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Jim Caviezel

James Patrick Caviezel Jr. (born September 26, 1968) is an American actor, known for his starring role as John Reese on the CBS series Person of Interest (2011-2016), Private Witt in The Thin Red Line (1998), Slovnik in G.I. Jane (1997), Detective John Sullivan in Frequency (2000), Catch in Angel Eyes (2001), Edmond Dantès in The Count of Monte Cristo (2002), and his portrayal of Jesus Christ in Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ (2004). He began acting in plays in Seattle, WA. He earned his Screen Actors Guild card with a minor role in the 1991 film My Own Private Idaho. He then moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. He was offered a scholarship to study acting at NY's Juilliard School in 1993, but turned it down to portray Warren Earp in the 1994 film Wyatt Earp. He later appeared in episodes of Murder, She Wrote and The Wonder Years. After appearing in G.I. Jane (1997), he had a breakthrough performance in the 1998 Terrence Malick World War II film The Thin Red Line. He was originally cast to play Scott Summers / Cyclops in X-Men (2000), but dropped out due to a scheduling conflict with the film Frequency (2000). He starred in the mainstream films Pay It Forward (2000), The Count of Monte Cristo (2002), and Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius (2004). He portrayed Jesus Christ in Mel Gibson's 2004 film The Passion of the Christ. During filming, he was struck by lightning, accidentally scourged, had his shoulder dislocated, and suffered from pneumonia and hypothermia. Prior to filming, Gibson reportedly warned Caviezel that playing Jesus in his controversial film would hurt his acting career. In 2011, Caviezel claimed that good roles had been hard to come by since, but stated that the movie, in particular the role of Jesus Christ, was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. He had leading roles in the 2006 films Unknown and Déjà Vu. He played Kainan in Outlander (2008) and provided the voice of Jesus on the 2007 New Testament audio dramatization The Word of Promise. In 2008, he starred in Long Weekend and in November 2009, he starred in The Prisoner, a remake of the British sci-fi series The Prisoner. From 2011 to 2016, Caviezel starred in the CBS drama series Person of Interest as John Reese, a former CIA agent who now works for a mysterious billionaire as a vigilante. The show received the highest ratings in 15 years for a series pilot. Caviezel was nominated for the People's Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic TV Actor in 2014 and again in 2016 for his work on Person of Interest. In 2017, Caviezel signed on as lead character of CBS's SEAL Team series, however; he left the project due to creative differences before production began and was replaced by David Boreanaz. He has also narrated multiple documentaries.

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Sep 26, 1968 In Mount Vernon, Washington, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Murder, She Wrote 1984-09-30
Latest Project:
Movie The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection 2024
Known For
Movie The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection Jesus 2024
Movie Sweetwater Sports Writer 2023-04-14
Movie Sound of Freedom Tim Ballard 2023-07-03
Movie Onyx: Kings of the Grail Narrator 2019-03-22
Movie Infidel Doug Rawlins 2019-11-08
Movie Paul, Apostle of Christ Luke 2018-03-23
Movie John Paul II in Ireland: A Plea for Peace Self 2018-09-21
Movie Running for Grace Reyes 2018-08-17
Movie The Ballad of Lefty Brown Jimmy Bierce 2017-12-15
Movie The Face of Mercy Narrator (voice) 2016-10-16
Movie When the Game Stands Tall Bob Ladouceur 2014-08-22
Movie Savannah Ward Allen 2013-04-25
Movie Escape Plan Willard Hobbes 2013-10-09
Movie Transit Nate 2012-03-22
Series Person of Interest John Reese 2011-09-22
Movie The Stoning of Soraya M. Freidoune 2009-06-26
Movie Facing Extinction: Christians of Iraq Narrator (voice) 2009-01-01
Movie Long Weekend Peter 2009-08-14
Series The Prisoner 6 / Michael 2009-11-15
Movie Outlander Kainan 2008-04-24
Movie Unknown Jean Jacket 2006-11-03
Movie Déjà Vu Carroll Oerstadt 2006-11-22
Series America's Game: The Super Bowl Champions Narrator 2006-11-17
Movie The Passion of the Christ Jesus 2004-02-25
Movie Highwaymen James 'Rennie' Cray 2004-02-13
Movie Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius Bobby Jones 2004-04-30
Movie The Big Question Self 2004-02-25
Movie The Final Cut Fletcher 2004-10-15
Movie I Am David Johannes 2003-12-03
Movie High Crimes Tom Kubik 2002-04-05
Movie The Count of Monte Cristo Edmond Dantes 2002-01-23
Movie Rosy-Fingered Dawn: A Film on Terrence Malick Self 2002-09-01
Movie Madison Jim McCormick 2001-01-23
Movie Angel Eyes Steven "Catch" Lambert 2001-05-18
Movie Frequency John Sullivan 2000-04-28
Movie Pay It Forward Jerry 2000-10-20
Movie Ride with the Devil Black John 1999-11-24
Movie The Thin Red Line Pvt. Robert Witt 1998-12-25
Movie G.I. Jane Slovnik 1997-08-19
Series The View Self 1997-08-11
Movie Ed Dizzy 1996-03-15
Movie The Rock Rear F-18 Pilot 1996-06-07
Series Children of the Dust Dexter 1995-02-26
Movie Blue Chips Basketball Player (uncredited) 1994-02-18
Movie Wyatt Earp Warren Earp 1994-06-24
Movie Diggstown Billy Hargrove 1992-08-14
Movie My Own Private Idaho Airline Clerk 1991-02-01
Series The Wonder Years Bobby Riddle 1988-01-31
Series Murder, She Wrote Darryl Harding 1984-09-30