James, Peter Francis 1956-

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James, Peter Francis 1956-


Born September 16, 1956, in Chicago, IL.


Agent—Abrams Artists Agency, 9200 Sunset Blvd., Suite 1130, Los Angeles, CA 90069.



Awards, Honors:

Black Reel Award nomination, network or cable—best supporting actor, 2003, for The Rosa Parks Story; Drama Desk Award (with others), outstanding ensemble performance, 2006, for Stuff Happens; Obie Award, performance, Village Voice, 2006, Lucille Lortel Award, outstanding lead actor, League of Off-Broadway Theatres and Producers, 2007, both for Stuff Happens; Obie Award for The Maids.


Film Appearances:

Various roles, Coriolanus, 1979.

Lawrence, Montana (also known as Nothing Personal), Columbia TriStar, 1998.

Man at party, Joe Gould's Secret, USA Films, 2000.

Marc Forrest, The Pack, 2007.

Television Appearances; Series:

Blake Stevens, As the World Turns, 1989-1990.

Judge Kevin Beck, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2000.

Joe Morgan, The Guiding Light (also known as Guiding Light), CBS, 2000.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Isaac Coles, The Wedding (also known as Oprah Winfrey Presents "The Wedding"), 1998.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Edmund Tyrone, Long Day's Journey Into Night, 1982.

Janitor, The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez, PBS, 1991.

Dr. Broyard, Ruby Bridges, ABC, 1998.

Martin Holly, Double Platinum, ABC, 1999.

Alfred Livingston, Love Song, MTV, 2000.

Raymond Parks, The Rosa Parks Story, CBS, 2002.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Horatio, Hamlet, PBS, 1990.

Announcer, Master of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes, TNT, 1998.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Thurgood Marshall, "Simple Justice," The American Experience, PBS, 1993.

Mr. Connel, "Quid Pro Quo," New York Undercover (also known as Uptown Undercover), CBS, 1998.

Voice, Courage the Cowardly Dog (animated), Cartoon Network, 1999.

Dr. Piskell, "Men," Third Watch, NBC, 2000.

Jahfree Neema, "A Failure to Communicate," Oz, HBO, 2003.

Jahfree Neema, "4giveness," Oz, HBO, 2003.

Jahfree Neema, "A Day in the Death," Oz, HBO, 2003.

Jahfree Neema, "Exeunt Omnes," Oz, HBO, 2003.

Stage Appearances:

Octavious Caesar, Julius Caesar, Anspacher Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1979.

Various roles and understudy lieutenant, Coriolanus, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1979.

Understudy various roles, The American Clock, Biltmore Theatre, New York City, 1980.

Edmund Tyrone, Long Day's Journey Into Night, Anspacher Theatre, Public Theatre, 1981.

Halberdier/Lovell, King Richard III, Delacorte Theatre, 1983.

Henry, The Skin of Our Teeth, Classic Stage Company Theatre (CSC), New York City, 1986.

Benvolio, Romeo and Juliet, Anspacher Theatre, Public Theatre, 1988.

Landolfo, Enrico V, Union Square Theatre, New York City, 1988-89.

Pisanio, Cymbeline, Estelle R. Newman Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1989.

Horatio, Hamlet, Anspacher Theatre, Public Theatre, 1990.

Clitandre, The Learned Ladies, CSC Theatre, 1991.

Mr. Lewis, "Secrets," and Dr. Green, "I'm Not Stupid," Young Playwrights Festival 1991, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, New York City, 1991.

Provost, Measure for Measure, Delacorte Theatre, 1993.

Claire, The Maids, CSC Theatre, 1993.

Jupiter, Amphitryon, CSC Theatre, 1995.

Aenas, Troilus and Cressida, Delacorte Theatre, 1995.

Man and Baron Docteur, Venus, Martinson Hall, Public Theatre, New York City, 1996.

Ventidius, Antony and Cleopatra, Anspacher Theatre, Public Theatre, 1997.

Captain Byers, Judgment at Nuremberg, Longacre Theatre, New York City, 2001.

Pisanio, Cymbeline, Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City, 2002.

Robert Alexander Trigor, Drowning Crow, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 2004.

Don Pedro, Much Ado About Nothing, Delacorte Theatre, 2004.

Bill Ray, On Golden Pond, Cort Theatre, New York City, 2005.

Colin Powell, Stuff Happens, Public Theatre, New York City, 2006.

Also appeared in Gem of the Ocean and Midsummer, both Los Angeles.

Stage Director:

The Misanthrope, Classic Stage Company Theatre (CSC), New York City, 1995.