’24’ James Morrison

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James Morrison : Bill Buchanan

Date Of Birth: April 21st, 1954  Hometown: Bountiful, Utah

Born in Utah and raised in Alaska, James Morrison began his acting career in the circus as a clown and wirewalker and served his theatrical apprenticeship with the Alaska Repertory Theatre. Morrison has also appeared at the La Jolla Playhouse, the Mark Taper Forum, Princeton’s McCarter Theatre and The Old Globe. He has won the Los Angeles Drama Critics' Circle Award and three Drama-Logue Awards.

“Parking,” Morrison’s directorial debut, won the Audience Choice Award for Best Short Film at Slamdance in 1996. He produced and co-wrote “Nude Descending,” directed by his wife, Riad Galayini, which won the George Melies Award at the 1998 Taos Talking Picture Festival and was selected for special recognition by the American Cinematheque. Their latest film, “Crossing,” won the Grand Prize at New York's Chicks in Flicks Film Festival and the Best Direction award at the Festival du Cinema de Paris. Morrison and Galayini are currently producing “Showing Up,” a documentary in which actors reflect on their most memorable audition experiences and what the process means.

Morrison’s numerous film acting credits include “Catch Me If You Can,” “The One,” “American Gun”, “Wilderness Survival for Girls” and “Jarhead.”

On TV, in addition to returning for a fourth season on 24, Morrison starred as “McQueen” on FOX's cult classic “Space: Above and Beyond.”  Additionally, he has guest-starred on shows including “Six Feet Under,” “The West Wing,” “CSI: Miami,” “Frasier,” “Cold Case” and “The X-Files.”

A Lecture Fellow at Bournemouth University School of Media in the UK, Morrison currently teaches Hatha yoga at The White Lotus Foundation and Los Angeles' oldest studio, the Center for Yoga. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Riad, and their 8-year-old son, Seamus.