James Paige Morrison (born April 21, 1954) is an American actor. He was born in Bountiful, Utah, the son of an office manager, and was raised in Anchorage, Alaska.
Born: April 21, 1954 Bountiful, Utah, U.S.
Years active: 1984–present
Spouse(s): Riad Galayini
Children: Seamus Morrison
Official website: http://www.jpmorrison.com
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/jamespmorrison
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/James-Paige-Morrison/108166655918469
A professional theater actor, Morrison has been on the professional stage since the early 1980s and has won awards such as the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Performance. He has also directed theater productions. Morrison is a published poet, yoga teacher, and a singer/songwriter. He has composed two albums to date, which can be heard and purchased on his official website.
On television, Morrison has guest starred in series such as Frasier, Quantum Leap, The X-Files, JAG, Murder, She Wrote, The West Wing and Six Feet Under. Morrison frequently works with producers Glen Morgan and James Wong, and was a main cast member of their 1995 series Space: Above and Beyond. He also worked with Wong in the movie The One as hero Jet Li’s best friend.
He was Counter Terrorist Unit Director Bill Buchanan on 24. He began as a guest star mid-way through the fourth season (2005), and was a main cast member in the fifth, sixth, and seventh seasons (2006, 2007, 2009).
Morrison and his wife Riad Galayini co-directed and produced the feature documentary Showing Up. In this unprecedented look at the audition, some of our most accomplished working actors reflect on the process and how it affects them.
Morrison can be seen currently as Commander Frank Bisgaard in Those Who Kill on the A&E Network, premiering March 3 2014.
Awards and nominations
|2009||Maverick Movie Awards||Reflections||Best Supporting Actor||Nominee|
|2007||Screen Actors Guild Awards||24||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Nominee|
|2006||Primetime Emmy Awards||24||Outstanding Drama Series||Winner|
|1996||Slamdance Film Festival||Parking||Best Short||Winner|
Updated: April 11, 2016