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James Pickens Jr.


James Pickens Jr. was born October 26, 1954 in Cleveland, Ohio. While attending college at Bowling Green State University, Pickens began pursuing an interest in acting. He graduated from BGSU with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1976. Afterwards, Pickens began work on the stage at the Roundabout Theatre in New York City. During his time on the stage, ... See full bio »

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Known For

Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy Dr. Richard Webber
(2005-2017)
Sleepers
Sleepers Marlboro
(1996)
Menace II Society
(1993)
The X-Files
The X-Files Alvin Kersh / Jamaican Crewman
(1998-2002)

Filmography

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  Kick (TV Series) (post-production)
Philip
- Episode #1.6 ... Philip
- Episode #1.5 ... Philip
- Episode #1.4 ... Philip
- Episode #1.3 ... Philip
- Episode #1.2 ... Philip
 2005-2017 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Dr. Richard Webber
- Out of Nowhere (2017) ... Dr. Richard Webber
- Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story (2017) ... Dr. Richard Webber
- Come on Down to My Boat, Baby (2017) ... Dr. Richard Webber
- Danger Zone (2017) ... Dr. Richard Webber (credit only)
- Ain't That a Kick in the Head (2017) ... Dr. Richard Webber
 2015 For the Love of Ruth
Stephen
 2013 42
Mr. Brock
 2012 8 (Video)
Dr. Gary Segura
 2010 Seattle Grace: Message of Hope (TV Series)
Richard Webber
 2010 Just Wright
Lloyd Wright
 2007-2009 Private Practice (TV Series)
Dr. Richard Webber
- Ex-Life (2009) ... Dr. Richard Webber
 2008 Ball Don't Lie
Roberto
 2005 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
Doctor
- The Ski Lift (2005) ... Doctor
- The Smoking Jacket (2005) ... Doctor
 2005 Venom
Sheriff
 2004 Jack & Bobby (TV Series)
Marucs Ride
- Pilot (2004) ... Marucs Ride (uncredited)
 2004 The X Files: Resist or Serve (Video Game)
FBI Deputy Director Alvin Kersh (voice)
 2004 The West Wing (TV Series)
Mayor
- Full Disclosure (2004) ... Mayor
 2004 Line of Fire (TV Series)
Kenneth Stevens
- The Senator (2004) ... Kenneth Stevens
 2003 White Rush
Denny
 2003 The Lyon's Den (TV Series)
Terrance Christianson
- Hubris (2003) ... Terrance Christianson
- The Other Side of Caution (2003) ... Terrance Christianson
- Pilot (2003) ... Terrance Christianson
- The Fifth ... Terrance Christianson
- Duty to Save ... Terrance Christianson
 2003 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Prison Warden
- Body Count (2003) ... Prison Warden
 2002-2003 Six Feet Under (TV Series)
Roderick Charles
- Everyone Leaves (2003) ... Roderick Charles
- The Liar and the Whore (2002) ... Roderick Charles
 2002-2003 Becker (TV Series)
Cliff
- Blind Injustice (2002) ... Cliff
 2002 MDs (TV Series)
Mr. Farrell
- Cruel and Unusual (2002) ... Mr. Farrell
 2002 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)
Agent Hawkins
- Bombs Away (2002) ... Agent Hawkins
 2002 Red Dragon
Male Zoo Doctor (uncredited)
 2002 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
Dr. Everett Sloane
- Outcomes (2002) ... Dr. Everett Sloane
 1998-2002 The X-Files (TV Series)
Alvin Kersh / Jamaican Crewman
- The Truth (2002) ... Alvin Kersh
- Providence (2002) ... Alvin Kersh
- Provenance (2002) ... Alvin Kersh
- John Doe (2002) ... Alvin Kersh
