Brian D'Arcy James



  • Birth Name: Brian d'Arcy James
  • Birth Place: Saginaw, MI
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/29/1968, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor; musician
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Brian D'Arcy James Fast Facts:
  • Maternal grandfather Harry F. Kelly was governor of Michigan from 1943 to '47.
  • Named for his uncle Brian Kelly, who played the ranger on the TV series Flipper; and another uncle, an artist who went by his middle name, d'Arcy.
  • Debuted on Broadway in Blood Brothers in 1993. 
  • Released his debut solo album, From Christmas Eve to Christmas Morn, in 2004, featuring the single "Michigan Christmas."  
  • Spent 90 minutes getting into a fat suit and prosthetic makeup for every performance of Shrek: The Musical
  • Performed at the White House for President Obama as part of the 2010 PBS special A Broadway Celebration.
  • Supports and performs for the Field Neurosciences Institute in his hometown of Saginaw, MI.  
  • Brian D'Arcy James Relationships:
  • Mary James - Mother
  • Harry F. Kelly - Grandfather
  • Kate James - Sister
  • Jennifer Prescott - Wife
  • Grace James - Daughter
  • Brian Kelly - Uncle
  • Thomas F. James - Father
  • Andrew James - Brother
  • Anne James Noonan - Sister
  • Brian D'Arcy James Awards:
  • 2002 Tony: Actor (Featured Role--Musical) - Nominee
  • 2009 Tony: Actor (Musical) - Nominee
  • College:
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (1990)

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