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  • Real name : James David Rodríguez
  • Place of birth : San Antonio
  • Date of birth : 04/04/1976

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James Roday (1976)

James David Rodríguez

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James Roday is an American actor, director and screenwriter. He currently stars on the USA Network series Psych as hyper-observant consultant detective and psychic Shawn Spencer.

  Biography  

 personal life
Roday was born in San Antonio, Texas as James David Rodriguez. His father, Jim Rodriguez, worked for Boardwalk Auto Group. He attended Taft High School in San Antonio.

At New York University's Experimental Theatre Wing, he studied theater and earned a bachelor's degree in fine arts. At the age of 22 he selected the professional name James Roday as there was already another "James Rodriguez" registered in the Screen Actors Guild.

Roday is the co-artistic director of Red Dog Squadron, a Los Angeles theater company he co-founded with Brad Raider. Roday has been in a romantic relationship with Psych co-star Maggie Lawson since 2006.

 career
Roday has acted in various theatrical productions, including Three Sisters, Twelfth Night as Sebastian, A Respectable Wedding, Severity's Mistress, and Sexual Perversity in Chicago with his theatre company, He starred in the 2003 film Rolling Kansas, and appeared in the 2005 film adaptation of The Dukes Of Hazard as Billy Prickett and the 2006 film Beerfest. Behind the scenes, he and writing partners Todd Harthan and James DeMonaco wrote the screenplay for the film Skinwalkers. He also co-wrote Driver. He is set to direct the film Gravy, which he and Haathan wrote, currently in pre-production with Infinity and Gold Circle Films.

Roday's television credits include starring roles on NBC's Miss Match in 2003 as "Nick Paine" and 2001's First Years as "Edgar 'Egg' Ross". The July 7, 2006 series premiere of USA Network's original series Psych (airing following the season premiere of USA's other comedic success, Monk) was the highest-rated scripted basic cable TV show premiere of 2006. Roday was to guest host WWE Monday Night Raw with his co-star, Dulé Hill on January 25, 2010. However, due to an appendectomy, Roday had to withdraw from attending the event, but he was contacted on the show via speaker telephone. He would later appear on WWE Tough Enough. Roday co-wrote and directed the season 4 finale episode of Psych entitled Mr. Yin Presents which premiered on March 10, 2010 on USA Network. His favorite Psych episode so far is Scary Sherry: Bianca's Toast.

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