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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|1990||Lord of the Flies||Simon||Nomination for Outstanding Young Ensemble at the 12th Youth in Film Awards.|
|2005||The Naked Brothers Band||Romantic Newlywed|
|2010||NoNAMES||Kevin||Won the Copper Wing Award for Ensemble Performance at the 2010 Phoenix Film Festival.|
|The Conspirator||William Hamilton|
|Flight||Gaunt Young Man|
|2013||Iron Man 3||Eric Savin|
|World War Z||Captain Speke|
|The Lone Ranger||Dan Reid|
|2015||Echoes of War||Wade|
|2016||13 Hours||Tyrone S. “Rone” Woods|
|Spectral||Dr. Mark Clyne|
|2017||Only the Brave||Jesse Steed|
|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|
Television and video games
|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|