James McDaniel

James McDaniel

Highest Rated: 98% Night Comes On (2018)

Lowest Rated: 10% Strictly Business (1991)

Birthday: Mar 25, 1958

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA

Handsome, long-faced African-American performer of film, TV and stage who received his break when he assumed the role of C.J. in the hit Off-Broadway production of "A Soldier's Play." His significant association with TV producer-writer Steven Bochco began with an appearance as a militant cop in an episode of "Hill Street Blues." McDaniel has subsequently starred in two Bochco police series: the short-lived musical program, "Cop Rock" (ABC, 1990) and the controversial drama, "NYPD Blue" (ABC, from 1993 to 2001). In the latter, he was Lieutenant Arthur Fancy, sort of a black variation of Daniel J. Travanti's "anchor" role on "Hill Street Blues."


Highest Rated Movies



93% 73% Lapsis Felix (Character) - 2020
98% 78% Night Comes On Parole Officer (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cass Franklin Morris Sr. (Character) - 2013
88% 82% Home Dr. Parker (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 68% King's Faith Mike (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sins of the Preacher Wade Thompson (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 0% You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Kills You Det. Johnson (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 33% See You in September Lewis (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 43% Hostile Makeover Mac (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 7% Butterfly Dreaming Dr. Baldrica (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bunker Hill Salem (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 21% Living Hell Col. Erik Maitland (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 70% War Eagle, Arkansas Jack (Character) $43.1K 2008
29% 33% El Cortez Arnie (Character) - 2006
83% 54% Steel City Randall Karns (Character) $10.2K 2006
No Score Yet 76% On the Edge Kenny Williams (Character) - 2003
80% 57% Sunshine State Reggie Perry (Character) $3.1M 2002
No Score Yet 42% Deliberate Intent Lawrence Horn (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 0% Out of Time Jack Epson (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 83% Livin' for Love: The Natalie Cole Story Nat `King' Cole (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Defenders: Choice of Evils Jack Casey (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 36% Silencing Mary Professor Thiel (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Deadly Vision Dr. Tony Natale (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 70% Unforgivable Spider (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Road to Galveston Marcus Roosevelt Sr. (Character) - 1996
89% 91% Malcolm X Brother Earl (Character) $47.1M 1992
10% 57% Strictly Business Roland Halloran (Character) $7.4M 1991
No Score Yet 58% Rocket Gibraltar Policeman (Character) $92.5K 1988


No Score Yet 69% For Life Earl (Guest Star) 2020
No Score Yet 77% The Night Shift Dr. Julian Cummings (Guest Star) 2015-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Almost There Unknown (Character) 2016
76% 76% Sleepy Hollow Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 88% Chicago P.D. James Whitaker (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 78% Madam Secretary Air Force General Roger Baylis (Guest Star) 2015
57% 92% Forever Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 61% NCIS: New Orleans Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
93% 92% The Good Wife Detective Lou Johnson (Guest Star) 2014 2010
58% 67% The Following Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
90% 82% Orange Is the New Black Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
81% No Score Yet Detroit 1-8-7 Unknown (Character) 2010-2011
No Score Yet 92% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
85% No Score Yet Love Monkey Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
73% No Score Yet life as we know it Unknown (Guest Star) 2004-2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Las Vegas Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
78% 88% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Javier Vega (Guest Star) 2004
73% No Score Yet John Doe Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
84% No Score Yet NYPD Blue Lt. Arthur Fancy (Character) 1993-2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet C-16 Director 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Civil Wars Malik Watson (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
53% No Score Yet Cop Rock Officer Franklin Rose (Character) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hill Street Blues Mason (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kate & Allie Unknown (Guest Star) 1985


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