James Woods

James Woods
Nationality: United States
Last seen on: 2021 World Series of Poker

Biography

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.


Breakfast Money to Bracelets: A Look at James Woods' Poker Career


At the 2015 WSOP, he memorably defeated Doug Polk heads-up to reach the final table of Event #4: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout.

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #54: $2,500 Nine-Game Mix 6-Handed
8th $12,702
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #42: $1,500 Razz
20th $3,376
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #32: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.
30th $5,269
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #27: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E
28th $4,505
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #18: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball
14th $6,579
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #5: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
73rd $2,400
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #53: $800 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack
442nd $1,395
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
110th $2,257
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #25: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better
17th $4,899
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #12: $1,500 Dealer's Choice 6-Handed
5th $23,686
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #35: $1,000 Super Seniors No-Limit Hold'em
34th $6,535
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #13: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw
30th $2,568
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #5: THE COLOSSUS III - $565 No-Limit Hold'em
915th $1,551
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
70th $3,116
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #62: The $1,111 Little One for One Drop
93rd $4,167
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #58: $1,500 Mixed-Max No-Limit Hold'em
149th $2,489
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #44: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
170th $2,919
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #28: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
54th $8,622

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