Shanks, J. David (James David Shanks)
Shanks, J. David (James David Shanks)
Married, wife's name Tiffany. Education: Attended Columbia College, Chicago, IL; trained at Second City Training Center, Chicago.
Agent—Geddes Agency, 8430 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 200, West Hollywood, CA 90069.
Actor, producer, and writer. Chicago Police Department, former police officer. Military service: U.S. Army, Infantry, member of boxing team.
Screen Actors Guild.
Sidney Poitier Award, best actor in a stage play, Black Theatre Alliance, 2003; Visions Blue Film Festival Award, best short film, 2003, for No Coincidence; Award for best filmmaker, African-American Arts Alliance.
Customer Lamar, Barbershop, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2002.
Lemont, Sr., If I Wuz Yo Gyrl: An Experimental Work in Progress, 2003.
Styles, No Coincidence (short film), Think Differently Entertainment, 2003.
(As James David Shanks) Customer Lamar, Barbershop 2: Back in Business, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2004.
Marcus, Love Shorts, Art & Ink Entertainment, 2004.
Brickland, Trespass (short film), 2005.
Dr. Morgan, The Smile of an Angry Man (short film), Blak (w)Hole Filmworks, 2006.
Also appeared in the films The Bishop, New Jersey Style Films; Blast On, Purple Onyx Films; A Get Together, Coleworld Productions; Gotta Git My Hair Did and Hell's Most Wanted, 7th Child Entertainment; and Magic City, Peep This Entertainment.
Executive producer, No Coincidence (short film), Think Differently Entertainment, 2003.
Producer, Trespass (short film), 2005.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
Tommy Sugar in 1976, "Yo, Adrian," Cold Case, CBS, 2005.
"Jim Jensen, "Double Life Wife," Close to Home, CBS, 2005.
Second security guard, "Day 5: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.," 24, Fox, 2006.
Jeremy, "Dedication," The Unit, CBS, 2006.
Officer Stamos, "The Math of the Wrath," The Shield, FX Network, 2007.
Appeared as Chris, Finding Love, Douglas Park Theatre, Chicago, IL; BeBe Black, The Jackie Wilson Story, Ensemble Theatre, Chicago; Joe, Kiwi Black, Victory Gardens Theatre, Chicago; understudy, A Lesson Before Dying, Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago; Malcolm X, The Meeting, Union Park Theatre, Chicago; Perry, Save the Last Dance for Me, Douglas Park Theatre; Sergeant Waters, A Soldier's Play, Union Park Theatre and Douglas Park Theatre; Spoke, Ugly, Santa Monica Playhouse, Santa Monica, CA; Popcorn and Short Time, Up and Gone Again, Stella Adler Theatre, Los Angeles.
No Coincidence (short film), Think Differently Entertainment, 2003.
J. David Shanks Official Site,http://www.jdavidshanks.com, April 22, 2007.
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