Jim Beaver

Jim Beaver

Highest Rated: 74% Joy Ride (2001)

Lowest Rated: 17% Hospitality (2018)

Birthday: Aug 12, 1950

Birthplace: Laramie, Wyoming, USA

Actor and writer James Beaver could well be called a factotum. His long and varied career has included stints as a film historian, playwright, ghost writer, stage, television and film actor, cab driver, projectionist, amusement-park stunt man, ballet stagehand, and corn-chip dough mixer. He started acting in theater in Oklahoma while attending college. As a bourgeoning film historian, he also completed his first book at this time on actor John Garfield. His stage work continued with his move to New York City in the late 1970s and, in 1983, he ventured out to Hollywood. He joined Theater West and became both actor and playwright for the organization. Beaver soon thereafter branched into television with scripts for the famous suspense anthology "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" and the war serials "Tour of Duty" and "Vietnam War Story." As a Marine Corps veteran, he was snatched up for a part as Bruce Willis's army buddy in 1989's "In Country." The role kick-started his onscreen acting career and he has worked steadily in film and TV ever since, most notably as the crusty but warm-hearted prospector Whitney Ellsworth on HBO's cunningly foul-mouthed Western "Deadwood" and in a recurring role on the horror-fraught "Supernatural." His memoir, "Life's That Way," recounts his wife's lost battle with lung cancer in 2003. He is also the author of a biography of George Reeves and was a consultant on "Hollywoodland," a film about the actor's curious death.

Highest rated movies

Joy Ride
Crimson Peak
In Country
The Frontier
The Life of David Gale




67% No Score Yet Blindfire Sargent Ward (Character) - 2020
17% 40% Hospitality The Boss (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 49% Juvenile Crabtree (Character) - 2017
50% 47% The Frontier Lee (Character) - 2015
73% 55% Crimson Peak Carter Cushing (Character) $31.1M 2015
No Score Yet 31% The Legend of Hell's Gate: An American Conspiracy J. Wright Mooar (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 64% Dark and Stormy Night Jack Tugdon (Character) - 2009
28% 53% Next Wisdom (Character) $18.0M 2007
19% 81% The Life of David Gale Duke Grover (Character) $19.6M 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Commission Unknown (Character) - 2003
74% 66% Joy Ride Sheriff Ritter (Character) $22.0M 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Warden of Red Rock Jefferson Bent (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wounded Agent Eric Ashton (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Divided by Hate Danny Leland (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twogether Oscar (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke: The Long Ride Traveling Blacksmith (Character) - 1993
68% 36% In Country Earl Smith (Character) $3.3M 1989


85% 51% B Positive Spencer (Guest Star) 2021-2022
93% 75% Supernatural Bobby Singer (Character),
Bobby (Guest Star),
2006-2012 2016 2018 2020
No Score Yet 81% Young Sheldon Kenneth (Guest Star) 2020
25% 56% Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders Deputy Director Walter Atwood (Guest Star) 2017
91% 71% Timeless Jake Neville (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 63% NCIS: New Orleans Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
90% 82% Bones George Gibbons (Guest Star) 2016
98% 96% Better Call Saul Lawson (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 83% NCIS Capt. Tom O'Rourke (Guest Star) 2014
67% 66% Revolution Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
88% 93% Longmire Lee Rosky (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 61% Mike & Molly Dwight (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 88% The Middle Eddie Stokes (Guest Star) 2013
97% 95% Justified Unknown (Guest Star) 2011-2013
71% 81% Dexter Clint McKay (Guest Star) 2012
96% 97% Breaking Bad Lawson (Guest Star) 2011-2012
No Score Yet 88% Lie to Me Gus Sloan (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 88% The Mentalist Cobb Holwell (Guest Star) 2010
65% 74% Harper's Island Sheriff Charlie Mills (Character) 2009
50% 100% Day Break Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 85% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
58% 100% John From Cincinnati Vietnam Joe (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
84% 80% The Unit Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
92% 96% Deadwood Whitney Ellsworth (Character) 2004-2006
91% 89% Monk Sheriff Ronald Mathis (Guest Star) 2004
81% 96% Six Feet Under Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
64% No Score Yet Philly Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
75% 95% The West Wing Carl (Guest Star) 2001
55% 78% Star Trek: Enterprise Adm. Daniel Leonard (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 77% That '70s Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
0% No Score Yet The Trouble With Normal Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
44% No Score Yet Spy Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moloney Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
83% 83% NYPD Blue Truck Driver / Jesus Christ (Guest Star) 1997
91% No Score Yet Murder One Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 69% Home Improvement Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thunder Alley Unknown (Character) 1995
86% 87% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tour of Duty Writer 1988
No Score Yet 0% Jake and the Fatman Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Writer 1987