James Marshall (actor)
|Born||James David Greenblatt
January 2, 1967
Queens, New York, U.S.
|Other names||James Marchall
James L. Marshall
|Occupation||Actor, songwriter, musician|
James David Greenblatt (born January 2, 1967), best known as James Marshall, is an American actor, known for playing the character James Hurley in the cult television series Twin Peaks (1990–1991) and its 1992 prequel film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, and for his role as Private Louden Downey in A Few Good Men.
He has appeared in numerous films, among them Cadence (1990), Gladiator (1992), Hits! (1994), Vibrations (1995), All She Ever Wanted (1996), Criminal Affairs (1997), Soccer Dog: The Movie (1999), Luck of the Draw (2000), Down (2001) and Alien Lockdown (2004). He also provided the voice for Kurt in the video game Unlimited Saga.
His father, William R. Greenblatt, was a Radio City Music Hall publicist, and his mother, Charlotte Green, danced with The Rockettes as Charlotte Bullard. The family moved from New Jersey to California in the 1980s. Marshall has one sister, Kat Green, who is a successful music and film producer.
Marshall is married to actress Renee Griffin, with whom he has a son and a stepson.
In summer 2010, Marshall sued the pharmaceutical company Hoffmann-LaRoche (a unit of Roche Holding AG) for $11 million in damages for injuries which, he claimed, resulted from his taking the drug Accutane. He claimed he had suffered Accutane-related gastrointestinal distress so severe that it necessitated a four-month hospital stay, and the surgical removal of his colon. He asserted that these injuries had derailed his acting career. Stars Martin Sheen (a longtime family friend), Brian Dennehy, Esai Morales and Rob Reiner (Marshall's director on A Few Good Men) were to testify on his behalf. Roche had removed Accutane from the market in 2009 due to a spate of similar claims.
His health now substantially improved, Marshall has begun a new phase of his career, as a guitarist, songwriter and recording artist.