Welcome to the Official Website for Actor, Artist, Director James Best! Keep up with his latest adventures, purchase a painting or photo- or book him to appear at your next event! We hope you enjoy the new site - there is lots of information to be found here - and we look forward to keeping you up-to-date the world of James Best.
Please note - we do not mail out free autographed photos. If you would like an autographed photo they are available in our online store. Thank you.
UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS! MEET JAMES BEST!
June 8th, 2013 - Dukes of Hazzard Fan Fest in Nashville
June 13 - 15, 2013 - Western Festival in Tunica, MS - also Jimmie will do his One Man Show - tickets are $15 and available in advance or at the festival.
June 22nd, 2013 - Dukes Family Festival in Hagerstown, MD
August 17th, 2013 - Dukes Reunion in Baton Rouge, LA
Sept 20-21st, 2013 - Art Show & "Best in Hollywood" performance in Corydon, IN
Sept 26-29th, 2013 - Mayberry Days - "Best in Hollywood" performance
May 11th, 2013 - Great new pics of Sparkle N Shine - LINK
April 29th, 2013 - Look at the latest photos of Sparkle N Shine!
April 29th, 2013 - Great letter from Sweden!
I bought the Charger from Arizona 5 years ago .
Then i take the car to pieces and together again and that took 4,5 year .
So now i have my own General to cruise in . I havent a picture with both me and the General but i can fix that
Best regards Thomas Eskilsson (swedecharger) .
April 27th, 2013 - Great new interview with Scott Spears!
April 24th, 2013 - This is exciting - a BRAND NEW line of Dukes of Hazzard action figures is coming and Rosco is in the first batch!
April 8th, 2013 - (From Dorothy) Look what the Easter bunny brought Jimmie & I. Lil' Miss Sparkle n Shine is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. She will be 12 weeks old this Friday, she weighs 4lbs. She is an absolute dream, she has slept in her crate next to the bed for two nights and has slept through the whole night. Daisy Mae and Lil' Timmie are very curious. We are taking that slowly. Right now they are not quit sure what she is all about. Timmie has been great so far, he doesn't like it when she whimpers. I know they will be buddies very soon. Sparkle is ready to play now, she is very brave and wonderful about sounds in the house. You know Cavaliers don't know they are a little dog. They may be little, but with the heart of a lion. We are so happy having another Cavalier and we thank Victoria Gardner of Lizmere Cavaliers for bringing us such a jewel. Here are a few glimpses.
March 28th, 2013 - The August Dukes Reunion has released a new video! We will see you there!
March 20th, 2013 - Catch Jimmie on the Today Show
March 18th, 2013 - We have TWO James Best Originals turned into CANVAS Giclees available. View here
We also have only TWO of the "Go Bandit, Go General" Canvas Prints left. Click the photo below to purchase. LINK
March 18th, 2013 - Check out our new puppy "Sparkles N' Shine"
February 22nd, 2013 - Another James Best classic has been released! "Cole Younger, Gunfighter"
Get the DVD by clicking the image below!
February 1st, 2013 - Check out the latest painting sold from www.jamesbestart.com
GOOD NEWS! GOOD NEWS!
"The Sweeter Side of Life" was seen by nearly 3.1 million unduplicated viewers (P2+).
Competitively, "The Sweeter Side of Life"ranked as the #2 rated Prime Time ad-supported cable movie of the DAY, as well as the #3 movie of the WEEK, beating theatrical titles such as "Cinderella" (ABC Fam), "Iron Man 2" (FX), "The Book of Eli" (TNT), "Aladdin" (ABC Fam), "Wedding Crashers" (CMDY), "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines" (TNT) and "Spiderman 3
January 24th, 2012 - Here are some sweet tweets for you!
Enjoy a few pics from "The Sweeter Side of Life"
January 13th, 2013 - Cutest email we have received in a LONG time! Enjoy!
Hi, my name is Hunter and I am 12 years old. I am a HUGE fan of your show Dukes of Hazzard.
Last Halloween I got to be YOU. My mom and Aunt Laura made my wheelchair into your police car. I thought you would like to see it. I had a great time trick or treating and my family and friends loved it.
Thanks for all the great shows. I love it. I love it!
January 9th, 2013 - We regret to announce that the January One-Man-Show in Mount Dora, FL has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict.
December 9th, 2012 - BLACK GOLD featuring James Best is now out on DVD in the Warner Brothers Archive! Buy it Here or click the image of the DVD. Thank you!
November 7th, 2012 - Bring James Best to your town for the One Man Show!
11-5-2012 - Little Damon Denning went as Rosco for Halloween! How cute!
10-29-2012 - Jimmie just appeared at Sam's Club in Houston and the new DVD SOLD OUT!
10-22-2012 - Right now until the election - purchase the Re-Elect Rosco poster and get the 2012 Hogg/Coltrane election poster FREE! Shop Now
10-15-2012 - Jimmie's Daughter and Son-In-Law have a new movie on the market in time for Christmas!
