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James Duval is a Actor and Producer American born on 10 september 1972 at Detroit (USA)

James Duval

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Birth name James Edward Duval
Nationality USA
Birth 10 september 1972 (50 years) at Detroit (USA)

James Edward Duval (born September 10, 1972) is an American actor, who is known for his roles in the Gregg Araki trilogy—Totally Fucked Up, The Doom Generation, and Nowhere—in addition to Frank in Donnie Darko, Blank in May, Miguel in Independence Day and Singh in Go.


Duval was born in Detroit, Michigan. His family moved to California in 1974. He attended Gladstone High School in Covina (1986–89), as well as Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, and Fair Valley in Covina. Although, as a child, he was trained as a classical pianist, he eventually moved to the guitar. Duval is of mixed ancestry; his mother, a native of Saigon, is of Vietnamese-French descent, and his father is of Irish-Native American-French ancestry. Duval is an avid practitioner of hatha yoga. He also teaches yoga at Earth's Power Yoga studio, Los Angeles, in between films.

Usually with

Gregg Araki
Gregg Araki
(4 films)
Jon Moritsugu
Jon Moritsugu
(2 films)
Lucky McKee
Lucky McKee
(3 films)
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Filmography of James Duval (39 films)

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Tales of Halloween, 1h37
Directed by Neil Marshall, Darren Lynn Bousman, Lucky McKee, Axelle Carolyn, Mike Mendez, Adam Gierasch
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about children
Actors Barry Bostwick, Keir Gilchrist, Adrienne Barbeau, Pollyanna McIntosh, Samuel Witwer, Ben E. Woolf
Roles Dante
Rating55% 2.753742.753742.753742.753742.75374
Les 10 histoires se déroulent dans une ville américaine, dont les habitants sont terrorisés par des goules, des extraterrestres et des tueurs en série pendant la nuit d'Halloween.
Free Samples, 1h19
Directed by Jay Gammill
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Jess Weixler, Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Ritter, Halley Feiffer, Keir O'Donnell, Jocelin Donahue
Roles Antonio
Rating56% 2.8035552.8035552.8035552.8035552.803555
Jillian (Weixler), a Stanford Law School dropout rebelling by opting out of the family business, wakes up after a night of drinking with no recollection. She is tasked with giving out free samples from an ice cream vendor truck in a parking lot somewhere-in-SoCal, on the day of her college boyfriend's birthday, unleashing an merciless barrage of hyper-neuroticism, abusing her legal practice training on the simple locals and experiencing a rollercoaster of emotions with her unsympathetic so-called friends. Although Jillian claims that she is "stuck in that stupid truck", it is only for one day and at it ends at a Mexican restaurant.
9 Full Moons
Origin USA
Genres Romance
Actors Amy Seimetz, Donal Logue, Dale Dickey, Harry Dean Stanton, James Duval, Twink Caplan
Roles Terry
Rating51% 2.569222.569222.569222.569222.56922
Frankie is a hard-drinking woman fresh out of a bad marriage. She wanders East Los Angeles looking for castoff furniture and clothing, which she sometimes sells for spending money. Otherwise, she hangs out with local musicians as an opportunity to meet people.
Blue Dream
Blue Dream (2013)
, 1h29
Directed by Gregory Hatanaka
Genres Drama
Actors James Duval, Dominique Swain, Kayden Kross, Pollyanna McIntosh, Noah Hathaway, Walter Koenig
Roles Robert Harmon
Rating59% 2.950492.950492.950492.950492.95049
Robert Harmon is a newspaper journalist in the late 1990s. As the internet begins to take over and print circulation declines, he is forced to make a series of unethical and immoral decisions leading to his downfall.
Five Thirteen, 1h50
Directed by Kader Ayd
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Tom Sizemore, Steven Bauer, Taryn Manning, Gary Dourdan, Michael Madsen, Danny Trejo
Roles Reggie
Rating43% 2.17062.17062.17062.17062.1706
2 frères, Tre et Mike, recherchent une vie meilleure. Après être sorti de prison pour un crime non commis, Mike veut se rapprocher de sa fille, son ex-femme est en désaccord car elle n'oublie pas le passé. Son grand frère, Tre, accepte à contrecœur une dernière affaire afin d'aider sa petite amie et son frère de l'influence de la rue. Le cauchemar commence.
Sushi Girl
Sushi Girl (2012)
, 1h38
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Tony Todd, Noah Hathaway, James Duval, Mark Hamill, David Dastmalchian, Sonny Chiba
Roles Francis
Rating59% 2.99772.99772.99772.99772.9977
Fish (Noah Hathaway) has been recently released from prison where he was serving time for his part in a diamond heist. He refused to give the authorities any information on his partners in crime nor reveal to them the location of the stolen diamonds. In order to locate and divide the stolen diamonds, crime boss Duke (Tony Todd) invited "Fish" to dinner along with the rest of the gang, including Crow (Mark Hamill), Max (Andy Mackenzie) and Francis (James Duval). The meal is sushi, served on the naked body of a woman, the titular Sushi Girl (Cortney Palm), who must remain motionless and silent for the duration of the night.
Naked Angel
Origin USA
Genres Romance
Actors James Duval, Debra Wilson, Kelly Perine
Roles Andreas
Rating72% 3.6285653.6285653.6285653.6285653.628565
Touchback (2011)
, 1h58
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy
Themes Sports films, Time travel films, American football films
Actors Brian Presley, Melanie Lynskey, Marc Blucas, Kurt Russell, Christine Lahti, Sarah Wright
Roles Rodriguez
Rating64% 3.248543.248543.248543.248543.24854
The setting begins with the introduction of Scott Murphy, former high school football hero. An injury he received during the Ohio State High School Championship game terminated his scholarship to Ohio State and his dreams of a professional career in football. It's been twenty years since that game and Scott still resides with his family in the quiet town of Coldwater, Ohio. He has a splinted leg and has been a farmer since high school. Rather than marrying the head cheerleader, Scott marries and has two daughters with a clarinet-playing band member named Macey. Difficulties with a compromised harvest and bank obligations have caused strain on his farm, which he is in jeopardy of losing. With bad luck around every corner, Scott is not mentally prepared for the game in which he will be honored (in a halftime ceremony), and the return of his good friend who made the NFL only adds to the depression he is feeling. An early frost and a broken soybean header bring Scott to the brink. His wife, Macey, suggests that they could pick the soybeans by hand in order to bring them to market. Scott finds this far-fetched since there are 200 acres to combine (harvest). He decides to kill himself via CO poisoning in his truck, at least his wife and two girls will receive the life insurance bonus – which is another mistake since a suicide death will not activate a life insurance payout. As he passes out, Scott wakes up back in 1991, on the eve of the big game.
Kaboom (2010)
, 1h26
Directed by Gregg Araki
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Horror, Crime, Romance, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Comedy science fiction films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Thomas Dekker, Juno Temple, Haley Bennett, Roxane Mesquida, Brennan Alexander Mejia, James Duval
Roles The Messiah
Rating56% 2.84972.84972.84972.84972.8497
Smith is an 18-year-old film student who identifies sexually as "undeclared". He has been having strange dreams. He is going to college with his best friend, Stella, whom he has known since junior high. Smith finds a note saying that he is the "chosen son". He has a roommate, Thor, whom he lusts after, regretting that Thor is straight. Stella goes to a party with Smith, but hooks up with another girl, Lorelei. He recognizes Lorelei as one of the people in his dream. Smith notices a guy, but is distracted when a red-haired girl from his dream vomits on his shoe. The guy vanishes, but Smith gets picked up by London, a British student. They have sex, but to Smith's regret she does not want to be with him except during the sex.
The Black Waters of Echo's Pond
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantasy, Horror
Actors Robert Patrick, Danielle Harris, James Duval, Nick Mennell, Sean Lawlor, Mircea Monroe
Roles Rick
Rating43% 2.164952.164952.164952.164952.16495
Party animal Rick (James Duval), wild child Veronique (Mircea Monroe), uptight Robert (M.D. Walton) and six other friends vacation in a plush mansion, where they find a mysterious board game. But the game proves dangerous when it draws out the nastiest qualities in all of its players. As buried fears, resentments, greed and attractions quickly and unsettlingly emerge, the game's goal becomes crystal clear: stay alive.
Penance (2009)

Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Marieh Delfino, Jason Connery, Michael Rooker, Graham McTavish, Alice Amter, Tracy Coogan
Roles Sleazy Party Guy
Rating34% 1.7283551.7283551.7283551.7283551.728355
A young mother decides to become a stripper to earn some fast cash only to find her worst nightmares are about to begin when she falls into the hands of a religious fanatic intent on changing her "evil" ways.
Cornered! (2008)
, 1h27
Directed by Daniel Maze
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror, Slasher
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Serial killer films
Actors James Duval, Steve Guttenberg, Ellia English
Roles Jimmy
Rating42% 2.1139952.1139952.1139952.1139952.113995
Los Angeles is being terrorized by a masked serial killer whose modus operandi is to break into stores after hours, murder the workers, and take the surveillance tapes so he can use them to relive his crimes. At Steve's liquor store (the main door to which has been boarded up due to an incident with a homeless man) the employees, customers, and a deliveryman named Morty discuss the killer, the $500,000 being offered as a reward for his capture, and how they would kill him, the mentioned methods being eye gouging, exsanguination in plastic wrap, sawing, and decapitation. After the store closes, Steve has a clerk named Donny, and two regulars (a prostitute named Jess, and a phone sex worker named Mona) stay to play cards in the upstairs apartment as a means of keeping Steve's nephew Jimmy (an addict going through drug withdrawal) occupied. Unbeknownst to the quintet, the Convenience Store Killer has chosen them as his next victims, cutting the homeless man (who resides in a nearby alley) in half before sneaking into the building.
Toxic (2008)

Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action
Actors Susan Ward, Master P, Dominique Swain, Bai Ling, Charity Shea, Danny Trejo
Roles Brad
Rating37% 1.8764351.8764351.8764351.8764351.876435
Lucille has a mental disorder, which stems from her brother's death, which occurred when she was young, and which her father blamed her for, never forgiving her. It is never revealed how the brother died or why her father blames her but it made her mentally unstable.
Kush (2007)

Directed by York Alec Shackleton York Shackleton
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Mike Erwin, Marnette Patterson, Matthew Carey, William Atherton, James DeBello, Lin Shaye
Roles Cyrus
Rating36% 1.8487451.8487451.8487451.8487451.848745
A group of young drug dealers lose $30,000 to an addict and plot revenge by scheming to kidnap the addict's teenage brother.