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James Pickens Jr. is a Actor American born on 26 october 1954 at Cleveland (USA)

James Pickens Jr.

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Birth name James Pickens, Jr.
Nationality USA
Birth 26 october 1954 (69 years) at Cleveland (USA)

James Pickens, Jr. (born October 26, 1954) is an American actor. He is best known for his starring role as Dr. Richard Webber on the ABC medical drama television series Grey's Anatomy, and for his supporting role as Deputy Director Alvin Kersh on later seasons of the Fox Network science fiction series The X-Files.

Biography

Pickens is married to Gina Taylor, a former member of Musique, and has two children. In his spare time Pickens can be found riding horseback and roping cattle. He is a member of the United States Team Roping Championship and competes in roping events across the country. He owns an American Quarter Horse named Smokey.

James's two children, Carl Tharps and Gavyn Pickens, are both pursuing careers in show business. His son Carl is working on a Hip-Hop career and can be seen in various television appearances, including Hangin' with Mr. Cooper where he appeared alongside his long-time friend Omar Gooding. His father James Pickens Sr. worked for the City of Cleveland.

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Filmography of James Pickens Jr. (23 films)

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42 (2013)
, 2h8
Directed by Brian Helgeland
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about racism, Sports films, Baseball films
Actors Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie, Alan Tudyk, Christopher Meloni, André Holland
Roles Mr. Brock
Rating74% 3.7471453.7471453.7471453.7471453.747145
The film tells the story of Jackie Robinson and, under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey, Robinson's signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers to become the first African-American player to break the baseball color barrier. The story focuses mostly on the 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers season and somewhat on Robinson's 1946 season with the Montreal Royals, which emphasize his battles with racism.
Just Wright, 1h40
Directed by Sanaa Hamri
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Sports films, Basketball films
Actors Common, Paula Patton, Queen Latifah, James Pickens Jr., Phylicia Rashād, Pam Grier
Roles Lloyd Wright
Rating59% 2.955712.955712.955712.955712.95571
Leslie Wright (Queen Latifah) is a straight-shooting physical therapist and die-hard basketball fan who is tired of being a guy's best friend. She and her god-sister, Morgan (Paula Patton), are living together; Morgan dreams of becoming an NBA trophy wife.
Venom
Venom (2005)
, 1h25
Directed by Jim Gillespie
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Natural horror films, Films about snakes, Reptile
Actors Agnes Bruckner, Jonathan Jackson, Laura Ramsey, D. J. Cotrona, Meagan Good, Pawel Szajda
Roles Sheriff
Rating46% 2.313662.313662.313662.313662.31366
The story opens with a Creole woman digging up a small briefcase from the ground in the pouring rain. She then proceeds to get in her car and drives down the Louisiana road. Meanwhile, at a local burger joint, high school senior, Eden (Agnes Bruckner), is working with her best friends, Rachel (Laura Ramsey) and CeCe (Meagan Good) while the rest of her friends hang around the place. Ricky (Pawel Szajda) is aimlessly flirting with Patty (Davetta Sherwood) and Tammy (Bijou Phillips) by giving them alcohol. Eric (Jonathan Jackson) and Sean (D.J. Cotrona) talk about important matters until Ray Sawyer (Rick Cramer) pulls up in his tow truck. Everyone stares and whisper rumors about him while Ray picks his order up. Ray is Sean's biological father. After he leaves, Rachel says how much he scares her, while Tammy flashes Ray while he eats in his truck. After work, Eden begins to bike home alone, but Eric catches up to her to talk to her about going to college in New York. While they were talking, Ray drives up and asks if Eden's alright. When he's sure, he begins to leave when another car, carrying the Creole woman from the beginning of the film - who is CeCe's grandmother - passes by. CeCe's grandmother's car falls halfway off the bridge. Ray gets out of the truck and helps Eric save the woman. Ray saves her, but the woman begs Ray to get the suitcase. As Ray reaches into her car to get it, the suitcase lid flies open as the car falls off of the bridge and begins to sink into the water below. Upon opening, the suitcase releases several horrifying snakes. As the car sinks into the bayou the snakes attack Ray. The ambulance arrives to find Ray dead along with CeCe's grandmother. CeCe arrives shaken up over the tragedy, and takes a charm that was on her grandmother's corpse. CeCe then surprises Eden and Eric by questioning them about the condition of Ray's body.
White Rush
White Rush (2003)
, 1h27
Directed by Mark L. Lester
