James McCaffrey

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James McCaffrey
Born James G. McCaffrey
Occupation Actor, voice actor
Years active 1990–present
Known for Max Payne, Rescue Me

James G. McCaffrey is an actor best known for his role as Max Payne in the Max Payne video game series.

Personal life[edit]

McCaffrey's place of birth remains disputed. Some sources cite Albany, New York and IMDb cites Belfast, Northern Ireland. He owns a home in Larchmont, New York.[1]


McCaffrey's first role was as a mentally challenged teen in Bill II: on His Own: The Bill Sackter Story. He played the lead in the first and last seasons of the series Viper, and the short-lived series Swift Justice, and has appeared on As the World Turns and Sex and the City.

McCaffrey is known as the voice of Thomas Zane in the video game Alan Wake and the title character in the video games Max Payne, Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne, and Max Payne 3; he appeared in a cameo role in the film adaptation of the video game, playing an FBI agent brought in to assist in the capture of Payne. He played deceased New York City firefighter Jimmy Keefe on Rescue Me and portrayed Ryan Huntley on Revenge.[1] He also starred as Father Thomas in the mystery thriller film A Cry from Within.[2]



Year Title Role Notes
1990 Bail Jumper National Guard Credited as Jim McCaffrey
1990 New York's Finest Maitre d' Direct-to-video
1994 Schemes Paul Stewart Direct-to-video
1995 Bunzy's Last Call Sal N/A
1996 The Truth About Cats & Dogs Roy N/A
1997 Nick & Jane Nick N/A
1997 Shanghai 1937 Frank Taylor Television film
1999 The Tic Code Michael N/A
1999 Coming Soon Dante N/A
1999 The Florentine Jack Ryan N/A
1999 Switched at Birth Darryl N/A
2003 American Splendor Fred N/A
2003 Distress Jack Douglas N/A
2004 She Hate Me Bob N/A
2004 Fresh Cut Grass N/A N/A
2005 Hide and Seek Charlie Uncredited
2005 Jokebitch Killer Short film
2007 Broken English Perry N/A
2007 Feel the Noise Jeffrey Skylar N/A
2008 Max Payne FBI Special Agent Jack Taliente Uncredited cameo
2008 Last Call Steven N/A
2009 Sordid Things Jagger Manchester N/A
2010 Pregnancy Pact Michael Dougan Television film
2010 Nonames Mr. Williams N/A
2010 Meskada Billy Burns N/A
2010 Camp Hope Dr. John N/A
2011 Busted Walk Mr. Turner Short film
2011 One Fall Werber Bond N/A
2011 The Orphan Killer Detective Jones N/A
2011 Montauk Roger Short film
2012 Compliance Detective Neals N/A
2012 To Redemption Nick Reed N/A
2012 Excuse Me for Living Barry N/A
2013 The Suspect Polaski Sheriff N/A
2013 Stain Removal Jules N/A
2014 A Cry from Within Father Thomas N/A
2014 Gun Hill Alex Web Television film
2014 Betrayed Sully Television film
2014 Like Sunday, Like Rain Dale N/A
2015 Douglas Brown N/A N/A
2015 Sam Seymour N/A
2015 I Dream Too Much Nikki Completed
2015 Coach of the Year Fred Call Post-production
2015 Confidence Game David Filming
2016 Payne & Redemption The Voice Rumored

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1992 Civil Wars Terence Flanagan N/A
1994–1997 New York Undercover Captain Arthur O'Byrne / Jack Dale N/A
1994, 1996–1999 Viper Joe Astor / Michael Payton N/A
1996 Swift Justice Mac Swift N/A
1997 The Big Easy Dominick Episode: "The Gospel According to McSwain"
1998 Sex and the City Max Episode: "The Monogamists"
2000 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Jesse Hansen Episode: "Bad Blood"
2001 The Job Jeff Larsen Episode: "Foot"
2001 Sex and the City Paul Denai Episode: "The Real Me"
2003 Queens Supreme Johnny Garrett Episode: "The House Next Door"
2003 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Daniel Croydon Episode: "A Person of Interest"
Episode: "Zoonotic" (Uncredited)
2003 As the World Turns Charley Spangler N/A
2003 Hack Coslow Episode: "See No Evil"
2003 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Peter Forbes Episode: "Coerced"
2004–2011 Rescue Me Jimmy Keefe Main role
2005–2006 Beautiful People Julian Fiske N/A
2006 3 lbs Eric Linden Episode: "The God Spot"
2008 Canterbury's Law Frank Angstrom N/A
2011 Blue Bloods Detective William Carter Episode: "Little Fish"
2011 The Glades Frank Ford Episode: "'shine"
2011 A Gifted Man Milt Sandreski Episode: "Pilot"
2011–2012 Revenge Ryan Huntley N/A
2013 Suits Gordon Episode: "The Other Time"
2013 White Collar Lieutenant Gannon Episode: "At What Price"
2014 The Following David Episode: "For Joe"
Episode: "Family Affair"
2014 Forever Browning Episode: "Look Before You Leap"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Max Payne Max Payne Voice
2003 Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne Voice
2005 Area 51 Additional Voices Voice
2008 Alone in the Dark Edward Carnby Voice
2010 Alan Wake Tom Zane / Alex Casey Voice
2012 Max Payne 3 Max Payne Voice and motion capture


  1. ^ a b "A Sizzling Fundraiser newsletter". News.larchmonthistory.org. Retrieved 2012-12-03. 
  2. ^ "A Cry from Within". DC. Retrieved 2012-12-03. 

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