James Badge Dale

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James Badge Dale
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Dale at the premiere of The Pacific in 2010
James Badgett Dale[1]

(1978-05-01) May 1, 1978 (age 44)
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Years active1988–present
PartnerEmily Wickersham

James Badge Dale (born May 1, 1978) is an American actor. He is known for playing Chase Edmunds in 24, Robert Leckie in The Pacific, a corrupt Massachusetts state trooper, Trooper Barrigan, in Martin Scorsese's The Departed, Luke Lewenden in The Grey, Eric Savin in Iron Man 3 and Tyrone S. "Rone" Woods in 13 Hours.

Early years[edit]

Born in New York City, Dale is the only child of actor, dancer, and choreographer Grover Dale and actress and singer Anita Morris. At age 10, he was picked out of his fifth grade class at Wonderland Avenue Elementary School in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles to test for the role of Simon in Lord of the Flies, in which he was cast. After five months on location in Jamaica, he returned to his schooling at Wonderland Elementary. He is an alumnus of Manhattanville College, where he played for the hockey team until he suffered a leg injury.[citation needed]


His most notable works to date are Simon in the 1990 film adaptation of Lord of the Flies and the role of Chase Edmunds in the third season of the Fox TV series 24 (which he later reprised in the video game of the same title). He also appeared in CSI: Miami and CSI: NY as serial killer Henry Darius. The storyline originally began in the CSI: Miami Season 4 episode "Felony" and ended in the CSI: NY Season 2 episode "Manhattan Manhunt", resulting in a crossover between the two shows.[citation needed]

In 2006, he was cast in the pivotal supporting role of Trooper Barrigan in The Departed. He then was cast as the lead in AMC's political thriller Rubicon which revolves around a secret society that pulls the strings on the world political stage like the alleged Illuminati and the Council on Foreign Relations. It centers on brilliant analyst Will Travers (Dale) discovering that his employers are not who they seem to be. He also stars as Robert Leckie, one of the three leads in the HBO miniseries The Pacific from executive producers Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg.[2]

In 2013, Dale played Eric Savin in the Marvel Comics-based Iron Man 3, Captain Speke in the science fiction thriller World War Z, Dan Reid (the title character's brother) in Disney's The Lone Ranger, and the brother of Lee Harvey Oswald in Parkland. In Fall 2014, he starred in the off-Broadway production of Small Engine Repair.

Personal life[edit]

Dale has a son, Cassius Wickersham Dale, born December 30, 2021, with girlfriend Emily Wickersham.



Year Title Role Notes
1990 Lord of the Flies Simon Nomination for Outstanding Young Ensemble at the 12th Youth in Film Awards.
2003 Nola Ben
2004 Cross Bronx Rob-O
2005 The Naked Brothers Band Romantic Newlywed
2006 The Departed Barrigan
2010 NoNAMES Kevin Won the Copper Wing Award for Ensemble Performance at the 2010 Phoenix Film Festival.
Polish Bar Tommy
2011 Shame David
The Conspirator William Hamilton
2012 The Grey Luke Lewenden
Flight Gaunt Young Man
2013 Iron Man 3 Eric Savin
World War Z Captain Speke
The Lone Ranger Dan Reid
Parkland Robert Oswald
2014 Miss Meadows Sheriff
Stretch Laurent
2015 Echoes of War Wade
The Walk Jean-Pierre
2016 13 Hours Tyrone S. "Rone" Woods
Spectral Dr. Mark Clyne
2017 Only the Brave Jesse Steed
2018 Little Woods Ian
Donnybrook Whalen
The Standoff at Sparrow Creek Gannon
Hold the Dark Donald Marium
2019 Mickey and the Bear Hank Peck
Into the Ashes Sal Porter
The Kitchen Kevin O’Carroll
2020 The Empty Man James Lasombra
Safety Coach Simmons
2021 Small Engine Repair Badge
2021 On Our Way Complete[3]
TBA Rebel Ridge TBA

Television and video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Danny Jordan Episode: "Competence"
2003–2004 24 Chase Edmunds 24 episodes; Nominated for Outstanding Ensemble at the 11th Screen Actors Guild
2003 Hack Billy Ryan Episode: "Third Strike"
2004 Rescue Me Timo Gavin 3 episodes
2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Adam Trent Episode: "Committed"
CSI: Miami Henry Darius Episode: "Felony Flight"
CSI: NY Henry Darius Episode: "Manhattan Manhunt"
2006 24: The Game Chase Edmunds (voice) Video game
2007 The Black Donnellys Samson Dawlish 6 episodes
Fort Pit Bobby Bonelli TV film
2010 The Pacific Robert Leckie 7 episodes; Nominated as an ensemble for Outstanding Performance in a TV Movie or Miniseries at the 2011 Prism Awards
Rubicon Will Travers 13 episodes
2020– Hightown Ray Abruzzo 18 episodes
2022 Ramy Sheikh Abu Bakar Miller Episode: "Merchants in Medina"
1923 John Dutton Sr. Recurring role; miniseries


  1. ^ Dale, James Badge 1978–
  2. ^ "HBO to Premiere The Pacific March 14 | TV Guide". TVGuide.com. 2009-12-16. Retrieved 2018-08-26.
  3. ^ Complex, Valerie (March 22, 2023). "Gravitas Ventures Acquires Sophie Lane Curtis Drama 'On Our Way' Starring Micheál Richardson, Vanessa Redgrave And Jordana Brewster". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 23, 2023.

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