Garner as Jim Rockford
Well known and beloved film and television actor, James Garner has died at the age of 86 at his home in Los Angeles, according to CNN.
Garner got his big start on television on the comedy Western series, Maverick, where he played the title role of Bret Maverick from 1957 to 1960. After his time on the series, he began his run on the big screen, starring in movies like The Children’s Hour, Boys’ Night Out, and The Thrill of It All, just to name a few during that time.
He returned to television in the ’70s and with his return came The Rockford Files, which was co-created Stephen J. Cannell and Roy Huggins and premiered in the 1974 season. He starred as detective Jim Rockford for six seasons and won an Emmy for best actor in 1977.
His later works include lending his voice for Atlantis: The Lost Empire as Commander Rourke, co-starring in Space Cowboys as well as joining the ABC comedy 8 Simple Rules cast as the children’s grandfather after the passing of John Ritter and of course, his role as older Noah in The Notebook.
Rest in Peace, James Garner.