Family & Companions
Brian d'Arcy James worked in a variety of genres and built up a diverse and reputable career. Early on, James landed roles on various television dramas, including "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1999-), "The Education of Max Bickford" (2001-02) and "Rescue Me" (2003-2011). He appeared in a number of television specials, including "The Kennedy Center Honors" (1997-98) and "The Rodgers & Hart Story: Thou Swell, Thou Witty" (1998-99). James mainly acted in films like the crime picture "Exiled" (1999) with Paul Ronan during the early stages of his career. He continued to work steadily in television throughout the early 2000s and the 2010s, appearing on "The Good Wife" (2009-16) and "Person of Interest" (2011-16). He appeared in "G" (2005) with Richard T Jones and "Ghost Town" (2008) in the early 2000s and the 2010s. He spent the 2010s tackling film roles in the Jennifer Westfeldt drama "Friends With Kids" (2012), the holiday "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas" (2012) with Kerry Bishe and the Tina Fey comedic drama "Admission" (2013). He also appeared in "Spotlight" (2015) with Mark Ruffalo. He also worked in television during these years, including a part on "Ironside" (2013-14). Most recently, James acted in the Richard Gere drama "Time Out of Mind" (2015).
Cast (Feature Film)
Made his Broadway debut in "Blood Brothers"
Moved to New York City
Joined the touring company of "Les Miserables"
Co-starred in the US premiere of Kenneth Branagh's play "Public Enemy"
Had a featured role as a reporter in the Off-Broadway musical "Floyd Collins"
Had a recurring role on the ABC daytime drama "The City"
Garnered attention as the stoker Frederick Barrett in the Tony-winning musical "Titanic"
Appeared in the film "Exiled"
Starred in "The Wild Party" at the Manhattan Theatre Club
Played Sidney Falco in the Broadway musical adaptation of "Sweet Smell of Success"
Earned rave reviews for the one-person show "The Good Thief"
Joined Keith Carradine in the Broadway production of "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels"
Starred in "The Apple Tree" opposite Kristin Chenoweth on Broadway
Played the title character in the Broadway musical "Shrek," for which he earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical
Played the role of Dan Goodman in the Off-Broadway musical "Next to Normal" at Second Stage Theatre