James Tupper

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James Tupper
Born (1965-08-04) August 4, 1965 (age 48)
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Occupation Actor
Years active 2001–present
Spouse(s) Kate Mayfield (2001-2006)
Partner(s) Anne Heche (2007-present)

James Tupper (born August 4, 1965) is a Canadian actor best known for his role as Jack Slattery on the ABC television series Men in Trees and recently appeared as Dr. Chris Sands on the NBC medical drama series Mercy (2009–10), which was cancelled by NBC in May 2010.

Tupper was born in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. He studied acting at Concordia University, Montreal, and later at Rutgers University in New Jersey, where he earned a Master's Degree.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Tupper split from his wife in November 2006 (according to Entertainment Tonight) and moved in with actress Anne Heche in August, 2007.[2] Their son, Atlas Heche Tupper, was born on March 7, 2009.[3]

In his spare time Tupper enjoys carpentry and birdwatching. After high school, he lived on a coffee farm in East Africa and studied Swahili. He has acted in several off-Broadway plays, including An Actor Prepares and After the Rain. Tupper co-wrote and appeared in 2005's Loudmouth Soup, a fully improvised indie that was filmed in one night that is soon to be released on video.[citation needed] He has had a recurring role on Samantha Who? as Samantha's love interest, Owen.

Tupper appeared as Dr. Andrew Perkins, a trauma counselor, on ABC's Grey's Anatomy.[4] He appeared in 7 episodes in the show's seventh season.

Currently Tupper has been appearing on ABC's Revenge since 2011. He is playing the character of David Clarke, the father of the main character.


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Corky Romano FBI Agent
2001 Joe Dirt Cop at the Bridge
2001 Peroxide Passion Jed
2005 Loudmouth Soup Keith Miller
2005 Love's Long Journey Henry TV Movie
2005 CSI:NY Paul Zernecky 1 episode
2005 Gilmore Girls Biker #1 2 episodes
2005 How I Met Your Mother Derek 1 episode
2006 Invisible Joe
2006 Love's Abiding Joy Henry Klein
2006 Dr. Vegas Paramedic 1 episode
2006–2008 Men In Trees Jack Slattery 36 episodes
2007 Pictures of Hollis Woods John Regan TV Movie
2008 For Heaven's Sake Peter Whitman
2008 Toxic Skies Jack
2008 Samantha Who? Owen 4 episodes
2008 The Ex List DP 1 Episode
2009 Mercy Dr. Chris Sands 22 episodes
2009 Me and Orson Welles Joseph Cotten
2009 The Gambler,the Girl & the Gunslinger B.J. Stoker TV Movie
2010–2011 Grey's Anatomy Dr. Andrew Perkins 7 episodes
2011 Mr. Popper's Penguins Rick
2011 Girl Fight Ray
2011–present Revenge David Clarke Recurring role (season 1–3)
Series regular (season 4)
2013 Nothing Left to Fear Dan
2014 Resurrection Dr. Eric Ward Recurring role


  1. ^ Andrea Nemetz (2009-09-22). "New Tupper-wear". Halifax Chronicle-Herald. Retrieved 2009-10-15. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Heche Moves In with Tupper". Imdb.com. 2007-08-22. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  3. ^ "It's a Baby Boy for Anne Heche!". People. 2009-03-11. Retrieved 2009-07-16. 
  4. ^ "James Tupper to Guest-Star on Grey's Anatomy". TVGuide.com. 

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