Urbaniak, James 1963–

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URBANIAK, James 1963


Born September 17, 1963, in Bayonne, NJ.

Career: Actor. Arden Party (a theatre company), cofounder, 1987; appeared in television commercial for Blockbuster video, 1998.

Awards, Honors: Obie Award, Village Voice, and "Taking Off" Award, Encore Magazine, 1995, for The Universe.


Film Appearances:

James, Opera No. 1 (short film), 1994.

NYC 3/94 (short film), 1994.

Simon Grim, Henry Fool, Sony Pictures Classics, 1997.

Isaac, The Sticky Fingers of Time, Strand Releasing, 1997.

B Movie, 1997.

Colin Friese, The Secrets of My Heart, 1998.

True believer, The Book of Life, True Fiction, 1998.

Aphrodisiac, 1998.

Harry, Sweet and Lowdown, Sony Pictures Classics, 1999.

Poker player, Ride with the Devil, Universal, 1999.

Olivier Di Santo, The Intern (also known as Intern ), Moonstone, 2000.

Druden Hunt, Briar Patch, Wind Chill, 2001.

Concierge, No Such Thing, United Artists, 2001.

Upheaval, 2001.

Agent Hopper, Teknolust, ThinkFilm, 2002.

Passengers, 2002.

Simple Simon, Daypass (short film), 2002.

Lewis Croshere, Fortunes, Golden Fried, 2002.

Rod Flexner, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Miramax, 2002.

Robert Crumb, American Splendor, Fine Line, 2003.

Lab technician, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (also known as Legally Blonde 2: Bigger, Bolder, Blonder ), Twentieth CenturyFox, 2003.

The ranger, Road, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Buster, "La douleur exquise!," Sex and the City, HBO, 1999.

Gallery owner, "Blips," Ed, NBC, 2003.

Kikai, taxi driver, "The Terrible Secret of Turtle Bay," The Venture Brothers, 2003.

Dr. Roger Stern, "Zoonotic," Law & Order: Criminal Intent, NBC, 2003.

Stage Appearances:

Sueno, Manhattan Class Company, New York City, 1999.

Helsinor, Present Company Theatorium, New York City, 2001.

Guy Debord and Steve Jones, Lipstick Traces, Ohio Theatre, New York City, 2001.

Grandpa, CalabiYau, 2002.

Pastor Rock, Shoppers Carried by Escalators into the Flames, Dimson Theater, New York City, 2002.

Frank, [sic], Soho Repertory Theatre, New York City, 2002.

The World Over, The Duke on 42nd Street, New York City, 2002.

The Nitpicker, Sine, New York City, 2003.

The Pleasure Man, The Culture Project, New York City, 2003.

Fear: An Issues Project, Greenwich Street Theatre, New York City, 2003.

Also appeared in The Universe, OntologicalHysterical Theatre; Underground Soap, Cucaracha Theatre; Jane Faust; A Pound of Flesh. Worked with many theatre companies, including Target Margin, Clubbed Thumb, Spunky Productions, Hangdog Theatre, and Elevator Repair Service; appeared in more than 20 productions with Arden Party.


Video Games:

Voice of Innocentz #5, Manhunt, 2003.

Taped Readings:

Appeared on Sweet and Vicious, a compilation of readings; narrator, Letters to Wendy's by Joe Wenderoth.