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.
- His favorite musicians are: 'Eminem' (qv), Gemini, Steve Miller Band, Geto Boys and 'Kanye West' (qv).
- His favorite actors are: 'Tom Hanks' (qv), and 'Edward Norton (I)' (qv).
- Has a dog, Nino (a husky/shepherd mix).
- Was born to Angie and Jeff Lafferty, who own a local construction business in Hemet California.
- Received the nickname "Baby James" by his co-workers, Hilarie Burton, Chad Michael Murray, Sophia Bush and Bethany Joy Lenz.
- His favorite basketball team is the Los Angeles Lakers.
- Older brother of 'Stuart Lafferty' (qv).
- Favorite book is "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley as told to TV Guide magazine in 2004.