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James Morrison

A filmmaker, playwright, poet, actor, singer/songwriter and yoga teacher, James Morrison was born in Utah and is a product of Alaska. He began his acting career as a clown and wire walker for the Carson and Barnes Wild Animal Circus and served his theatrical apprenticeship with the Alaska Repertory Theatre. Since then, he has appeared at some of America's foremost theatres including the McCarter Theatre, the La Jolla Playhouse, the Mark Taper Forum, the L.A. Stage Company and The Old Globe with such renowned directors as Emily Mann, Des McAnuff, Jack O'Brien, Charles Nelson Reilly, Jose Quintero and Harry Mastrogeorge, his acting teacher since 1982.He is the recipient of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Performance and three Drama-Logue Awards. In 1985 he appeared in the London premiere of Emily Mann's Still Life at the West End's Donmar Warehouse and the Riverside Studios after a stint in The Edinburgh Festival at the Traverse Theatre where the production received a Fringe First Award.His radio credits include the KCRW, L.A.TheatreWorks production of The Rainmaker with the cast of the Broadway revival, the NPR and BBC co-production of Julius Caesar and the NPR production of Ruby McCollum in which he stars as William Bradford Huie.Morrison's short film, Parking (1996), which he wrote and directed, was produced by his wife, Riad Galayini. Parking screened at twenty film festivals world wide including New York's New Directors/New Films presented by Lincoln Center at the Museum of Modern Art, Slamdance (audience choice award for best short), Austin's South By Southwest Festival, the Central Florida Film Festival (third place narrative film award), the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, the Montreal World Festival, The Festival of U.S. Shorts in Brisbane, Australia, Ireland's Cork International Film Festival, and the Northampton Film Festival where it received the Best Short of the Festival Award. Parking also ran on Sundance Channel for 18 months.With Ms. Galayini, he co-wrote and co-produced her directorial debut, Nude Descending (1997), which received The George Melies Award at the 1998 Taos Talking Picture Festival and has screened at the Nashville Independent Festival and Short Cuts in Paris. In 2000, Nude Descending was selected for special recognition by the Hitchcock International Director's Series presented by the American Cinematheque.Their latest film, the documentary, Showing Up (2014), is a feature length conversation about the actor's audition.Morrison's plays have been seen at The Sundance Institute, The Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Playwrights' Center of Minneapolis, L.A. Theatre Works, The MET Theatre, Two Parts Theatre Company, The Classical Theatre Lab, City Theatre in Miami, The Road Theatre, The Mojo Ensemble, The Wooden O, The Philadelphia Fringe Festival and the Salt Lake Acting Company where he has directed several plays including those by Sam Shepard, John Robinson, Larry Shue and Beth Henley.His first album, Son to the Boy, is available on iTunes and all digital outlets.James was a Lecture Fellow at Bournemouth University School of Media in England for four years and received his certification to teach Hatha Yoga from Yogiraj Ganga White and Tracey Rich at the White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara. He teaches regular classes at the Center for Yoga in Los Angeles.James and Riad live North of Los Angeles with their son, Seamus, born in 1999.


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Born:
Apr 21, 1954 In Bountiful, Utah, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
41
First Appeared:
In the series Automan 1983-12-15
Latest Project:
Series Those Who Kill 2014-03-03

1 win & 2 nominations.

Known For
Poster of 24
Filmography
Those Who Kill Frank Bisgaard 10 episodes, 2014 2014-03-03
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Unknown 2013-09-17
Suits Unknown 2011-06-23
Revenge Unknown 2011-09-21
The Exes Unknown 2011-11-30
Charlie's Angels Unknown 2011-09-22
Law & Order: LA Unknown 2010-09-29
Hawthorne John Morrissey 18 episodes, 2009-2011 2009-06-16
Top Gear Australia Self - Presenter / ... 9 episodes, 2008-2009 2008
Eli Stone Unknown 2008-01-31
The Mentalist Unknown 2008-09-23
Private Practice Unknown 2007-09-19
Numb3rs Unknown 2005
Point Pleasant Unknown 2005-01-19
NCIS Unknown 2003-09-23
Cold Case Unknown 2003-09-28
CSI: Miami Unknown 2002-09-23
The Division Unknown 2001-01-07
24 Unknown 2001-11-06
Six Feet Under Unknown 2001-06-03
The Others Unknown 2000-02-05
The West Wing Unknown 1999-09-22
Seven Days Unknown 1998-10-07
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction Unknown 1997-05-25
Nash Bridges Unknown 1996-03-29
Profiler Unknown 1996-09-21
Millennium Unknown 1996-10-25
JAG Unknown 1995-09-23
Space: Above and Beyond Lt. Col. Tyrus Cassius 'T.C.' McQueen / ... 23 episodes, 1995-1996 1995-09-24
Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown 1993-04-21
The X-Files Unknown 1993-09-10
Frasier Unknown 1993-09-16
Diagnosis Murder Unknown 1993-10-29
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Quantum Leap Unknown 1989-03-26
Doogie Howser, M.D. Unknown 1989-09-19
Monsters Unknown 1988-10-22
Werewolf Unknown 1987-07-11
North and South, Book II Unknown 1986-05-04
L.A. Law Unknown 1986-09-15
Automan Unknown 1983-12-15