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Date of Birth: 1976 , April-4
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Name James Roday
Birth Name James David Rodriguez
Father Jaime "Jim" Rodriguez
Mother Irene Rodriguez
Nationality American
Birth Place/City San Antonio, Texas, US
Ethnicity Mixed
Profession Actor, Director, Screenwriter
Net Worth $3 million
Affair with Maggie Lawson (2006-2014)
Girlfriend Maggie Lawson (2006-2014)
Married No
Children No
Education New York University
Awards Best Actor in a television series, Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Online Presence Instagram, Twitter
Movies Coming Soon, Belive, Repli-Kate
TV Show Psych, Fear Itlsef,Good Session, Love Bites

Quick Timeline of James Roday

1976 Born in San Antonio, Texas
1999 Starred in Coming Soon
1999 Appeared in Ryan Caulfield: Year One
2002 Appeared in Showtime
2005 Starred in Don't Come Knocking
2005 Starred in The Dukes of Hazzard
2008 Appeared in Fear Itself
2018 Current Net Worth

Detail Timeline of James Roday

April 6 , 1976

Born in San Antonio, Texas

James Roday was born in April 4, 1976 in San Antonio, Texas. He is well known for his role as Shawn Spencer; a fake psychic and detective known for his uncannily accurate photographic memory. James is not only an actor but also a director and screenwriter.


Starred in Coming Soon

James Roday appeared in 1999's American comedy movie Coming Soon as Chad, a garage band musician who attended a prestigious Halton School in Manhattan. The movie was directed by Colette Burson and released in April 17, 1999, which was a debut movie of Ashton Kutcher.



Appeared in Ryan Caulfield: Year One

James Roday appeared in Ryan Caulfield: Year One; an American drama that was later unaired after two episodes. He appeared as Vic in Episode second, "Night at the Gashole". It was aired on October 22, 1999


Appeared in Showtime

James Roday starred in 2002 action comedy film, Showtime starring along with Eddie Murphy and Robert De Niro. The story revolves around two cops with conflicting attitudes. The movie grossed $77.7 million at the box office.



Starred in Don't Come Knocking

James Roday starred as Mickey; a first assistant director in comedy drama movie Don't Come Knocking. The movie's gross collection was $11 million at the box office, which was directed by Wim Wenders.


Starred in The Dukes of Hazzard

James Roday portrayed in a movie as Billy Prickett; a famous stock car driver that enters Hazzard to participate in the rally and secretly. The film is based on the television series of the same name. The movie grossed $111.1 million at the box office.



Appeared in Fear Itself

James Roday alongside Maggie Lawson appeared in NBC's horror anthology series Fear Itself as Carlos and Samantha respectively. It was the fourth episode in Season one titled In Sickness and In Health that refers to the matrimonial vows taken by both bride and groom during the time of marriage.



Current Net Worth

James Roday earns a good amount of money in his career. He has featured in several movies and TV series. It is estimated that his current net worth is around $3 Million.


James Roday is an American actor who is well known for his appearance in the movie, Psych as the fake psychic and detective Shawn Spencer known for his uncannily accurate photographic memory. 

James Roday's early life and education

James Roday was born on April 4, 1976, as James David Rodriguez in San Antonio, Texas, US. James was born to parents, father Jaime 'Jim' Rodriguez and his mother Irene Rodriguez. His father is a retired Air Force Master Sergeant and was the regional catering manager of the Taco Cabana, an American fast restaurant chain specializing in Mexican Cuisine.


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His father was of Mexican descent while his mother was of an English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry. Roday obtained a bachelors degree in Fine Arts and Drama from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts in 1997.

During his childhood days, he was a high-school quarterback but, later he left sports to focus more on acting. During that time, he used to perform in a band, Dogberry.

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James Roday's acting career

The 42 years' old actor started his career through the stage drama and starred in the various theatrical production that included, Three Sisters, A Respectable Wedding, and several others. 

Later, in 1999, Roday debuted on the big screen through his movie, Coming Soon where he starred alongside the Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds as Chad. The actor has so far appeared in as much as 30 movies. His most recent TV sitcom is A Million Little Things in which he is a series regular. He portrayed the role of Gary Mendez in the show. 

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Along with films, he has also appeared on numerous TV series. His first series debut was in 2006 from Psych, where James got the lead role of Shawn Spencer. Shawn was a freelancing consultant for the Santa Barbara Police Department. Apart from his, he has also appeared in other television works such as Miss Match, Rosewood, and Blood Drive

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But, this is not all from James. He is not only an actor but, is also a director, producer, and a screenwriter. Some of his directed movies and shows are Psych, Gravy, Psych: The Movie, The Resident, and Treehouse

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James Roday's awards

For his extraordinary talent in and contribution to the entertainment industry, James has been honored a number of times. He was nominated for the Outstanding Actor by NCLR ALMA Awards for his role in comedy series, Psych. He was also listed in the People Magazine's 100 most beautiful people in 2007 that immensely raised his image in Hollywood. 

James Roday's personal life

James Roday is not a married man nor he is in any kind of love relationships. He is currently single but some years ago, the star was in a dating relationship with his fellow Psych co-star, Maggie Lawson

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James and his girlfriend Maggie Lawson started their relationship in 2006 but, ended it seven years later in 2014. The pair had no rumors of extra affairs or separation but, before getting married to each other, they broke up.

The reason for their breakup is still not specified to the public. Maggie has already moved on in her life as she is already married to and divorced from her husband fellow co-star Ben Koldyke

James Roday's net worth

Roday has earned a good amount of money in his career. It is estimated that his current net worth is around $3 million. According to tabloids, James earned around $60K per episode while filming the TV series Psych. So, he should have earned a lot in his later professional career. 

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