LeGros at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival
April 27, 1962 |
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
James LeGros (born April 27, 1962) is an American actor.
LeGros was born in Minneapolis to a teacher mother and real estate broker father and was raised in Redlands, California. He attended the Professional Conservatory at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, California, as well as the University of California, Irvine. LeGros is the son-in-law of actor Robert Loggia.
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 (new series) and Friends. He portrayed Dr. Dan Harris on the NBC series Mercy. LeGros portrayed Peter Gray in the upcoming Dark Sky thriller Bitter Feast.
He is the first actor to appear on TV as Deputy United States Marshall Raylan Givens in the TV film Pronto based on a book by Elmore Leonard. Le Gros also appeared on the TV series Justified (which centers on the character Raylan Givens) as antagonist Wade Messer.