James Pickens Jr.

Biography

James Pickens Jr. was born October 26, 1954 in Cleveland, Ohio. While attending college at Bowling Green State University, Pickens began pursuing an interest in acting. He graduated from BGSU with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1976. Afterwards, Pickens began work on the stage at the Roundabout Theatre in New York City. During his time on the stage, he starred in the Negro Ensemble Company's production of "A Soldier's Play" with famous Black American actors Denzel Washington and Samuel L. Jackson. Ten years since graduating and beginning his career in acting, Pickens first came to the screen as an ambulance driver in F/X (1986). In that same year, he appeared on the soap opera Another World (1964) from 1986-1990. Pickens also made several appearances on the popular romance drama Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990), and the comedy series Roseanne (1988) among a steady line-up of work during the 1990s.

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Birth Place

Cleveland, Ohio, États-Unis

Birth Date

10/26/1954
Known For
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Sleepers

Marlboro

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42

Mr. Brock

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Just Wright

Lloyd Wright

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For the Love of Ruth

Stephen

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Rocketman

Ben Stevens

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Lily in Winter

Chick

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Sodbusters

Isaac

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A Slight Case of Murder

Detective Larry Gray

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Semper Fi

Mr. Maddox (uncredited)

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Hostile Intentions

Capt. Connor

Starring In
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For the Love of Ruth

Stephen

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42

Mr. Brock

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Just Wright

Lloyd Wright

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Venom

Sheriff

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White Rush

Denny

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Red Dragon

Male Zoo Doctor (uncredited)

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Home Room

Principal Robbins

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The X-Files: Deadalive

FBI Deputy Director Alvin Kersh

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Semper Fi

Mr. Maddox (uncredited)

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Traffic

Prosecutor Ben Williams

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Liberty Heights

Sylvia's Father

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A Slight Case of Murder

Detective Larry Gray

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How Stella Got Her Groove Back

Walter Payne

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Bulworth

Uncle David

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Sphere

O.S.S.A. Instructor

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Rocketman

Ben Stevens

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Gridlock'd

Supervisor

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Ghosts Of Mississippi

Medgar Evers

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Sleepers

Marlboro

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Power 98

Det. Wilkinson

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Nixon

Black Orator (as James Pickens)

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Dead Presidents

Mr. Curtis

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Hostile Intentions

Capt. Connor

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Lily in Winter

Chick

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Sodbusters

Isaac

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Jimmy Hollywood

Cook

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Menace II Society

Man #2 (as James Pickins Jr.)

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Boiling Point

Prison Officer

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Trespass

Police Officer Reese

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F/X

Ambulance driver

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Night Call Nurses

Man #2 (as James Pickins Jr.)

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