James Roday Rodriguez

James Roday Rodriguez

Highest Rated: 100% Psych: The Movie (2017)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Apr 4, 1976

Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, USA

Best known for playing crime consultant Shawn Spencer on long-running detective dramedy "Psych" (USA Network, 2006-2014), James Roday also pursued a career as a writer, producer and director largely in the field of horror. Born in San Antonio, TX in 1976, Roday studied at New York University's Experimental Theatre Wing and spent his early career treading the boards, later co-founding his own theater company, the Red Dog Squadron. He made his screen debut in teen rom-com "Coming Soon" (1999) and later that year landed the recurring role of Vic in short-lived crime drama "Ryan Caulfield: Year One" (FOX, 1999). Roday was then cast as Egg in legal drama remake "First Years" (NBC, 2001), the role originated by Andrew Lincoln in the zeitgeist-defining British series, "This Life" (BBC Two, 1996-97) and enjoyed his first leading movie role, playing cloning machine inventor Max in sex farce "Repli-Kate" (2002). After showing up as a cameraman in mismatched buddy cop comedy "Showtime" (2002), Roday starred as divorced T-shirt salesman Dick in stoner road movie "Rolling Kansas" (2003), bagged the recurring role of womanizing lawyer Nick Paine in romantic dramedy "Miss Match" (NBC, 2003) and played stock car driver Billy Prickett in the big-screen adaptation "The Dukes of Hazzard" (2005). Following brief appearance in Wim Wenders' "Don't Come Knocking" (2005) and Broken Lizard comedy "Beerfest" (2006), Roday landed the career-defining role of Shawn Spencer, a super-observant crime consultant who claims to solve cases through mystic powers, in "Psych" (USA Network, 2006-2014). Roday also served as producer for much of its eight-season run, directed and wrote numerous episodes, and later reprised his role in a 2017 TV movie. Roday continued to moonlight behind the camera throughout his career, co-penning the werewolf horror "Skinwalkers" (2006) with Todd Harthan and James DeMonaco, directing multiple episodes of "Rosewood" (FOX, 2015-17), "Blood Drive" (Syfy, 2017) and "The Resident" (FOX, 2018-), and writing, helming and guesting on comedy horror "Gravy" (2015). Roday also appeared as a news anchor in video game adaptation "Gamer" (2009), played J.B. in relationship drama "Baby, Baby, Baby" (2015) and starred as one of six characters trapped in separate lifts in much-maligned festive movie "Christmas Eve" (2015). After earning critical acclaim for his performance as a HIV-positive struggling writer in tough-tackling drama "Pushing Dead" (2016), Roday returned to the small screen to play cancer survivor Gary Mendez in friendship drama "A Million Little Things" (ABC, 2018-).

Highest rated movies

Psych: The Movie Psych 2: Lassie Come Home
Coming Soon
Buddy Games
The Dukes of Hazzard
Christmas Eve




No Score Yet 88% Psych 3: This Is Gus Shawn (Character),
Executive Producer,
- 2022
25% 25% Night of the Animated Dead Tom (Voice) - 2021
83% 93% Psych 2: Lassie Come Home Shawn Spencer (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2020
16% 67% Buddy Games Zane (Character) $310.0K 2019
No Score Yet 57% Berserk Officer Duane (Character) - 2019
100% 89% Psych: The Movie Shawn Spencer (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pushing Dead Dan Schauble (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 62% Baby, Baby, Baby J.B. (Character) - 2015
0% 52% Christmas Eve B (Character) $82.0K 2015
30% 42% Gravy Director,
- 2015
13% 25% Skinwalkers Writer $1.0M 2006
14% 47% The Dukes of Hazzard Billy Prickett/Jake Branner (Character) $80.3M 2005
No Score Yet 79% Rolling Kansas Dick Murphy (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 48% Repli-Kate Max (Character) - 2002
29% 26% Coming Soon Chad (Character) $3.7K 1999


No Score Yet 80% A Million Little Things Gary Mendez (Character) 2018-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tamron Hall Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today 3rd Hour Guest 2020
69% 72% Into the Dark Director,
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Guest 2017
96% 67% Battle Creek Director 2015
89% 92% Psych Shawn Spencer (Character),
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2014
No Score Yet 100% Love Bites Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kevin Pollak's Chat Show Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fear Itself Unknown (Character) 2008
83% No Score Yet Miss Match Unknown (Character) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet First Years Edgar "Egg" Ross (Character) 2001
67% No Score Yet Get Real Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
14% No Score Yet Ryan Caulfield: Year One Vic Toback (Character) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The At-Home Variety Show Featuring Seth MacFarlane Guest