James Duval

Actor, Musician, Waiter
Blank, boyish and brooding, James Duval has been put forward as a symbol of the sometimes amiable anomie of 'Generation X' in a series of ultra low-budget indie features by guerrilla auteur Gregg Araki. Dark, handsome ... Read more »
Born: 09/09/1972 in Detroit, Michigan, USA

Filmography

Actor (36)

9 Full Moons 2014 (Movie)

Terry (Actor)

American Romance 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Cornered! 2014 (Movie)

Jimmy (Actor)

Frog-g-g! 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Luck of the Draw 2014 (Movie)

Grady (Actor)

Punk's Dead 2014 (Movie)

John the Mod (Actor)

Toxic 2014 (Movie)

Brad (Actor)

Without Ward 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Alyce Kills 2013 (Movie)

Vince (Actor)

Dead Sea 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sushi Girl 2013 (Movie)

Francis (Actor)

All Together Now 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Black Waters of Echo's Pond 2010 (Movie)

Rick (Actor)

Amerikana 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Art of Travel 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mad Cowgirl 2006 (Movie)

Thierry (Actor)

Standing Still 2006 (Movie)

Stoner Steve (Actor)

The Pacific and Eddy 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Chasing Ghosts 2005 (Movie)

Dmitri Parramatti (Actor)

Window Theory 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Scumrock 2004 (Movie)

Drew (Actor)

May 2003 (Movie)

Blank (Actor)

Open House 2003 (Movie)

Joel Rodman (Actor)

Donnie Darko 2001 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

Gone in 60 Seconds 2000 (Movie)

Freb (Actor)

The Weekend 2000 (Movie)

Robert (Actor)

Doe Boy 1999 (Movie)

Hunter--The Doe Boy (Actor)

Slc Punk! 1999 (Movie)

John--The Mod (Actor)

How to Make the Cruelest Month 1998 (Movie)

Westy (Actor)

The Clown at Midnight 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Nowhere 1997 (Movie)

Dark (Actor)

Independence Day 1996 (Movie)

Miguel (Actor)

River Made to Drown In 1996 (Movie)

Jamie (Actor)

Mod Fuck Explosion 1995 (Movie)

Smack (Actor)

The Doom Generation 1995 (Movie)

Jordan White (Actor)

Totally F***ed Up 1994 (Movie)

Andy (Actor)

Biography

Blank, boyish and brooding, James Duval has been put forward as a symbol of the sometimes amiable anomie of 'Generation X' in a series of ultra low-budget indie features by guerrilla auteur Gregg Araki. Dark, handsome and ethnically indeterminate (an intriguing blend of Vietnamese, French, Italian and Native American), the young actor bears more than a passing resemblance to Keanu Reeves whose laid-back So-Cal delivery style he also shares. Duval's characters have tended to be sympathetic and sensitive if none-too-bright. His collaboration with Araki has encompassed the would-be Godardian gay teen flick "Totally F***ed Up" (1994), the eccentric but relatively upscale (nearly $1 million) "lovers on the run" road movie "The Doom Generation" (1995) and the "anti-'Beverly Hills, 90210'" teen comedy-drama "Nowhere" (1997). Duval has even branched out to appear in the decidedly mainstream sci-fi blockbuster "Independence Day" (1996) but his heart seems to remain independent.

Relationships

Sarah Lassez Actor

Companion
featured in "Nowhere"

Milestones

2006

Co-starred in the independent film, "Mad Cowgirl"

2006

Starred as Stoner Steve in the indie comedy "Standing Still"

2001

Cast in Richard Kelly's cult film "Donnie Darko"

2000

Appeared opposite Nicolas Cage in "Gone in Sixty Seconds"

1999

Cast in Doug Liman's indie film "Go"

1996

First mainstream Hollywood film, Emmerich's "Independence Day"

1995

Met filmmaker Roland Emmerich while waiting tables at a Southern California restaurant

1994

Acting debut, ensemble member of Araki's "Totally F***ed Up"; first collaboration with writer-director-actor Araki

Raised in California

Met indie filmmaker Gregg Araki in a Hollywood cafe; hired for a film role

SIMILAR ARTICLES