James Tupper (born August 4, 1965) is a Canadian actor best known for his role as Jack Slattery on the ABC television series Men in Trees and recently appeared as Dr. Chris Sands on the NBC medical drama series Mercy (2009–10), which was cancelled by NBC in May 2010.
Tupper split from his wife in November 2006 (according to Entertainment Tonight) and moved in with actress Anne Heche in August, 2007. Their son, Atlas Heche Tupper, was born on March 7, 2009.
In his spare time Tupper enjoys carpentry and birdwatching. After high school, he lived on a coffee farm in East Africa and studied Swahili. He has acted in several off-Broadway plays, including An Actor Prepares and After the Rain. Tupper co-wrote and appeared in 2005's Loudmouth Soup, a fully improvised indie that was filmed in one night that is soon to be released on video. He has had a recurring role on Samantha Who? as Samantha's love interest, Owen.
Tupper appeared as Dr. Andrew Perkins, a trauma counselor, on ABC's Grey's Anatomy. He appeared in 7 episodes in the show's seventh season.
Currently Tupper has been appearing on ABC's Revenge since 2011. He is playing the character of David Clarke, the father of the main character.