James LeGros

Actor
In the 1990s, James LeGros built a career that paralleled the track of independent cinema, becoming a go-to actor for both lead and supporting parts in some of the signature indie films of the decade. LeGros stuck his ... Read more »
Born: 04/26/1962 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Filmography

Actor (92)

Big Muddy 2015 (Movie)

Buford Carver (Actor)

The Young Kieslowski 2015 (Movie)

Walter Mallard (Actor)

Constantine 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Justified 2011 - 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Person of Interest 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Redwood Highway 2014 (Movie)

Michael Vaughn (Actor)

The Healer 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Revenge 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Good Wife 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Birder's Guide to Everything 2012 (Movie)

Donald Portnoy (Actor)

Big Miracle 2012 (Movie)

Karl Hootkin (Actor)

Grey's Anatomy 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

House 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mildred Pierce 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Skateland 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bitter Feast 2010 (Movie)

Peter Gray (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mercy 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Fragments 2009 (Movie)

Dr Dan Howland (Actor)

Sherman's Way 2009 (Movie)

Palmer (Actor)

Vantage Point 2008 (Movie)

Ted Heinkin (Actor)

Visioneers 2008 (Movie)

Julieen (Actor)

The Last Winter 2007 (Movie)

James Hoffman (Actor)

Zodiac 2007 (Movie)

Officer George Bawart (Actor)

Trust the Man 2006 (Movie)

Dante (Actor)

November 2005 (Movie)

Hugh (Actor)

Sexual Life 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Sleeper Cell 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Catch That Kid 2004 (Movie)

Ferrell (Actor)

Straight Into Darkness 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Friends 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lovely & Amazing 2002 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Scotland, PA 2002 (Movie)

Joe 'Mac' McBeth (Actor)

The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

World Traveler 2002 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

Ally McBeal 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Common Ground 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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The Pass 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Border Line 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Drop Back Ten 1999 (Movie)

Peter Barnes (Actor)

If You Only Knew 1999 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

L.A. Doctors 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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ER 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Enemy of the State 1998 (Movie)

Jerry Miller (Actor)

Jump 1998 (Movie)

Bicker (Actor)

L.A. Without a Map 1998 (Movie)

Takowsky (Actor)

Psycho 1998 (Movie)

Car Dealer (Actor)

Thursday 1998 (Movie)

Billy Hilly (Actor)

Wishful Thinking 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Just Looking 1997 (Movie)

Jim (Actor)

Serial Bomber 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Myth of Fingerprints 1997 (Movie)

Cezanne (Actor)

There's No Fish Food in Heaven 1997 (Movie)

DJ (Actor)

Boys 1996 (Movie)

Fenton Ray (Actor)

Infinity 1996 (Movie)

John Wheeler (Actor)

Roseanne 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Low Life 1996 (Movie)

Mike Jr (Actor)

Destiny Turns on the Radio 1995 (Movie)

Thoreau (Actor)

Living in Oblivion 1995 (Movie)

Chad Palomino (Actor)

Panther 1995 (Movie)

Avakian (Actor)

Safe 1995 (Movie)

Chris (Actor)

Bad Girls 1994 (Movie)

William Tucker (Actor)

Don't Do It 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Floundering 1994 (Movie)

John Boyz (Actor)

Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle 1994 (Movie)

Deems Taylor (Actor)

The Destiny of Marty Fine 1994 (Movie)

Grill (Actor)

Don't Do It! 1993 (Movie)

Dodger (Actor)

Nervous Ticks 1993 (Movie)

Rusty (Actor)

My New Gun 1992 (Movie)

Skippy (Actor)

Singles 1992 (Movie)

Andy (Actor)

Where the Day Takes You 1992 (Movie)

Crasher (Actor)

Blood and Concrete - A Love Story 1991 (Movie)

Lance (Actor)

Leather Jackets 1991 (Movie)

Carl (Actor)

Point Break 1991 (Movie)

Roach (Actor)

The Rapture 1991 (Movie)

Tommy (Actor)

Born on the Fourth of July 1989 (Movie)

Platoon Soldier (Actor)

Drugstore Cowboy 1989 (Movie)

Rick (Actor)

Hollywood Heartbreak 1989 (Movie)

Carl (Actor)

Phantasm II 1988 (Movie)

Mike Pearson (Actor)

Batteries Not Included 1987 (Movie)

2nd Goon (Actor)

Fatal Beauty 1987 (Movie)

Zack Jaeger (Actor)

Near Dark 1987 (Movie)

Teenage Cowboy (Actor)

Solarbabies 1986 (Movie)

Metron (Actor)

Kicks 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ratings Game 1984 (Movie)

Car Attendant (Actor)

