James Wolk

Because of his ability to play both charming rogues and vulnerable underdogs, actor James Wolk emerged as a performer capable of playing leading man roles right from the start. Wolk first gained attention in the ... Read more »
Born: 03/22/1985 in Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA

Filmography

Actor (14)

Zoo 2014 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

The Stanford Prison Experiment 2015 (Movie)

Mike Penny (Actor)

This Is Happening 2015 (Movie)

Philip (Actor)

Always Woodstock 2014 (Movie)

Noah Bernstein (Actor)

Mad Men 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Crazy Ones 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Are You Joking? 2013 (Movie)

Craig (Actor)

For a Good Time, Call... 2012 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

Political Animals 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Shameless 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lone Star 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

You Again 2010 (Movie)

Will (Actor)

Front of the Class (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Because of his ability to play both charming rogues and vulnerable underdogs, actor James Wolk emerged as a performer capable of playing leading man roles right from the start. Wolk first gained attention in the television movie "Front of the Class" (CBS, 2008) as a young man overcoming Tourette's Syndrome to become a gifted elementary school teacher. Hailed by critics for his performance, Wolk quickly moved on to become the star of a new television series, "Lone Star" (Fox, 2010), an edgy primetime soap in which he was a Texas con artist living a double life with two women. Despite the appeal and marketing push, the show was canceled after just two episodes, temporarily leaving his career in doubt. But the same month that the network pulled the plug, Wolk was seen in the romantic comedy "You Again" (2010), though that film's failure at the box office did nothing to boost his career. Nonetheless, he had in a short period of time displayed his considerable skill in portraying both wholesome everymen and suave antiheroes, which led many to believe that Wolk would no doubt find Hollywood success.

Relationships

Edie Wolk

Mother

Robert Wolk

Father

EDUCATION

North Farmington High School

Farmington , Michigan 2003

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor , Michigan 2007
Graduated from the School of Music, Theatre and Dance

Milestones

2012

Guest starred on ABC's "Happy Endings" and Showtime's "Shameless"

2012

Reunited with Sigourney Weaver, playing her character's son in USA Network miniseries "Political Animals"

2012

Appeared in the comedy "For a Good Time, Call..."

2010

Landed the lead role on the short-lived Fox series "Lone Star"

2010

Played supporting role in the ensemble comedy "You Again," starring Sigourney Weaver and Jamie Lee Curtis

2009

Played the title character on the ABC crime drama pilot "Solving Charlie"

2008

Landed first television role in Hallmark Hall of Fame's "Front of the Class," playing a teacher with Tourette syndrome

After college began doing theatrical work in New York

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