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Steve James (I) (1952–1993)

Steve James was often cast in action movies as the hero's sidekick, despite usually being a better actor and fighter than the star. James was raised in New York City, attended C.W. Post College as an Arts and Film major, and upon graduating, became involved in stage work and TV commercials. He started in film as a stuntman, working in such New York... See full bio »

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American Ninja Cpl. Curtis Jackson


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 1994 M.A.N.T.I.S. (TV Movie)
Antoine Pike
 1994 Bloodfist V: Human Target (Video)
Marcus / Drew Washington
 1993 Weekend at Bernie's II
 1993 Raven (TV Series)
Paul Dodson
- Checkmate (1993) ... Paul Dodson (uncredited)
 1992 The Player
Steve James
 1991 McBain
 1990 Hammer, Slammer, & Slade (TV Movie)
Kung Fu Joe
 1990 Street Hunter
Logan Blade
 1990 Mister Johnson
 1989 Riverbend
Maj. Samuel Quentin
 1989 Pee-wee's Playhouse (TV Series)
- Rebarella (1989) ... Derek (as Steven James)
 1989 American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt
Curtis Jackson
 1988 I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
Kung Fu Joe
 1988 Hero and the Terror
 1988 C.A.T. Squad: Python Wolf (TV Movie)
Bud Raines
 1988 Johnny Be Good
Coach Sanders
 1987 American Ninja 2: The Confrontation
Sgt. Curtis Jackson
 1987 Hollywood Shuffle
Hood #3 (as Steve W. James)
 1986 Moonlighting (TV Series)
Mohammed 'Boogaloo' Brown
- Symphony in Knocked Flat (1986) ... Mohammed 'Boogaloo' Brown
 1986 Avenging Force
Larry Richards
 1986 C.A.T. Squad (TV Movie)
Bud Raines
 1986 Behind Enemy Lines
Sgt. Johnston
 1986 The Delta Force
 1985 To Live and Die in L.A.
Jeff Rice
 1985 American Ninja
Cpl. Curtis Jackson
 1985 Weird Science
Guy at Table (uncredited)
 1985 Mask
Hospital Intern
 1985 The Atlanta Child Murders (TV Mini-Series)
Policeman #1
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Policeman #1
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Policeman #1
 1985 Hotel (TV Series)
- Love and Honor (1985) ... Kaz
 1984 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)
- Danger on the Hazzard Express (1984) ... Carney
 1984 Fatal Vision (TV Mini-Series)
U.S. Marshal
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... U.S. Marshal (as Steven James)
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... U.S. Marshal (as Steven James)
 1984 E/R (TV Series)
Mr. Luce
- Only a Nurse (1984) ... Mr. Luce
 1984 T.J. Hooker (TV Series)
Coach Cassius Isley
- Night Vigil (1984) ... Coach Cassius Isley
 1983 Abuse
Dr. Bennett (as Steve W. James)
 1982 Vigilante
Ptl. Gibbons (as Steve W. James)
 1982 The Soldier
The Soldier's Force
 1982 Muggable Mary, Street Cop (TV Movie)
Park Slasher - Rapist
 1981 Arthur
Man Outside Tie Store (uncredited)
 1980 Times Square
Dude (as Steve W. James)
 1980 He Knows You're Alone
Young Man (as Steve W. James)
 1980 The Exterminator
Michael Jefferson
 1980 The Mouse and the Woman
Union Man
 1979 The Warriors
Baseball Fury (as Steven James)
 1978 The King of Kung Fu
Black Martial Artist
 1974 The Land That Time Forgot
First Sto-Lu
 1974 The Education of Sonny Carson (uncredited)
 1970 All My Children (TV Series)
Guard Pinkston (1984)
Show Show Stunts (12 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (2 credits)

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(February 2 to March 23, 1975) He acted in the musical revue, "Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris," at the Actors Theatre of Louisville (Mainstage) in Louisville, Kentucky with David Canary, Andrea Levine and Teri Ralston in the cast. Teri Ralston was also director. Jacques Brel was composer.

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Alternate Names:

Steve W. James | Steven James


6' 1" (1.85 m)

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I don't like getting beat up much in films, but Jackie [Chan] could beat me up anytime. My first influence was Bruce Lee, and then I saw Jackie afterwards, and it was entirely different. When people ask me who I think is the best action star, I don't say Stallone, I don't say Schwarzenegger, I say Jackie. He's my influence, I learn from him, that's why I'm here.


Was a film buff and loved the Three Stooges, Sergio Leone, Karloff and Lugosi, Kurosawa, Ford, Scorsese, Coppola, James Bond, and Hong Kong cinema. See more »



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