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James Frain (I)


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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Known For

The Count of Monte Cristo
The Count of Monte Cristo J.F. Villefort
(2002)
Where the Heart Is
Where the Heart Is Forney Hull
(2000)
Tron
Tron Jarvis
(2010)
Reindeer Games
Reindeer Games Nick Cassidy
(2000)

Filmography

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 2018 Headlock (completed)
Dr. A
 2017 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)
Sebastian Wake
- Kama' oma' o ka 'aina huli hana (2017) ... Sebastian Wake
 2017 Star Trek: Discovery (TV Series)
Sarek
- Lethe (2017) ... Sarek
- Battle at the Binary Stars (2017) ... Sarek
- The Vulcan Hello (2017) ... Sarek
 2015-2017 Orphan Black (TV Series)
Ferdinand Chevalier
- Guillotines Decide (2017) ... Ferdinand Chevalier
- Clutch of Greed (2017) ... Ferdinand Chevalier
- From Dancing Mice to Psychopaths (2016) ... Ferdinand Chevalier
- From Instinct to Rational Control (2016) ... Ferdinand Chevalier
- The Stigmata of Progress (2016) ... Ferdinand Chevalier
 2015-2016 Gotham (TV Series)
Theo Galavan / Azrael
- Wrath of the Villains: Transference (2016) ... Theo Galavan (credit only)
- Wrath of the Villains: Unleashed (2016) ... Theo Galavan / Azrael
- Wrath of the Villains: Azrael (2016) ... Theo Galavan / Azrael
- Wrath of the Villains: Pinewood (2016) ... Theo Galavan
 2016/I The Architect
Miles Moss
 2015 True Detective (TV Series)
Lieutenant Kevin Burris
- Omega Station (2015) ... Lieutenant Kevin Burris
- Black Maps and Motel Rooms (2015) ... Lieutenant Kevin Burris
- Other Lives (2015) ... Lieutenant Kevin Burris
- Down Will Come (2015) ... Lieutenant Kevin Burris
- Maybe Tomorrow (2015) ... Lieutenant Kevin Burris
 2015 Agent Carter (TV Series)
Leet Brannis
- Bridge and Tunnel (2015) ... Leet Brannis
- Now Is Not the End (2015) ... Leet Brannis
 2015 Olivia Martha Ilse (Short)
William Bailey
 2014 Intruders (TV Series)
Richard Shepherd
- There Is No End (2014) ... Richard Shepherd
- The Crossing Place (2014) ... Richard Shepherd
- Bound (2014) ... Richard Shepherd
- The Shepherds and the Fox (2014) ... Richard Shepherd
- Ave Verum Corpus (2014) ... Richard Shepherd
 2014 Reckless (TV Series)
Stanford Ashby
- When the Smoke Clears (2014) ... Stanford Ashby
 2014 Born of War
Simon
 2013 The Tunnel (TV Series)
John Sumner / Kieran Ashton
- Episode #1.10 (2013) ... Kieran Ashton
- 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)
Rutledge
- The Sin Eater (2013) ... Rutledge
 2012-2013 Grimm (TV Series)
Eric Renard
- PTZD (2013) ... Eric Renard (uncredited)
- The Ungrateful Dead (2013) ... Eric Renard
- Goodnight, Sweet Grimm (2013) ... Eric Renard
- The Waking Dead (2013) ... Eric Renard
- One Angry Fuchsbau (2013) ... Eric Renard
 2013 Alpha Alert
Andrews
 2013 The White Queen (TV Mini-Series)
Lord Warwick
- War at First Hand (2013) ... Lord Warwick
- The Bad Queen (2013) ... Lord Warwick
- The Storm (2013) ... Lord Warwick
- The Price of Power (2013) ... Lord Warwick
- In Love with the King (2013) ... Lord Warwick
 2013 The Lone Ranger
Barret
 2013 All Things to All Men
Attorney General
 2012 Bert & Dickie
Jack Beresford
 2012 The Mentalist (TV Series)
Terry Murphy
- At First Blush (2012) ... Terry Murphy
 2012/I Transit
Marek
 2011 Burn Notice (TV Series)
James Forte
- Eye for an Eye (2011) ... James Forte
 2011 Water for Elephants
Rosie's Caretaker
 2011 The Cape (TV Series)
Peter Fleming / Chess
- Endgame (2011) ... Peter Fleming / Chess
- Razer (2011) ... Peter Fleming / Chess
- The Lich: Part 2 (2011) ... Peter Fleming / Chess
- The Lich: Part 1 (2011) ... Peter Fleming / Chess
- Goggles and Hicks (2011) ... Peter Fleming
 2010 Tron: Evolution (Video Game)
Zuse (voice)
 2010 Tron
Jarvis
 2010 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Richard Ellison
- Sudden Death (2010) ... Richard Ellison
 2010 True Blood (TV Series)
Franklin Mott
- Evil Is Going On (2010) ... Franklin Mott (uncredited)
- Everything Is Broken (2010) ... Franklin Mott
- Night on the Sun (2010) ... Franklin Mott
- I Got a Right to Sing the Blues (2010) ... Franklin Mott
- Trouble (2010) ... Franklin Mott
 2010 Leverage (TV Series)
John Douglas Keller
- The King George Job (2010) ... John Douglas Keller
 2010 Miami Medical (TV Series)
Brian
- Man on the Road (2010) ... Brian
 2009-2010 Flashforward (TV Series)
