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James was born in Columbus, Ohio. Since his father was a salesman, the family spent much of James' youth in different cities throughout the Midwest and finally settled down in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. It was there that James' love of theater was born. Encouraged by his high school drama teacher, Vic Passante, James applied to the University of La ... See full bio »
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 2016-2017 Sweet/Vicious (TV Series)
Officer Ballard
- An Innocent Man (2017) ... Officer Ballard (as James MacDonald)
- Pure Heroine (2017) ... Officer Ballard (as James MacDonald)
- The Writing's on the Wall (2016) ... Officer Ballard (as James MacDonald)
 2015 NCIS: New Orleans (TV Series)
Navy Captain Tom Garrett
- Touched by the Sun (2015) ... Navy Captain Tom Garrett (as James MacDonald)
 2015 Longmire (TV Series)
Randolph Hale
- Four Arrows (2015) ... Randolph Hale (as James MacDonald)
 2015 Little Boy
Recruitment Sergeant (as James MacDonald)
 2015 Battle Creek (TV Series)
Stevie Venson
- Cereal Killer (2015) ... Stevie Venson (as James MacDonald)
 2014 Crisis (TV Series)
- Found (2014) ... Skip (as James MacDonald)
 2014 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV Series)
Agent Jacobson
- Turn, Turn, Turn (2014) ... Agent Jacobson (as James MacDonald)
 2014 Intelligence (TV Series)
FBI Director Oliver Sicola
- Patient Zero (2014) ... FBI Director Oliver Sicola (as James MacDonald)
 2013 Major Crimes (TV Series)
Lt. Reed
- Year-End Blowout (2013) ... Lt. Reed (as James MacDonald)
 2013 Castle (TV Series)
Benjamin Wade
- Get a Clue (2013) ... Benjamin Wade (as James MacDonald)
 2013 NCIS: Los Angeles (TV Series)
DEA Special Agent John Ness
- Resurrection (2013) ... DEA Special Agent John Ness (as James MacDonald)
 2013 The Mentalist (TV Series)
Sgt. Bigley
- There Will Be Blood (2013) ... Sgt. Bigley (as James MacDonald)
 2013 Scandal (TV Series)
- One for the Dog (2013) ... Interrogator (as James MacDonald)
 2013 Texas Chainsaw 3D
Officer Marvin (as James MacDonald)
 2012 Montana Amazon
Heirik (as James MacDonald)
 2012 Vegas (TV Series)
George Blanchford
- Pilot (2012) ... George Blanchford (as James MacDonald)
 2011 Big Mike (TV Movie)
Otis Garner (as James MacDonald)
 2011 Love Bites (TV Series)
James Feeney
- Modern Plagues (2011) ... James Feeney (as James MacDonald)
- Keep on Truckin' (2011) ... James Feeney (as James MacDonald)
- How To... (2011) ... James Feeney (as James MacDonald)
- Firsts (2011) ... James Feeney (as James MacDonald)
 2011 Hawthorne (TV Series)
- Fight or Flight (2011) ... (as James MacDonald)
 2002-2010 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Officer Kenneth Ward / John Ruark
- Neverland (2010) ... Officer Kenneth Ward (as James MacDonald)
- Blood Lust (2002) ... John Ruark (as James MacDonald)
 2010 The Kids Are All Right
Clay's Dad
 2009 Fissure
Paul Grunning (as James MacDonald)
 2009 Lie to Me (TV Series)
Detective Riley
- The Better Half (2009) ... Detective Riley (as James MacDonald)
 2008 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Dan Becks
- Cheating Death (2008) ... Dan Becks (as James MacDonald)
 2008 Gemini Division (TV Series)
Agent C (as James MacDonald)
 2008 In Plain Sight (TV Series)
Peter O'Dell
- Don of the Dead (2008) ... Peter O'Dell (as James MacDonald)
 2007 Weeds (TV Series)
