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Also Known As: James Le Gros Died:
Born: April 27, 1962 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Profession: actor

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In the 1990s, James LeGros built a career that paralleled the track of independent cinema, becoming a go-to actor for both lead and supporting parts in some of the signature indie films of the decade. LeGros stuck his foot in Hollywood's door in the mid-1980s, his blond, square-jawed countenance often netting him one-off television jobs as young toughs or other sundry low-lifes. After landing his first feature with the notorious sci-fi bomb "Solarbabies" (1987) and his first lead role in the equally maligned horror outing "Phantasm II" (1988), LeGros would find a niche in the less-monied quarters of the filmmaking world, beginning with the Gus Van Sant film "Drugstore Cowboy" (1989) and building into one of the most prolific indie careers in the business. He would largely figure into the existentialist meanderings of "Generation X" films, as seen in the likes of "Singles" (1992), "Where the Day Takes You" (1992), "Floundering" (1994) and "The Low Life" (1995), and hit his stride as an entitled superstar slumming in an indie film for the street cred in "Living in Oblivion" (1995). In 2000, he transitioned into television, joining the cast of "Ally McBeal" (Fox, 1997-2002), which would put him on a...

In the 1990s, James LeGros built a career that paralleled the track of independent cinema, becoming a go-to actor for both lead and supporting parts in some of the signature indie films of the decade. LeGros stuck his foot in Hollywood's door in the mid-1980s, his blond, square-jawed countenance often netting him one-off television jobs as young toughs or other sundry low-lifes. After landing his first feature with the notorious sci-fi bomb "Solarbabies" (1987) and his first lead role in the equally maligned horror outing "Phantasm II" (1988), LeGros would find a niche in the less-monied quarters of the filmmaking world, beginning with the Gus Van Sant film "Drugstore Cowboy" (1989) and building into one of the most prolific indie careers in the business. He would largely figure into the existentialist meanderings of "Generation X" films, as seen in the likes of "Singles" (1992), "Where the Day Takes You" (1992), "Floundering" (1994) and "The Low Life" (1995), and hit his stride as an entitled superstar slumming in an indie film for the street cred in "Living in Oblivion" (1995). In 2000, he transitioned into television, joining the cast of "Ally McBeal" (Fox, 1997-2002), which would put him on a track for an intermittent TV career, highlighted by the Showtime series "Sleeper Cell" (2005), the NBC drama "Mercy" (2009-2010) and in the lavish HBO period miniseries "Mildred Pierce" (2011). A longtime indie darling and slacker-stereotype specialist, LeGros' body of work bore out his capacity to play everything from hero to heel across nearly every genre of film and television.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Big Muddy (2014)
3.
 Big Miracle (2012)
4.
 Healer, The (2012)
5.
 Skateland (2010)
6.
 Bitter Feast (2010)
7.
 Sherman's Way (2009)
8.
 Vantage Point (2008)
9.
 Fragments (2008)
10.
 Visioneers (2008)
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Raised in Redlands, California
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Served an apprenticeship at South Coast Repertory
1984:
Acting debut in "The Ratings Game", directed by Danny DeVito
1985:
TV movie debut, "Kicks"
1986:
Had featured role in "Solarbabies"
1987:
First collaboration with Kathryn Bigelow in "Near Dark"
1988:
Debut as a leading man in "Phantasm II"
1989:
Had featured role in Gus Van Sant's "Drugstore Cowboy"
1991:
Reteamed with Bigelow on "Point Blank"
1992:
Initial collaboration with director Stacy Cochran, "My New Gun"
1994:
Had a tour de force as a man suffering from insomnia in contemporary L.A. in the Sundance-screened "Floundering"
1995:
Offered an amusing turn as a Brad Pitt-like actor in Tom DiCillo's "Living in Oblivion"
1995:
Supported Julianne Moore in Todd Haynes' "Safe"
1996:
Acted in Cochran's "Boys"
1997:
Co-starred with Julianne Moore in "The Myth of Fingerprints"; first onscreen teaming with Noah Wyle
1998:
Played recurring role on the NBC medical drama "ER" as rival in love to Noah Wyle's Dr Carter
1998:
Played Will Smith's associate in "Enemy of the State"
1998:
Reteamed with Gus Van Sant to play the car salesman in the director's shot-by-shot remake of "Psycho"
2000:
Starred in the Sundance-screened "Drop Back Ten", playing a magazine writer investigating a celebrity; third collaboration with Stacy Cochran
2000:
Cast as a gay man having doubts about marrying his lover in the Harvey Fierstein penned segment ("Andy & Amos") of "Common Ground" (Showtime)
2000:
Joined cast of "Ally McBeal" (Fox) playing attorney Mark Albert; left after only one season
2001:
Portrayed the slacker owner of a fast food restaurant encouraged by his ambitious wife to kill a rival in "Scotland, PA."; screened at Sundance; released theatrically in 2002
2001:
Made cameo appearance in "World Traveller", reteaming with director Bart Freundlich; screened at Toronto; shown at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival before its theatrical release
2001:
Co-starred in "Lovely and Amazing", directed by Nicole Holofcener; also screened at Toronto; released theatrically in 2002
2004:
Cast in the film "Catch that Kid"
2005:
Starred opposite Courteney Cox in the drama "November"; premiered at Sundance
2006:
Cast as Dante, a sensitive singer-songwriter in Bart Freundlich's "Trust the Man"
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Education

University of California at Irvine: Irvine , California -
Professional Conservatory, South Coast Repertory Theater: Costa Mesa , California -

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wife:
Kristina Loggia. Actor. Daughter of actor Robert Loggia; married in 1992.

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father-in-law:
Robert Loggia. Actor.
son:
Noah Le Gros. Born in 1993; mother, Kristina Loggia.

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