James Duval

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James Duval
James Duval 2011.jpg
Duval in 2011
Born (1972-09-10) September 10, 1972 (age 45)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Musician
Years active 1993–present

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.

Personal life[edit]

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.

Career[edit]

Duval has starred in numerous independent films,[1] including the 2009 psychological thriller The Black Waters of Echo's Pond[2] and the mystery crime-thriller film Noirland directed by Ramzi Abed.[3]

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.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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
1997 Nowhere Dark Smith
1998 Wild Horses Jimmy
1998 Stamp and Deliver
1998 The Clown at Midnight George Reese
1998 Alexandria Hotel Romero
1998 How to Make the Cruelest Month Westy
1998 SLC Punk! John the Mod Credited as Jimmy Duval
1999 Go Singh
1999 The Weekend Robert
2000 This Is How the World Ends Blue TV show
2000 Gone in 60 Seconds Fred
2001 Amerikana Chris
2001 Donnie Darko Frank
2001 The Doe Boy Hunter Kirk Won "Best Actor" at the American Indian Film Festival[4]
2001 The Tag Viggs
2001 A Galaxy Far, Far Away Himself
2002 Comic Book Villains Baz
2002 May Blank
2002 Scumrock Drew
2003 Pledge of Allegiance Ray
2004 Window Theory Dave Kordelewski
2004 Frog-g-g! Freb
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 Mad Cowgirl Thierry
2006 Roman Goth Dude Deleted scenes
2006 Pancho and Lefty Lefty
2007 Kush Cyrus
2007 Numb Caleb Short film
2007 The Pacific and Eddy Noel
2007 Luck of the Draw Grady
2008 The Art of Travel Taylor "One Ball"
2008 Pox Himself
2008 Toxic Brad
2008 Cornered! Jimmy
2008 Evilution Asia Mark
2009 Thirsty Beverage Announcer Voice role
2009 2 Dudes & a Dream Phil
2009 Penance Guy
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
2010 Caller ID Miles
2010 Closing Time Jimmy
2010 Noirland Tiberius Malloy
Naked Angel Andreas Post-production
2010 Playback Clark
2010 Kaboom Messiah
2011 Alyce Kills Vince
2011 Not Another Not Another Movie Himself
2012 Delirium Burell[5]
2012 Touchback Rodriguez
Spreading Darkness Mark Minscourri Post-production
2013 Look At Me Frank
2013 Blue Dream Robert Harmon
2014 Hercules Reborn Horace
2015 Punk's Dead John The Mod
2015 The Sparrows Hector Sanchez
2016 American Romance Stewart Miles

References[edit]

  1. ^ Witbrodt, Cathy L. (2004-05-27). "James Duval: staying true to indie roots". YouthQuake magazine. Retrieved 2010-12-12. 
  2. ^ "New One-Sheet: The Black Waters of Echo's Pond / Theatrical Screening Info". Dreadcentral.com. 2010-03-04. Retrieved 2010-12-12. 
  3. ^ "James Duval Heads to Noirland! First Teaser and Images". Dreadcentral.com. 2010-04-15. Retrieved 2010-12-12. 
  4. ^ Awards for James Duval on IMDb
  5. ^ Jared Black’s Delirium

ATX Music Magazine Donny Darko Action figure Played by James Duval

[1]"James Duval: staying true to indie roots". YouthQuake magazine.

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