James Badge Dale

James Badge Dale (born May 1, 1978) is an American actor. He is known for playing Chase Edmunds in 24, Robert Leckie in The Pacific, State Trooper Barrigan in Martin Scorsese's The Departed, and Eric Savin in Iron Man 3.

James Badge Dale
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Dale at the premiere of The Pacific in 2010
Born (1978-05-01) May 1, 1978 (age 42)
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Years active1990–present

Early yearsEdit

Born in New York City, Dale is the only child of actor, dancer, and choreographer Grover Dale (born Grover Robert Aitken; 1935) and actress and singer Anita Morris (1943–1994). At age 10, he was picked out of his fifth grade class at Wonderland Elementary School in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles to test for the role of Simon in Lord of the Flies, in which he was cast. After five months on location in Jamaica, he returned to his schooling at Wonderland Elementary. When he was 15, Dale's mother died.

He is an alumnus of Manhattanville College, where he played for the hockey team until he suffered a leg injury.[citation needed]

On a trip to Alaska, his raft capsized, and he was left on the other side of the river with no shoes and had to walk several miles to safety.[citation needed] -->


Dale in September 2010.

His most notable works to date are Simon in the 1990 film adaptation of Lord of the Flies and the role of Chase Edmunds in the third season of the Fox TV series 24 (which he later reprised in the video game of the same title). He also appeared in CSI: Miami and CSI: NY as serial killer Henry Darius. The storyline originally began in the CSI: Miami Season 4 episode "Felony" and ended in the CSI: NY Season 2 episode "Manhattan Manhunt", resulting in a crossover between the two shows.[citation needed]

In 2006, he was cast in the pivotal supporting role of Trooper Barrigan in The Departed. He then was cast as the lead in AMC's political thriller Rubicon which revolves around a secret society that pulls the strings on the world political stage like the alleged Illuminati and the Council on Foreign Relations. It centers on brilliant analyst Will Travers (Dale) discovering that his employers are not who they seem to be. He also stars as Robert Leckie (author), one of the three leads in the HBO miniseries The Pacific from executive producers Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg.[1]

In 2013, Dale played Eric Savin in the Marvel Comics-based Iron Man 3, Captain Speke in the science fiction thriller World War Z, Dan Reid (the title character's brother) in Disney's The Lone Ranger, and the brother of Lee Harvey Oswald in Parkland. In Fall 2014, he starred in the off-Broadway production of Small Engine Repair.



Year Title Role Notes
1990 Lord of the Flies Simon
2003 Nola Ben
2004 Cross Bronx Rob-O
2005 The Naked Brothers Band Romantic Newlywed
2006 The Departed Barrigan
2010 NoNAMES Kevin
2010 Polish Bar Tommy
2011 Shame David
2011 The Conspirator William Hamilton
2012 The Grey Lewenden
2012 Flight Gaunt Young Man
2013 Iron Man 3 Eric Savin[2]
2013 World War Z Captain Speke
2013 The Lone Ranger Dan Reid
2013 Parkland Robert Oswald
2014 Miss Meadows Sheriff
2014 Stretch Laurent
2015 Echoes of War Wade
2015 The Walk Jean-Pierre
2016 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Tyrone S. "Rone" Woods
2016 Spectral Dr. Mark Clyne
2017 Only the Brave Jesse Steed
2018 Little Woods Ian
2018 Donnybrook Whalen
2018 The Standoff at Sparrow Creek Gannon
2018 Hold the Dark Donald Marium
2019 Mickey and the Bear Hank Peck
2019 Into the Ashes Sal Porter
2019 The Kitchen Kevin O’Carroll
2020 The Empty Man James Lasombra
2020 Safety Coach Simmons
2021 On Our Way


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Danny Jordan Episode: "Competence"
2003 Hack Billy Ryan Episode: "Third Strike"
2003 – 2004 24 Chase Edmunds 24 episodes
2004 Rescue Me Timo Gavin 3 episodes
2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Adam Trent Episode: "Committed"
2005 CSI: Miami Henry Darius Episode: "Felony Flight"
2005 CSI: NY Henry Darius Episode: "Manhattan Manhunt"
2007 The Black Donnellys Samson Dawlish 6 episodes
2007 Fort Pit Bobby Bonelli Television film
2010 The Pacific Robert Leckie 7 episodes
2010 Rubicon Will Travers 13 episodes
2020 Hightown Ray Abruzzo 8 episodes

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2006 24: The Game Chase Edmunds Voice


Year Title Role Venue Company Notes
2013 Small Engine Repair Swaino Lucille Lortel Theatre MCC Theatre

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Result Category Title
1990 Young Artist Award Nominated Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture Lord of the Flies
2004 Teen Choice Awards Nominated Choice TV: Sidekick 24
2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominated Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series 24
2010 Copper Wing Award Won Best Ensemble Acting NoNAMES
2011 Prism Awards Nominated Performance in a TV Movie or Miniseries The Pacific


  1. ^ "HBO to Premiere The Pacific March 14 | TV Guide". TVGuide.com. 2009-12-16. Retrieved 2018-08-26.
  2. ^ "Wait, that's not the Iron Patriot in Iron Man 3 after all!". Blastr. Archived from the original on 2012-09-03. Retrieved 2012-06-09.

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