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James Roday Net Worth

James Roday Net Worth 2019: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

James Roday net worth is
$4 Million


James Roday Wiki Biography

James David Rodriguez was born on 4 April 1976, in San Antonio, Texas USA, of Mexican (father) and British (mother) descent. As James Roday, he is one of the finest American actors, and is also a director and a screenwriter, perhaps best known for appearing in several popular TV series, including “The Dukes of Hazard” and “Psych”.

So just how rich is James Roday? As per the latest estimates, James Roday’s net worth stands at $4 million dollars. Over the years, James has managed to accumulate his wealth by working as a director, screenwriter, as well as a successful actor. Besides having a healthy bank account, he also owns several homes and expensive cars.

James Roday Net Worth $4 Million

James’s love for acting started at the tender age of seven when he performed at school level functions. James attended the Taft High School in San Antonio and later earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from New York University. He studied theatre at the experimental Theatre Wing of New York University, where he was also involved in the Dogberry as the lead vocalist and keyboard player.

James started working as aprofessional actor when he was 22, under the name of James Roday, as the name “James Rodriguez” was already registered with Screen Actors Guild. Before starting working as a professional, he appeared in numerous theatrical productions such as “Twelfth Night”, “Severity’s Mistress” and “The Three Sisters”.

In 2003, he starred in the film called “Rolling Kansas” and then in 2005, he starred as Billy Prickett in “The Dukes of Hazzard”. He also worked in the film called “Beerfest” in 2006. All these films and TV serials added to his net worth. He also runs a non-profit theater which was founded in 2002 with Brad Raider. His theater has produced such diverse plays as “Grand Delusion”, “Sexual Perversity in Chicago”, and “Henry V”.

While working on different films as an actor, he also worked behind the scenes. His stint as a screenplay writer and as a director has been widely appreciated. He wrote the screenplay for the film “Skinwalkers”, and in 2013 he directed the movie, “Gravy”. His writing partner Todd Harthan worked with him in both the films. Over the years, during which he has worked on almost 30 films, James has been nominated for several awards, and he won the award for the Best Lead Actor in the drama series for “Psych” in the year 2012 at the 2nd Annual Timmys Awards.

A further example of James’ popularity is that he also served as a guest ring announcer for the WWE Raw SuperShow in the year 2012.

In his personal life, James has been in a relationship with the famous actor Maggie Lawson since 2006, since working together on the series “Psych”, for which James was also nominated as the Best Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical for Psych in the year 2006 by the Satellite Awards. Currently, he is working on different movie and TV show projects.


