Aug. 4th, 1965
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
James Tupper's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2008 - Me and Orson Welles
2008 - Toxic Skies
2006 - Love's Abiding Joy
2001 - Corky Romano
2001 - Joe Dirt
Guest TV Roles
Dr. Andrew Perkins
James Tupper is a Canadian actor best known for his role as Jack Slattery on the ABC television series Men in Trees and recently appeared as Dr. Chris Sands on the NBC medical drama series Mercy (2009–10), which was cancelled by NBC in May 2010. Tupper was born in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. He studied acting at Concordia University, Montreal, and later at Rutgers University in New Jersey, where he earned a Master's Degree.
Tupper split from his wife in November 2006 (according to Entertainment Tonight) and moved in with actress Anne Heche in August, 2007. Their son, Atlas Heche Tupper, was born on March 7, 2009.
In his spare time Tupper enjoys carpentry and birdwatching. After high school, he lived on a coffee farm in East Africa and studied Swahili. He has acted in several off-Broadway plays, including An Actor Prepares and After the Rain. Tupper co-wrote and appeared in 2005's Loudmouth Soup, a fully improvised indie that was filmed in one night that is soon to be released on video. He has had a recurring role on Samantha Who? as Samantha's love interest, Owen. Tupper appeared as Dr. Andrew Perkins, a trauma counselor, on ABC's Grey's Anatomy. He appeared in 7 episodes in the show's seventh season. Currently Tupper has been appearing on ABC's Revenge since 2011. He is playing the character of David Clarke, the father of the main character.
- Son Atlas Heche Tupper was born in early March 2009. He weighed 6 lbs. 12 oz. Mother is 'Anne Heche' (qv).