James McDaniel

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  • Birth Place: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Director, Producer
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Fast Facts

  • Majored in veterinary medicine at the University of Pennsylvania prior to pursuing an acting career in New York.
  • Played on Penn's lacrosse team for a season. 
  • Belonged to the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity while at Penn.  
  • Began his professional acting career with a part in a Pepsi commercial.
  • Got his big break when he was cast as the lead in the 1982 off-Broadway production of A Soldier's Play.  
  • Originated the Paul Portier role in the Lincoln Center production of John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation (the part Will Smith later played in the movie).
  • Nicknames include McDaddy, Jimmy Mack and McD.

Awards

  • 1999, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1997, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1996, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1994, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 1998, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1995, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1996, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor for a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Hannelore McDaniel — Wife
  • Miriam McDaniel — Mother
  • James D. McDaniel — Father
  • Dorian McDaniel — Son
  • Evan McDaniel — Son
  • Nan McDaniel — Sister

College

  • Attended University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Details

  • Birth Place: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Director, Producer

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