James Roday

Active - 1999 - 2019  |   Born - Apr 4, 1976 in San Antonio, Texas, United States  |   Genres - Comedy, Mystery

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Biography by Cammila Collar

Native Texan James Roday learned to take chances early on, studying at the Experimental Theatre Wing at New York University, and co-founding the Red Dog Squadron theater company in Los Angeles. In addition to starring in numerous stage productions like Twelfth Night and A Respectable Wedding, Roday found a place on-screen, appearing in projects like 1999's Coming Soon and 2001's Thank Heaven. In 2003, Roday was cast alongside Alicia Silverstone in the comedy series Miss Match, which lasted for 13 episodes. TV would prove to be a good fit for the actor, and he'd soon follow up the role with an even bigger break, starring in the USA crime comedy series Psych starting in 2006. The show would prove to be a hit, and Roday would stick with the series over the coming years, even while appearing in other projects, like 2009's Gamer.

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  • Was a high-school quarterback, but later dropped sports to focus on acting.
  • Father was a military man who organized VIP visits and escorted luminaries, including Jimmy Carter.
  • Was named one of People magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People in 2007.