Tupper in November 2014
August 4, 1965 |
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
|Spouse(s)||Kate Mayfield (2001-2006)|
|Partner(s)||Anne Heche (2007-present)|
James Tupper (born August 4, 1965) is a Canadian actor known for his roles as Jack Slattery on the ABC television series Men in Trees, Dr. Chris Sands on the NBC medical drama series Mercy, and David Clarke on ABC's Revenge.
Tupper was born in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. After high school, he lived on a coffee farm in Kenya and studied Swahili. He studied acting at Concordia University, Montreal, and later at Rutgers University in New Jersey, where he earned a Master's Degree.
Tupper acted in several off-Broadway plays, including An Actor Prepares and After the Rain. He co-wrote and appeared in 2005's Loudmouth Soup, a fully improvised independent film that was filmed in one night with no script and no second takes.
From 2006, Tupper portrayed Jack Slattery in the ABC series Men in Trees, credited for all 36 episodes of the show's run. He then appeared as Dr. Chris Sands in the NBC medical drama Mercy for 22 episodes before it was cancelled in 2010.
Tupper has been appearing on ABC's Revenge since 2011. He portrays the character of David Clarke, the supposedly deceased father of the main character. Clarke was a recurring character for the first three seasons, appearing only in flashbacks and videos. Tupper has been promoted to Main cast for the forthcoming season 4, after it was revealed in the season 3 finale that his character is still alive.
Tupper split from his wife in November 2006 and moved in with actress Anne Heche in August, 2007, after they met on the set of Men in Trees. Their son, Atlas Heche Tupper, was born on March 7, 2009.
|2001||Corky Romano||FBI Agent|
|2001||Joe Dirt||Cop at the Bridge|
|2005||Loudmouth Soup||Keith Miller|
|2005||Love's Long Journey||Henry||TV Movie|
|2006||Love's Abiding Joy||Henry Klein|
|2007||Pictures of Hollis Woods||John Regan||TV Movie|
|2008||For Heaven's Sake||Peter Whitman|
|2009||Me and Orson Welles||Joseph Cotten|
|2009||A New Beginning||Chris Daniels||TV Movie|
|2009||The Gambler, the Girl and the Gunslinger||B.J. Stoker||TV Movie|
|2011||Mr. Popper's Penguins||Rick|
|2012||Playing for Keeps||Matt|
|2013||Nothing Left to Fear||Dan|
|2013||Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives||TV Movie|
|2013||Decoding Annie Parker||Steven|
|2014||Mom's Day Away||Michael Miller||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||Dr. Vegas||Paramedic||1 episode|
|2006–2008||Men in Trees||Jack Slattery||36 episodes|
|2008||Samantha Who?||Owen||4 episodes|
|2008||The Ex List||DP||1 Episode|
|2009||Mercy||Dr. Chris Sands||22 episodes|
|2010–2011||Grey's Anatomy||Dr. Andrew Perkins||7 episodes|
|2011–2015||Revenge||David Clarke||Recurring role (season 1–3)
Series regular (season 4)
|2014||Resurrection||Dr. Eric Ward||Recurring role|
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