James LeGros

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Years active1984–present
Spouse(s)Kristina Loggia (m. 1992)
Children2

James Le Gros ( /ləˈɡr/ ) [1] is an American actor. He was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male for his performance in Living in Oblivion .

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Career

James Le Gros 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). Le Gros played Chad Palomino, an acting divo with endless "a-list" star demands for a "b-movie" director and crew. Le Gros 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 . [2] Le Gros portrayed Peter Gray in the Dark Sky thriller Bitter Feast . [3]

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

Personal life

Le Gros married actress and photographer Kristina Loggia, daughter of actor Robert Loggia, in 1992. They have two sons; their son Noah is also an actor. [4]

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
1986 The Ladies Club JesseFilm debut
1986 Solarbabies Metron
1987 Near Dark Teenage Cowboy
1987 Real Men Buddy MacGruder
1987 Fatal Beauty Zack Jaeger
1987 *batteries not included Goon #2
1988 Phantasm II Mike Pearson
1989 Drugstore Cowboy Rick
1989 Born on the Fourth of July Platoon - Vietnam
1990Hollywood HeartbreakCarl
1991Blood and ConcreteLance
1991 Point Break 'Roach'
1991 The Rapture Tommy
1991 Where the Day Takes You 'Crasher'
1992Nervous TicksRusty
1992 Leather Jackets Carl
1992 Gun Crazy Howard Hickok
1992 My New Gun Skippy
1992 Singles Andy
1994 Floundering John Boyz
1994 Bad Girls William Tucker
1994 Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle Deems Taylor
1994 Don't Do It Dodger
1995 Living in Oblivion Chad PalominoNominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male
1995 Safe Chris
1995 Destiny Turns on the Radio Harry Thoreau
1995 Panther Bob Avakian
1995 The Low Life Mike Jr.
1995 Just Looking Jim
1996 The Destiny of Marty Fine 'Grill'
1996 Boys Fenton Ray
1996 Infinity John Wheeler
1996CountdownLieutenant Michael Killip
1997 The Myth of Fingerprints Cézanne
1997 Wishful Thinking Max
1998The PassHunter
1998 Thursday Billy Hill
1998 L.A. Without a Map Takowsky
1998There's No Fish Food in HeavenD.J.
1998 Enemy of the State Jerry Miller, Attorney
1998 Psycho Car Dealer
1999 Jump Bicker
2000Drop Back TenPeter Barnes
2000If You Only KnewJack
2001 Scotland, Pa. Joe 'Mac' McBeth
2001 Lovely and Amazing Paul
2001 World Traveler Jack
2004 November Hugh
2004 Straight Into Darkness Soldier
2004 Catch That Kid Ferrell
2004 Sexual Life Josh
2005 Trust the Man Dante
2006 The Last Winter James HoffmanNominated—Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Cast
2007 Zodiac Officer George Bawart
2007Cough DropPaul DeweyShort film
2008 Vantage Point Ted Heinkin
2008 Sherman's Way Palmer
2008Dry RainStilShort film
2008 Visioneers Julieen
2008 Fragments Dr. Dan HowlandAlso known as "Winged Creatures"
2009Welcome to AcademiaRevis
2010 Skateland Clive Burkham
2010 Bitter Feast Peter GreyNominated—Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Actor
2012 Big Miracle Karl Hootkin
2013 Redwood Highway Michael Vaughn
2013 Don't Let Me Go Chris Madsen
2013 A Birder's Guide to Everything Donald Portnoy
2013 Night Moves Feed Factory Clerk
2013Three Hours Between PlanesDonald PlantShort film
2014 The Young Kieslowski Walter Mallard
2014 Big Muddy Buford Carver
2015 Point Break FBI Deputy Director #2
2016 Certain Women Ryan Lewis
2016 The People Garden Director
2016 Stray Bullets Cody
2017Dating My MotherChester
2018 Nostalgia Patrick Bleam
2018 Support the Girls 'Cubby'
2018 Wildling The Wolf Man
2018UnzippingTsikiShort film
2018Buck RunWilliam Templeton
2018 Waterlily Jaguar Bob

Phoenix Oregon

2021 Foxhole Wilson
TBAMedicine ManWilliam RossdalePost-production
TBA Showing Up Post-production

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
1984 Knight Rider 'Trasher'Television debut
Episode: "The Rotten Apples"; credited as James Le Gros
1984 The Ratings Game Car AttendantTelevision Movie; credited as James Legros
1985 Simon & Simon Punk BoyEpisode: "Slither"
1985 Punky Brewster 'Blade'2 episodes
1985 CBS Schoolbreak Special Freddie CruzEpisode: "Ace Hits the Big Time"
1993 Class of '96 Lucas MillerEpisode: "When Whitney Met Linda"
1996 Roseanne Mr. SchlosserEpisode: "Springtime for David"
1996Marshal Law'Cougar'Television Movie
1997 The Outer Limits Ben ConklinEpisode: "Dead Man's Switch"
1997ProntoDeputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens Television Movie
1998 ER Dr. Max RocherRecurring role; 3 episodes
1998 L.A. Doctors Dwight AnthonyEpisode: "Under the Radar"
1999Border LineDan MacIversTelevision Movie
2000 Common Ground AmosTelevision Movie
2000–2001 Ally McBeal Mark Albertrecurring role; 28 episodes
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
2002 Friends Jim NelsonEpisode: "The One with the Tea Leaves"
2002Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus BookieTroyTelevision Movie
2002Damaged LoveDoug PeenoTelevision Movie
2003The Street LawyerBarry NuzzoTelevision Movie
2004ParadiseMatthew ParadiseTelevision Movie
2005 Law & Order Dwight JacobsEpisode: "Red Ball"
2005 Sleeper Cell Special Agent Ray Fullerrecurring role; 7 episodes
2008 1% RabbiTelevision Movie
2009–2010 Mercy Dr. Dan Harrisrecurring role; 22 episodes
2010 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Bill HarrisEpisode: "Behave"
2011 Mildred Pierce Wally BurganTelevision Miniseries; 5 episodes
2011–2014 Justified Wade Messerrecurring role; 6 episodes
2012 Grey's Anatomy JerryEpisode: "Flight"
2012 House M.D. OliverEpisode: "Everybody Dies"
2012 Girls Jeff Lavoytrecurring role; 4 episodes
2013 Revenge Father Paul Whitleyrecurring role; 3 episodes
2013 The Good Wife Judge Adam TolkinEpisode: "The Next Month"
2013The Sixth GunBill John O'HenryTelevision Movie
2014 Constantine Ellis McGeeEpisode: "The Darkness Beneath"
2014–2016 Person of Interest Bruce Moranrecurring role; 3 episodes
2015 Battle Creek Mitchell FordEpisode: "Stockholm"
2016 Billions HenchmanEpisode: "Boasts and Rails"
2017 Fear the Walking Dead EddieEpisode: "Things Bad Begun"
2018–2019 Blue Bloods Don Voorhees2 episodes
2018 Castle Rock SheriffEpisode: "Harvest"
2019 The Passage Horace Guilder5 episodes
2020 Hunters Hank Grimsby5 episodes
2020 Love Life Larry Carter2 episodes

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References

Notes
  1. "James LeGros Certain Women at Sundance". The Pulse. February 6, 2016. Archived from the original on 2021-12-21. Retrieved September 1, 2021.
  2. "Have a Snack With Dark Sky's 'Bitter Feast'". BloodyDisgusting.
  3. "Bitter Feast Trailer Served Up Hot and Fresh". DreadCentral.
  4. Noah Le Gros Checks In by Stephen Schaefer, The Boston Herald, July 8th 2020.