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Duval in 2011
September 10, 1972 |
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
James Edward Duval (born September 10, 1972) is an American actor, who is known for his roles in the Gregg Araki trilogy—Totally Fucked Up, The Doom Generation, and Nowhere—in addition to Frank in Donnie Darko, Blank in May, Miguel in Independence Day and Singh in Go.
Duval was born in Detroit, Michigan. His family moved to California in 1974, where his sister, Terry, was born. He attended Gladstone High School in Covina (1986–89), as well as Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, and Fair Valley in Covina. Although, as a child, he was trained as a classical pianist, he eventually moved to the guitar. Duval is of mixed ancestry; his mother, a native of Saigon, is of Vietnamese-French descent, and his father is of Irish-Native American-French ancestry. Duval is an avid practitioner of hatha yoga. He also teaches yoga at Earth's Power Yoga studio, Los Angeles, in between films.
Duval has starred in numerous independent films, including the 2009 psychological thriller The Black Waters of Echo's Pond and the mystery crime-thriller film Noirland directed by Ramzi Abed.
He plays guitar and piano, and sings in a band named Gene Wilder (after the actor) with friends and fellow actors Brian McGuire and Brett Roberts. He formerly played for Antoneus Maximus & The Nuthouze Band who had been playing gigs at local venues in Los Angeles. Their first album in 2004 included guest appearances by such luminaries as apl.de.ap of The Black Eyed Peas, DJMotiv8, Dante Santiago, and Kid (Christopher Reid) of Kid 'n' Play.
|1993||An Ambush of Ghosts||Student #1|
|1993||Totally Fucked Up||Andy|
|1995||The Doom Generation||Jordan White|
|1996||Independence Day||Miguel Casse|
|1997||A River Made to Drown In||Jaime|
|1998||Stamp and Deliver|
|1998||The Clown at Midnight||George Reese|
|1998||How to Make the Cruelest Month||Westy|
|1998||SLC Punk!||John the Mod||Credited as Jimmy Duval|
|2000||This Is How the World Ends||Blue||TV show|
|2000||Gone in 60 Seconds||Fred|
|2001||The Doe Boy||Hunter Kirk||Won "Best Actor" at the American Indian Film Festival|
|2001||A Galaxy Far, Far Away||Himself|
|2002||Comic Book Villains||Baz|
|2003||Pledge of Allegiance||Ray|
|2004||Window Theory||Dave Kordelewski|
|2004||Open House||Joel Rodman|
|2005||Venice Underground||Lucious Jackson|
|2005||Chasing Ghosts||Dmitri Parramatti|
|2005||Standing Still||Stoner Steve|
|2006||The Iron Man||Lawyer 2|
|2006||Roman||Goth Dude||Deleted scenes|
|2006||Pancho and Lefty||Lefty|
|2007||The Pacific and Eddy||Noel|
|2007||Luck of the Draw||Grady|
|2008||The Art of Travel||Taylor "One Ball"|
|2009||Thirsty||Beverage Announcer||Voice role|
|2009||2 Dudes & a Dream||Phil|
|2009||The Black Waters of Echo's Pond||Rick|
|2010||Now Here||Luis Ortiz|
|2010||Not Another Not Another Movie||Miguel|
|2010||Everything Will Happen Before You Die||Paynie|
|2011||Not Another Not Another Movie||Himself|
|Spreading Darkness||Mark Minscourri||Post-production|
|2013||Look At Me||Frank|
|2013||Blue Dream||Robert Harmon|
|2015||Punk's Dead||John The Mod|
|2015||The Sparrows||Hector Sanchez|
|2016||American Romance||Stewart Miles|
- Witbrodt, Cathy L. (2004-05-27). "James Duval: staying true to indie roots". YouthQuake magazine. Retrieved 2010-12-12.
- "New One-Sheet: The Black Waters of Echo's Pond / Theatrical Screening Info". Dreadcentral.com. 2010-03-04. Retrieved 2010-12-12.
- "James Duval Heads to Noirland! First Teaser and Images". Dreadcentral.com. 2010-04-15. Retrieved 2010-12-12.
- Awards for James Duval on IMDb
- Jared Black’s Delirium
"James Duval: staying true to indie roots". YouthQuake magazine.