James McDaniel

Actor, Director
Handsome, long-faced African-American performer of film, TV and stage who received his break when he assumed the role of C. J. in the hit Off-Broadway production of "A Soldier's Play". His significant association with ... Read more »
Born: 03/25/1958 in Washington, Washington D.C., USA

Filmography

Actor (78)

Blue Bloods 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Night Shift 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Forever 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

NCIS: New Orleans 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

See You in September 2014 (Movie)

Lewis (Actor)

Sins of the Preacher 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

The Following 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Good Wife 2010, 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Home:____ 2013 (Movie)

Dr. Parker (Actor)

King's Faith 2013 (Movie)

Mike (Actor)

Orange Is the New Black 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Detroit 1-8-7 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Earthwork 2011 (Movie)

Lone Wolf (Actor)

Hostile Makeover 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Killer Hair 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

War Eagle 2009 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

Numb3rs 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Steel City 2007 (Movie)

Randall Karns (Actor)

Conviction (NBC) 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

El Cortez 2006 (Movie)

Arnie (Actor)

Love Monkey 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Butterfly Dreaming 2005 (Movie)

Dr. Baldrica (Actor)

Las Vegas 2003 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

NYPD Blue: A Final Tribute 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

life as we know it 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stargate SG-1 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Inside Steven Spielberg Presents: Taken 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

John Doe 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Steven Spielberg Presents: Taken 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Sunshine State 2002 (Movie)

Dr. Reginald 'Reggie' Perry (Actor)

The Division 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Any Day Now 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Brooklyn North Homicide Squad 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

Civil Wars 1991 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1990 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order 1990 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

NYPD Blue 1990 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Out of Time 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

An American Celebration at Ford's Theatre 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Fantasy Island 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Storytime 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Guide Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The National Hate Test 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1996 Emmy Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Truth or Consequences, N.M. 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Comic Relief VII 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 23rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 27th Annual NAACP Image Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Unforgivable 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

More Secrets Revealed 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Scam 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Malcolm X 1992 (Movie)

Brother Earl (Actor)

Cop Rock 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Strictly Business 1991 (Movie)

Roland Halloran (Actor)

Alice 1990 (Movie)

Guest--Dorothy's Christmas Party (Actor)

Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Internal Affairs 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Rocket Gibraltar 1988 (Movie)

Policeman (Actor)

My Man Bovanne 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

A Deadly Vision (TV Show)

Actor

Beauty & the Briefcase (TV Show)

Actor

Common Ground (TV Show)

Actor

Crime and Punishment in America (TV Show)

Narrator

Deliberate Intent (TV Show)

Actor

Edge of America (TV Show)

Actor

Living Hell (TV Show)

Actor

Murder Times Seven (TV Show)

Actor

Murder in Black & White (TV Show)

Actor

Queen (TV Show)

Actor

Scam (Movie)

(Actor)

Silencing Mary (TV Show)

Actor

The List (TV Show)

Actor

The Road to Galveston (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

The Only Good Indian 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Director (1)

C-16 1990 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Biography

Handsome, long-faced African-American performer of film, TV and stage who received his break when he assumed the role of C. J. in the hit Off-Broadway production of "A Soldier's Play". His significant association with TV producer-writer Steven Bochco began with an appearance as a militant cop in an episode of "Hill Street Blues". McDaniel has subsequently starred in two Bochco police series: the short-lived musical program, "Cop Rock" (ABC, 1990) and the controversial drama, "NYPD Blue" (ABC, from 1993 to 2001). In the latter, he was Lieutenant Arthur Fancy, sort of a black variation of Daniel J. Travanti's "anchor" role on "Hill Street Blues".

Relationships

Hannelore McDaniel

Wife
mother of two children with McDaniel

James McDaniel

Father

Miriam McDaniel

Mother
died c. 1980

Dorian McDaniel

Son
born c. 1987 mother, Hannelore McDaniel

Evan McDaniel

Son
mother, Hannelore McDaniel

Nan McDaniel

Sister
older lives in London, England

EDUCATION

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia , Pennsylvania
left after two years

Milestones

2000

Portrayed Nat King Cole in the NBC biopic "The Natalie Cole Story"

1997

Made directorial debut with episode of the ABC series "C:16"

1990

First series as regular, Bochco's "Cop Rock"

1990

Starred on Broadway in John Guare's "Six Degrees of Separation"

1990

Had a recurring role on the drama, "H.E.L.P."

1988

Feature acting debut (bit part), "Rocket Gibraltar"

1986

First worked for Steven Bochco in an episode of "Hill Street Blues"

1986

TV-movie debut, "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"

1985

TV acting debut in an episode of "Kate & Allie"

1984

Featured in the Off-Broadway revival of Lanford Wilson's "Balm in Gilead", directed by John Malkovich

1982

Assumed the role of C.J. in "A Soldier's Play" Off-Broadway

1980

Moved to NYC to pursue career

Portrayed Lt. Fancy in a regular role on Bochco's "NYPD Blue" (ABC)

Made professional acting debut in a Pepsi commercial

Bonus Trivia

.

As of June 2000, McDaniel was reportedly developing a biopic of pioneer black filmmaker Oscar Micheaux for HBO.

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