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      James McCaffrey

      James McCaffrey

      Highest Rated: 94% American Splendor (2003)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Not Available

      Birthplace: Albany, New York, USA

      James McCaffrey was born in Ireland and grew up in Albany, New York, where he developed interests in sports and art. He studied Fine Arts on scholarship at New Haven College, where he landed baseball and football scholarships. After he finished school, he moved to Boston, where he worked as a graphic designer and art director. He also began doing theater, and a performance in "Electra: A Central American Tragedy," drew high praise from critics. Stage acting led McCaffrey to New York City and the Actor's Studio. He soon started his own company, The Workhouse Theater, which produced several off-Broadway plays, including "The Scape," "The Florentine," and "Gross Points." McCaffrey's television debut was a recurring guest spot on the Mariel Hemmingway law drama "Civil Wars," (ABC, 1991-92). Although the show was canceled shortly thereafter (and born again as "L.A. Law"), McCaffrey made enough of an impact to land the lead role in the actioner, "Viper." (NBC, 1994). A close cousin to "Knight Rider," the show was short-lived as well. But McCaffrey was off and running, and next accepted the lead in "Swift Justice," a Dick Wolf action drama, playing ex-special-forces operative-turned private investigator Max Swift. A slew of television guest appearances followed, on such shows as "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC, 1999- ) and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (NBC, 2001-2006; USA, 2007-11), as well as "Sex & The City" (HBO, 2000-04), where he appeared in two episodes playing two different roles. Movie roles included bit parts in the romantic comedy "Cats & Dogs" (1996) the highly acclaimed "American Splendor" (2003) and Spike Lee's "She Hate Me" (2004). McCaffrey also landed a small part in an episode of another edgy Denis Leary drama, "The Job." He joined the lineup of long-running CBS daytime soap "As the World Turns," as Charley Spangler, before being called to duty by Leary for "Rescue Me" (FX, 2004-11). He has since had roles in the series "Revenge" (ABC, 2011-14) and films "Compliance" (2012), "The Suspect" (2014), "The Big Take" (2018) and "Mob Town" (2019). James McCaffrey died on December 17, 2023 in Larchmont, NY.

      Highest rated movies

      American Splendor
      The Truth About Cats & Dogs
      Like Sunday, Like Rain
      Destined Blind
      Excuse Me for Living
      Feel the Noise


      White Collar, James McCaffrey (L), Tim DeKay (R), 'At What Price', Season 5, Ep. #1, 10/17/2013, ©USA White Collar, Matthew Bomer (L), Tim DeKay (C), James McCaffrey (R), 'At What Price', Season 5, Ep. #1, 10/17/2013, ©USA Suits, Gabriel Macht (L), James McCaffrey (R), 'The Other Time', Season 3, Ep. #6, 08/20/2013, ©USA Forever, James McCaffrey (L), Alana de la Garza (R), 'Look Before You Leap', Season 1, Ep. #2, 09/23/2014, ©ABC Forever, James McCaffrey (L), Alana de la Garza (R), 'Look Before You Leap', Season 1, Ep. #2, 09/23/2014, ©ABC Inside Men, James McCaffrey, 06/20/2012, ©BBCAMERICA THE BIG TAKE, (AKA DOUGLAS BROWN), JAMES MCCAFFREY, 2018. ©SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT



      0% 22% Mob Town Chief Lane (Character) - 2019
      No Score Yet 46% The Big Take Douglas Brown (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder at the Mansion Jimmy (Character) - 2018
      19% 44% Blind Howard (Character) $12.5K 2017
      No Score Yet 29% Romance at Reindeer Lodge William (Character) - 2017
      29% 78% Destined Bill Holder (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet 40% Sam Seymour (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet 62% I Dream Too Much Nikki (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet 24% A Cry From Within Father Thomas (Character) - 2014
      50% 65% Like Sunday, Like Rain Dale (Character) $27.1K 2014
      No Score Yet 20% Betrayed Sully (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet 63% The Suspect Polaski Sheriff (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet To Redemption Nick Reed (Character) - 2012
      89% 60% Compliance Det. Neals (Character) $311.9K 2012
      14% 15% Excuse Me for Living Barry (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 45% The Orphan Killer Detective Jones (Character) - 2011
      10% 62% One Fall Werber Bond (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet 83% NoNAMES Mr. Williams (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet 42% The Pregnancy Pact Michael Dougan (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet 10% Camp Hope Dr. John (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sordid Things Jagger Manchester (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call Steven (Character) - 2008
      11% 42% Feel the Noise Jeffrey Skylar (Character) $5.9M 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Distress Jack Douglas (Character) - 2003
      94% 86% American Splendor Fred (Character) $6.0M 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fresh Cut Grass Sam (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 53% Mistaken Identity Darryl (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Nick and Jane Nick (Character) $11.3K 1997
      85% 57% The Truth About Cats & Dogs Roy (Character) $34.1M 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Shanghai Frank Taylor (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Shanghai 1937 Frank Taylor (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Schemes Paul Stewart (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Viper Joe Astor (Character) - 1994


      No Score Yet 80% Blue Bloods Sergeant Kevin Coolidge (Guest Star) 2011 2022
      36% 89% Bluff City Law Tucker Goodman (Guest Star) 2019
      91% 87% Suits Gordon (Guest Star) 2013 2015 2018
      No Score Yet 59% Bull Thornton Grey (Guest Star) 2017
      No Score Yet 79% Madam Secretary Rex Mayfield (Guest Star) 2017
      57% 92% Forever Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
      58% 66% The Following Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
      69% 78% Revenge Unknown (Guest Star) 2011-2012
      66% 75% A Gifted Man Milt Sandreski (Guest Star) 2011
      88% 90% Rescue Me Jimmy Keefe (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      2004-2007 2009-2011
      58% No Score Yet Canterbury's Law Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
      78% 81% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Jesse Hansen (Guest Star) 2000 2003
      20% No Score Yet Hack Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      No Score Yet 71% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      70% 78% Sex and the City Max (Guest Star) 1998 2001
      100% No Score Yet The Job Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Viper Joe Astor/Michael Payton (Character) 1994 1998-1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet New York Undercover Unknown (Guest Star) 1994 1996-1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Swift Justice Unknown (Character) 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Civil Wars Terrence Flanagan (Guest Star) 1992
      92% No Score Yet The Beat Unknown (Guest Star)
      21% No Score Yet 3 Lbs. Unknown (Guest Star)