|Born||September 10, 1972|
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Born in Detroit in 1972 to a Franco-Vietnamese mother from Saigon and a father with Irish and Native American ancestry, Duval's family moved to Los Angeles when he was 2 years old. He grew up around the Greater Los Angeles area, going to elementary school in Redondo Beach before graduating from Gladstone High School in Covina in 1989. As a teenager in his early career with Gregg Araki's Teenage Apocalypse films, he identified with the themes of nihilism, social alienation and not fitting in: "I was 18 and living that, searching for myself who I was, where I belonged. I was really confused. Working with Gregg gave me something to move towards. ... there were things I was feeling—that I wasn’t liked, that there were things I couldn’t do to fit in. I was attracted to alternative music and feeling what they were singing about, even though I hadn’t really lived. I was so distraught. I was only 18–19. Everything weighed on that on a daily basis. It was so intense, and almost overwhelming."
In a 1997 interview promoting Araki's Nowhere, as well as discussing the racism he experienced in his youth, he expressed frustration with being asked about his sexuality as a result of playing queer roles, and mentioned that he was dating his Nowhere co-star Sarah Lassez.
|1993||An Ambush of Ghosts||Student #1|
|1993||Totally F***ed Up||Andy|
|1995||The Doom Generation||Jordan White|
|1996||Independence Day||Miguel Casse|
|1997||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||Freb|
|2001||Donnie Darko||Frank Anderson|
|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|
|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|
|2017||The Abduction of Jennifer Grayson||Jeremy|
|2017||Spreading Darkness||Mark Minscourri|
|2018||BoJack Horseman||Studio Grip||Episode: "The Dog Days Are Over"|
|2019||Now Apocalypse||Homeless man||Recurring|
|2022||Without Ward||Helmholtz W. Gault|
- Witbrodt, Cathy L. (May 27, 2004). "James Duval: staying true to indie roots". YouthQuake. Archived from the original on October 25, 2012. Retrieved December 12, 2010.
- "New One-Sheet: The Black Waters of Echo's Pond / Theatrical Screening Info". Dreadcentral.com. March 4, 2010. Retrieved December 12, 2010.
- "James Duval Heads to Noirland! First Teaser and Images". Dreadcentral.com. April 15, 2010. Retrieved December 12, 2010.
- Kramer, Gary M. (April 7, 2023). "Q&A: Gregg Araki and James Duval revisit The Doom Generation". Gay City News. Retrieved September 29, 2023.
- Woods, Cat (November 23, 2022). "James Duval reflects on Gregg Araki's The Doom Generation ahead of Sundance celebration". Flicks. Retrieved September 29, 2023.
- "An Actor Who's Going Somewhere Fast: James Duval Sizzles Up the Screen in Gregg Araki's new Nowhere". Fuel. 1997. Retrieved September 29, 2023 – via James Duval.
- Awards for James Duval at IMDb
- Jared Black's Delirium