Jim Piddock

Jim Piddock

Highest Rated: 76% The Prestige (2006)

Lowest Rated: 2% Meet the Spartans (2008)

Birthday: Apr 8, 1956

Birthplace: Rochester, England, UK

The kind-eyed, heavily jowled British actor Jim Piddock has garnered many meaty roles on the stages of both Broadway and London, but that doesn't mean he can't have a little frivolous fun on the big screen. A respected theater performer before he ever set foot on American soil, he made his stateside television debut in the mid-1980s and went on to guest star on such hits of the decade as the feel-good high-school musical "Fame" and the sly high-tech satire "Max Headroom." By the '90s and early 2000s, he was landing bit parts in major dramas like the alien-invasion blockbuster "Independence Day" and the mind-bending magic tale "The Prestige." Generally though, he's resonated the most while portraying deadpan caricatures of the stuffy, blue-blooded British stereotype, mining particularly big belly laughs in both the wry mockumentaries of Christopher Guest ("A Mighty Wind," "For Your Consideration") and the broad spoofs of directors Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer ("Epic Movie," "Meet the Spartans"). Piddock is also a prominent voice actor; in addition to lending his pipes to such kid-friendly animated hits as "Batman: The Brave and the Bold," he provided the voice of Kenneth Long, the infamous fictional film curator who made increasingly absurd claims about the classic Coen Brothers noir "Blood Simple" on the film's tongue-in-cheek "director's cut" commentary. Having made a modest foray into writing and producing in the '90s, he's since scripted and overseen such high-profile Hollywood projects as the lively fantasy lark "The Tooth Fairy" (2010).

Highest rated movies

The Prestige
The Five-Year Engagement
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
She Creature
Kill Your Friends Think Like a Man Too




48% 36% Mascots Owen Golly, Sr. (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2016
24% 33% Kill Your Friends Derek Sommers (Character) - 2015
40% 81% 1915 Jeffrey (Character) $43.8K 2015
23% 59% Think Like a Man Too Declan (Character) $65.1M 2014
4% 29% The Cold Light of Day Meckler (Character) $3.7M 2012
64% 51% The Five-Year Engagement George Barnes (Character) $28.6M 2012
46% 34% You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger Peter (Character) $3.2M 2010
17% 41% Tooth Fairy Executive Producer $60.0M 2010
2% 25% Meet the Spartans Loyalist/Simon Cowell Look-A-Like (Character) $38.2M 2008
14% 33% The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising George (Character) $8.8M 2007
2% 29% Epic Movie Magneto (Character) $39.7M 2007
76% 92% The Prestige Prosecutor (Character) $53.1M 2006
12% 43% Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties Bolero (Character) $28.4M 2006
No Score Yet 77% Love for Rent Frank Bauman (Character) - 2005
12% 41% The Man Writer $8.3M 2005
No Score Yet 33% See This Movie Martin Hughes (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 17% A Different Loyalty Writer - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Winter Wonderland Unknown (Character) - 2003
38% 43% She Creature Capt. Dunn (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Good Turn Writer - 1996
29% 44% Traces of Red Screenwriter $3.2M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Women of Windsor HRH Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (Character) - 1992


91% 80% The Blacklist Harris Gramercy (Guest Star) 2022
93% 82% A Confession Judge Griffith Williams (Character) 2019
71% 53% Designated Survivor Dr. Rune (Guest Star) 2017
24% 63% Training Day Abel Cribbs (Guest Star) 2017
95% 89% Elementary Tom Saunders, V.O. (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 79% The Royals Truman (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Instant Mom Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 83% Mom Kenneth (Guest Star) 2014
61% 91% Franklin & Bash Dean Casseday (Guest Star) 2014
81% 92% Family Tree Mr. Pfister (Guest Star),
68% 65% Touch Dr. Knox (Guest Star) 2012
65% 66% Two and a Half Men Edward (Guest Star) 2011
71% 67% Up All Night Matthew Taylor (Guest Star) 2011
93% 99% Party Down Leland Corke (Guest Star) 2010
71% 83% Dollhouse Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
100% 100% The Middleman Arthur Mendelson (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 66% Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
91% 89% Monk Jake Colbert (Guest Star) 2006
85% 91% Lost Francis Heatherton (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 0% The Drew Carey Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Citizen Baines Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
79% 94% Friends Dennis Phillips (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Yes, Dear Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
11% No Score Yet The Geena Davis Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Team Knight Rider Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poltergeist: The Legacy Writer 1998
No Score Yet 87% Mad About You Hal Conway (Guest Star) 1994-1996
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coach Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tour of Duty Maj. Shadlow (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fame Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
27% No Score Yet The Mullets Unknown (Guest Star)