James McEachin is a Silver Star and Purple Heart veteran of the Korean War, an accomplished
actor, and an award-winning author. McEachin is perhaps best known for his roles
on Perry Mason, Matlock, Play Misty For Me, and his NBC series Tenafly. He enjoyed
an illustrious career and eventually retired. Since retirement, McEachin has authored
six novels, multiple screen plays, and his one-man play, entitled Above the Call;
Beyond the Duty which opened at DC’s Kennedy Center in 2008. The two-hour play has
been seen in places as far away as Kuwait. McEachin began the year 2013 by releasing
Tell Me a Tale: a novel of the Old South as an audio book, he followed up by participating
in the launching of the battleship USS Michael Murphy. He is currently working on
his film project, The Purple Heart. Alabama’s Mobile Area Veteran’s Day Commission
selected him as their 2013 Patriot of the Year for his continued work with veterans.
On November 1, 2013 the GI Film Festival awarded the actor the 2013 GIFF Veteran
in Entertainment Award for his many patriotic appearances and performances.