Full NameJames Roday
Net Worth$4 Million
Date Of BirthApril 4, 1976
Place Of BirthSan Antonio, Texas, United States
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
ProfessionScreenwriter, Actor, Television producer, Television Director
EducationWilliam Howard Taft High School, New York University
NationalityUnited States of America
ParentsJim Rodríguez, Irene Rodríguez
SiblingsLisette Rodriguez
PartnerMaggie Lawson (2006–)
NicknamesJames David Rodriguez , James David Rodríguez
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/jamesroday
IMDBwww.imdb.com/name/nm0734442
NominationsALMA Award for Favorite TV Actor, Satellite Award for Best Actor - Television Series Musical or Comedy, ALMA Award for Year in TV Comedy - Actor, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
MoviesGravy, Pushing Dead, The Dukes of Hazzard, Beerfest, Repli-Kate, Rolling Kansas, Don't Come Knocking, Gamer, Skinwalkers, Christmas Eve, Showtime, Baby, Baby, Baby, Thank Heaven, Coming Soon
TV ShowsPsych, Miss Match, First Years, Ryan Caulfield: Year One
TitleSalary
Psych (2006)$60,000 /episode (2007)
#Quote
1Look at every show on television; it's derivative of another show that came before it. It was only a matter of time. So all you 'Mentalist' fans, it's okay to like the show, but don't be in denial of where it came from. Friday nights, U.S.A., basic cable-style baby.
2My plan was to go to New York and do some theatre, and then I got the script for 'Psych.' I was like, 'Ahh - just as I thought I was out, you pulled me back in!' I had a great meeting with the show creator and we laid out the parameters to make the show work: what I would do, what he would let me do.
3When he came to television, there was no way I wasn't going to watch. Of course, he delivered everything that you would expect David Lynch to deliver, and more, and he was doing it in primetime network television. Even as a 14-year old, I wanted someone in the room with me that I could look over and say, 'Can you believe we're watching this?'
4I remember one night, my parents were out at a function of some kind and I had just gotten cable in my room. That was a big deal, and I saw 'Blue Velvet' on HBO. It blew my mind in a way that I don't think children's minds are supposed to be blown, but they probably shouldn't be watching 'Blue Velvet.'
5I was a strange, dark little dude. I fell in love with horror movies, at a very early age. Somehow, as a first grader, I was able to convince my parents to let me go see stuff like 'An American Werewolf in London' in theaters, so I was headed in that direction anyway.
6I would say I'm more fascinated by Big Daddy V than I am necessarily a huge fan of Big Daddy V. He simply threw on the double-strapped unitard... and now he's some sort of fearsome, fighting, wrecking machine.
7I would say I've actually done a lot more comedy than I've done drama. It's weird the way that worked out, because when I came out of theater school I took myself way too seriously, so it's kind of ironic that I ended up sort of going down the comedy path.
8Leonardo Dicaprio didn't change his name, Emilio Estevez didn't change his name. But every case is different. I only have one reference of what my career was and I was very, very blessed and very, very lucky, and it got started very quickly after college. And I only know that by going with Roday.
9Have I ever pretended to be something? I think back in college I think I might have told a girl that I was a professional tennis player once. And then, of course, she had never heard of me so I had to dig deeper. 'I'm just sort of on the playing satellites. You know, I'm kind of working my way up. I'm not ranked in the top 100 or anything.'
10I always say David Bowie, that's sort of like my stock answer to every question regarding who I'd like to have come on the show, who I'd like to sing our theme song, who I'd like to meet for coffee in a completely unrelated non-'Psych' atmosphere. He's just the God, he's the man and I think we could probably make really good use of him on our show.
11I came from Texas, I was studying theater at NYU, and I thought for sure that my lot in life would be to get the best bartending job I could find and do theater in New York. And that was a good life.
12I did nothing but theater until, I guess, '99. I was all the way through college the first time that I had stepped in front of a camera. And it's weird; it's definitely a transition.
13I get star-struck anytime I meet performers that I grew up watching and appreciating. I mean, it's still incredibly surreal to me that I was a kid in San Antonio watching movies and then now I'm working with some of the people that were in those movies. I don't think it'll ever stop being surreal on some level.
14They just think I'm a white dude. Every once in a while someone thinks I'm Jewish. I get a lot of stuff, but never Latino.
15'Twin Peaks' is my favorite show of all time.
16I usually just pick a genre of movie that I feel like saluting and then go off and come up with something that I can sort of pay homage to. That's the great thing about our show is we've sort of created a landscape for 'Psych' where we're kind of allowed to go off and give shout-outs to movies that we love, genres that we love.
17I'm a sports fanatic. It's hard for me to commit to the weekly, episodic nature of television, so for me, anytime that I can put a game on, that's what I do.
18And I have to say, for the record, my favorite line from 'Without A Clue' is after Michael Caine pokes a dead body with a stick and announces to everyone, 'It is my opinion that this man is dead.'
19Actors geek out over athletes. Everyone knows that.
20I think what we do is fairly unique on 'Psych,' and we just have to keep doing that because that's what got us where we are.
21I'd describe 'Psych' as 'Real Genius' meets 'Django Unchained.'
22Kids love watching adults act like children. It's that spirit they can relate to.
23My father is Jaime Rodriguez from San Antonio, Texas, and I've got one whole half of my family that's Mexican through and through.
#Fact
1Starring off-Broadway as "Finn" in "Extinction," a play by Gabriel McKinley, directed by Wayne Kasserman. With Michael Weston also in the cast. [February 2010]
2Directed a play called "Greedy" for his theatre company, Red Dog Squadron, in Los Angeles, California. [January 2010]
3Decided to use the last name "Roday," since there was already someone named James Rodriguez in the Screen Actors Guild.
4Used to be in a band called Dogberry when he was younger.
5Friend of Dana Ashbrook, whom he directed in his 2004 play "Sustenance." Ashbrook starred in Roday's favorite show Twin Peaks (1990) and guest-starred in the Psych (2006) episode that Roday wrote as an homage to "Twin Peaks." According to Roday, Ashbrook was instrumental in helping some of the pieces fall in place for the episode.
6Co-artistic director of the theater company Red Dog Squadron, which he founded in 1999 with friend Brad Raider.
7BFA in Drama - New York University, Tisch School of the Arts (1997).
8His favorite gum is Juicy Fruit.
9Was in a seven-year relationship with Psych (2006) co-star Maggie Lawson.
10In People's 100 Most Beautiful People issue (2007).