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Judd Nelson, Louis Mandylor, Sandra Vidal, Charlie Schlatter, James Pickens Jr., Santino Ramos
Roles Denny
Rating45% 2.278462.278462.278462.278462.27846
A group of young tourist couples comes across a drug deal gone bad while on vacation.
Red Dragon
Red Dragon (2002)
, 2h4
Directed by Brett Ratner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Serial killer films, Tiré d'une œuvre de Thomas Harris
Actors Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes, Harvey Keitel, Emily Watson, Mary-Louise Parker
Roles Male Zoo Doctor (uncredited)
Rating71% 3.598733.598733.598733.598733.59873
In Baltimore, Maryland psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter attends a symphonic orchestra performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream. The flute player repeatedly misses out on his part, profoundly irritating Lecter. Later, Lecter hosts a dinner party in his townhouse for the orchestra's board of directors at which the disappearance of a musician, a flute player, is brought up during conversation.
Home Room
Home Room (2002)
, 2h13
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about education, Films about school violence
Actors Erika Christensen, Busy Philipps, Victor Garber, Raphael Sbarge, Agnes Bruckner, Ken Jenkins
Roles Principal Robbins
Rating70% 3.5456953.5456953.5456953.5456953.545695
A school massacre leaves nine students dead and one student named Deanna Cartwright (Christensen) seriously injured. The shooter himself is dead, shot by police during the confrontation after the actual shooting, and the only witness (and possible suspect) is Alicia Browning (Philipps), a gothic student who is now under the attention of the detective in charge of the case, Det. Martin Van Zandt (Garber).
Traffic
Traffic (2000)
, 2h28
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Musical, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Political films
Actors Michael Douglas, Don Cheadle, Benicio del Toro, Dennis Quaid, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tomás Milián
Roles Prosecutor Ben Williams
Rating75% 3.7974253.7974253.7974253.7974253.797425
Mexico storyline In Mexico, police officer Javier Rodriguez (del Toro) and his partner Manolo Sanchez (Vargas) stop a drug transport and arrest the couriers. Their arrest is interrupted by General Salazar (Milian), a high-ranking Mexican official who decides to hire Javier. Salazar instructs him to apprehend Francisco Flores (Collins), a hitman for the Tijuana Cartel, headed by the Obregón brothers.
Liberty Heights, 2h7
Directed by Barry Levinson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Actors Adrien Brody, Ben Foster, Orlando Jones, Joe Mantegna, Justin Chambers, Anthony Anderson
Roles Sylvia's Father
Rating69% 3.4979853.4979853.4979853.4979853.497985
In the fall of 1954, the Kurtzmans, a Jewish family, live in Forest Park, a suburban neighborhood in the northwest section of Baltimore. At the beginning of the film, Nate, the father, runs a burlesque theatre, and engages in a community numbers racket. His wife Ada stays home and takes care of the household. Van, the older son, attends the University of Baltimore, while Ben is finishing his final year in high school.
Bulworth
Bulworth (1998)
, 1h48
Directed by Warren Beatty
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about suicide, Political films, Children's films
Actors Halle Berry, Warren Beatty, Oliver Platt, Don Cheadle, Sean Astin, Paul Sorvino
Roles Uncle David
Rating67% 3.397733.397733.397733.397733.39773
A down-on-his-luck Democratic Senator, Jay Bulworth is losing his bid for re-election to a fiery young populist. Bulworth's socialist views, formed in the 1960s and 1970s, have lost favor with voters, so he has conceded to more conservative politics and to accepting donations from big corporations. In addition, though he and his wife have been having affairs with each other's knowledge for years, they must still present a happy façade in the interest of maintaining a good public image.
Sphere
Sphere (1998)
, 2h14
Directed by Barry Levinson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Adventure, Horror
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Time travel films, Underwater action films, Submarine films
Actors Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone, Samuel L. Jackson, Liev Schreiber, Peter Coyote, Queen Latifah
Roles O.S.S.A. Instructor
Rating61% 3.053.053.053.053.05
A alien spacecraft is discovered on the floor of the Pacific Ocean, estimated to have been there for 300 years. A team of experts, including marine biologist Dr. Beth Halperin, mathematician Dr. Harry Adams, astrophysicist Dr. Ted Fielding, psychologist Dr. Norman Goodman, and U.S. Navy Capt. Harold Barnes, are assembled and taken to the Habitat, a state-of-the-art living environment located near the spacecraft.
How Stella Got Her Groove Back, 2h4
Directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films, Buddy films
Actors Angela Bassett, Taye Diggs, Whoopi Goldberg, Regina King, Suzzanne Douglas, Michael J. Pagan