Gordon Myhill
- Course Correction (2010) ... 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 Everybody's Fine
Tom
 2009 Lie to Me (TV Series)
McClellan
- Grievous Bodily Harm (2009) ... McClellan
 2009 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Tom Crowley
 2009 In Plain Sight (TV Series)
Phillip Ashmore / Phillip Andrews
- Once a Ponzi Time (2009) ... Phillip Ashmore / Phillip Andrews
 2007-2009 The Tudors (TV Series)
Thomas Cromwell
- The Undoing of Cromwell (2009) ... Thomas Cromwell
- Protestant Anne of Cleves (2009) ... Thomas Cromwell
- Search for a New Queen (2009) ... Thomas Cromwell
- Problems in the Reformation (2009) ... Thomas Cromwell
- The Death of a Queen (2009) ... Thomas Cromwell
 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
 2006 Invasion (TV Series)
Eli Szura
- The Last Wave Goodbye (2006) ... Eli Szura
- Round Up (2006) ... Eli Szura
- Run and Gun (2006) ... Eli Szura
- The Son Also Rises (2006) ... Eli Szura
- Re-Evolution (2006) ... Eli Szura
 2005 Threshold (TV Series)
Reverend Lavory
- Revelations (2005) ... Reverend Lavory
 2005 Medium (TV Series)
Calley
- Light Sleeper (2005) ... Calley
 2005 Into the Blue
Reyes
 2005 Empire (TV Mini-Series)
Brutus
- 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
 2005 24 (TV Series)
Paul Raines
- Day 4: 2:00 a.m.-3:00 a.m. (2005) ... Paul Raines
- Day 4: 10:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. (2005) ... Paul Raines
- Day 4: 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (2005) ... Paul Raines
- Day 4: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (2005) ... Paul Raines
- Day 4: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. (2005) ... Paul Raines
 2004 Pilot Season (TV Mini-Series)
Jeremy Pilodes
 2004 Spartacus (TV Movie)
David
 2003 Leonardo (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Cesare Borgia
- Dangerous Liaisons (2003) ... Cesare Borgia
 2002 The Project (TV Movie)
Harvey
 2002 Path to War (TV Movie)
Richard Goodwin
 2002 The Vice (TV Series)
Gordon Ellis
- Trade (2002) ... Gordon Ellis
 2002 The Count of Monte Cristo
J.F. Villefort
 2001 Armadillo (TV Series)
Lorimer Black
- Episode #1.3 (2001) ... Lorimer Black
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Lorimer Black
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... Lorimer Black
 2000 Arabian Nights (TV Mini-Series)
Schahzenan / Harun al-Rashid
- Episode #1.2 (2000) ... Schahzenan / Harun al-Rashid
- Episode #1.1 (2000) ... Schahzenan / Harun al-Rashid
 2000 Where the Heart Is
Forney Hull
 2000 The Miracle Maker
Thomas (voice)
 2000 Reindeer Games
Nick Cassidy
 1999 Titus
Bassianus
 1999 Sunshine
Gustave Sonnenschein
 1999 Zero Eight (Short)
 1998 Vigo
Jean Vigo
 1998 Elizabeth
Alvaro de la Quadra
 1998 Hilary and Jackie
Daniel Barenboim
 1998 What Rats Won't Do
Jack
 1997 Macbeth on the Estate (TV Movie)
Macbeth
 1997 Robinson Crusoe
Robert / Defoe's Publisher
 1997 Red Meat
Victor
 1997 The Mill on the Floss (TV Movie)
Philip Wakem
 1996 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Elliot
- Report from the Grave (1996) ... Elliot
 1996 Bruised Fruit (Short)
Dan
 1996 Rasputin (TV Movie)
Prince Felix Yusupov
 1996 Loch Ness
Adrian Foote
 1996 Strangers (TV Series)
Dirk
- Ceremony (1996) ... Dirk
 1995 Devil's Advocate (TV Movie)
Doctor Vesti
 1995 Nothing Personal
Kenny
 1995 The Buccaneers (TV Mini-Series)
Julius Folyat
- Plunder (1995) ... Julius Folyat
- Capture (1995) ... Julius Folyat
- Ambush (1995) ... Julius Folyat
- Conquest (1995) ... Julius Folyat
 1995 An Awfully Big Adventure
John Harbour
 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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Other Works:

: Played "Teddy" in "The Homecoming", a play by Harold Pinter (Cort Theater, New York City, New York, USA). See more »

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Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

When I got this job on season 3 and people say to me, "So what are you doing? What are you doing now?" I say I'm doing this show True Blood (2008) they go, "Oh my God! That is my favorite show!" Without exception. Everyone. Even my doctor. Absolute craziness. They don't say, "That's my second favorite show" or "I quite like that show" or "I've heard of that show". See more »

Trivia:

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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