Who is James Haven?

American actor, producer and director James Haven Voight was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 11 May 1973, so Taurus is his zodiac sign. He’s appeared in 15 movies and TV series, and is probably still known best for playing Faust in the 2001 romantic mystery movie “Original Sin”, written and directed by Michael Cristofer, based on the novel “Waltz Into Darkness” by Cornell Woolrich, and which starred Antonio Banderas, Angelina Jolie and Thomas Jane. The movie follows a woman who’s trying to trick a wealthy man into marrying and then robbing him, however, she falls in love with him along the way; it was nominated for two awards.

James is also known for being the older brother of famous American actress, moviemaker and humanitarian Angelina Jolie.

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Early life and education

James and Angelina were raised solely by their mother, American actress Marcia Lynne ‘Marcheline’ Bertrand, as she divorced their father Jonathan Vincent ‘Jon’ Voight when James was three; Jon’s also a famous actor, and won an Oscar for Best Actor for his performance in the 1978 romantic war movie “Coming Home”. James’ uncles are volcanologist and geologist Barry Voight, and singer-songwriter Chip Taylor.t

James grew up in Palisades, New York State ,and was 13 when the family moved back to Los Angeles, and he enrolled at Beverly Hills High School; he matriculated in 1991 and then enrolled at University of Southern California’s School of Cinema-Television, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1998.

While still attending college, James directed a short film and won a George Lucas Award.

Roles in movies

James’ debut film role was playing Young Man on Sansom Street in the 1998 biographical romantic film “Gia”, written and directed by Michal Cristofer, and which starred Angelina Jolie, Faye Dunaway and Elizabeth Mitchell. It follows the life and untimely death of top fashion model Gia Carangi, and the film won 11 of its 24 award nominations.

Also in 1998, James portrayed Boyle’s Bartender in the crime drama “Hell’s Kitchen”, and the following year saw him play Jamie Park in the family comedy “Scrapbook”. In 2001, he portrayed Hospital Guard in the critically acclaimed romantic drama “Monster’s Ball”, directed by Marc Forster, and which starred Billy Bob Thornton, Halle Berry and Taylor Simpson. It follows a racist prison guard who’s fallen in love with an African-American woman, and the movie won 16 of its 39 award nominations, including an Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Halle Berry).

Some of James’ following roles were in the 2002 thriller “Ocean Park”, the 2003 drama “Hunting of Man” and the 2004 short musical comedy “Rent-a-Person”. In 2006, he played Jonathan Malkus in the mystery fantasy horror “Stay Alive”, written and directed by William Brent Bell, and which starred Jon Foster, Samaire Armstrong and Frankie Muniz; it follows a group of friends as they’re learning about their mutual friend’s mysterious death.

James has since been less active in the film industry, and has appeared in only three movies: the 2007 short romantic comedy “Validation”, the 2012 drama “Deep in the Heart”, and the 2014 short drama “Easy Silence”.

He hasn’t officially retired from acting, but has been staying away from the film industry since 2014.

Roles in TV series

James has appeared in only two TV series. He played Lazarus Kane in the 2004 episode “Suckers” of the crime mystery “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, created by Anthony E. Zuiker, and which starred William Petersen, Laurence Fishburne and Ted Danson. The series follows several police forensics as they’re working in Las Vegas, it aired from 2000 through 2015 and won 74 of its 201 award nominations.

In 2007, James played Director in the episode “The Ghost of Derwin Past” of the romantic comedy “The Game”, which Mara Brock Akil created, and which starred Coby Bell, Wendy Raquel Robinson and Hosea Chanchez. It follows the lives of several women whose boyfriends are professional Football Players, the series aired from 2006 through 2015 and won five of its 30 award nominations.

Other credits

James produced the 2005 documentary movie “Trudell”, the 2011 short comedy film “That’s Our Mary” and the 2014 short drama movie “Easy Silence”, and he directed the 2015 short drama film “Court of Conscience”.

He’s been featured in a number of TV specials, including the 2000 “The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards”, the 2000 “The 72nd Annual Academy Awards” and the 2015 “The Fallen Butterflies”.

Love life and relationships

James avoids speaking about his love life in public, but it’s known that he was in a relationship with American actress, screenwriter and producer Ashley Reign from 2011 through 2013. Ashley’s probably known best for her roles in the 2009 short comedy movie “Not Making it in the City”, the 2012 short comedy film “Shit Southern Girls Say” and the 2014 short movie “Easy Silence”.

Many of James’ fans believe that he and Ashley are still in a relationship as of March 2023, however, the two haven’t been spotted spending time together since 2013, while James hasn’t mentioned any other women whom he’s perhaps dated; he hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.

Interesting facts and hobbies

James and his sister Angelina weren’t on good terms with their father Jon while they were growing up, which led James to eventually drop ‘Voight’ as his last name; after his mother died from ovarian cancer on 27 January 2007, he reconciled with Jon following six years of estrangement.

In 2009, James became a born-again Christian.

He dislikes social media networks, and doesn’t even have an Instagram account; he’s allowed for his fan page to be made, and it’s today followed by nearly 800 people, but only six pictures have been uploaded onto it.

Because of his rather strange looks, some of James’ fans believe that he’s actually gay, but he hasn’t addressed these rumors.

A couple of his favorite actors are Pedro Pascal, Al Pacino and Tom Cruise, while some of his favorite movies include “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent”, “We Can Be Heroes” and “Wonder Woman 1984”.

Height, eyes and wealth

James’ age is 49. He has brown eyes and hair, is 6ft 1ins (1.85m) tall and weighs about 180lbs (81kgs).

James’ net worth’s been estimated at over $2 million as of March 2023, and his sister Angelina’s at over $160 million.

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