- Nothing Important Happened Today II (2001) ... Alvin Kersh
 2001-2002 Philly (TV Series)
Clyde Coleman
- Thanks for the Mammaries (2002) ... Clyde Coleman
- San Diego Padre (2002) ... Clyde Coleman
- Lies of Minelli (2002) ... Clyde Coleman
- Live and Leg Die (2001) ... Clyde Coleman
- Blown Away (2001) ... Clyde Coleman
 2002 Home Room
Principal Robbins
 2001 Semper Fi (TV Movie)
Mr. Maddox (uncredited)
 1997-2000 The Practice (TV Series)
Detective Mike McKrew
- Friends and Ex-Lovers (2000) ... Detective Mike McKrew
- Black Widows (2000) ... Detective Mike McKrew
- Checkmates (2000) ... Detective Mike McKrew
- Loser's Keepers (1999) ... Detective Mike McKrew
- End Games (1999) ... Detective Mike McKrew
 2000 Traffic
Prosecutor Ben Williams
 2000 The District (TV Series)
Mr. Lane
- The Real Terrorist (2000) ... Mr. Lane
 2000 Family Law (TV Series)
- Family Values (2000)
 2000 Daddio (TV Series)
Doug Grayson
- The Premium Also Rises (2000) ... Doug Grayson
 2000 City of Angels (TV Series)
Wilson Patterson
- Deliver the Male (2000) ... Wilson Patterson
- Assume the Position (2000) ... Wilson Patterson
- The Prince and the Porker (2000) ... Wilson Patterson
 1993-2000 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Lt. Joe Abner / Nathan Foster
- Little Abner (2000) ... Lt. Joe Abner
- Jackass (2000) ... Lt. Joe Abner
- Along Came Jones (2000) ... Lt. Joe Abner
- Personal Foul (1993) ... Nathan Foster
 1998-2000 Any Day Now (TV Series)
Judge Lucius Pearl
- Pay Your Dues (2000) ... Judge Lucius Pearl
- A Parent's Job (1999) ... Judge Lucius Pearl
- I'm Not Emotional (1999) ... Judge Lucius Pearl
- Huh? (1998) ... Judge Lucius Pearl
 1999 Liberty Heights
Sylvia's Father
 1999 JAG (TV Series)
Commander Wallace Burke
- Rogue (1999) ... Commander Wallace Burke
- The Return (1999) ... Commander Wallace Burke
 1999 A Slight Case of Murder (TV Movie)
Detective Larry Gray
 1999 Vengeance Unlimited (TV Series)
Mr. Hobbs
- Friends (1999) ... Mr. Hobbs (uncredited)
 1998 Little Girl Fly Away (TV Movie)
Detective Walter Engelhart
 1998 Dharma & Greg (TV Series)
Black Counselor
- It Takes a Village (1998) ... Black Counselor (uncredited)
 1998 How Stella Got Her Groove Back
Walter Payne
 1998 Bulworth
Uncle David
 1998 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Det. Hudson
- The Finale (1998) ... Det. Hudson
 1997-1998 Brooklyn South (TV Series)
Detective Reggie Simpson
- Skel in a Cell (1998) ... Detective Reggie Simpson
- Violet Inviolate (1998) ... Detective Reggie Simpson
- Touched by a Checkered Cab (1997) ... Detective Reggie Simpson
- Life Under Castro (1997) ... Detective Reggie Simpson
- Pilot (1997) ... Detective Reggie Simpson
 1998 The Pretender (TV Series)
Clark Thomas
- Crash (1998) ... Clark Thomas
 1998 Sphere
O.S.S.A. Instructor
 1997 RocketMan
Ben Stevens
 1997 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Staff Sergeant Luther Parrish
- The Fighting McLains (1997) ... Staff Sergeant Luther Parrish
 1997 Pacific Palisades (TV Series)
Josh Smith
- Past & Present Danger (1997) ... Josh Smith
 1996-1997 Something So Right (TV Series)
Jim
- Something About Schmoozing (1996) ... Jim
- Something About Seared Ahi (1996) ... Jim
- Something About Jack's Ex (1996) ... Jim
 1997 The Big Easy (TV Series)
Bernard Dulac
- Driving Ms. Money (1997) ... Bernard Dulac
 1997 Gridlock'd
Supervisor
 1996 Dangerous Minds (TV Series)
Coach Butch Kelly
- Moonstruck (1996) ... Coach Butch Kelly
