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American Actor James Roday's Career Achievement And Net Worth: His Growth As A Professional

Updated On 07 Aug, 2018 Published On

James David Rodriguez, also known as James Roday, is a 42 years old American Actor, director and a screenwriter who is well known for portraying the role of Shawn Spencer for the TV show Psych.

James' career started as an actor in Hollywood movies and has come a long way enough to start directing movies. So from acting to directing, how much has the star earned? And what is his net worth?

James Roday's net worth

James Roday's net worth as of 2018 is estimated to be around $3 million. His net worth includes a whole lot of real estate properties, luxury goods and much more.

Properties

He is also the co-artistic director for the Red Dog Squadron, a theater company from Los Angeles which James co-founded along with Brad Raider.

He also purchased the El Centro Theatre, Los Angeles, along with Black Dahlia Theatre's Matt Shakman. The property is said to be undergoing renovations and will reopen soon under the name Circle Theatre.

CAPTION: James and Maggie's house
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There are no houses and cars listed to the actor's name but previously, James and Psych co-star Maggie Lawson together had bought a house in Los Angeles, California, back in 2011 for $1,775,000. The property was later put up for sale for $2,200,000.

James Roday's career

James always wanted to be in the theatre business since his early days, and soon after school attended New York University's Experimental Theatre Wing from where he earned his Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts (BFA) in the year 1997.

Theatres

He has been a part of different theatrical productions like Three Sisters, A Respectable Wedding and Severity's Mistress. He played leads in Sexual Perversity in Chicago and Extinction, which he produced with his theatre Red Dog Squadron.

CAPTION: Red Dog Squadron
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With Red Dog Squadron, he also directed Greedy and Sustenance. His recent work on the stage was in December 2016, for the New York production White Rabbit Red Rabbit, written by Nassim Soleimanpour.

Films

James debut was in the 1999 movie Coming Soon, where he acted alongside Ryan Reynolds and Ashton Kutcher, who is rumored to be cheating wife, Mila Kunis.

His other films include Rolling Kansas (2003) and The Dukes Of Hazzard (2005).

CAPTION: James at Comic Con
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Likewise, he has also written the screenplay for the 2006 film Skinwalkers, with his partners Todd Harthan and James DeMonaco.They also wrote the screenplay for the video game adapted movie Driver.

James directed his first feature film Gravy in 2013. He has recently(June 11, 2018) started works for his second horror movie Treehouse, which also stars Jimmi Simpson.

TV shows

James has also appeared in a couple of TV shows like the NBC's Miss Match as Nick Paine and as Edgar 'Egg' Ross in the 2001's First Years.

CAPTION: Shawn Spencer
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He then landed with the biggest role of his career on July 7, 2006, when he got an offer for the USA Network's original series Psych, where he was to portray the role Shawn Spencer, a hyper-observant consultant detective and a fake psychic. The series ran for full 8 seasons until 2014

He has also directed episodes for Rosewood, Blood Drive, Battle Creek and Rush Hour.

Achievements

Roday has won the award for Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2012 at the 2nd Annual Timmys Awards and also the Best Actor in a television series at the Imagen Awards for his role of Shawn Spencer for Psych.

CAPTION: James at an award function
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Apart from this, he has been nominated several times for the same role in different award ceremonies like the Satellite Awards, EWwy Award, and NCLR ALMA Awards to name some.