Ace Hits the Big Time (TV Show)

Actor

Damaged Care (TV Show)

Actor

Guncrazy (TV Show)

Actor

Marshal Law (TV Show)

Actor

Paradise (TV Show)

Actor

Pronto (TV Show)

Actor
Music (2)

Trust the Man 2006 (Movie)

("Juniper") (Music)

Bad Girls 1994 (Movie)

solo guitar("Streets of Laredo") (Music)

Biography

In the 1990s, James LeGros built a career that paralleled the track of independent cinema, becoming a go-to actor for both lead and supporting parts in some of the signature indie films of the decade. LeGros stuck his foot in Hollywood's door in the mid-1980s, his blond, square-jawed countenance often netting him one-off television jobs as young toughs or other sundry low-lifes. After landing his first feature with the notorious sci-fi bomb "Solarbabies" (1987) and his first lead role in the equally maligned horror outing "Phantasm II" (1988), LeGros would find a niche in the less-monied quarters of the filmmaking world, beginning with the Gus Van Sant film "Drugstore Cowboy" (1989) and building into one of the most prolific indie careers in the business. He would largely figure into the existentialist meanderings of "Generation X" films, as seen in the likes of "Singles" (1992), "Where the Day Takes You" (1992), "Floundering" (1994) and "The Low Life" (1995), and hit his stride as an entitled superstar slumming in an indie film for the street cred in "Living in Oblivion" (1995). In 2000, he transitioned into television, joining the cast of "Ally McBeal" (Fox, 1997-2002), which would put him on a track for an intermittent TV career, highlighted by the Showtime series "Sleeper Cell" (2005), the NBC drama "Mercy" (2009-2010) and in the lavish HBO period miniseries "Mildred Pierce" (2011). A longtime indie darling and slacker-stereotype specialist, LeGros' body of work bore out his capacity to play everything from hero to heel across nearly every genre of film and television.

Relationships

Noah Gros

Son
born in 1993 mother, Kristina Loggia

Kristina Loggia

Wife
daughter of actor Robert Loggia married in 1992

Robert Loggia

Father-In-Law

EDUCATION

Professional Conservatory, South Coast Repertory Theater

Costa Mesa , California
attended for two years

University of California at Irvine

Irvine , California
dropped out

Milestones

2006

Cast as Dante, a sensitive singer-songwriter in Bart Freundlich's "Trust the Man"

2005

Starred opposite Courteney Cox in the drama "November"; premiered at Sundance

2004

Cast in the film "Catch that Kid"

2001

Co-starred in "Lovely and Amazing", directed by Nicole Holofcener; also screened at Toronto; released theatrically in 2002

2001

Made cameo appearance in "World Traveller", reteaming with director Bart Freundlich; screened at Toronto; shown at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival before its theatrical release

2001

Portrayed the slacker owner of a fast food restaurant encouraged by his ambitious wife to kill a rival in "Scotland, PA."; screened at Sundance; released theatrically in 2002

2000

Starred in the Sundance-screened "Drop Back Ten", playing a magazine writer investigating a celebrity; third collaboration with Stacy Cochran

2000

Joined cast of "Ally McBeal" (Fox) playing attorney Mark Albert; left after only one season

2000

Cast as a gay man having doubts about marrying his lover in the Harvey Fierstein penned segment ("Andy & Amos") of "Common Ground" (Showtime)

1998

Played Will Smith's associate in "Enemy of the State"

1998

Reteamed with Gus Van Sant to play the car salesman in the director's shot-by-shot remake of "Psycho"

1998

Played recurring role on the NBC medical drama "ER" as rival in love to Noah Wyle's Dr Carter

1997

Co-starred with Julianne Moore in "The Myth of Fingerprints"; first onscreen teaming with Noah Wyle

1996

Acted in Cochran's "Boys"

1995

Supported Julianne Moore in Todd Haynes' "Safe"

1995

Offered an amusing turn as a Brad Pitt-like actor in Tom DiCillo's "Living in Oblivion"

1994

Had a tour de force as a man suffering from insomnia in contemporary L.A. in the Sundance-screened "Floundering"

1992

Initial collaboration with director Stacy Cochran, "My New Gun"

1991

Reteamed with Bigelow on "Point Blank"

1989

Had featured role in Gus Van Sant's "Drugstore Cowboy"

1988

Debut as a leading man in "Phantasm II"

1987

First collaboration with Kathryn Bigelow in "Near Dark"

1986

Had featured role in "Solarbabies"

1985

TV movie debut, "Kicks"

1984

Acting debut in "The Ratings Game", directed by Danny DeVito

Served an apprenticeship at South Coast Repertory

Raised in Redlands, California

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