Peter Francis James Biography, Age, Career, Films, Shows, Twitter

Peter Francis James Biography

Peter Francis James is an American actor and voice-over artist, distinguished by his strong baritone.

Peter Francis James Age

Peter Francis was born on September 16, 1956, Chicago, Illinois, U.S. He is 62 years as of 2018.

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Peter Francis James Wife

He married Jillian Nelson in 1995.

Peter Francis James Career

The acting career of James started in 1979 when he appeared in a version of Coriolanus by Shakespeare, featuring Earle Hyman and Morgan Freeman. He received his first Obie award in Jean Genet’s The Maids for his portrayal of Claire. For his portrayal of Colin Powell in Stuff Happens, he received his second Obie award, a Drama Desk award, and the Lortel award. He appeared in front of Dame Maggie Smith as Oscar

Peter Francis James Film and Television

In the 2002 TV film The Rosa Parks Story, James played Raymond Parks, husband Rosa Parks. He had a recurring role in Law & Order as Judge Kevin Beck: Special Victims Unit; and for playing Jahfree Neema in the Oz TV series of the HBO. James appeared in TV series like Gossip Girl, Law & Order: Criminal Intent (like Mr. Richmond), Law & Order, and Third Watch. In 2003, on the daytime soap opera Guiding Light, he assumed the role of Clayton Boudreau, a role he played until early 2004. He came back for a single episode in 2006. James returned on a recurring basis to Guiding Light in 2009.

Double Platinum, Long Day’s Journey into Night (1982) includes his film roles. He was in a Hamlet TV film directed by Kevin Kline in 1990. In the American Experience episode of “Simple Justice” (1993), he portrayed Thurgood Marshall and played Isaac Coles in The Wedding (1998) miniseries.

Peter Francis James Voice Roles

In the video game BioShock, a game by Ken Levine, he played Dr. J.S. Steinman’s voice. In movies like Joe Gould’s Secret (2000) and Montana (1998), he has played in many minor roles. He was the reader for Richard Wright’s Native Son’s Recorded Books edition. On Mr. James ‘ 2000 audiobook recording of Walter Mosley’s Walking the Dog, the following biographical material appears.

Peter Francis James Yaleooks

Peter teaches drama at Yale University.

Peter Francis James Timeline


James was born September 16, 1956, in Chicago, Illinois, to David James and Mary Galloway James. He has five siblings.


James’s acting career began in 1979, when he appeared in a version of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, starring Earle Hyman and Morgan Freeman.


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 The American Experience production of “Simple Justice (1993), and he played Isaac Coles in the miniseries The Wedding (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.


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.

Peter Francis James Video Games

Year Title Role
2018 Red Dead Redemption 2 Shaman
2007 Bioshock Dr. J.S. Steinman

Peter Francis James Movies

2017-Rough Night as Uncle Jack
2014-Song One as Neurosurgeon
2011-Smoking/Non-Smoking as Marc Forrest
2010-The Losers as Fadhil
2009-The Messenger as Dr. Grosso
2009-The Rebound as Doctor
2000-Joe Gould’s Secret as Man at Party
1998-Montana as Lawrence
1991-The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez as Janitor

Peter Francis James Shows

2018-Madam Secretary as Cyril Quist
2016-Legends of Tomorrow as Dr. Aldus Boardman
2015-Arrow as Dr. Aldus Boardman
2014-The Mysteries of Laura as Titus Bosch
2013-Boardwalk Empire as Oliver Crawford
2012-Svetlana as Barack Obama
2012-Royal Pains as Mackintosh
2008–2010 Law & Order as Judge John Laramie
2003–2009 Guiding Light as Clayton Boudreau
2003- Oz as Jahfree Neema
2002-The Rosa Parks Story as Raymond Parks
2000-Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Judge Kevin Beck
2000-Love Song as Alfred Livingston
2000-Third Watch as Dr. Piskell
1999-Double Platinum as Martin Holly
1998-The Wedding as Isaac Coles
1998-Ruby Bridges as Dr. Broyard
1998-New York Undercover as Mr. Connel
1993-American Experience as Thurgood Marshall
1989–1991 As the World Turns as Blake Stevens
1982-Long Day’s Journey Into Night as Edmund Tyrone

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