Roles Walter Payne
Rating57% 2.851632.851632.851632.851632.85163
Stella Payne is a very successful 40-year-old stockbroker raising her son, Quincy, and living in Marin County, California, who is persuaded by her New York friend Delilah Abraham to take a well-deserved, first-class vacation to Montego Bay, Jamaica. As she soaks in the beauty of the island, she encounters a handsome young islander, Winston Shakespeare, who is twenty years younger. His pursuit of her turns into a blossoming romance that forces Stella to take personal inventory of her life and try to find a balance between her desire for love and companionship, and the responsibilities of mother and corporate executive.
Gridlock'd
Gridlock'd (1997)
, 1h25
Directed by Vondie Curtis-Hall
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Hip hop films, Buddy films, Gangster films
Actors Tupac Shakur, Tim Roth, Thandie Newton, Charles Fleischer, Bokeem Woodbine, James Pickens Jr.
Roles Supervisor
Rating68% 3.447823.447823.447823.447823.44782
Set in Detroit, Gridlock'd centers around heroin addicts Spoon (Tupac Shakur), Stretch (Tim Roth) and Cookie (Thandie Newton). They are all in a band together in the spoken word genre. They go by the name of Eight Mile Road, with Cookie on the vocals, Spoon on the bass guitar (plus secondary vocals), and Stretch on the piano. Spoon and Stretch decide to kick their habit after Cookie overdoses on her first hit. Throughout a disastrous day, the two addicts dodge police and local criminals while struggling with an apathetic government bureaucracy that thwarts their entrance into a rehabilitation program.
RocketMan
RocketMan (1997)
, 1h35
Directed by Stuart Gillard
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Comic science fiction
Themes Space adventure films, Mars in film, Comedy science fiction films, Space opera, Children's films
Actors Harland Williams, Jessica Lundy, William Sadler, Jeffrey DeMunn, James Pickens Jr., Beau Bridges
Roles Ben Stevens
Rating58% 2.946282.946282.946282.946282.94628
NASA is training for the first manned mission to Mars by the spacecraft Aries. Due to a supposed glitch in the computer navigation system, NASA looks for the original programmer of the software to see why the software seems to be broken. Fred Z. Randall (Harland Williams), the eccentric programmer who wrote the software, meets Paul Wick (Jeffrey DeMunn), the flight director of the Mars mission; William "Wild Bill" Overbeck (William Sadler), the commander of the Mars mission; and astronaut Gary Hackman (Peter Onorati), the computer specialist. After a display of hard-headed stubbornness by Gary, he is hit in the head by a model of the Pilgrim 1 Mars lander, resulting in a skull fracture. NASA decides to replace him instead of delaying the mission. Fred is brought to NASA to see if he has what it takes to be an astronaut; he, along with Gordon Peacock, go through a series of exercises, which sees Fred do well, even going as far to break every record that Bill had. In the end, Fred gets the job.
Sleepers
Sleepers (1996)
, 2h27
Directed by Barry Levinson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about children, Prison films, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Films about pedophilia, Rape and revenge films, Buddy films
Actors Kevin Bacon, Robert De Niro, Joseph Perrino, Vittorio Gassman, Dustin Hoffman, Jason Patric
Roles Marlboro
Rating75% 3.7506153.7506153.7506153.7506153.750615
Lorenzo "Shakes" Carcaterra, Thomas "Tommy" Marcano, Michael Sullivan, and John Reilly are childhood friends in Hell's Kitchen, New York City in the mid-1960s. The local priest, Father Robert "Bobby" Carillo, plays an important part in their lives and keeps an eye on them. However, early on they start running small errands for a local mafia gangster, "King" Benny.
Ghosts of Mississippi, 2h10
Directed by Rob Reiner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Documentary, Historical
Themes Films about racism
Actors Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, James Woods, Virginia Madsen, Susanna Thompson, Craig T. Nelson
Roles Medgar Evers
Rating66% 3.349023.349023.349023.349023.34902
Medgar Evers was a black civil rights activist in Mississippi who was murdered by an assassin on June 12, 1963. It was suspected that Byron De La Beckwith, a white supremacist, was the murderer. He had been tried twice and both trials ended in hung juries. In 1989, Evers' widow Myrlie, who had been trying to bring De La Beckwith to justice for over 25 years, believed she had what it takes to bring him to trial again. Although most of the evidence from the old trial had disappeared, Bobby DeLaughter, an assistant District Attorney, decided to help her despite being warned that it might hurt his political aspirations and despite the strain that it caused in his marriage. DeLaughter becomes primarily involved with bringing De La Beckwith to trial for the third time 30 years later. In 1994, Byron De La Beckwith was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment, giving justice to the family of Medgar Evers.