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James Anthony Cotton

James began playing the piano at the age of four. At an early age he gained personal access to some of the greats in blues and jazz, learning first hand the philosophy and skill sets from these master artists. He continued to develop his own compositions and personal style, performing solo and forming bands that have played venues both large (... See full bio »
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Western Religion
Western Religion Harvard Gold
Chasing Mavericks
White Rabbit
White Rabbit Mel Walter Booth
Phenomenon Cal, Hospital Orderly


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 2017 Goodbye, NOLA (Short) (post-production)
Craig Rogers
 2017 The Rain Gatherers (announced)
Actor (rumored)
 2016 Bamboo Dreams (TV Series)
Frank Skilling (2016-2017)
 2015 Western Religion
Harvard Gold
 2015/I White Rabbit
Mel Walter Booth
 2014 Madoff's Inferno
 2014 Way Down in Chinatown
Larry fingers
 2014 Murder in the First (TV Series)
- Blunt the Edge (2014) ... Gopher (as James Cotton)
 2013 Big Sur
Bus Driver (uncredited)
 2012/III Tell (Short)
 2012 Chasing Mavericks
 2012 About Cherry
Bartender #2
 2011 Contagion
Tough guy (uncredited)
 2010 The Invited
Marty Fitzpatrick
 2009 Trauma (TV Series)
Patrolman #1 / Electrician #2
- That Fragile Hour (2009) ... Patrolman #1 (uncredited)
- Pilot (2009) ... Electrician #2
 2009/II The Confessional
Shadow (voice)
 2006 Jenkins' Last Meal (Short)
The Boss
 2004 Simple & Safe
Jackson Stone
 2004 Ticket Ripper (Short)
Ticket Ripper
 2003 Someone to Talk to
 2003 The Law and Mr. Lee (TV Movie)
Tur (uncredited)
 2002 Next to Godliness
Tow Driver
 2002 Memorial (Video short)
Jackson Stone
 2001 Exploding Oedipus
 2001 Down Time
 2001 The Division (TV Series)
Officer Bennett
- There But for Fortune (2001) ... Officer Bennett (as James Cotton)
 1998-2000 Nash Bridges (TV Series)
Phil / Foreman
- Blow Out (2000) ... Foreman
- Cop Out (2000) ... Phil
- Firestorm (1998) ... Phil (as James Cotton)
 1996 Daughters
Gary (as James Cotton)
 1996 Phenomenon
Cal, Hospital Orderly (as James Cotton)
 1995 Murder in the First
Alcatraz Guard (uncredited)
 1993 Made in America
Man with Beer
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James who was adopted recently was found by his blood brother after 58 years, they are 10 months apart and were separated early in life. He has rediscovered his "true heritage " of being almost half American Native ( Lakota and Kiowa Apache ) and Norse and has been enjoying his family reunion. His brother "Hawk" is active in the American Native community as a sweat lodge medicine man.



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