Dec. 27th, 1976
Westford, Massachusetts, USA
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Aaron Stanford (born December 27, 1976) is an American actor best known for his roles as Pyro in X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand, and Doug in the 2006 remake of The Hills Have Eyes. From 2010 to 2013, he starred as Birkhoff in Nikita. He currently stars as James Cole on the television series 12 Monkeys, based on the 1995 film of the same name.
Stanford received critical acclaim for his feature film debut in Tadpole opposite 'Sigourney Weaver' and 'Bebe Neuwirth'. Since that breakout performance, he has continued to tackle a variety of roles including: "Gabe Winter" in Winter Solstice (2004) (for which he received the "Rising Star of Tomorrow" Award at The 2004 Hamptons Film Festival) opposite 'Anthony LaPaglia'; and supporting roles in David Mamet's Spartan (2004), Woody Allen's Hollywood Ending (2002) and Spike Lee's 25th Hour (2002).
He is in The Cake Eaters (2007), Mary Stuart Masterson's feature directorial debut. Stanford stars opposite 'Jayce Bartok' and 'Kristen Stewart'. Stanford plays Beagle, an oddball character who falls for the gravely ill Georgia (Stewart).
He also stars in three independent films: Runaway (2005), opposite 'Robin Tunney', which he also produced, and which was an official selection at the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival; Flakes (2007) opposite 'Zooey Deschanel' for Indigent Pictures and director 'Michael Lehmann'; and, Live Free or Die (2006) (which will premiere at this year's South By Southwest Film Festival) opposite 'Paul Schneider'.
Stanford recently wrapped production on ABC and Warner Bros. Television's new pilot Traveler where he plays the title role of Will Traveler. The show just got mid-season pick-up and began shooting in July.
He began his career with an intense focus in stage performance, beginning with local theater in his Massachusetts hometown and continuing with work at the London Academy of Theatre. He returned to the stage in 2004 to star in the Vineyard Theatre's off-Broadway production of "Where Do We Live?", for which once again, he received rave reviews.
A graduate of Rutgers University, Aaron currently resides in Los Angeles.
- Attended the State University of New York before transferring to Rutgers University.
- Wrote a play, titled "Arles".
- Dad is a Publishing Executive
- Named as one of the top "10 Actors to watch" by Variety in 2002. Included on Entertainment Weekly's "it list" in 2002.
- Stayed in contact with co-star 'Anna Paquin' (qv) (Rogue) after filiming _X2 (2003)_ (qv).
- Enjoys Photography and playing cards.
- Trained at the London Academy of Theatre
- Brother David is a composer