2nd Cop
- Go (2007) ... 2nd Cop (as James MacDonald)
 2007 Standoff (TV Series)
Lionel Struthers
- No Strings (2007) ... Lionel Struthers (as James MacDonald)
 2007 Jericho (TV Series)
Gunnery Sgt. Hill
- Semper Fidelis (2007) ... Gunnery Sgt. Hill (as James MacDonald)
 2006 Home of the Brave
Ray (as James MacDonald)
 2006 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Det. Dennison
- Profiler, Profiled (2006) ... Det. Dennison (as James MacDonald)
 2006 Vanished (TV Series)
Man chasing Sara
- Warm Springs (2006) ... Man chasing Sara (as James MacDonald)
- The Velocity of Sara (2006) ... Man chasing Sara (as James MacDonald)
 2006 Justice (TV Series)
Detective Joe Franklin
- Pilot (2006) ... Detective Joe Franklin (as James MacDonald)
 2006 Commander in Chief (TV Series)
Agent Bennett
- The Elephant in the Room (2006) ... Agent Bennett (as James MacDonald)
 2006 The Unit (TV Series)
Willis Meeks
- Morale, Welfare and Recreation (2006) ... Willis Meeks (as James MacDonald)
 2006 Without a Trace (TV Series)
- Odds or Evens (2006) ... Kevin (as James MacDonald)
 2005 E-Ring (TV Series)
FBI Incident Commander Hall
- Delta Does Detroit (2005) ... FBI Incident Commander Hall (as James MacDonald)
 2005 Cold Case (TV Series)
Richard Miller
- Wishing (2005) ... Richard Miller (as James MacDonald)
 2004 ER (TV Series)
Officer Gary McWayne
- Shot in the Dark (2004) ... Officer Gary McWayne (as James MacDonald)
 1997-2004 JAG (TV Series)
Staff Sgt. Timothy Mallory / Staff Sgt. Wakefield / Lt. Cmdr. Walt Rockwell
- This Just in from Baghdad (2004) ... Staff Sgt. Timothy Mallory (as James MacDonald)
- Guilt (2001) ... Staff Sgt. Wakefield (as James MacDonald)
- Against All Enemies (1997) ... Lt. Cmdr. Walt Rockwell (as James MacDonald)
 2004 Touching Evil (TV Series)
Det. Leclaire
- Grief (2004) ... Det. Leclaire (as James MacDonald)
 2003 NCIS (TV Series)
Captain Faul
- Hung Out to Dry (2003) ... Captain Faul
 2003 The Handler (TV Series)
- Street Boss (2003) ... (as James MacDonald)
 2003 Peacemakers (TV Series)
Caleb McGinty
- 29 Seconds (2003) ... Caleb McGinty (as James MacDonald)
 2003 Hollywood Homicide
Danny Broome (as James MacDonald)
 2003 The Division (TV Series)
Bob Jenkins
- Cold Comfort (2003) ... Bob Jenkins
 2002 Hostage (Short)
SWAT Team Commander (as James MacDonald)
 2002 Phone Booth
 2001 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Mike Bigelow
- Baby Love (2001) ... Mike Bigelow (as James MacDonald)
 2001 24 (TV Series)
Officer I-Mary-38
- 3:00 a.m.-4:00 a.m. (2001) ... Officer I-Mary-38 (as James MacDonald)
 2001 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Gary McGregor
- The Birthday Present (2001) ... Gary McGregor (as James MacDonald)
 2001 Joy Ride
Local in Nebraska Bar (as James MacDonald)
 2001 Three Sisters (TV Series)
- The Dry Spell (2001) ... Bartender (as James MacDonald)
 2000 Tigerland
Staff Sgt. Thomas (as James McDonald)
 2000 Sex and the City (TV Series)
- Escape from New York (2000) ... Garth (as James MacDonald)
 2000 Space Cowboys
Capcom (as James MacDonald)
 2000 Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenét and the City of Boulder (TV Movie)
Det. Mark Beckner (as James MacDonald)
 1999 The Magnificent Seven (TV Series)
Will Richmond
- Wagon Train: Part 2 (1999) ... Will Richmond (as James G. MacDonald)
- Wagon Train: Part 1 (1999) ... Will Richmond (as James G. MacDonald)