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pushing Dead2016Dan Schauble
Good Session2015TV MovieJoel
Nerd Herd2015TV MovieKip
Christmas Eve2015B
Baby, Baby, Baby2015J.B.
Gravy2015Marty
Psych2006-2014TV SeriesShawn Spencer
Mr. Payback2013/IShortMalikai
Love Bites2011TV SeriesJeff
Gamer2009News Co-Host #1
Fear Itself2008TV SeriesCarlos the Groom
Beerfest2006German Messenger
Psych Webisodes2006TV Mini-SeriesShawn Spencer
The Dukes of Hazzard2005Billy Prickett
Don't Come Knocking20051st AD
Rolling Kansas2003Dick Murphy
Miss Match2003TV SeriesNick Paine
Showtime2002'Showtime' Cameraman
Repli-Kate2002Max
Providence2002TV SeriesAlexander Conrad
Thank Heaven2001Receptionist
First Years2001TV SeriesEdgar Ross
Believe2000/IIShortBruce Arm / Agent Johnny
Get Real2000TV SeriesTrent Sykes
Coming Soon1999Chad
Ryan Caulfield: Year One1999TV SeriesVic

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Quest for Truth2015TV Movie executive producer completed
PsychTV Series producer - 67 episodes, 2009 - 2014 co-producer - 15 episodes, 2008 - 2009

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Quest for Truth2015TV Movie completed
Rosewood2015-2017TV Series 4 episodes
Blood Drive2017TV Series 2 episodes
Rush Hour2016TV Series 1 episode
Gravy2015
Battle Creek2015TV Series 1 episode
Psych2009-2014TV Series 8 episodes

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gravy2015
Psych2007-2014TV Series written by - 16 episodes
Skinwalkers2006written by

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Psych2006-2013TV Series performer - 7 episodes

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tavis Smiley2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Total Divas2013TV SeriesHimself
Teens Wanna Know2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
NerdHQ2013TV SeriesHimself
Comic Con 2012 Live2012TV MovieHimself
WWE Raw2010-2012TV SeriesHimself
WWE Tough Enough2011TV SeriesHimself
Access Hollywood Live2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show2010TV SeriesHimself
2009 Alma Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHimself

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2012Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Actor/TelevisionPsych (2006)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2012ALMA AwardALMA AwardsFavorite TV Actor - Leading RolePsych (2006)
2011ALMA AwardALMA AwardsFavorite TV Actor - Leading RolePsych (2006)
2011Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Actor - TelevisionPsych (2006)
2010Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Comedy SeriesPsych (2006)
2009ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Comedy SeriesPsych (2006)
2009Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Actor/TelevisionPsych (2006)
2009OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Comedy SeriesPsych (2006)
2008ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Drama Television SeriesPsych (2006)
2008OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Comedy SeriesPsych (2006)
2006Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Series, Comedy or MusicalPsych (2006)

Known for movies

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