James Woods is an American actor and producer. He has amassed over $350,000 in live poker tournamnet cashes.
His best result came at the 2006 L.A. Poker Classic, finishing 24th for $39,859. He has made two WSOP final tables during his career, with a fifth-place finish in the 2018 $1,500 Dealer's Choice his highest finish.
Having come from a card-playing family, Woods was introduced to games like bridge at MIT, and says he played gin to "stay alive" during his early acting career.
"I played poker when I was a young guy, and I played a lot of gin to sort of stay alive," he told PokerNews in 2014. "You know, you’re a young actor, you don’t have a lot of money. So I always kind of ended up winning enough to buy breakfast. I mean, I could get support from my wonderful family, but you want to live on your own.