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James McDonald (IV)

Born in Dublin, Ireland, James became fascinated with movies at age seven and at age ten he was already reading books about film-making and at age twelve he made his first film, a four-minute short called CHASE. Over the years, he continued making films, winning many awards and having his movies shown at prestigious film festivals and competitions ... See full bio »

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 2014/II The Reckoning (Short)
Benny Dante
 2012 And They Say There Is No God (Short) (voice)
 2005 Irish American Ninja (Video)
Irish Football Hooligan
 2003 The Photograph
 2003/I The Bottom Line
Bar Patron (uncredited)
 2000 Nemesis
 1997 In the Spotlight (Short)
Driver #2
 1996 Space Marines
Marine (uncredited)
 1995-1996 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Husband / Witness
- Rodeo (1996) ... Husband (uncredited)
- Evil in the Night (1995) ... Witness (uncredited)
 1995 Shadow Silence
Detective O'Brien
 1994 Between Friends
 1993 Unseen Rival (Short)
Man on Television
 1992 A Vicious Lie (Short)
 1992 Sisters (Short)
Dr. Richards
 1992 Far and Away
Irish Immigrant (uncredited)
 1991 Tessa (Short)
 1990 Homage to Hitch (Short)
 1988 Joyriders
Extra (uncredited)
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TV Commercial for TomTom GPS - Actor.

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5' 11" (1.8 m)

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As a director, I love working with actors. They immerse themselves in the characters and so they are constantly asking questions about their motivation, characterizations, mannerisms. In other words, keeping me on my toes. See more »


Met longtime friend Paul Brady in film school back in 1988. They both agreed that they would make a feature film before either one turned 25 and in late 1994, they completed Shadow Silence (1995), their first feature. See more »


Always appears in his own movies



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