James Harper was a prolific actor who created a name for himself largely on the big screen. Harper's early acting career consisted of roles in various films, such as the Teri Garr drama "First Born" (1984), the Paul Newman biopic "Blaze" (1989) and "Mortal Sins" (1990). He also appeared in "Last Exit to Brooklyn" (1990) with Stephen Lang and the comedy "Switch" (1991) with Ellen Barkin. His work around this time also included a part on the TV movie "The Switch" (CBS, 1992-93). More recently, he continued to act in the action picture "Down Periscope" (1996) with Kelsey Grammer, the Bruce Willis blockbuster action film "Armageddon" (1998) and the dramatic adaptation "The Insider" (1999) with Al Pacino. Harper most recently appeared in "Wuthering Heights" (2008-09).