James LeGros

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James LeGros
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Born (1962-04-27) April 27, 1962 (age 56)
OccupationActor
Years active1984–present
Spouse(s)Kristina Loggia (m. 1992)
Children2

James LeGros (/ləˈɡr/; born April 27, 1962) is an American actor.

Early Life[edit]

LeGros was born in Minneapolis. His mother was a teacher and his father was a real estate broker.[1] He was raised in Redlands, California, and attended the Professional Conservatory at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, California, as well as the University of California, Irvine.[2] LeGros is the son-in-law of late actor Robert Loggia.

Career[edit]

James LeGros appeared as Rick in Gus Van Sant's 1989 Drugstore Cowboy. One of his best-known roles was in Living in Oblivion (directed by Tom DiCillo, also starring Steve Buscemi and Catherine Keener). LeGros played Chad Palomino, a male acting diva with endless "a-list" star demands for a "b-movie" director and crew. LeGros appeared on Showtime's Sleeper Cell (as Special Agent Ray Fuller) and on Law & Order. He was also a cast member on the television series Ally McBeal and guest-starred on Roseanne, Punky Brewster, The Outer Limits, and Friends. He portrayed Dr. Dan Harris on the NBC series Mercy.[3] LeGros portrayed Peter Gray in the Dark Sky thriller Bitter Feast.[4]

He is the first actor to appear on TV as Deputy United States Marshal Raylan Givens in the TV film Pronto, based on a book by Elmore Leonard. LeGros also appeared on the TV series Justified (which centers on the character Raylan Givens) as antagonist Wade Messer.

Personal Life[edit]

