James Marshall (actor)

James David Greenblatt (born January 2, 1967), best known as James Marshall, is an American actor, known for playing the character James Hurley in the cult television series Twin Peaks (1990–1991), its 1992 prequel film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, and its 2017 revival, and for his role as Private Louden Downey in A Few Good Men (1992).[1]

James Marshall
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Marshall at the San Diego Comic Con 2017
James David Greenblatt

(1967-01-02) January 2, 1967 (age 54)
Other names
  • James Marchall
  • James L. Marshall
OccupationActor, songwriter, musician
Years active1985–present
  • Ana Marshall
    (m. 1991⁠–⁠1993)
  • (m. 1998)
RelativesKat Green

Early lifeEdit

Marshall was born in Queens, New York. His father, William R. Greenblatt, was a Radio City Music Hall publicist, and his mother, Charlotte Green, danced with The Rockettes as Charlotte Bullard. The family moved from New Jersey to California in the 1980s.[2] Marshall has one sister, Kat Green, a music and film producer.


Marshall's feature debut film was the Charlie Sheen vehicle, Cadence (1990). He played the lead role in Gladiator (1992). Since then, Marshall has appeared in numerous films: Hits! (1994), Vibrations (1996), All She Ever Wanted (1996), Criminal Affairs (1997), Soccer Dog: The Movie (1999), Luck of the Draw (2000), alongside Naomi Watts in Down (2001) and Alien Lockdown (2004). He also provided the voice for Kurt in the video game Unlimited Saga.

Personal lifeEdit

Marshall is married to actress Renee Griffin, with whom he has a son and a stepson.

In summer 2010, Marshall sued the pharmaceutical company Hoffmann-LaRoche (a unit of Roche Holding AG) for $11 million in damages for injuries which, he claimed, resulted from his taking the drug Accutane.[2] He claimed he had suffered Accutane-related gastrointestinal distress so severe that it necessitated a four-month hospital stay[3] and the surgical removal of his colon.[2] He asserted that these injuries had derailed his acting career.[2] Stars Martin Sheen (a longtime family friend), Brian Dennehy, Esai Morales and Rob Reiner (Marshall's director on A Few Good Men) were to testify on his behalf.[2] Marshall's case against Hoffmann-LaRoche was ultimately unsuccessful.[4]

His health now substantially improved, Marshall has begun a new career, as a musician.[5][6]



Year Title Role Note
1990 Cadence Corporal Harold Lamar
1992 Gladiator Tommy 'The Bridgeport Bomber' Riley
1992 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me James Hurley
1992 A Few Good Men Private Louden Downey
1994 Hits! Dommy
1994 Don't Do It Robert
1997 Criminal Affairs Mark
1999 Soccer Dog: The Movie Alden
2000 Luck of The Draw Jack Sweeney
2000 Doomsday Man Tom
2001 Down Mark Newman
2002 High Crimes Law Court Door Guard Uncredited
2005 Come As You Are Ryan
2010 The Cursed Bill Fisher
2011 In the Eyes of a Killer The Sheriff
2016 Badlands of Kain PJ


Year Title Role Notes
1985 Murder, She Wrote Student #3 Episode:"School for Scandal"
1986–1989 CBS Schoolbreak Special Willie Willens / Doug Simpson / Joey TV Series; 3 Episodes
1987 Into the Homeland Skateboard Boy TV Movie
1989 Nightbreaker Barney Immerman TV Movie
1989 China Beach Kanaski / Grunt Season 2; 2 Episodes
1989–1991 Growing Pains Kevin Randall / Stage Manager / Bob / TV Series; 7 Episodes
1990–1991 Twin Peaks James Hurley Lead role; 23 Episodes
1995 She Stood Alone: The Tailhook Scandal 'Stick' TV Movie
1995 The Unspoken Truth Clay TV Movie
1996 All She Ever Wanted Tom Stockman TV Movie
1996 Vibrations T.J. TV Movie
1997 The Ticket Keith Reicker TV Movie
2000 The Hunger Nicky Episode:"The Sacred Fire"
2002 My Adventures in Television Steve Episode:"Fired"
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Gary Quinn Season 4; Episode:"Invisible Evidence"
2004 Alien Lockdown Charlie Dryfus TV Movie
2016 Baked Ziti Walter Kowalski Short Film
2017 Twin Peaks James Hurley Revival; 5 Episodes


  1. ^ James Marshall at IMDb
  2. ^ a b c d e Feeley, Jef. "Roche to Face Hollywood Stars Sheen, Dennehy in New Jersey Accutane Trial." Bloomberg News. July 30, 2010. [1]
  3. ^ "VPL: Interview with Actor/Musician James Marshall." Vocal Profiling Live. [2]
  4. ^ "Roche wins $2.1 million reversal of Accutane verdict". NJ.com. Bloomberg News. 5 August 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2021.
  5. ^ James Marshall (2007-08-21). "Actor James Marshall". Archived from the original on 2007-08-21. Retrieved 2017-04-11.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  6. ^ "JAMES MARSHALL | Listen and Stream Free Music, Albums, New Releases, Photos, Videos". Myspace.com. Retrieved 2017-04-11.

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