Peter Francis James
Peter Francis James (born September 16, 1956) is an American actor and voice-over artist, distinguished by his strong baritone.
Peter Francis James
|Occupation||Actor, voice-over artist|
Jillian Nelson (m. 1995–2003)
He received his first Obie award for his portrayal of Claire in Jean Genet's The Maids. He received his second Obie award, a Drama Desk award, and the Lortel award for his portrayal of Colin Powell in Stuff Happens. He appeared as Oscar opposite Dame Maggie Smith in Edward Albee's The Lady from Dubuque at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, and reprised the role in New York, opposite Jane Alexander.
He was a featured player in Regina Taylor's play Drowning Crow, at the Manhattan Theatre Club.
Film and televisionEdit
James played Raymond Parks, husband of Rosa Parks, in the television film The Rosa Parks Story in 2002. He had a recurring role as Judge Kevin Beck on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit; and for playing Jahfree Neema in the HBO television series Oz. James has appeared in television series such as Gossip Girl, Law & Order: Criminal Intent (as Mr. Richmond), Law & Order, and Third Watch. In 2003, he took on the role of Clayton Boudreau on the daytime soap opera Guiding Light, a role he played until early 2004. In 2006, he returned for a single episode. In 2009, James returned to Guiding Light on a recurring basis.
His film roles include Double Platinum, Long Day's Journey into Night (1982). In 1990, he was in a television film of Hamlet, directed by Kevin Kline. He portrayed Thurgood Marshall in American Experience episode of "Simple Justice" (1993), and he played Isaac Coles in the miniseries The Wedding (1998).
He played the voice of Dr. J.S. Steinman in the video game BioShock, a game by Ken Levine. He has played in many minor role in films, such as appearing in movies like Joe Gould's Secret (2000) and Montana (1998).
He was the reader for the Recorded Books edition of Richard Wright's Native Son. The following biographical material appears on the 2000 audiobook of Mr. James's recording of Walter Mosley's Walking the Dog.
|1991||The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez||Janitor|
|2000||Joe Gould's Secret||Man at Party|
|2009||The Messenger||Dr. Grosso|
|2017||Rough Night||Uncle Jack|
|1982||Long Day's Journey Into Night||Edmund Tyrone||TV Film|
|1989–1991||As the World Turns||Blake Stevens||Unknown episodes|
|1993||American Experience||Thurgood Marshall||Episode: "Simple Justice"|
|1998||The Wedding||Isaac Coles||TV Film|
|1998||Ruby Bridges||Dr. Broyard||TV Film|
|1998||New York Undercover||Mr. Connel|
|1999||Double Platinum||Martin Holly||TV Film|
|2000||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Judge Kevin Beck||5 episodes|
|2000||Love Song||Alfred Livingston||TV Film|
|2000||Third Watch||Dr. Piskell|
|2002||The Rosa Parks Story||Raymond Parks||TV Film|
|2003||Oz||Jahfree Neema||4 episodes|
|2003–2009||Guiding Light||Clayton Boudreau||8 episodes|
|2008–2010||Law & Order||Judge John Laramie||4 episodes|
|2013||Boardwalk Empire||Oliver Crawford|
|2014||The Mysteries of Laura||Titus Bosch|
|2015||Arrow||Dr. Aldus Boardman||Episode: "Heroes Join Forces"|
|2016||Legends of Tomorrow|
|2018||Madam Secretary||Cyril Quist|
|2007||Bioshock||Dr. J.S. Steinman|
|2018||Red Dead Redemption 2||Shaman|