Jimmy Ames

Jimmy Ames Age, Career, Wife, Death, Income, Bio, Movies

Jimmy Ames was born on 11 July 1909 in east St. Louis, Illinois, the United States is an Actor of the 19s. He first made his big debut with the movie, “Woman of the Year” in 1942.

Ames’s career beginnings included film roles in the crime drama “The Chase” (1946) with Robert Cummings and “Whistle Stop” (1946). Ames made his next project, appearing in “Too Young to Kiss” (1951) with June Allyson. 

Ames played Charlie in The Addams Family episode “Green-Eyed Gomez“. Learn more about his biography, personal life, relationship, and more below.

Real NameJames Ames
Personal Life
Date of Birth11 July, 1909
Date of DeathAugust 14,1965
Age When Died56 Years
BirthplaceEast St. Louis, Illinois, USA.
HometownEast St. Louis, Illinois, USA.
Zodiac SignCancer
Educational QualificationBachelors Degree
Physical Stats
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DebutWomen of the Year [1942]
Relationships & Affairs
Marital statusUnmarried
ParentsFather- N/A
Mother- N/A
Net Worth [approx.]Not Known
Social Media

Early Life/Biography

Jimmy Ames is an American Actor. Jimmy Ames has mostly worked in English and has worked in Hollywood. He was born in East St. Louis, Illinois, USA. He is a well-known standup comedian and actor from twentieth-century Hollywood.

His career lasted around 20 years from the 1940s to the 1960s. He started acting by performing trivial roles in small-budget movies during the 40s.

He was an acting professional, known for The Run after (1946), Whistle Prevent (1946), and Little girl of Don Q (1946).

He had a short-lived career, yet he was famous as a successful Hollywood actor. 

He started his acting career in the late 40s along with Robert Cummings in the movie ‘The Chase’ and ‘whistle stop’.

His famous co-stars were Jimmy Conlin,  with whom he shared screen several times. 

Murray Alper and Bess flowers were other actors associated with him. 


James Ames, better known as Jimmy Ames, was born in Illinois, USA. His parents did not have a career in acting. He was deeply into acting from a young age. As of now regarding his family, many details are not exactly available.


No proper information is available about Jimmy Ames’ educational background. He hails from a non-acting background and holds a bachelor’s degree in another field. He was passionate about his acting career.

Jimmy Ames’s Career

Jimmy Ames had a pretty short-lived career and was successful at the same time.  He debuted in the movie ‘Women of the year’ in 1942.

Ames’s career beginnings included film roles in the crime drama “The Chase” (1946) with Robert Cummings and “Whistle Stop” (1946).

Ames made his next project, appearing in “Too Young to Kiss” (1951) with June Allyson, “She’s Working Her Way Through College” (1952) with Virginia Mayo, and the Robert Taylor crime feature “Rogue Cop” (1954). Later in his career, Ames acted in “Woman Obsessed” (1959) with Susan Hayward.

His highest-rated movie is ‘Love crazy’, released in 1941. It has an 8.4 rating on rotten tomatoes. 

His career also extended to many tv shows, where he appeared as a guest. 

His works include:

  • Smart woman
  • North Alaska
  • The Big Punch
  • Ride the Pink Horse
  • When Is a Miss too Young to Kiss?
  • Kismet
  • He Ran All the Way
  • Bells are Ringing
  • Ziegfeld Girl
  • Lost in a Harem

His role in Whistle stop (1946) is well known. The dramatic movie revolves around the animosity between the two boyfriends of a girl named Marie. Jimmy Ames was well accepted in the industry soon after its release. He had the role of Mr. Baker.

The movie ‘Chase’ which was released in 1946, is another famous thriller drama starring Jimmy Ames and actress Michele morgan. His role as the killer was well appreciated by the audience.

The movie was produced by Nero films, inc. The movie is based on the novel ‘The black path of fear’ by Cornell Woolrich. The movie was released and premiered in Cannes in 1947 as well. 

His other notable appearances include as follows:

  • Daughter of Don Q (1946) as Romero – Nightclub Owner 
  • Canon City (1948) as Convict Mug


Ames passed away on August 14, 1965, in Hollywood, California, USA. He was settled in the posh area of Hollywood during his death and was successful in his career as an actor. He was 56 years old.

The actor had a sudden death due to a Heart attack. The exact cause of his death is unknown. It might have been a natural death. 

Physical Measurements

No precise information about his physical appearance is available as of now. His approximate measurements are given in the data below:

He has a lean build, with brown eyes and brown hair. 

He is American and of White ethnicity. Jimmy Ames has a tall build, he is around 6 feet.

He weighs approximately 54 kgs.

Relationship, Wife, & Affairs

Currently, Jimmy Ames’s relationship status is not available. It is unsure if he had a girlfriend during his acting career. He had acted with many actresses including Myrna Loy, Theresa Wright, and Virginia Mayo. He was unmarried during his lifetime. 

Net Worth

At his time, Jimmy Ames earned approximately 1.4 million US dollars as of 2021. He was one of the decently paid actors during his period.  His main source of income was acting. 

Interesting Facts about Jimmy Ames

  • Jimmy Ames has only worked in 17 movies and most of them were well-received by the audience. 
  • He last appeared in the role of Charlie in the ‘Addams family’ show before he passed away the next year in 1956. 
  • He is considered one of the greatest actors in twentieth-century Hollywood, within a short period of his acting career. 
  • He mainly appeared in Drama, comedy, and thriller movies.

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