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James Frain is one of Hollywood's most versatile and respected actors who has a reputation for bold, intelligent performances in a diverse body of work in which he's collaborated with some of the finest actors and directors working today. Recent film work includes Disney's TRON: Legacy opposite Jeff Bridges and Fox's Water for Elephants opposite ... See full bio »

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TRON: Legacy
TRON: Legacy Jarvis
The Count of Monte Cristo
The Count of Monte Cristo J.F. Villefort
Reindeer Games
Reindeer Games Nick Cassidy
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 2016 Headlock (completed)
Dr. A
 2016/I The Architect
Miles Moss
 2015 Olivia Martha Ilse (Short)
William Bailey
 2014 Reckless (TV Series)
Stanford Ashby
- When the Smoke Clears (2014) ... Stanford Ashby
 2014 Born of War
 2013 The Tunnel (TV Series)
John Sumner / Kieran Ashton
- Episode #1.10 (2013) ... Kieran Ashton (uncredited)
- Episode #1.9 (2013) ... John Sumner / Kieran Ashton
- Episode #1.8 (2013) ... John Sumner
- Episode #1.7 (2013) ... John Sumner
 2013 Sleepy Hollow (TV Series)
- The Sin Eater (2013) ... Rutledge
 2012-2013 Grimm (TV Series)
Eric Renard
- PTZD (2013) ... Eric Renard (uncredited)
 2013 Alpha Alert
 2013 All Things to All Men
Attorney General
 2012 The Mentalist (TV Series)
Terry Murphy
- At First Blush (2012) ... Terry Murphy
 2012/I Transit
 2011 Burn Notice (TV Series)
James Forte
- Eye for an Eye (2011) ... James Forte
 2011 Water for Elephants
Rosie's Caretaker
 2010 Tron: Evolution (Video Game)
Zuse (voice)
 2010 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Richard Ellison
- Sudden Death (2010) ... Richard Ellison
 2010 Leverage (TV Series)
John Douglas Keller
- The King George Job (2010) ... John Douglas Keller
 2010 Miami Medical (TV Series)
- Man on the Road (2010) ... Brian
 2009-2010 Flashforward (TV Series)
Gordon Myhill
- A561984 (2009) ... Gordon Myhill
 2010 Dark Relic (TV Movie)
Sir Gregory
 2010 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Jeffrey Hughes
- Sin City Blue (2010) ... Jeffrey Hughes
 2009 Californication (TV Series)
Paul Rider
- Mia Culpa (2009) ... Paul Rider
 2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Martin Gold
- Users (2009) ... Martin Gold
 2009 Lie to Me (TV Series)
 2009 In Plain Sight (TV Series)
Phillip Ashmore / Phillip Andrews
- Once a Ponzi Time (2009) ... Phillip Ashmore / Phillip Andrews
 2008-2009 Fringe (TV Series)
Mr. Kohl
- Ability (2009) ... Mr. Kohl (uncredited)
- Safe (2008) ... Mr. Kohl
 2008 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Dean Holiday
- Vanishing Act (2008) ... Dean Holiday
 2008/I Quid Pro Quo
Father Dave
 2007 Numb3rs (TV Series)
Allister McClair
- The Janus List (2007) ... Allister McClair
 2006 The Closer (TV Series)
Paul Andrews
- Critical Missing (2006) ... Paul Andrews
 2006 The Front Line
Eddie Gilroy
 2005 Threshold (TV Series)
Reverend Lavory
- Revelations (2005) ... Reverend Lavory
 2005 Medium (TV Series)
- Light Sleeper (2005) ... Calley
 2005 Into the Blue
 2005 Empire (TV Mini-Series)
- The Lost Legion (2005) ... Brutus
- Fortune's Fool (2005) ... Brutus
- The Hunt (2005) ... Brutus
- Arkham (2005) ... Brutus
- Will (2005) ... Brutus
 2005 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
Art Gallery Painter
- Clinical Risk (2005) ... Art Gallery Painter
 2004 Pilot Season (TV Mini-Series)
Jeremy Pilodes
 2004 Spartacus (TV Movie)
 2003 Leonardo (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Cesare Borgia
 2002 The Project (TV Movie)
 2002 Path to War (TV Movie)
Richard Goodwin
 2002 The Vice (TV Series)
Gordon Ellis
- Trade (2002) ... Gordon Ellis
 2001 Armadillo (TV Series)
Lorimer Black
 2000 The Miracle Maker
Thomas (voice)
 1999 Titus
 1999 Sunshine
Gustave Sonnenschein
 1999 Zero Eight (Short)
 1998 Vigo: A Passion for Life
Jean Vigo
 1998 Hilary and Jackie
Daniel Barenboim
 1998 What Rats Won't Do
 1997 Macbeth on the Estate (TV Movie)
 1997 Robinson Crusoe
Robert / Defoe's Publisher
 1997 Red Meat
 1996 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
- Report from the Grave (1996) ... Elliot
 1996 Bruised Fruit (Short)
 1996 Rasputin (TV Movie)
Prince Felix Yusupov
 1996 Strangers (TV Series)
- Ceremony (1996) ... Dirk
 1995 Devil's Advocate (TV Movie)
Doctor Vesti
 1995 Nothing Personal
 1995 The Buccaneers (TV Mini-Series)
Julius Folyat
- Plunder (1995) ... Julius Folyat
- Capture (1995) ... Julius Folyat
- Ambush (1995) ... Julius Folyat
- Conquest (1995) ... Julius Folyat
 1993 Shadowlands
Peter Whistler
 1993 Prime Suspect 3 (TV Mini-Series)
Jason Baldwin
- Part 2 (1993) ... Jason Baldwin
 1993 Soldier Soldier (TV Series)
Lt Giles Chapman
- Disintegration (1993) ... Lt Giles Chapman
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Played "Giorgio" in Luigi Pirandello's "The Rules of the Game" - Almeida Theatre, London (1992). See more »

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[Speaking about his character on True Blood (2008)] I think Franklin is a bit of a troubled soul. I'm not sure that he's entirely well in the head but he also is up for the ride. He likes to go wherever the most dangerous energy is. Basically I'm a private detective which sounds ridiculous. Franklin Mott, Private Eye. Kind of like Magnum but without the mustache. See more »


Has often been cast in roles in projects pertaining to the Tudor period of English history. He appeared in the 1998 film "Elizabeth" as Alvaro de Quadra and then played Thomas Cromwell in the Showtime series "The Tudors". He was later cast as the Earl of Warwick in the BBC's "The White Queen" (about Elizabeth Woodville who was the grandmother of Henry VIII and great-grandmother to Elizabeth I). See more »

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