 1996 Ghosts of Mississippi
Medgar Evers
 1996 The Uninvited (TV Movie)
 1990-1996 Roseanne (TV Series)
Chuck Mitchell
- Honor Thy Mother (1996) ... Chuck Mitchell
- Construction Junction (1996) ... Chuck Mitchell
- Out of the Past (1996) ... Chuck Mitchell
- My Name Is Bev (1995) ... Chuck Mitchell
- White Men Can't Kiss (1994) ... Chuck Mitchell
 1996 Sleepers
Marlboro
 1996 One West Waikiki (TV Series)
Tom Breason
- Allergic to Golf (1996) ... Tom Breason
 1996 Power 98
Det. Wilkinson
 1996 Bloodhounds (TV Movie)
Agent John DeGraf
 1996 The Lazarus Man (TV Series)
- The Conspirator (1996)
 1996 In the House (TV Series)
Russell
- My Crazy Valentine (1996) ... Russell
 1995 Nixon
Black Orator (as James Pickens)
 1995 The Client (TV Series)
Benjamin Garrett
- The Burning of Atlanta (1995) ... Benjamin Garrett (as James Pickens)
 1995 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
George
- The Driver (1995) ... George
 1995 Trial by Fire (TV Movie)
 1995 Dead Presidents
Mr. Curtis
 1995 Sharon's Secret (TV Movie)
Ashmore
 1994-1995 Me and the Boys (TV Series)
Coach Brown
- Money to Burn (1995) ... Coach Brown
- Black Dads Can't Jump (1994) ... Coach Brown
 1995 Hostile Intentions (Video)
Capt. Connor
 1994 Lily in Winter (TV Movie)
Chick
 1994 A Child's Cry for Help (TV Movie)
Brad Currie
 1994 Sodbusters (TV Movie)
Isaac
 1994 Jimmy Hollywood
Cook
 1994 Coach (TV Series)
Rick Williams
- Blue Chip Blues (1994) ... Rick Williams
 1994 Renegade (TV Series)
Lieutenant Pete Calloway
- Hostage (1994) ... Lieutenant Pete Calloway
 1993 Menace II Society
Man #2 (as James Pickins Jr.)
 1993 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Sonny Greene
- The Survivor (1993) ... Sonny Greene
 1993/I Boiling Point
Prison Officer
 1992 Doogie Howser, M.D. (TV Series)
Bert
- Roommate with a View (1992) ... Bert
 1992 Trespass
Police Officer Reese
 1992 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Joseph Russell
- Zo Long (1992) ... Joseph Russell
 1992 Exclusive (TV Movie)
Jonathan Heglin
 1992 Parker Lewis Can't Lose (TV Series)
Fred
- Hungry Heart (1992) ... Fred
 1991-1992 Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series)
Henry Thomas
- Castles in the Sand (1992) ... Henry Thomas
- Shooting Star/American in Paris (1992) ... Henry Thomas
- Sex, Lies and Volleyball/Photo Fini (1992) ... Henry Thomas
- Too Little, Too Late/Paris 75001 (1992) ... Henry Thomas
- Misery Loves Company (1992) ... Henry Thomas
 1992 Blossom (TV Series)
Vinnie
- The Letter (1992) ... Vinnie
 1987 Hotshot (as James Pickens)
 1986 F/X
Ambulance driver
 1984 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Texxon commercial guy
- Jamie Lee Curtis/The Fixx (1984) ... Texxon commercial guy (uncredited)
 1964 Another World (TV Series)
Zack Edwards (1986-1990)
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Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
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TV commercial for Wingspan.com (2000)

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Alternate Names:

James Pickens | James Pickins Jr.

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Trivia:

Has 1 daughter, and one stepson: Carl Tharps and Gavyn Pickens. He has 2 grandchildren: Domonique Tharps, and Brooklyn Goldblatt. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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