Liam James

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Liam James
Born (1996-08-07) August 7, 1996 (age 19)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Actor
Years active 2006–present

Liam James (born August 7, 1996) is a Canadian actor, known for his role as Noah Curtis in the 2009 film 2012, young Shawn Spencer on the USA Network television series Psych, and the lead character, Duncan, in 2013's The Way, Way Back.[1][2][3] He also starred as Jack Linden in AMC's The Killing and Adam Warren in ABC's The Family, playing the son of main characters, Sarah Linden and Claire Warren, respectively.

James is from Vancouver. He has heterochromia iridum with one green and one blue eye.[2] He is the son of Derek James, who is a former Olympic wrestler.[2]


Year Title Role Notes
2006–2010 Psych Young Shawn Spencer 60 episodes
2007 Good Luck Chuck Boy in Penguin Habitat
2007 Things We Lost in the Fire Cousin Dave
2007 Fred Claus Fred Claus (age 12)
2007 Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem Sam Benson
2008 Fear Itself Young Harry Episode: "Spooked"
2009 Horsemen Sean Breslin
2009 2012 Noah Curtis
2010 Fringe Teddy Falls Episode: "Johari Window"
2011–2014 Killing, TheThe Killing Jack Linden Season 1-Recurring
Season 2-Main
Season 3-Guest
Season 4-Main
2011–2013 R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Scott and Jared Episodes: "Pumpkinhead", and "Uncle Howee".
2011 Christmas Comes Home to Canaan Bobber Burtion
2013 The Way, Way Back Duncan
2016 The Family Adam Warren / Ben


Year Award Category Recipient(s) Result Ref.
2013 Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Best Youth Performance The Way Way Back Nominated [4]
2013 Young Hollywood Award Breakthrough Performance - Male The Way Way Back Won [5]
2014 Critics' Choice Movie Award Best Young Actor/Actress The Way Way Back Nominated [6]
2014 MTV Movie Award Best Breakthrough Performance The Way Way Back Nominated [7]
2014 Young Artist Award Best Leading Young Actor in a Feature Film The Way Way Back Nominated [8]


  1. ^ Neumaier, Joe (January 24, 2013). "Five new stars set to shine", Daily News, p. 45.
  2. ^ a b c Ferguson, Dana (July 5, 2013). "Finding a way to normal: Liam James takes his star status in stride, focusing instead on the fun he had making 'The Way, Way Back'", Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 13, 2013.
  3. ^ Martin, Michael (June–July 2013). "Liam James", Interview 43 (5): 26.
  4. ^ "2013 Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association winners". Hitfix. December 8, 2013. Retrieved March 9, 2014. 
  5. ^ Eleanore Hutch (July 17, 2013). "Young Hollywood Award Honorees: Lucy Hale, AnnaSophia Robb & More". Young Hollywood Awards. Retrieved July 17, 2013. 
  6. ^ "19TH ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE MOVIE AWARDS NOMINATIONS". Retrieved December 31, 2013. 
  7. ^ "MTV announces 2014 Movie Award nominees". USA Today. 6 March 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "35th Annual Young Artist Awards". Young Artist Awards. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 

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