James Roday Biography and Wiki
James Roday Rodriguez is an American actor, director, and screenwriter best known for his role as Shawn Spencer in the popular television series “Psych,” where he showcased his comedic talent and charismatic on-screen presence. He also appeared in several other television shows, including “The Dukes of Hazzard,” “First Years,” and “Miss Match.” He has also acted in films such as “The Dukes of Hazzard” (2005) and “Gamer” (2009). He is also recognized for his leading role in as Javier “Gary” Mendez in A Million Little Things, which started in 2018.
James Roday Education
Roday studied at Taft High School in San Antonio. He then attended New York University’s Experimental Theatre Wing where he received his bachelor’s degree in fine arts.
James Roday’s Age and Birthday
How old is James? James is 47 years old as of 2023. He was James Roday Rodriguez on April 4, 1976, in San Antonio, Texas, United States of America. His birthday is always celebrated on April 4th of every year. RELATED: Erin Burnett
James Roday Nationality and Ethnicity
James holds American nationality and citizenship by birth. He was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, United States. He belongs to the mixed ethnicity/heritage/ancestry of Mexican-English-Irish and Scottish.
James Roday Height
How tall is James? James stands at an average height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.78 m)
James Roday Family
Roday is the son of (father) Jamie Rodriguez, a retired Air Force Master Sergent, and (mother) Irene Rodriguez. He grew up along with his sister, Lisette Rodriguez. RELATED: Jim Laurie
James Roday Maggie Lawson
Is James married? James is currently single. Previously, he was in a relationship with Maggie Lawson from 2006 to 2014 while casting the Psych series. More information regarding his marital status will be updated as soon as possible.
James Roday’s Net Worth
James is an American actor, director, and screenwriter with an estimated net worth of $3 million.
James Roday Heart Attack
James’s open-heart surgery at the age of 22 was been verified and despite making a remarkable recovery, the renowned actor now bears a prominent scar stretching along his chest. The reasons behind the surgery remain undisclosed, as James prefers to maintain a private boundary concerning personal affairs, shielding them from public scrutiny. RELATED: Carson Daly
James Roday Career
Roday began his professional acting career, appearing in Off-Broadway productions and regional theater. He made his television debut with a guest appearance on the series “Ryan Caulfield: Year One” in 1999. This marked the beginning of his successful journey in the television industry.
Roday’s breakthrough came in 2006 when he was cast as the lead character, Shawn Spencer, in the comedy-drama series “Psych.” The show revolved around a fake psychic detective and his best friend (played by Dulé Hill), who together solved crimes for the Santa Barbara Police Department. Roday’s charismatic and witty portrayal of Shawn Spencer earned him critical acclaim and a devoted fan base. He also directed several episodes of the series and co-wrote the screenplay for the 2017 TV movie, “Psych: The Movie.”
Aside from “Psych,” Roday has appeared in numerous other television shows and films. He has guest-starred on popular series such as “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and “The Twilight Zone,” and has had recurring roles in shows like “First Years” and “Miss Match.” In 2014, he co-wrote and directed the horror-comedy film “Gravy,” showcasing his talents beyond acting.
In addition to his work in front of the camera, Roday has ventured into directing and screenwriting. He directed episodes of television series like “Blood Drive” and “Rosewood,” and he co-wrote the screenplay for the 2018 horror-comedy film “Treehouse.”
Roday’s contributions to the entertainment industry have garnered him recognition and accolades. He has been nominated for several awards, including the ALMA Awards and the Saturn Awards. His captivating performances and creative endeavors have solidified his status as a versatile actor and a respected filmmaker.