Actor James Caan Files for Divorce

Actor James Caan (search) has filed for divorce from his wife of more than nine years.

His publicist, Paul Bloch, said Tuesday he didn't have details about the divorce but issued a statement from Caan.

"I love and respect my wife as a friend and as a mother," Caan said. "Our goal in life is to continue to be great parents and great friends. Our children are our entire lives and they will remain as such."

Caan and his wife, Linda, were married Oct. 7, 1995, according to the divorce petition filed Monday in Superior Court.

The couple have two children — Jacob, 6, and James Jr., 9, the petition said.

Caan, 65, stars in NBC's television drama "Las Vegas" as Big Ed Deline, security boss of the fictional Montecito Resort and Casino.

He's best known for his role as Sonny Corleone (search) in the 1972 "The Godfather," (search) which earned him an Academy Award nomination.