James Norman "Jim" Beaver, Jr. (born August 12, 1950) is an American stage, film, and television actor, playwright, screenwriter, director, and film historian.
He is most familiar to worldwide audiences as the gruff but tenderhearted prospector Whitney Ellsworth on the HBO Western drama series Deadwood, a starring role which brought him acclaim and a Screen Actors Guild Awards nomination for Ensemble Acting after three decades of supporting work in films and TV.
He portrayed Bobby Singer in the CW television series Supernatural and Sheriff Shelby Parlow on the FX series Justified. His memoir Life's That Way was published in April 2009.
Full Name at Birth...James Norman Beaver, Jr.
Date of Birth...12 August, 1950
Height...6' 1" (185 cm)
Hair Color...Brown - Light
High School...Irving High School, Irving, TX
Fort Worth Christian Academy, North Richland Hills, TX (1968)
University...Fort Worth Christian College (1968)
Oklahoma Christian College (1972)
BA, University of Central Oklahoma (1975)
Claim to Fame...Deadwood, Supernatural, John From Cincinnati