Jim Beaver

Jim Beaver, the stage, film, and television actor and writer who is best known for his roles on HBO’s Deadwood, the CW’s Supernatural, and FX’s Justified, will receive VVA’s Excellence in the Arts Award at the Saturday night Awards Banquet.

 

Beaver joined the U.S. Marine Corps two months after he graduated from high school in 1968. He served with the 1st Marine Division in Vietnam in 1970-71, most of that time as a radio operator with the 1st Marine Regiment. After his honorable discharge, Beaver worked a series of jobs, graduated from college, and starting appearing on stage in in Dallas. Louisville, and New York.

 

He moved to Los Angeles in 1983 and since then has appeared in scores of movies and TV shows. That includes playing the part of a Vietnam War veteran in the 1989 movie, In Country, opposite Bruce Willis. Beaver was the only Vietnam vet in the cast of that movie that examined the legacy of the war among those who served there.

 

Beaver also is the author of more than a dozen works for the stage and three books, including his highly praised memoir, Life’s That Way.

Jim Beaver, the stage, film, and television actor and writer who is best known for his roles on HBO’s Deadwood, the CW’s Supernatural, and FX’s Justified, will receive VVA’s Excellence in the Arts Award at the Saturday night Awards Banquet.

 

Beaver joined the U.S. Marine Corps two months after he graduated from high school in 1968. He served with the 1st Marine Division in Vietnam in 1970-71, most of that time as a radio operator with the 1st Marine Regiment. After his honorable discharge, Beaver worked a series of jobs, graduated from college, and starting appearing on stage in in Dallas. Louisville, and New York.

 

He moved to Los Angeles in 1983 and since then has appeared in scores of movies and TV shows. That includes playing the part of a Vietnam War veteran in the 1989 movie, In Country, opposite Bruce Willis. Beaver was the only Vietnam vet in the cast of that movie that examined the legacy of the war among those who served there.

 

Beaver also is the author of more than a dozen works for the stage and three books, including his highly praised memoir, Life’s That Way.