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James LeGros (/ləˈɡr/; born April 27, 1962) is an American actor.

James LeGros
Born (1962-04-27) April 27, 1962 (age 55)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
Occupation Actor
Years active 1984–present
Spouse(s) Kristina Loggia
Children 2


Personal lifeEdit

LeGros was born in Minneapolis. His mother was a teacher and his father was a real estate broker.[1] He was raised in Redlands, California, and attended the Professional Conservatory at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, California, as well as the University of California, Irvine.[2] LeGros is the son-in-law of late actor Robert Loggia.


James LeGros appeared as Rick in Gus Van Sant's 1989 Drugstore Cowboy. One of his best-known roles was in Living in Oblivion (directed by Tom DiCillo, also starring Steve Buscemi and Catherine Keener). LeGros played Chad Palomino, a male acting diva with endless "a-list" star demands for a "b-movie" director and crew. LeGros appeared on Showtime's Sleeper Cell (as Special Agent Ray Fuller) and on Law & Order. He was also a cast member on the television series Ally McBeal and guest-starred on Roseanne, Punky Brewster, The Outer Limits, and Friends. He portrayed Dr. Dan Harris on the NBC series Mercy.[3] LeGros portrayed Peter Gray in the Dark Sky thriller Bitter Feast.[4]

He is the first actor to appear on TV as Deputy United States Marshall Raylan Givens in the TV film Pronto, based on a book by Elmore Leonard. LeGros also appeared on the TV series Justified (which centers on the character Raylan Givens) as antagonist Wade Messer.


Michael Shulman and James LeGros on the set of Sherman's Way



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