Actor James Badge Dale

James Badge Dale (born May 1, 1978) is an American actor. He is known for playing Chase Edmunds in 24, Robert Leckie in The Pacific, State Trooper Barrigan in Martin Scorsese’s The Departed, Eric Savin in Iron Man 3, and Tyrone S. “Rone” Woods in 13 Hours.

Early years

Born in New York City, Dale is the only child of actor, dancer, and choreographer Grover Dale (born Grover Robert Aitken; 1935) and actress and singer Anita Morris (1943–1994). At age 10, he was picked out of his fifth grade class at Wonderland Elementary School in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles to test for the role of Simon in Lord of the Flies, in which he was cast. After five months on location in Jamaica, he returned to his schooling at Wonderland Elementary. When he was 15, Dale’s mother died.

He is an alumnus of Manhattanville College, where he played for the hockey team until he suffered a leg injury.[citation needed]

On a trip to Alaska, his raft capsized, and he was left on the other side of the river with no shoes and had to walk several miles to safety.[citation needed]


His most notable works to date are Simon in the 1990 film adaptation of Lord of the Flies and the role of Chase Edmunds in the third season of the Fox TV series 24 (which he later reprised in the video game of the same title). He also appeared in CSI: Miami and CSI: NY as serial killer Henry Darius. The storyline originally began in the CSI: Miami Season 4 episode “Felony” and ended in the CSI: NY Season 2 episode “Manhattan Manhunt”, resulting in a crossover between the two shows.[citation needed]

In 2006, he was cast in the pivotal supporting role of Trooper Barrigan in The Departed. He then was cast as the lead in AMC’s political thriller Rubicon which revolves around a secret society that pulls the strings on the world political stage like the alleged Illuminati and the Council on Foreign Relations. It centers on brilliant analyst Will Travers (Dale) discovering that his employers are not who they seem to be. He also stars as Robert Leckie, one of the three leads in the HBO miniseries The Pacific from executive producers Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg.

In 2013, Dale played Eric Savin in the Marvel Comics-based Iron Man 3, Captain Speke in the science fiction thriller World War Z, Dan Reid (the title character’s brother) in Disney’s The Lone Ranger, and the brother of Lee Harvey Oswald in Parkland. In Fall 2014, he starred in the off-Broadway production of Small Engine Repair.



Year Title Role Notes
1990 Lord of the Flies Simon Nomination for Outstanding Young Ensemble at the 12th Youth in Film Awards.
2003 Nola Ben
2004 Cross Bronx Rob-O
2005 The Naked Brothers Band Romantic Newlywed
2006 The Departed Barrigan
2010 NoNAMES Kevin Won the Copper Wing Award for Ensemble Performance at the 2010 Phoenix Film Festival.
Polish Bar Tommy
2011 Shame David
The Conspirator William Hamilton
2012 The Grey Lewenden
Flight Gaunt Young Man
2013 Iron Man 3 Eric Savin
World War Z Captain Speke
The Lone Ranger Dan Reid
Parkland Robert Oswald
2014 Miss Meadows Sheriff
Stretch Laurent
2015 Echoes of War Wade
The Walk Jean-Pierre
2016 13 Hours Tyrone S. “Rone” Woods
Spectral Dr. Mark Clyne
2017 Only the Brave Jesse Steed
2018 Little Woods Ian
Donnybrook Whalen
The Standoff at Sparrow Creek Gannon
Hold the Dark Donald Marium
2019 Mickey and the Bear Hank Peck
Into the Ashes Sal Porter
The Kitchen Kevin O’Carroll
2020 The Empty Man James Lasombra
Safety Coach Simmons

Television and video games

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Danny Jordan Episode: “Competence”
2003–04 24 Chase Edmunds 24 episodes; Nominated for Outstanding Ensemble at the 11th Screen Actors Guild
2003 Hack Billy Ryan Episode: “Third Strike”
2004 Rescue Me Timo Gavin 3 episodes
2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Adam Trent Episode: “Committed”
CSI: Miami Henry Darius Episode: “Felony Flight”
CSI: NY Henry Darius Episode: “Manhattan Manhunt”
2006 24: The Game Chase Edmunds (voice) Video game
2007 The Black Donnellys Samson Dawlish 6 episodes
Fort Pit Bobby Bonelli TV film
2010 The Pacific Robert Leckie 7 episodes; Nominated as an ensemble for Outstanding Performance in a TV Movie or Miniseries at the 2011 Prism Awards
Rubicon Will Travers 13 episodes
2020 Hightown Ray Abruzzo 8 episodes

External Links

Actor James Badge Dale – Wikipedia

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