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David James (XLII)

James grew up on a wine farm in Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa. His parents were very conservative and separatists during the time of apartheid in South Africa, and James was the first liberal in the family. He also clashed with his father, a strict Reformed Dutchman, about his interest in theater. He and his father struck a bargain that if he ... See full bio »
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Known For

District 9
District 9 Koobus Venter
(2009)
The Salvation
The Salvation Tracker
(2014)
Rhythm City
Rhythm City Hermanus Meyer
(2012-2013)
Road to your Heart
(2014)

Filmography

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 2016 The Boabab Boys (Short) (completed)
Captain Kruger
 2015 Roer Jou Voete (TV Series)
Rudi Bryce
 2014 The Salvation
Tracker
 2014 Agent 2000: Die Laksman
Roelof du Toit
 2014 Road to your Heart
Hein
 2013 Babalas
Clinic Doctor
 2013 Angel of the Skies
Stutze
 2013 Mad Dogs (TV Series)
Karel
- Episode #3.2 (2013) ... Karel
 2012-2013 Rhythm City (TV Series)
Hermanus Meyer
- Episode dated 28 March 2013 (2013) ... Hermanus Meyer
- Episode dated 27 March 2013 (2013) ... Hermanus Meyer
- Episode dated 18 March 2013 (2013) ... Hermanus Meyer
- Episode dated 28 January 2013 (2013) ... Hermanus Meyer
- Episode dated 25 January 2013 (2013) ... Hermanus Meyer
 2012 Saving Rhino Phila (Documentary)
Poacher Boss
 2011 Kidnap and Ransom (TV Series)
Dieter DeVries
- Episode #1.3 (2011) ... Dieter DeVries
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... Dieter DeVries
 2010/I Eternity
Borlak
 2010 Solving It (TV Series)
Jan Gabriel De Wet Kritzinger
- The God of Wrath (2010) ... Jan Gabriel De Wet Kritzinger
 2010 Wild at Heart (TV Series)
Van Heerden
- Episode #5.9 (2010) ... Van Heerden
 2009 Binnelanders (TV Series)
Danie Nel
- Episode #8.19 (2009) ... Danie Nel
- Episode #8.17 (2009) ... Danie Nel
- Episode #8.16 (2009) ... Danie Nel
- Episode #8.13 (2009) ... Danie Nel
- Episode #8.12 (2009) ... Danie Nel
 2005 Isidingo (TV Series)
Mad Dog
- Episode dated 6 June 2005 (2005) ... Mad Dog
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 2009 The Alien Agenda: A Filmmaker's Log (Video short)
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Stage play: Comrade Babble - at the Market Theatre, Johannesburg, South Africa See more »

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on the release of District 9 (2009), 19 August 2009]: Friends of mine from overseas, who I have not spoken to in six or seven years, suddenly asked me "Are you involved in this?" So when the buzz started, with the level of secrecy [the director and producer] implanted from the start, you knew something was coming. See more »

Trivia:

In September 2012, David was accosted in a shop in South Africa, where he had stopped to buy cigarettes. The shopkeeper threw the cigarettes at him and ran out the back door; shocked, David left money on the counter and walked out. The shopkeeper then followed him and threw a rock at his head, yelling "Hermanus!" [a reference to his character, the bad guy Hermanus Meyer on Rhythm City (2007)] and... See more »

Trademark:

In television and in his breakthrough performance in District 9, James has portrayed the menacing and even psychotic "bad guy." See more »

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