Click above for a ooupon to save TWO BUCKS on the new DVD!
10-14-2012 - Jimmie and Dorothy just had a great time fishing in Tennessee - enjoy these pics!
Added 8-21-2012 -
Dear Mr. Best,
Attached are the pictures you requested from Hazard Homecoming of you, Julie, and myself with your beautiful painting (My Lily Pad Pond). The painting is hanging in a guest room at our current residence, but we plan to hang it in a special location in the dining room of our dream home that we are in the final stages of completing in the shadow of White Oak Mountain. We will send a picture of it hanging in its' permanent home in a month or so.
I cannot express how much it meant to us to talk with you in person. We both felt as if we'd known you after being long time fans and immensely enjoying your book. You certainly did not dissapoint as we found you every bit as entertaining and personable as we ever expected. We also enjoyed seeing the premiere of "Return of the Killer Shrews" in Washington the day before the Homecoming. We would very much like to purchase a copy if it is available.
I'm sure you are extremely busy, but the offer to take you fishing should you ever desire to visit the Chattanooga or Knoxville, TN area was sincere. We have access to some excellent spots on Douglas, Chickamauga, Tellico, and Guntersville lakes. I could certainly use some of that Jimmie Best luck we read about and would love to learn a few things along the way. Just give a yell and we will most happily set it up.
In the mean time Julie says hello, and you can look me up on Battlefield 3 (I also cannot fly the helocopters worth a dang) under the name xXGunslingerZz.
Alan and Julie St. Clai
August 1st, 2012 - Check out footage from the premier of Killer Shrews!
July 9th, 2012 - Look at this great shot of Teenser and her TOP BILLING!
May 14th, 2012 - Jimmie just had a great time on the new river in West Virginia - check out the pics!
Jimmie's 10lb Walleye May 11, 2012 New River WV. with our guide Sammy
Jimmie smallmouth bass May 12, 2012 New River, WV
May 2nd, 2012 - Good News! Good News! Jimmie's Daughter Janeen and Son-in-Law (Michael Damian) have another winner on their hands! FLICKA: COUNTRY PRIDE is now available at Wal-Mart and Sam's Club and here at Wal-Mart.com
May 2nd, 2012 - This was a wonderful letter and photo that we received! Get your own painting here
Today I hung the painting, "Sunday Morning with Granny," over the fireplace mantle in the den. It's amazing that the original photo, a decades' old 3 inch-by-3 inch, grainy photo taken with a 110 camera could be reproduced into such a wonderful piece of art! I placed a professionally enhanced and enlarged replication of the original picture next to the painting and snapped a photo. The resulting photo (attached) does not do the painting justice, given the opportunity to see it in person! Even without the glare from the flash, a photo simply cannot capture the richness, attention to detail, and depth of the colors in the painting. Although my great-grandmother (whom we called "granny") has long since passed, I think she would love it. It was very special to me to have Mr. Best memorialize my great-grandmother, with whom I would enjoy watching episodes of the Dukes of Hazzard as a kid on Friday nights when I was lucky enough to be allowed to spend the night at granny's house. Who knew that "Rosco" would someday paint me a picture! In all seriousness and sincerity, this painting is very special and I want to thank Mr. Best for taking on this challenge and doing such a wonderful job. From the early iterations to the final product, it is clear that Mr. Best does this, first and foremost, as a labor of love. To both Mr. Best and you for all your help, Ms. Dorothy, I am much abliged!
Dr. E. Kent Malone
April 16th, 2012 - Dorothy is so proud of her flowers! This has been one of her best gardening years ever!
March 7th, 2012 - Watch this cute video of Jimmie's biggest four year old fan Connor!
October 20th, 2011 - This is a great video clip. Watch Here
October 19th, 2011 - Check out these recent fishing photos!
Get the flash player here: http://www.adobe.com/flashplayer
September 29th, 2011 - Just wanted to thank you for opening your home to the two of us. We enjoyed meeting both of you. I have included a couple of pictures, one from our visit and one showing the new location for Mr. Best's art. We have been in this house for 10 years waiting to find the perfect thing to display above our fireplace. I think we found it. Wishing you the Best! Darrell and Luanne Deal.
September 16th, 2011 - This is such a wonderful story with video. View Link. View Story Two
July 26th, 2011 - Happy Birthday to James Best! Read this great article over at Hazzardnet!
March 15th, 2011 - Jimmie just did a great interview with ON SCREEN AND BEYOND!
Go to the website here and directly to the interview here.
February 22nd, 2011 - What a great interview with Jimmie! Click here!
February 16th, 2011 - This is one of the best interviews of Jimmie ever! Check it out! Click here!
September 13th, 2010 - Check out this great interview online! CLICK HERE
July 20th, 2010 - Join the Fan Facebook too!
January 7th, 2010 - Read this great interview with Jimmie here.