LeGros married to actress/photographer Kristina Loggia in 1992 and together they have two sons.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1986 The Ladies Club Jesse film debut; credited as James LeGros
1986 Solarbabies Metron
1987 Near Dark Teenage Cowboy
1987 Real Men Buddy MacGruder
1987 Fatal Beauty Zack Jaeger
1987 *batteries not included Goon #2 credited as James LeGros
1988 Phantasm II Mike also known as "Phantasm II: Workprint"
1989 Drugstore Cowboy Rick
1989 Born on the Fourth of July Platoon - Vietnam
1990 Hollywood Heartbreak Carl
1991 Blood and Concrete Lance
1991 Point Break Roach
1991 The Rapture Tommy
1991 Where the Day Takes You Crasher
1992 Nervous Ticks Rusty
1992 Leather Jackets Carl
1992 Gun Crazy Howard
1992 My New Gun Skippy
1992 Singles Andy
1994 Floundering John
1994 Bad Girls William Tucker
1994 Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle Deems Taylor
1994 Don't Do It Dodger
1995 Living in Oblivion Chad Palomino Nominated - Independent Spirit award for Best Supporting Male
1995 Safe Chris
1995 Destiny Turns on the Radio Thoreau
1995 Panther Avakian
1995 The Low Life Mike, Jr.
1995 Just Looking Jim
1996 The Destiny of Marty Fine Grill
1996 Boys Fenton Ray
1996 Infinity John Wheeler
1996 Countdown Lieutenant Michael Killip
1997 The Myth of Fingerprints Cezanne
1997 Wishful Thinking Max
1998 The Pass Hunter
1998 Thursday Billy Hill
1998 L.A. Without a Map Takowsky
1998 Life in the Fast Lane D.J.
1998 Enemy of the State Jerry Miller
1998 Psycho Car Dealer
1999 Jump Bicker
2000 Drop Back Ten Peter Barnes
2000 If You Only Knew Jack
2001 Scotland, Pa. Joe "Mac" McBeth
2001 Lovely and Amazing Paul
2001 World Traveler Jack
2004 November Hugh
2004 Straight Into Darkness Soldier
2004 Catch That Kid Ferrell
2004 Sexual Life Josh
2005 Trust the Man Dante
2006 The Last Winter James Hoffman Nominated - Gotham award for Best Ensemble Performance
2007 Zodiac Officer George Bawart
2007 Cough Drop Paul Dewey Short film
2008 Vantage Point Ted Heinkin
2008 Sherman's Way Palmer
2008 Dry Rain Stil Short film
2008 Visioneers Julieen
2008 Fragments Dr. Dan Howland also known as "Winged Creatures"
2009 Welcome to Academia Revis
2010 Skateland Clive Burkham
2010 Bitter Feast Peter Grey Nominated - Fangoria Chainsaw award for Best Actor
2012 Big Miracle Karl Hootkin
2013 Redwood Highway Michael Vaughn
2013 Don't Let Me Go Chris Madsen
2013 A Birder's Guide to Everything Donald Portnoy
2013 Night Moves Feed Factory Clerk
2013 Three Hours Between Planes Donald Plant Short film
2014 The Young Kieslowski Walter Mallard
2014 Big Muddy Buford Carver
2015 Point Break FBI Deputy Director #2
2016 Certain Women Ryan
2016 The People Garden Director
2016 Stray Bullets Cody
2017 Dating My Mother Chester
2018 Nostalgia Patrick
2018 Support the Girls Cubby
2018 Wildling The Wolf Man
2018 Unzipping Tsiki Short film; completed
2018 Buck Run William Templeton completed
2018 Waterlily Jaguar Bob post-production
TBR Medicine Man William Rossdale post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1984 Knight Rider Trasher television debut
Episode: "The Rotten Apples"; credited as James LeGros
1984 The Ratings Game Car Attendant Television Movie; credited as James Legros
1985 Simon & Simon Punk Boy Episode: "Slither"
1985 Punky Brewster Blade 2 episodes
1985 CBS Schoolbreak Special Freddie Cruz Episode: "Ace Hits the Big Time"
1993 Class of '96 Lucas Miller Episode: "When Whitney Met Linda"
1996 Roseanne Mr. Schlosser Episode: "Springtime for David"
1996 Marshal Law Cougar Television Movie
1997 The Outer Limits Ben Conklin Episode: "Dead Man's Switch"
1997 Pronto Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens Television Movie
1998 ER Dr. Max Rocher recurring role; 3 episodes
1998 L.A. Doctors Dwight Anthony Episode: "Under the Radar"
1999 Border Line Dan Macivers Television Movie
2000 Common Ground Amos Television Movie
2000-2001 Ally McBeal Mark Albert recurring role; 28 episodes
Nominated - Screen Actors Guild award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
2002 Friends Jim Nelson Episode: "The One with the Tea Leaves"
2002 Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie Troy Television Movie
2002 Damaged Love Doug Peeno Television Movie
2003 The Street Lawyer Barry Nuzzo Television Movie
2004 Paradise Matthew Paradise Television Movie
2005 Law & Order Dwight Jacobs Episode: "Red Ball"
2005 Sleeper Cell Special Agent Raymond "Ray" Fuller recurring role; 7 episodes
2008 1% Rabbi Television Movie
2009-2010 Mercy Dr. Dan Harris recurring role; 22 episodes
2010 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Bill Harris Episode: "Behave"
2011 Mildred Pierce Wally Burgan Television Miniseries; 5 episodes
2011-2014 Justified Wade Messer recurring role; 6 episodes
2012 Grey's Anatomy Jerry Episode: "Flight"
2012 House M.D. Oliver Episode: "Everybody Dies"
2012 Girls Jeff Lavoyt recurring role; 4 episodes
2013 Revenge Father Paul Whitley recurring role; 3 episodes
2013 The Good Wife Judge Adam Tolkin Episode: "The Next Month"
2013 The Sixth Gun Bill John O'Henry Television Movie
2014 Constantine Ellis McGee Episode: "The Darkness Beneath"
2014-2016 Person of Interest Bruce Moran recurring role; 3 episodes
2015 Battle Creek Mitchell Ford Episode: "Stockholm"
2016 Billions unknown Episode: "Boasts and Rails"
2017 Fear the Walking Dead Eddie Episode: "Things Bad Begun"
2018 Blue Bloods Don Voorhees Episode: "Erasing History"
2018 Castle Rock Sheriff Episode: "Harvest"

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ James LeGros Biography (1962-)
  2. ^ "James LeGros". www.angelfire.com. Retrieved 8 July 2010.
  3. ^ "Have a Snack With Dark Sky's 'Bitter Feast'". BloodyDisgusting.
  4. ^ "Bitter Feast Trailer Served Up Hot and Fresh". DreadCentral.

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