Quick with a quip and overflowing with manic energy, this stage-trained actor boasts a goofy appeal. After making his film debut in the little-seen 1999 indie Coming Soon,
Roday worked on New York stages before turning to the small screen. Although his wit and charm made him a natural for TV, he suffered through a string of flops (Ryan Caulfield: Year One
, Miss Match, First Years
) before finding his niche as an amateur detective posing as a psychic on the cable crimedy Psych
. He also branched out into mainstream movies, appearing as the pompous, racecar-driving villain in the big-screen adaptation of The Dukes of Hazzard
and cowriting the 2006 horror flick Skinwalkers.James Roday Fast Facts:
- Was a high-school quarterback, but later dropped sports to focus on acting.
- Father was a military man who organized VIP visits and escorted luminaries, including Jimmy Carter.
- Was named one of People magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People in 2007.
- James Roday Relationships:
- Maggie Lawson - Significant Other
- New York University, New York, NY