Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1968-09-26
36 Movies · 4 TV Series
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James Patrick Caviezel (; born September 26, 1968) is an American actor. Caviezel portrayed Jesus Christ in Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ (2004) and starred as John Reese on the CBS science-fiction crime drama series Person of Interest (2011-2016).Caviezel's other notable roles include Private Witt in The Thin Red Line (1998), Detective John Sullivan in Frequency (2000), and Edmond Dantès in The Count of Monte Cristo (2002).
In 1996, Caviezel married Kerri Browitt, a high school English teacher. They have adopted three children from China who had cancer. They are both devout Catholics who oppose abortion. Caviezel has been a featured public speaker at religious venues since the release of The Passion of the Christ. On March 19, 2005, he was the spokesman for the first Catholic Men's Conference in Boston. Caviezel's sister-in-law, Kristen, is the wife of former St. Louis Rams head coach Scott Linehan.On October 24, 2006, Caviezel was featured with Patricia Heaton, Kurt Warner, and Mike Sweeney in an advertisement opposing Missouri Constitutional Amendment 2, which allowed any form of embryonic stem cell research and therapy in Missouri that is otherwise legal under federal law. He began the advertisement by saying, "Le-bar nash be-neshak" (Aramaic for "You betray the Son of Man with a kiss"), a reference to Judas' betrayal of Jesus Christ and a phrase used the Gospel According to St. Luke. (In the advertisement, the line did not include a translation into English.) Caviezel closed the commercial with the line, "You know now. Don't do it. Vote no on 2." The advertisement was a response to a commercial featuring Michael J. Fox, who favored embryonic stem cell research.Out of respect for his wife, Caviezel requested that he wear a shirt and that Jennifer Lopez wear a top during a love scene in the film Angel Eyes, and he refused to strip in a love scene with Ashley Judd in High Crimes. He said, "I do love scenes—but not ones with gratuitous sex. . . . And it's not just about my wife, although that's important. It's sin, pure and simple. I mean, it's wrong." Religious views. Caviezel is a devout Catholic. In an interview, Caviezel talks about the importance of his Catholic faith, the lasting impact that “The Passion” has had on his life, and his special devotion to the Virgin Mary. During the filming of The Passion in Italy he received daily counsel, Confession, and Holy Communion from a local Catholic priest, with an interpreter.
Caviezel was born in Mount Vernon, Washington, the son of Margaret (née Lavery), a former stage actress and homemaker, and James Caviezel, a chiropractor. He has a younger brother, Timothy, and three sisters, Ann, Amy, and Erin. He was raised in a tightly knit Catholic family in Conway, Washington. His surname is Romansh. His father is of Slovak and Swiss descent, while his mother is Irish.
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John Paul II in Ireland: A Plea for Peace
A look back at 1979, when the Pope visited Ireland in hopes of ending violence and praying for all to seek a peaceful resolution.
Paul, Apostle of Christ
Risking his life, Luke ventures to Rome to visit Paul -- the apostle who's bound in chains and held captive in Nero's darkest and bleakest prison cell. Haunted by the shadows of his past misdeeds, Pau...
Running for Grace
An orphan boy of mixed race finds family with the newly arrived white village doctor in Hawaii. The boy can run like the wind, and begins bringing Doc's medicine to coffee pickers throughout the mount...
The true story of Ward Allen, a romantic and bombastic character who rejects his plantation heritage for the freedom of life on a river, is called "Savannah". Ward navigates the change of early 20th c...
Ray Breslin is the world's foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his...
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The Stoning of Soraya M.
A drama set in 1986 Iran and centered on a man, Sahebjam, whose car breaks down in a remote village and enters into a conversation with Zahra, who relays to him the story about her niece, Soraya, whos...
The Prisoner is a 2009 television miniseries based on the 1960s TV series The Prisoner about a man who awakens in a mysterious, picturesque village from which there is no escape and wonders who made t...
Mother Nature gets revenge on some careless campers in this remastered version of the Australian horror classic.
Called in to recover evidence in the aftermath of a horrific explosion on a New Orleans ferry, Federal agent Doug Carlin gets pulled away from the scene and taken to a top-secret government lab that u...
Five men wake up in a locked-down warehouse with no memory of who they are. They are forced to figure out who is good and who is bad to stay alive.
The Big Question
Although it was shot on the set of director Mel Gibson's controversial epic The Passion of the Christ, this thought-provoking documentary is not about the making of the movie. Rather, filmmakers Franc...
Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius
The story of golf icon and legend, Bobby Jones, who retired from competition at the tender age of 28.
James Cray watched as his wife was killed by Fargo, a hit-and-run serial murderer. After severely injuring Fargo and going to prison for several years, James is now determined to avenge his wife's dea...
The Final Cut
Set in a world with memory implants, Alan Hakman is a 'cutter'—someone with the power of final edit over people's recorded histories—but his latest assignment puts him in great danger.
The Passion of the Christ
A graphic portrayal of the last twelve hours of Jesus of Nazareth's life.
Rosy-Fingered Dawn: A Film on Terrence Malick
Rosy-Fingered Dawn is a film on Terrence Malick. It is about the making of BADLANDS, DAYS OF HEAVEN, THE THIN RED LINE and the personal involvement of some of the most representative figures of the Am...
A female attorney learns that her husband is really a marine officer awol for fifteen years and accused of murdering fifteen civilians in El Salvador. Believing her husband when he tells her that he's...
The Count of Monte Cristo
Edmond Dantés's life and plans to marry the beautiful Mercedes are shattered when his best friend, Fernand, deceives him. After spending 13 miserable years in prison, Dantés escapes with the help of a...
In 1971, air-conditioner repairman and boat enthusiast Jim McCormick entertains his desire to 'go down' as a legend in the record books when the Gold Cup hydroplane boat race improbably comes to his s...
A story about a seemingly unlikely couple who cross paths under life-threatening circumstances as though they are destined not only to meet but to save each other's lives. Not once, but twice.
When a rare phenomenon gives police officer John Sullivan the chance to speak to his father, 30 years in the past, he takes the opportunity to prevent his dad's tragic death. After his actions inadve...
Pay It Forward
Like some other kids, 12-year-old Trevor McKinney believed in the goodness of human nature. Like many other kids, he was determined to change the world for the better. Unlike most other kids, he succe...
FBI chemical warfare expert Stanley Goodspeed was sent on an urgent mission with a former British spy, John Patrick Mason, to stop Gen. Francis X is the son of Francis X. Hummel launched chemical weap...
Jack Cooper (Matt LeBlanc) could be a world-class baseball pitcher if he didn't keep buckling under the pressure. He tries to keep his spirits up after he's traded to a minor league team but loses all...
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Sound of Freedom
The story of Tim Ballard (Jim Caviezel), a former US government agent, who quits his job in order to devote his life to rescuing children from global sex traffickers.
The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection
There was a plot kept under wraps. The 2004 film 'The Passion of the Christ' was described as a sequel.