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Also Known As: James Woolvett Died:
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Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, CA Profession: actor

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A Canadian actor best known for his role in the Academy-Award winning 1992 film "Unforgiven," Jaimz Woolvett did not leverage that performance into a movie star career. A graduate of Canada's National Theatre School, his first break was a starring role in the 1990 cult sitcom "Dog House," about a talking dog. Two years later, he received the role of a lifetime with a supporting part in the Clint Eastwood western "Unforgiven." When his Hollywood career stalled, Woolvett returned to Canada, appearing in the TV series "Avonlea" and acclaimed crime drama "Da Vinci's Inquest." His role in the biographical film "Hard Time: The David Milgaard Story" earned him a Canadian Gemini Nomination. He also starred in the 1999 films "Tail Lights Fade" and the historical drama "Joan of Arc," and also appeared on the American network shows "Charmed" and "JAG." In 2002, he landed a supporting role in "Global Heresy," a feature film about a touring rock band, starring Peter O'Toole and Alicia Silverstone.

A Canadian actor best known for his role in the Academy-Award winning 1992 film "Unforgiven," Jaimz Woolvett did not leverage that performance into a movie star career. A graduate of Canada's National Theatre School, his first break was a starring role in the 1990 cult sitcom "Dog House," about a talking dog. Two years later, he received the role of a lifetime with a supporting part in the Clint Eastwood western "Unforgiven." When his Hollywood career stalled, Woolvett returned to Canada, appearing in the TV series "Avonlea" and acclaimed crime drama "Da Vinci's Inquest." His role in the biographical film "Hard Time: The David Milgaard Story" earned him a Canadian Gemini Nomination. He also starred in the 1999 films "Tail Lights Fade" and the historical drama "Joan of Arc," and also appeared on the American network shows "Charmed" and "JAG." In 2002, he landed a supporting role in "Global Heresy," a feature film about a touring rock band, starring Peter O'Toole and Alicia Silverstone.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Fragments (2008)
2.
 Helter Skelter (2004) Gary Hinman
3.
 Under Heavy Fire (2003) Tex
4.
 Red Water (2003) Jerry
5.
 Rock My World (2002) Leo
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 Guilty, The (2000) Leo
9.
 Rites of Passage (1999) Red
10.
 Terminal Countdown (1999) Vince
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Born and raised in Toronto, Canada
1981:
Appeared on many Canadian TV shows
1985:
Changed spelling of first name to "Jaimz" (dat approximate)
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US TV-movie debut "Maggie's Secret"
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Auditioned for Clint Eastwood five times before winning role in "Unforgiven"
1992:
Feature film debut "Unforgiven"
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Notes

"I was 18 years old--I wanted to unique-i-fy--I wanted to individualize, I--oh, I just wanted to be the only Jaimz in the world" --Woolvett on the unusual spelling of his first name quoted in The New York Times, September 27, 1992.

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brother:
Gordon Woolvett. Actor. Had regular role on "Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda".

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