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James Caviezel Biography

Birth Name:
James Patrick Caviezel
Birth Place:
Mount Vernon, Washington, United States

Fast Facts

  • Played basketball in high school and college, but an injury ended his sports career
  • Landed his first film role in 1991's My Private Idaho by claiming he was an Italian immigrant
  • Turned down an invitation to study at Juilliard when he was given a role in Wyatt Earp (1994)
  • Was struck by lightning during the filming of Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ (2004)
  • Met his wife on a blind date
  • Adopted two of his children as they were battling brain tumors
  • Has often spoken publicly about his devout Catholic faith


  • Tim Caviezel -- Brother
  • Lyn Elizabeth Caviezel -- Daughter
  • James Caviezel -- Father
  • Maggie Caviezel -- Mother
  • Amy -- Sister
  • Ann -- Sister
  • Erin -- Sister
  • Bo Caviezel -- Son
  • David Caviezel -- Son
  • Kerri Browitt -- Wife