Jul. 25th, 1985
Hemet, California, USA
James Lafferty's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2009 - S. Darko
Guest TV Roles
James Lafferty was born and raised in Hemet, California. James attended Hemet High School and played basketball for the Bulldogs, even earning the MVP award. He has been steadily working since the age of 6 when his mother encouraged him and his brother, Stuart Lafferty, to act as a hobby. At age ten, he received his first speaking part and, then later, a role on the short lived television series "Emeril" (2001) as Emeril Lagasse's son. James also made guest appearances as "Once and Again" (1999) (as Tad) and "Boston Public" (2000). He also had a role in the ESPN movie A Season on the Brink (2002) (TV), a basketball movie about the Indiana Hoosiers, where he was able to demonstrate his basketball skills. He graduated in 2003 from Hemet High and was enrolled at Cal State Long Beach before he received the role of "Nathan" on the WB Network's new series "One Tree Hill" (2003), filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina. Once in University, James plans on majoring in international studies.
- Favorite basketball player is 'Michael Jordan (I)' (qv).
- Loves the Yukon and Mustang Cobra cars
- Is good friends with Bethany Joy Lenz, Lee Norris, Tyler Hilton, and Sophia Bush.
- He once had a girlfriend back in his hometown of Hemet, California, who was a senior in high school there.
- Older brother of 'Stuart Lafferty' (qv).
- He has a black belt in Tae Kwon Doe.
- Favorite book is "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley as told to TV Guide magazine in 2004.
- His favorite actors are: 'Tom Hanks' (qv), and 'Edward Norton (I)' (qv).