Up 64,879 this week

James Anthony Cotton

James began playing the piano at the age of four. At an early age he gained personal access to some of the greats in blues and jazz, learning first hand the philosophy and skill sets from these master artists. He continued to develop his own compositions and personal style, performing solo and forming bands that have played venues both large (... See full bio »

Why Ricky Whittle Really Needs to Use His Imagination

"American Gods" producer Neil Gaiman, a wild imagination, and some impressive CGI help Ricky Whittle bring Shadow Moon to life.

Watch now

Around The Web


Powered by ZergNet

On Prime Video

Watch on TV

Wed, Mar 27 6:30 AM EDT on HBO (603)
Thu, Apr 04 7:45 AM EDT on SHOW (642)

Projects In Development

Details only on IMDbPro »

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of James Anthony Cotton's work have you seen?

User Polls

Known For

Rent Used Car Salesman
Patch Adams Psych Patient
Phenomenon Cal, Hospital Orderly


Hide Hide Show Show Actor (35 credits)
  Bamboo Dreams (TV Series) (filming)
Frank Skilling (2016-2017)
 2018 Cold Pressed
 2017 Goodbye, NOLA (Short)
Craig Rogers
 2015 Western Religion
Harvard Gold
 2015/I White Rabbit
Mel Walter Booth
 2014 Madoff's Inferno
 2014 Way Down in Chinatown
Larry fingers
 2014 Murder in the First (TV Series)
- Blunt the Edge (2014) ... Gopher (as James Cotton)
 2013 Big Sur
Bus Driver (uncredited)
 2012/III Tell (Short)
 2012 Chasing Mavericks
 2012 About Cherry
Bartender #2
 2011 Contagion
Tough guy (uncredited)
 2010 The Invited
Marty Fitzpatrick
 2009 Trauma (TV Series)
Patrolman #1 / Electrician #2
- That Fragile Hour (2009) ... Patrolman #1 (uncredited)
- Pilot (2009) ... Electrician #2
 2009/II The Confessional
Shadow (voice)
 2007 Hats Off
Dr. Jampolski
 2006 Jenkins' Last Meal (Short)
The Boss
 2005 Rent
Used Car Salesman
 2004 Simple & Safe
Jackson Stone
 2004 Ticket Ripper (Short)
Ticket Ripper
 2003 Someone to Talk to
 2003 The Law and Mr. Lee (TV Movie)
Tur (uncredited)
 2002 Next to Godliness
Tow Driver
 2002 Memorial (Video short)
Jackson Stone
 2001 Exploding Oedipus
 2001 Down Time
 2001 The Division (TV Series)
Officer Bennett
- There But for Fortune (2001) ... Officer Bennett (as James Cotton)
 1998-2000 Nash Bridges (TV Series)
Phil / Foreman
- Blow Out (2000) ... Foreman
- Cop Out (2000) ... Phil
- Firestorm (1998) ... Phil (as James Cotton)
 1998 Patch Adams
Psych Patient
 1996 Daughters
Gary (as James Cotton)
 1996 Phenomenon
Cal, Hospital Orderly (as James Cotton)
 1995 Murder in the First
Alcatraz Guard (uncredited)
 1993 Made in America
Man with Beer
Show Show Composer (11 credits)
Show Show Production manager (11 credits)
Show Show Producer (6 credits)
Show Show Writer (3 credits)
Show Show Director (4 credits)
Show Show Editor (5 credits)
Show Show Sound department (3 credits)
Show Show Music department (2 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
Show Show Casting director (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)

Related Videos


Personal Details

Other Works:

Director: 2008 First Resort Fundraiser "He will take you far" Music video See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | See more »

Official Sites:

Reverb Nation

Alternate Names:

James Anthony | James Cotton

Did You Know?


James who was adopted recently was found by his blood brother after 58 years, they are 10 months apart and were separated early in life. He has rediscovered his "true heritage " of being almost half American Native ( Lakota and Kiowa Apache ) and Norse and has been enjoying his family reunion. His brother "Hawk" is active in the American Native community as a sweat lodge medicine man.



Star Sign:


Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Recently Viewed