James Roday Rodriguez

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Actor • Director • Writer

Birth Name: James David Rodriguez

Birth Date: April 4, 1976

Age: 48 years old

Birth Place: San Antonio, Texas

Best known for playing crime consultant Shawn Spencer on long-running detective dramedy "Psych" (USA Network, 2006-2014), James Roday also pursued a career as a writer, producer and director largely in the field of horror. Born in San Antonio, TX in 1976, Roday studied at New York University's Experimental Theatre Wing and spent his early career treading the boards, later co-founding his own theater company, the Red Dog Squadron.

He made his screen debut in teen rom-com "Coming Soon" (1999) and later that year landed the recurring role of Vic in short-lived crime drama "Ryan Caulfield: Year One" (FOX, 1999). Roday was then cast as Egg in legal drama remake "First Years" (NBC, 2001), the role originated by Andrew Lincoln in the zeitgeist-defining British series, "This Life" (BBC Two, 1996-97) and enjoyed his first leading movie role, playing cloning machine inventor Max in sex farce "Repli-Kate" (2002). After showing up as a cameraman in mismatched buddy cop comedy "Showtime" (2002), Roday starred as divorced T-shirt salesman Dick in stoner road movie "Rolling Kansas" (2003), bagged the recurring role of womanizing lawyer Nick Paine in romantic dramedy "Miss Match" (NBC, 2003) and played stock car driver Billy Prickett in the big-screen adaptation "The Dukes of Hazzard" (2005).

Following brief appearance in Wim Wenders' "Don't Come Knocking" (2005) and Broken Lizard comedy "Beerfest" (2006), Roday landed the career-defining role of Shawn Spencer, a super-observant crime consultant who claims to solve cases through mystic powers, in "Psych" (USA Network, 2006-2014). Roday also served as producer for much of its eight-season run, directed and wrote numerous episodes, and later reprised his role in a 2017 TV movie.

Roday continued to moonlight behind the camera throughout his career, co-penning the werewolf horror "Skinwalkers" (2006) with Todd Harthan and James DeMonaco, directing multiple episodes of "Rosewood" (FOX, 2015-17), "Blood Drive" (Syfy, 2017) and "The Resident" (FOX, 2018-) and writing, helming and guesting on comedy horror "Gravy" (2015). Roday also appeared as a news anchor in video game adaptation "Gamer" (2009), played J.B. in relationship drama "Baby, Baby, Baby" (2015) and starred as one of six characters trapped in separate lifts in much-maligned festive movie "Christmas Eve" (2015). After earning critical acclaim for his performance as a HIV-positive struggling writer in tough-tackling drama "Pushing Dead" (2016), Roday returned to the small screen to play cancer survivor Gary Mendez in friendship drama "A Million Little Things" (ABC, 2018-).

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Buddy Games: Spring AwakeningStream

Actor
Zane
Movie
2023
33%

Night of the Animated Dead

Voice
Tom
Movie
2021

Psych 3: This Is GusStream

Actor
Shawn
Movie
2021

Psych 3: This Is GusStream

Executive Producer
Movie
2021

The At-Home Variety ShowStream

Guest
Series
2020

Psych 2: Lassie Come HomeStream

Actor
Shawn Spencer
Movie
2020
85%

Psych 2: Lassie Come HomeStream

Executive Producer
Movie
2020
85%

Psych 2: Lassie Come HomeStream

Screenwriter
Movie
2020
85%

Tamron Hall

Guest
Talk
2019

Into the DarkStream

Director
Series
2019
70%

Into the DarkStream

Writer
Series
2019
70%

Berserk

Actor
Officer Duane
Movie
2019

Buddy Games

Actor
Zane
Movie
2019

Today 3rd Hour

Guest
Show
2018

A Million Little ThingsStream

Actor
Gary Mendez
Series
2018

25 Words or LessStream

Self
Game Show
2018

Treehouse

Director
Movie
2018

Treehouse

Writer
Movie
2018

STEVE on Watch

Guest
Talk
2017

Psych: The MovieStream

Actor
Shawn Spencer
Movie
2017
100%

Psych: The MovieStream

Executive Producer
Movie
2017
100%

Psych: The MovieStream

Screenwriter
Movie
2017
100%

Pushing Dead

Actor
Dan Schauble
Movie
2016

RosewoodStream

Director
Series
2015
9%

Battle CreekStream

Director
Series
2015
96%

Gravy

Director
Movie
2015

Gravy

Screenwriter
Movie
2015

Baby, Baby, Baby

Actor
J.B.
Movie
2015

Christmas Eve

Actor
B
Movie
2015

Psych After Pshow

Actor
Show
2014

Psych: Extras

Actor
Show
2013

Love Bites

Guest Star
Show
2011

Access Hollywood Live

Guest
Show
2010

Kevin Pollak's Chat Show

Guest
Show
2009

Fear Itself

Actor
Carlos the Groom
Show
2008

PsychStream

Actor
Series
2006
89%

PsychStream

Writer
Series
2006
89%

Skinwalkers

Writer
Movie
2006

The Dukes of HazzardStream

Actor
Billy Prickett/Jake Branner
Movie
2005
14%

Tavis Smiley

Guest
Talk
2004

Miss Match

Actor
Nick Paine
Series
2003
83%

Rolling Kansas

Actor
Dick Murphy
Movie
2003

Repli-Kate

Actor
Max
Movie
2002

First Years

Actor
Edgar "Egg" Ross
Show
2001

Ryan Caulfield: Year One

Actor
Vic Toback
Show
1999

Get Real

Guest Star
Series
1999
67%

Coming Soon

Actor
Chad
Movie
1999

Today

Guest
News
1952

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