McDonnell, James

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(James Macdonnell, James McDonnel)


Born February 23, in Sioux Falls, SD.

Career: Actor. Appeared in television commercials for Volkswagen, 200102.


Television Appearances; Series:

Mick Gordon, One Life to Live, ABC, 19781979.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Mitch Kaye, Murder One: Diary of a Serial Killer, ABC, 1997.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Dennis Jones, The Sitter, Fox, 1991.

Harold Tyson, Perry Mason: The Case of the Reckless Romeo, NBC, 1992.

Producer, Tonya & Nancy: The Inside Story, NBC, 1994.

Ron, My Brother's Keeper, CBS, 1995.

Willy Kinney, Killing Mr. Griffin (also known as Killing Griffin ), NBC, 1997.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Johnny, Night Driving, Showtime, 1993.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Bruce Randall, Mad Avenue, CBS, 1988.

Dean, The Ed Begley, Jr. Show, CBS, 1989.

Jennings Whitehurst, Coopersmith, CBS, 1992.

Partners, ABC, 1993.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

District Attorney Dick Berenbaum, "Beef Jerky," L.A. Law, NBC, 1987.

(As James Macdonnell) District Attorney Dick Berenbaum, "Becker on the Rox," L.A. Law, NBC, 1987.

District Attorney Berenbaum, "Belle of the Bald," L.A. Law, NBC, 1988.

Tom Hermanski, "The Secret: Parts 1 & 2," Matlock, NBC, 1990.

Wiley, "Cards and Cars," Parenthood, 1990.

"I'll Never Be the Same," Jake and the Fatman, 1991.

Dr. Martin Greenwald, "Intensive Care," Silk Stalkings, USA Network, 1992.

Alex, "P.S. Do I Know You?," Night Court, NBC, 1992.

Jonathan, "Dr. RuthApril 25, 1985," Quantum Leap, NBC, 1993.

"The Legacy," Matlock, ABC, 1993.

Sportscaster #1, "The Playbook," Coach, ABC, 1993.

Doctor #1, "Out of Control," Coach, ABC, 1994.

Parnell, "Broken on the Wheel of Love," Renegade, USA Network and syndicated, 1995.

Parker Cole, "A Perfect World," The Client, CBS, 1995.

The headmaster, "The Alpha Spike," Nowhere Man, UPN, 1995.

"Happily Ever After," The Client, CBS, 1995.

(Uncredited) Glass blower, "Grotesque," The XFiles, Fox, 1996.

Jim Kelleher, "Van Dam vs. Fox," Coach, ABC, 1996.

Mr. Nestbit, "Hotline," Malibu Shores, CBS, 1996.

Tom, "We Can Never Die," Coach, ABC, 1996.

"Night Shift," ER, NBC, 1997.

Mitch Kaye, "Chapter Seventeen, Year Two," Murder One, ABC, 1997.

"SlipUp," Silk Stalkings, USA Network, 1997.

Agent, "Trick or Treat," Clueless, UPN, 1997.

Jeff McGrath, "Objects Are Closer Than They Appear," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1998.

Detective Chill, "Scream Murray, Scream!," Clueless, UPN, 1998.

Detective Chill, "Scream Again Murray, Scream Again!," Clueless, UPN, 1998.

(As James McDonnel) Colin, "The Yummy Mummy," The Nanny, CBS, 1999.

Andy Markin, "Immaculate Deception," L.A. Doctors, CBS, 1999.

Mr. Bracken, "Angel's Flight," The Pretender, NBC, 1999.

Brian Campbell, "Mr. B Goes to College," Saved by the Bell: The New Class, NBC, 1999.

Bartender, "Kim Just Wants to Have Fun," Yes, Dear, CBS, 2001.

Jury foreman, "Inter Arma Silent Leges," The Practice, ABC, 2001.

Detective Van Allen, "Hellbound," The XFiles, Fox, 2002.

Adam Marsh, "Here Comes the Judge," Philly, ABC, 2002.

Attorney Caleb Pierce, "Arlene's Choice," Family Law, 2002.

Thomas Pennerman, "The Greenhouse Effect," The District, CBS, 2002.

Wilkinson, "The Kiss," A.U.S.A., NBC, 2003.

Joey Scott, "Redemption," Dragnet (also known as L.A. Dragnet ), ABC, 2003.

Also appeared as Fisher Hollinger, "The Showuhs in Yonkuhs Fall Mainly on the Flowuhs," Princesses; Granville Drake, The Young and the Restless, CBS; Larry Coverson, Hard Copy; Andrew Pfeffer, Moloney; Henry Solomon, Michael Hayes; in Without a Trace.

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