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James Jordan (actor)

James Jordan (born March 14, 1979) is an American actor.

James Jordan
Born (1979-03-14) March 14, 1979 (age 39)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Years active2005–present


Life and careerEdit

James was born on March 14, 1979 in Houston Texas. James grew up in Texas and Webb City, Missouri graduating from Webb City High School in 1997. He has had roles in series such as Veronica Mars - playing two different characters (Lucky, a janitor at Neptune High, and Tim Foyle), and has also appeared in Without a Trace, Seraphim Falls, Just Legal, Cold Case, Close to Home and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation among other prime-time television dramas.

As of 2011, Jordan has been a guest star on TNT's The Closer, Fox's 24 opposite Kiefer Sutherland, and he had a guest star role on FX's Elmore Leonard-inspired series Justified starring Timothy Olyphant.[citation needed] Jordan was also cast as the mentally disturbed former Marine "Ray Brennan" in TNT's adaptation of April Smith's thriller novel Good Morning, Killer. The film aired as part of TNT's Movie Mystery Night in December 2011.

In 2012, Jordan played one of the "Obamas" on HBO's hit series, True Blood. He played "Ray", the anti-vampire bigot that takes Jessica Hamby hostage. He also played a role in Best Night Ever, a comedy from the creators of the Scary Movie franchise, which was released in 2014. He guest starred on CBS' The Mentalist in the winter of 2012.

Guest starring in season three of the critically acclaimed Hulu series Blue starring Julia Stiles. Season three premiered in late March 2014.

Jordan was cast in two independent feature films in March 2015: Message from the King starring Chadwick Boseman, Luke Evans, Alfred Molina, directed by Fabrice Du Welz, and in the Kelly Reichardt directed ensemble piece Certain Women about life in small town Montana with Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern, and Michelle Williams. Both films are slated for release in 2016.

In 2017, Jordan appeared in Wind River, written and directed by Taylor Sheridan.

He graduated from UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television with a Master of Fine Arts in Acting.



Year Title Role Notes
2005 Til Parole Do Us Part Rubin Aquino Short film
2005 Vicious Circle Short film
2006 Seraphim Falls Little Brother
2012 Atlas Shrugged: Part II Operator also known as Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike
2012 Just One Look Calvin Short film
2013 Best Night Ever Man in Red Vest
2016 Certain Women Hostage Specialist
2016 Message from the King Scott
2017 Wind River Pete Mickens
2017 The Endless Shitty Carl
2018 Destroyer Toby
2019 Against All Enemies Roy Maddow Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Over There Young Soldier Episode: "Spoils of War"
2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Ryan Episode: "Shooting Stars"
2005 Close to Home Derek Episode: "Suburban Prosititution"
2005 Cold Case Nick "Stump" Fanelli Episode: "Frank's Best"
2006 Just Legal Claude Osteen Episode: "The Code"
2006 Without a Trace Doug Berry Episode: "All for One"
2006-2007 Veronica Mars Tim Foyle / Lucky Recurring role; 9 episodes
2007 CSI: Miami Clint Gilmore Episode: "Sunblock"
2009 The Closer Chris Dunlap Episode: "Power of Attorney"
2010 24 Phillips Episode: "Day 8: 5:00 a.m.-6:00 a.m."
2011 Justified Van Episode: "The Life Inside"
2011 Body of Proof Alex Grant Episode: "Lazarus Man"
2011 Good Morning, Killer Ray Brennan Television film
2012 True Blood Ray Guest role; 3 episodes
2012 The Mentalist Chuck Calloway Episode: "Panama Red"
2015 Fargo Magician Episode: "The Myth of Sisyphus"
2017 Bloodline Will Spinetta Episode: "Part 30"
2018 iZombie Cain Episode: "Mac-Liv-Moore"
2018 I'm Dying Up Here Rusty Episode: "The Mattresses"
2019 Yellowstone Steve Hendon Recurring role


Year Title Role Notes
2014 Blue Raphael Episode: "Call Me Francine"

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2011 L.A. Noire Freddie Calhoun Voice role

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