JAMES CAAN (Kieran Johnson) is a veteran actor from Queens, New York. His film career began in 1963 with a walk-on part in "Irma la Douce," the Shirley MacLaine/Jack Lemmon hit. He later distinguished himself in films such as "The Godfather" which cast him as Sonny, and garnered him an Academy Award nomination.

Some of his most successful work has been in films such as "Misery," "The Glory Guys," "Submarine X-1," "Countdown," "The Rain People," "The Godfather Part 2," "Dick Tracy," "For the Boys," "Honeymoon in Vegas," "The Program" and "Eraser." Additionally, "Cinderella Liberty," "Funny Lady," "A Bridge Too Far," "Chapter Two," "Thief," "Rabbit Run," "T.R. Baskin," "The Gambler," "Slither," "Silent Movie," "Rollerball," "The Killer Elite," "Harry and Walter Go To New York," "Another Man, Another Chance," "Hide in Plain Sight" (directed by Caan), "Comes a Horseman," "Kiss Me Goodbye," "Gardens of Stone," "Alien Nation" and "Flesh and Bone" all showcased his talent.

Caan's television work includes an Emmy nomination for his portrayal of Brian Piccalo in "Brian's Song," and appearances on "Naked City," "Route 66," "Wagon Train," "Ben Casey," "Combat," "The Untouchables" and "Alfred Hitchcock Presents." Caan's theatrical work includes "La Ronde," "Mandingo" and "Blood, Sweat, and Stanley Poole." His upcoming projects include "Mickey Blue Eyes" with Hugh Grant and "The Yards" with Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Wahlberg, both scheduled for release in 1999.

Caan says Kieran Johnson is "a disgruntled, lonely guy who I imagine spent a portion of his life immersed in a mystery and it's something he is not at all pleased with at this point. He comes on this odyssey and it sort of makes his life a little more complete, filling in the details of who he was and where he comes from. Kieran finds wholeness, a completion. In other words, he now knows a pride and sense of belonging he never knew before. If you didn't know where you came from, and your background, you would feel a bit empty. Most people would. This whole experience makes him a much better teacher and a much more complete person, a happier person."

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