James Bamford (stunt coordinator)
James Bamford (born 26 February 1967), also known by the nickname "Bam-Bam", is a Canadian stunt co-ordinator and stuntman, who works in film and television, and is the current President and on the executive board of Stunts Canada, the oldest and largest organisation of its type in Canada.[according to whom?] He is one of the producers of Arrow and has also directed several episodes of the series.
Bamford was born in Victoria, British Columbia, and presently lives and works out of Vancouver, Canada.
Awards, nominations, medals
Bamford has been a stunt double for many actors, including Matthew Fox, Mickey Rourke and Ben Browder, and worked as a stunt performer and stunt coordinator on TV shows from The X-Files to Arrow, and films including Final Destination, The Chronicles of Riddick and X-Men 2. He is best known for his work on Stargate Atlantis, and has appeared at many Stargate conventions in Canada, the UK, and Australia.
Bamford was voted by the public to be photographed as part of a collaborative Calotype photography exhibition called Vancouver Creatives by VNB, comprising portraits of 22 creative Vancouverites. The magazine Vancouver is Awesome was one of the sponsors of the exhibition.
Bamford was the fight coordinator on the Arrow stunt coordination team led by J.J. Makaro, which was hailed by Entertainment Weekly as the Most Likely to Earn Someone an Emmy in their 5th Annual Season Finale Awards, 2014.
This is only a small selection of James Bamford's roles, as in June 2014 he had 424 entries at iMDB.
Stunt double for Jerry O'Connell
|The Outer Limits||Stunt performer|
|1996||Poltergeist: The Legacy||Stunt coordinator (cover days)|
|Two||Stunt double for Lochlyn Munro|
|1997||Dead Man's Gun: My Brother's Keeper||Stunt performer|
|1998||Cold Squad||Stunt performer|
|Welcome to Paradox||Stunt double for Ice-T|
|Shattered Image||Stunt double for William Baldwin|
|First Wave||Stunt performer|
|1999||So Weird||Stunt performer|
|Behind The Mask||Stunt double for Matthew Fox|
|Harsh Realm||Stunt double for D. B. Sweeney|
|The Sentinel||Nick Ray|
|2000||Final Destination||Stunt performer|
|Dark Angel||Stunt double for Michael Weatherly;|
Stunt double for William Gregory Lee
|Call of the Wild||Stunt double|
|Chain of Fools||ER doctor|
|UC: Undercover||Stunt double for William Forsythe|
|2002||Reign of Fire||Stunt coordinator|
|John Doe||Stunt performer|
|The Twilight Zone||Stunt double|
|Jeremiah||Stunt coordinator (2002–2004 – 34 episodes)|
|X2||Stunt performer for |
Remy LeBeau / Gambit
|2003||Scary Movie 3||Stunt performer|
|2004||Stargate Atlantis||Stunt coordinator (2004–2009 – 99 episodes)|
Stunt double for Joe Flanigan
|The Butterfly Effect||Stunt coordinator|
|Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed||Martial arts coordinator|
Stunt actor: Captain Cutler's Ghost
|The Chronicles of Riddick||Stunt performer|
|Blade: Trinity||Stunt performer|
|Scary Movie 4||Stunt actor: soldier|
|X-Men: The Last Stand||Stunt performer|
|2005||Stargate SG-1||Fight coordinator (2005–2007 – 5 episodes)|
Stunt double for Ben Browder
|2007||In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale||Stunt actor: Legionnaire|
|Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem||Stunt performer|
|Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer||Stunt performer|
|Sanctuary||Stunt coordinator (8 episodes)|
|Things We Lost in the Fire||Stunt performer|
|A Dog's Breakfast||Stunt coordinator|
|2008||Flash Gordon||Stunt coordinator|
|Stargate Universe||Stunt coordinator (2009–2011 – 39 episodes)|
|2011||Mortal Kombat: Legacy||Thug No. 2|
|Once Upon a Time||The Black Knight|
|Apollo 18||Stunt coordinator|
|2012||Ek Tha Tiger||Stunt coordinator|
|True Justice||Stunt performer|
Darko Thug No. 8
|Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn||Stunt coordinator|
|True Justice||Stunt performer|
Darko Thug No. 8
|Arrow||Fight choreographer (2012 – 7 episodes)|
Stunt coordinator (2012–2013 – 23 episodes)
Fight coordinator (2012–2016 – 38 episodes)
Gunman #2 (Pilot episode)
Director (2015–present – 14 episodes)
Supervising stunt coordinator (2016–2017 – 21 episodes)
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 October 2007. Retrieved 19 August 2007.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Stunts Canada
- "James Bamford | STUNTS CANADA". www.stuntscanada.com. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
- "Leo Awards, 2013 Leo Awards Winners". leoawards.com. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
- "TOIFA 2013 Winners: Barfi! Wins Top Honors". indiatimes.com. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
- "Leo Awards, 2010 Nominees by Name". www.leoawards.com. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
- "Ask "BAMBAM" – Spoilers ALL seasons, all SG Shows/Movies [Archive] – GateWorld Forum". forum.gateworld.net. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
- "October 15, 2008: Stargate Atlantis Stunt Coordinator James "Bam Bam" Bamford Takes Your Best Shots". Josephmallozzi's Weblog. 15 October 2008. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
- http://www.frankmandesign.co.uk. "Premiere Scene – Further Videos – James Bamford Interviews". www.premierescene.net. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
- "Leo Awards, 2012 Presenters". www.leoawards.com. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
-  Next Level Radio
-  Next Level Radio Interview – 2 March 2014
- "VNB " Vancouver Creatives 2". vnbphoto.com. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
- Photo, VNB (5 March 2014). "Vancouver Creatives: James Bamford". Vancouver Is Awesome. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
- "DC All Access: Taking Aim at Arrow". DC. 15 April 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
- "Season Finale Awards: 'Arrow' stunt team vows to do it even better". EW.com. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
- "James Bamford". IMDb. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
- Bamford filmed a scene as Gambit during the Dark Cerebro scene where he would blow up a table. This was later cut from the film, and was not included on the DVD release.