Simpson at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
|Born||James Raymond Simpson
November 21, 1975
Hackettstown, New Jersey, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Melanie Lynskey (m. 2007; div. 2014)|
James Raymond Simpson (born November 21, 1975) is an American actor. He is known for his television work, which includes roles on Westworld, Person of Interest, The Newsroom, House of Cards, Breakout Kings, Psych, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, House, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, My Name Is Earl, and 24.
Simpson was born in Hackettstown, New Jersey, the youngest of three brothers.
Simpson made his film debut in the teen comedy Loser (2000), which was followed by guest spots on episodes of NYPD Blue, Cold Case and Carnivàle, as well as roles in the films D.E.B.S., Herbie: Fully Loaded, Stay Alive, Seraphim Falls, and David Fincher's Zodiac.
From 2008 to 2009, Simpson appeared as Lyle the Intern on The Late Show with David Letterman. During that time, he also appeared on episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, My Name is Earl, House and Psych, and had supporting roles in the films The Invention of Lying and Date Night.
Other notable credits include the cult TV comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, on which Simpson appears frequently as Liam McPoyle, and the A&E series Breakout Kings, where he starred as Lloyd Lowery.
Simpson currently appears as William on the HBO series Westworld. His character is a guest in the fictional Westworld, a technologically advanced Wild West-themed amusement park populated by androids dubbed "hosts", who has formed a protective bond with the lead host, Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood).
|2005||Herbie: Fully Loaded||Crash|
|2007||Seraphim Falls||Big Brother|
|2007||Itty Bitty Titty Committee||Chris|
|2008||A Quiet Little Marriage||Jackson|
|2009||The Mother of Invention||Martin Wooderson|
|2009||The Invention of Lying||Bob|
|2009||Taking Chances||Charlie Cabonara|
|2011||The Big Bang||Niels Geck|
|2012||Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter||Joshua Speed|
|2012||Hello I Must Be Going||Phil|
|2013||The Truth About Emanuel||Arthur||Best Acting Ensemble – Ashland Independent Film Festival|
|2013||White House Down||Skip Tyler|
|2013||Knights of Badassdom||Ronnie Kwok|
|2014||The Last Time You Had Fun||Jake|
|2018||Under the Silver Lake||In post-production|
|2002||Rose Red||Kevin Bollinger||3 episodes|
|2002||The Division||Sean Townsend||Episode: "Forgive Me, Father"|
|2003||NYPD Blue||Mike||Episode: "Bottoms Up"|
|2003||Cold Case||Ryan Bayes||Episode: "Churchgoing People"|
|2005–present||It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Liam McPoyle||7 episodes|
|2006||My Name Is Earl||David Hayes||2 episodes|
|2008||Eleventh Hour||Will Sanders||Episode: "Resurrection"|
|2008||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Thomas Donover||2 episodes|
|2008–2009||Late Show with David Letterman||Lyle||15 episodes|
|2009||House||Father Daniel Bresson||Episode: "Unfaithful"|
|2009–2013||Psych||Mary Lightly||4 episodes|
|2010||Party Down||Jackal Onassis / Dennis||Episode: "Jackal Onassis Backstage Party"|
|2011||How I Met Your Mother||Pete Durkenson||Episode: "The Naked Truth"|
|2011–2012||Breakout Kings||Lloyd Lowery||23 episodes|
|2013||Unsupervised||Matthew / Dean Jacobs||Voice
Episode: "The Great Traveler's Road"
|2013, 2016||Person of Interest||Logan Pierce||2 episodes|
|2014–2015||House of Cards||Gavin Orsay||17 episodes
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2014, 2015)
|2014||The Newsroom||Jack Spaniel||3 episodes|
|2016||Hap and Leonard||Soldier||6 episodes|
|2016||This Is Us||Andy Fanning||1 episode|
|2017||Black Mirror||Episode: "USS Callister"|
|2018||Unsolved||Detective Russell Poole|
|2008||Wanted: Weapons of Fate||Wesley "The Killer II" Gibson||
- "Broadway's 'The Farnsworth Invention' is pure Sorkin". Chicago Tribune. December 6, 2007.
- "Past Recipients - Theatre World Awards".
- "‘Breakout Kings’ Alum Jimmi Simpson Joins ‘House of Cards’ he has also appeared in Hap and Lenard, a Sundance series.(Exclusive)". June 10, 2013.
- "In Style Weddings (2007)". In Style. Retrieved 2009-06-14.
- "Melanie Lynskey Files For Divorce From Jimmi Simpson". Retrieved 2012-10-07.
- "'Two & A Half Men' & 'Always Sunny' Stars - Nicest Divorce EVER". TMZ. 23 May 2014. Retrieved 2014-06-24.
- "The Truth About Emanuel - Awards". IMDb. Retrieved May 17, 2012.