 1997-1999 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series)
Detective Stein
- Consequences (1999) ... Detective Stein (as James G. MacDonald)
- Becoming: Part 2 (1998) ... Detective Stein (as James G. MacDonald)
- Ted (1997) ... Detective Stein (as James G. MacDonald)
 1998 Pacific Blue (TV Series)
- Heat in the Hole (1998) ... Eitner (as James MacDonald)
 1998 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Rex Raskin
- Superfriends (1998) ... Rex Raskin (as James MacDonald)
 1998 Sour Grapes
Detective Frehill (as James MacDonald)
 1998 Mercury Rising
SWAT Team Leader Francis (as James MacDonald)
 1998 Brooklyn South (TV Series)
Officer Marshal Bovier
- Fools Russian (1998) ... Officer Marshal Bovier (as James MacDonald)
 1997 Volcano
Terry Jasper (as James G. MacDonald)
 1997 Turbulence
1st Officer Ted Kary (as James MacDonald)
 1997 Vanishing Point (TV Movie)
Asst. F.B.I. Agent (as James G. MacDonald)
 1996 The Fan
Sick Sean's Dad (as James G. MacDonald)
 1996 The Ultimate Lie (TV Movie)
The Businessman (as James MacDonald)
 1996 The Birdcage
Crewman (uncredited)
 1996 Broken Arrow
Park Ranger Baker (as James G. MacDonald)
 1996 Midnight Heat (TV Movie)
Mechanic (as James Gordon MacDonald)
 1995 Eye of the Stalker (TV Movie)
Gerry, Eclectic Café (as James MacDonald)
 1995 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series)
Captain James Wainwright
- Little Green Men (1995) ... Captain James Wainwright (as James G. MacDonald)
 1995 Courthouse (TV Series)
Gerald O'Brien
- Order on the Court (1995) ... Gerald O'Brien (as James G. MacDonald)
 1994 One More Mountain (TV Movie)
Charles Stanton (as James MacDonald)
 1993 Class of '61 (TV Movie) (as James MacDonald)
 1992 Malcolm X
Lieutenant (as James MacDonald)
 1992 All My Children (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5757 (1992) ... Rod (as James MacDonald)
 1991 N.Y.P.D. Mounted (TV Movie) (as James MacDonald)
 1991 Riff-Raff
Funeral Director (as James MacDonald)
 1990 Two Evil Eyes
Luke (segment "The Black Cat") (as James G. MacDonald)
 1989 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Jim Patterson
- B-Men (1989) ... Jim Patterson (as James MacDonald)
 1987 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series)
Vince Tabor
- Soldier Boys (1987) ... Vince Tabor (as James MacDonald)
 1987 Roomies (TV Series)
- Wrestling (1987) ... Craig (as James MacDonald)
 1987 Some Kind of Wonderful
Hardy's Friend (as James G. Macdonald)
 1986 Another World (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5766 (1986) ... Blade (as James MacDonald)
  What If He Wins
Craig (as James MacDonald)
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Show Show Director (1 credit)

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(March 1 to April 8, 1989) He played a Skinhead, Farrell, Philips, Savage and Father in Steven Dietz's play, "God's Country," in a Humana Festival production at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky with Jonathan Davison (Boy); Lizbeth Mackay (Mueller); Christopher Wells (Denver Parmenter, Robert Jay Matthews... See more »

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Alternate Names:

James G. MacDonald | James Gordon MacDonald | James MacDonald | James G. Macdonald | James McDonald

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James is related to the 23rd U.S. President Benjamin Harrison.

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