Simpson at the New York premiere of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter in June 2012.
|Born||James Raymond Simpson
November 21, 1975
Hackettstown, New Jersey, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Melanie Lynskey (m. 2007)|
James Raymond "Jimmi" Simpson (born November 21, 1975) is an American actor. He is best known for his work on television, which includes roles in Breakout Kings, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, My Name Is Earl and 24. His film credits include White House Down, Date Night, Zodiac and Herbie: Fully Loaded.
Simpson was born in Hackettstown, New Jersey, the youngest of three brothers.
Simpson met actress Melanie Lynskey in 2001, when they both appeared in Stephen King's Rose Red. The pair became engaged in 2005, and married on April 14, 2007, in a chapel near Queenstown, New Zealand.
Simpson made his film debut in Amy Heckerling's teen comedy Loser (2000), which was followed by guest spots in episodes of NYPD Blue, Cold Case and Carnivàle, as well as roles in the films D.E.B.S., Herbie: Fully Loaded, Stay Alive, Seraphim Falls and David Fincher's highly praised crime drama Zodiac.
In 2008, Simpson starred in The Farnsworth Invention on Broadway. His portrayal of Philo T. Farnsworth was described as "superb" by The Chicago Tribune, and earned him a Theatre World Award. (Additional stage credits include: Tartuffe, The Rainmaker (Broadway), Camino Real, The Winter's Tale and A Midsummer Night's Dream).
From 2008–2009, Simpson appeared as a recurring guest on The Late Show with David Letterman, playing "Lyle the Intern". During that time, he also appeared in episodes of House and Psych, and had roles in The Invention of Lying (directed by Ricky Gervais) and Date Night, opposite Steve Carrell.
Other notable credits include It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, on which Simpson appears frequently as Liam McPoyle, and the A&E series Breakout Kings, where he starred as Lloyd Lowery, a former child prodigy with a penchant for gambling. (The show was cancelled on May 17, 2012, after two seasons).
Most recently, Simpson was seen in the films Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, The Truth About Emanuel (nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2013 Sundance Festival), and action thriller White House Down, opposite Jamie Foxx.
|2005||Herbie: Fully Loaded||Crash|
|2007||Seraphim Falls||Big Brother|
|Itty Bitty Titty Committee||Chris|
|2008||A Quiet Little Marriage||Jackson|
|2009||The Mother of Invention||Martin Wooderson|
|The Invention of Lying||Bob|
|Taking Chances||Charlie Cabonara|
|2011||The Big Bang||Niels Geck|
|2012||Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter||Joshua Speed|
|Hello I Must Be Going||Phil|
|2013||The Truth About Emanuel||Arthur|
|White House Down||Tyler|
|Knights of Badassdom||Ronnie Kwok|
|The Last Time You Had Fun||Jake|
|2002||Rose Red||Kevin Bollinger||Mini-series (3 episodes)|
|The Division||Sean Townsend||Ep. 2.5|
|24||Chris||Recurring (season 2)|
|2003||NYPD Blue||Mike||Ep. 10.13|
|Cold Case||Ryan Bayes||Ep. 1.4|
|2005||Carnivàle||Lee||Ep. 2.3 & 2.4|
|It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Liam McPoyle||Recurring (seasons 1–8)|
|2006||My Name is Earl||David Hayes||Ep. 2.10 & 2.11|
|2008||Eleventh Hour||Will Sanders||Ep. 1.1|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Thomas Donover||Ep. 9.9 & 9.10|
|Late Show with David Letterman||Lyle the Intern||Recurring (seasons 15–17)|
|2009||House M. D.||Fr. Daniel Bresson||Ep. 5.15|
|Virtuality||Virtual Man||Main cast (pilot)|
|Psych||Mary Lightly||Recurring (seasons 3–5)|
|2010||Party Down||Jackal Onassis||Ep. 2.1|
|2011||Breakout Kings||Lloyd Lowery||Main cast (seasons 1–2)|
|How I Met Your Mother||Pete Durkenson||Ep. 7.2|
|2013||Unsupervised||Matthew / Dean (voice)||Ep. 1.11|
|Person of Interest||Logan Pierce||Ep. 2.14|
- "In Style Weddings (2007)". In Style. Retrieved 2009-06-14.
- "Two and Half Men's Melanie Lynskey Files for Divorce". eonline. Retrieved 2 October 2012.
- "Zodiac - Rotten Tomatoes".
- "Broadway's 'The Farnsworth Invention' is pure Sorkin". Chicago Tribune. December 6, 2007.
- "Past Recipients - Theatre World Awards".
- "A&E’s ‘Breakout Kings’ Cancelled After Two Seasons". Deadline. May 17, 2012. Retrieved May 17, 2012.
- "The Truth About Emanuel - Awards". IMDb. Retrieved May 17, 2012.