JAMES COBURN (Henry J. Waternoose), an Academy Award-winning actor
with impressive credits in all areas of the show biz spectrum, gives voice to
Monsters, Inc.'s crab-like CEO, a paternal leader who is faced with a severe
scream shortage and the crisis of Monstropolis' first human intruder.
Born in Nebraska, James Coburn first began acting at Los Angeles City
Colklege. It was there that he won his first award as supporting actor and was
able to share the stage with such acting legends as Vincent Price. Moving to New
York, he worked in various television commercials and such dramatic series as
"Studio One" and "General Electric Theatre." Five years
later, he moved back to Los Angeles and continued his sutides under the
teachings of Jeff Corey.
After his dazzling performance in John Sturges's "The Magnificent
Seven," Coburn went on to delight audiences worldwide with roles in films
like "The President's Analyst" (Which he also produced), "The
Great Escape," "Golden Girl," and the spy spoofs "Our Man
Flint" and "In Like Flint."
Over the course of his career, Coburn has co-starred with many of today's
hottest Hollywood talent, including Mel Gibson in "Maverick" and
"Payback," Arnold Schwarzenegger in "Eraser," and Eddie
Murphy in "The Nutty Professor." In 1999 he won the Academy Award for
Best Supporting Actor for his role in "Affliction," opposite Nick
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