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James Badge Dale Biography

Fast Facts:

Name: James Badgette Dale

Nickname: Badge

Birthdate: May 1, 1978

Birthplace: Berverly Hills, CA (?)

Height: 5'11

Eyes: Blue

Mother: Anita Morris (actress)

Father: Grover Dale (actor/dancer)

Siblings: None

Bits and Pieces:  

-played for the Junior A Utah valley Golden Eagles and then for Manhattanville College in a Div 3 league where he only played four games. Dale was a goalie

-Badge played Simon in Lord of the Flies, he was cast at age 9 in 1987

-His mother, Anita Morris was known for her roles in Ruthless People and Radioland Murders

-His father is Grover Dale. The majority of his work was in musicals as a dancer and choregrapher

-was in a Levi's jeans ad

-He was cast in Radio Flyer as the lead role but after a couple of weeks of work in 1990 the director was fired. Due to this the whole cast quit. In Late 1990 the role was recast and given to Elijah Wood (of Lord of the Rings fame) - Dale quit acting

-after he quit hockey he came back to acting

-Studied acting in New York but never graduated

-Before working on 24 worked in construction

-Starred in Getting into Heaven, an off broadway play in 2003


-On Chase, "I think he idolizes Jack; he wants to be Jack. He's trying to prove himself, and behind that is his fear of not being good enough."
About 24's revolving door, "I think we all have a little bit of anxiety before we get every script," he admits. "I mean, what do you do? I knew walking in that, you know, they kill people off."
On his 24 audtion, "I walked in [the audition], just had to wing something, and I guess it worked!"

Movie Credits:

Cross Bronx (2004)
Nola (2003)
Bums In the Mist (Short Film) (2002)
Lord of the Flies (1990)

TV Credits:

"24" - Chase - 2003-2004
"Hack" - Billy Ryan - Episode "Third Strike" - 2003
"Law & Order: SVU" - Danny Jordan - Episode "Competence" - 2002


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