 episodes, 2001 - 2002
Family LawTV Series 22 episodes, 1999 - 2000 director of photography - 1 episode, 2000
My Dog Skip2000
Michael Hayes1997-1998TV Series 21 episodes
Phoenix1998director of photography
Love's Deadly Triangle: The Texas Cadet Murder1997TV Movie
Payback1997TV Movie
Dying to Be Perfect: The Ellen Hart Pena Story1996TV Movie
Ruby Jean and Joe1996TV Movie
Grand Avenue1996TV Movie
Convict Cowboy1995TV Movie
Gunfighter's Moon1995director of photography
Destiny Turns on the Radio1995
In the Heat of Passion II: Unfaithful1994as J.R. Kane
Justice in a Small Town1994TV Movie
The Road Killers1994
Web of Deception1994TV Movie
Lifestories: Families in Crisis1994TV Series director of photography - 1 episode
A Message from Holly1992TV Movie
One False Move1992director of photography
Spaced Invaders1990director of photography
ABC Afterschool Specials1989-1990TV Series 2 episodes
Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III1990
Back to Back1989
Deadly Weapon1989
In Dangerous Company1988director of photography - as James Carter
Terminal Entry1987
Paradise Motel1985
Sweet 161983
Satan's Mistress1982
Don't Answer the Phone!1980as James Carter
Home Movies1979

Camera Department

Sweet November2001director of photography: splinter unit - as James Carter
Selena1997director of photography: second unit - as James Carter
My Family1995additional camera operator
Live Wire1992director of photography: second unit
The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag1992camera operator: second unit
Prey of the Chameleon1992director of photography: second unit: title sequence - as James Carter
The Taking of Beverly Hills1991additional director of photography
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare1991additional photographer
Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III1990camera operator
Hider in the House1989camera operator
Lucky Stiff1988additional photographer: second unit - as Jim Carter
Who Framed Roger Rabbit1988camera operator: second unit, USA
Nobody's Fool1986director of photography: second unit
Texas Godfather1986camera operator - as Jim Carter
The Hitcher1986camera operator: second unit - as Jim Carter
Moving Violations1985camera operator: second unit
Children of the Corn1984camera operator: second camera
Mausoleum1983first camera operator - as Jim Carter
Forbidden World1982director of photography: second unit - as James Carter
The Sword and the Sorcerer1982photographer: second unit - as Jim Carter
The Unseen1980additional photographer - as James Carter
Teen Lust1979gaffer - as Jim Carter


Carrie1976production assistant


No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos2008DocumentaryHimself


Won Awards

1990Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Achievement in CinematographyABC Afterschool Specials (1972)

Nominated Awards

2009Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Cinematography for a One Hour SeriesCSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
2008ASC AwardAmerican Society of Cinematographers, USAOutstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Regular SeriesCSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
1999ASC AwardAmerican Society of Cinematographers, USAOutstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Regular SeriesMichael Hayes (1997)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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