James A. Baffico

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James A. Baffico
Born James A. Baffico
(1942-01-01) 1 January 1942 (age 76)
United States
Alma mater University of Michigan
Occupation Actor, director, producer, screenwriter

James Angelo Baffico (born January 1, 1942) is an American television soap opera director, producer and occasional script writer. Born in San Francisco, California, has a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, an M.A. and B.A. from the University of Nebraska. He is known for his role as "Bosko" in the 1983 Tom Cruise vehicle film All the Right Moves and as "Wooley" in George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead. Baffico has produced films and written screenplays for Universal Studios, Vista, and Paramount Pictures. He has been variously credited as Jim Baffico, James Baffico, and James A. Baffico.


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV series) Derwin Cooper
2000 It Had to Be You Police Sergeant
1993 - 1996 Law & Order (TV series) Det. Scapelli, Fred Field, Henninger
1989 Dream Street (TV series) Frank
1988 Me and Him Stu Gazzo
1986 - 1988 Spenser: For Hire (TV series) Murray Peltzer / Nash Bodine
1985 Silver Bullet Milt Sturmfuller
1983 All the Right Moves Bosko
1981 Knightriders Lester Dean
1980 Death Penalty (TV movie) Murray Peltzer / Nash Bodine
1978 Dawn of the Dead Wooley

Positions held[edit]

All My Children

  • Occasional Director (2004, 2005)
  • Director (1993-1998; 2000-2004)

The Doctors

  • executive producer (1981-1982)

Another World

  • Producer/Director (1981-1985)

As the World Turns

  • Director (1998-1999)

Days of Our Lives

  • Director (1989; 2006- August 16, 2007)
  • Occasional Director (2004, 2005, 2006)
  • Occasional Script Writer (2003)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Daytime Emmy Award: 8

  • Win: 1995 & 2003, Directing, All My Children
  • Nomination: 1995-1999, 2001-2003, Directing, All My Children

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