James Pickens Jr. Bio, Age, Wife, Family, Net Worth, Death, Movies TV Shows

James Pickens Jr. Biography

James Pickens Jr. is an American actor well known for his starring role as Dr. Richard Webber on the ABC medical drama television series Grey’s Anatomy and for his supporting role as Deputy Director Alvin Kersh on later seasons of the Fox Network science fiction series The X-Files.

James Pickens Jr. Age

James Pickens Jr. was born on October 26, 1954 in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.

James Pickens Jr. Net Worth

Pickens  has a net worth of $3 million dollars which he accumulates from his acting career.

James Pickens Jr. Family

Pickens has a sister named Marie Walker and a brother named Martin Pickens. He is married to Gina Pickens and the couple has two children, Gavyn Picken and Carl Tharps

James Pickens Jr. Death

News of actor James Pickens, Jr.’s death spread quickly in May 2019 causing concern among fans across the world. However it has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the actor well known for his roles in The X-Files or Grey’s Anatomy is alive and well.

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James Pickens Jr. Education

Born in Cleveland, Ohio Pickens started acting while a student at Bowling Green State University. Pickens’ first acting role was in a campus production of Matters of Choice by Chuck Gordone. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from BGSU in 1976.

James Pickens Jr. Career

Pickens began his professional acting career at the Roundabout Theatre in New York City playing Walter Lee in A Raisin in the Sun. He performed in the Negro Ensemble Company’s production of A Soldier’s Play in 1981, starring together with Denzel Washington and Samuel L. Jackson.

Pickens moved to the West Coast in 1986 and started his Hollywood career playing Zack Edwards on the soap opera Another World from 1986 to 1990. He went on to have recurring roles as Deputy Director Kersh on “X-Files”, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The West Wing, Roseanne, Beverly Hills, 90210, JAG and Six Feet Under. Pickens also served a role in 42.

Pickens had a cameo appearance as the male zoo doctor in the 2002 film Red Dragon. In the February 28, 2007, all-star benefit reading of “The Gift of Peace” at UCLA’s Freud Playhouse, Pickens portrays a man whose life experiences lead him to volunteer in the peace movement and plays together with actors Ed Asner, Amy Brenneman, Barbara Bain, George Coe, and Wendie Malick. The play is an open appeal and fundraiser for passage of U.S. House Resolution 808, which sought to establish a Cabinet-level “Department of Peace” in the U.S. government, to be funded by a two percent diversion of the Pentagon’s annual budget.

Pickens was chosen to play Dr. Richard Webber on the 2005 ABC medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. In 2018, hereprised his role as Chuckie Mitchell in two episodes of the tenth season revival of Roseanne.

James Pickens Jr. Wife

Pickens married Gina Taylor on May 27, 1984. Taylor is a former member of Musique and the couple has two children. James’s two children, Carl Tharps and Gavyn Pickens are both pursuing careers in show business. His son Carl is working on a Hip-Hop career and can be seen in various television appearances, including Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper where he appeared together with his long-time friend Omar Gooding. His father James Pickens Sr. worked for the City of Cleveland.

James Pickens Jr. Movies

  • 1986 F/X Ambulance Driver
  • 1987 Hotshot N/A
  • 1992 Trespass Police Officer Reese
  • 1993 Boiling Point Prison Officer
  • 1993 Menace II Society Man
  • 1994 Hostile Intentions Capt. Connor
  • 1994 Jimmy Hollywood Cook
  • 1995 Dead Presidents Mr. Curtis
  • 1995 Nixon Black Orator
  • 1996 Power 98 Det. Wilkinson
  • 1996 Sleepers Marlboro
  • 1996 Ghosts of Mississippi Medgar Evers
  • 1997 Gridlock’d Supervisor
  • 1997 RocketMan Ben Stevens
  • 1998 Sphere O.S.S.A. Instructor
  • 1998 Bulworth Uncle David
  • 1998 How Stella Got Her Groove Back Walter Payne
  • 1999 Liberty Heights Sylvia’s Father
  • 2000 Traffic Ben Williams
  • 2002 Red Dragon Male Zoo Doctor
  • 2002 Home Room Principal Robbins
  • 2003 White Rush Denny
  • 2005 Venom Sheriff
  • 2008 Ball Don’t Lie Roberto
  • 2010 Just Wright Lloyd Wright
  • 2013 42 Mr. Brock

James Pickens Jr. TV Shows

  • 1986–1990 Another World Zack Edwards
  • 1990–1996; 2018 Roseanne Chuck Mitchell
  • 1991–1992 Beverly Hills, 90210 Henry Thomas
  • 1992 Blossom Vinnie
  • 1992 Parker Lewis Can’t Lose Fred
  • 1992 L.A. Law Joseph Russell
  • 1992 Doogie Howser, M.D. Jerry
  • 1992 Exclusive Jonathan Heglin
  • 1993 Murder, She Wrote Sonny Greene
  • 1994 Renegade Lieutenant Pete Calloway
  • 1994 Coach Rick Williams
  • 1994 Me and the Boys Coach
  • 1994 Sodbusters Isaac
  • 1994 A Child’s Cry for Help Brad Currie
  • 1994 Lily in Winter Chick
  • 1995 Trail by Fire
  • 1995 Sharon’s Secret Ashmore
  • 1995 Touched by an Angel George
  • 1996 In the House Russell
  • 1996 The Lazarus Man N/A
  • 1996 One West Waikiki N/A
  • 1996 Dangerous Minds Coach Butch Kelly
  • 1996 Bloodhounds Agent John DeGraf
  • 1996–1997 Something So Right Jim
  • 1997 Pacific Palisades Josh Smith
  • 1997 Walker, Texas Ranger Staff Sergeant Luther Parrish
  • 1997–1998 Brooklyn South Detective
  • 1997–2000 The Practice Detective Mike McKrew
  • 1998 The Pretender Clark Thomas
  • 1998 Seinfeld Detective Hudson
  • 1998 Little Girl Fly Away Detective Walter Engelhart
  • 1998–2000 Any Day Now Judge Lucius Pearl
  • 1998–2002
    2018 The X-Files FBI Deputy Director Alvin Kersh
  • 1999 Vengeance Unlimited Mr. Hobbs
  • 1999 JAG Commander Wallace Burke
  • 1999 A Slight Case of Murder Det. Larry Gray
  • 2000 City of Angels Wilson Patterson
  • 2000 Daddio Doug Grayson
  • 2000 The District Mr. Lane
  • 2000 Family Law N/A
  • 2000 NYPD Blue Lt. Joe Abner
  • 2001 Semper Fi Mr. Maddox
  • 2001–2002 Philly Clyde Coleman
  • 2002 Strong Medicine Dr. Everett Sloane
  • 2002 Crossing Jordan Agent Hawkins
  • 2002 MDs Mr. Farrell
  • 2002–2003 Six Feet Under Roderick Charles
  • 2002–2003 Becker Cliff Bennett
  • 2003 CSI: Miami Prison Warden
  • 2003 The Lyon’s Den Terrance Christianson
  • 2004 Line of Fire Kenneth Stevens
  • 2004 The West Wing Mayor
  • 2004 Jack & Bobby Marcus Ride
  • 2005 Curb Your Enthusiasm Doctor
  • 2005–present Grey’s Anatomy Richard Webber
  • 2007–2009 Private Practice Richard Webber
  • 2010 Seattle Grace: Mission of Hope Richard Webber
  • 2018 Yellowstone Old Cowboy
  • 2018–present The Conners Chuck Mitchell