Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$3 million
Date Of BirthOctober 26, 1954
SpouseGina Taylor, Gina Taylor-Pickens
FactHas 1 daughter, and one stepson: Carl Tharps and Gavyn Pickens. He has 2 grandchildren: Domonique Tharps, and Brooklyn Goldblatt.
PaymentsEarned $125,000 /episode (2007- ) from Grey's Anatomy (2005)


James Pickens Jr. was born on October 26, 1954, in Cleveland, Ohio. His parents were James and Laura Pickens. He has four siblings: two brothers and two sisters. He attended the Cleveland Public Schools and graduated from the Shaker Heights High School in 1972. He then attended the University of Cincinnati on a football scholarship and earned a bachelor’s degree in 1976.

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Pickens began his acting career in the early 1980s. He has appeared in a number of films and television shows. Some of his most notable roles have been in the television series “China Beach,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “The X-Files.” He has also appeared in the films “The Accidental Tourist,” “My Cousin Vinny” and “As Good as It Gets.”

Pickens has been married to Gina Taylor since 1978. They have two children: Michael and Xavier.

Pickens is a member of the NAACP and the National Action Network. He is also a board member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

As of 2020, James Pickens Jr.’s net worth is $10 million. He earns a salary of $300 thousand per episode of Grey’s Anatomy.

General Info

Full NameJames Pickens Jr.
Net Worth$3 million
Salary$3 million
Date Of BirthOctober 26, 1954
Height1.83 m, 1.83 m
ProfessionActor, Actor
EducationBowling Green State University, Bowling Green State University
NationalityAmerican, American

Family

SpouseGina Taylor, Gina Taylor-Pickens
ChildrenCarl Tharps, Gavyn Picken, Carl Tharps, Gavyn Picken
ParentsJames Pickens Sr., James Pickens Sr.
SiblingsMarie Walker, Marlin Pickens, Marie Walker, Marlin Pickens

Accomplishments

AwardsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Satellite Award for Best Television Ensemble, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance, TV Land Future Classic Award, Screen Acto...
NominationsNAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
MoviesJust Wright, Sphere, Ghosts of Mississippi, Gridlock'd, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Sleepers, Dead Presidents, Menace II Society, RocketMan, Home Room, Boiling Point, A Slight Case of Murder, Traffic, Trespass, Nixon, Venom, The Uninvited, 8, Just Wright, Sphere, Gridlock'd, Ghosts of Mississipp...
TV ShowsThe X-Files, The Lyon's Den, Another World, Grey's Anatomy, The X-Files, The Lyon's Den, Another World, Grey's Anatomy

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Salary

TitleSalary
Grey's Anatomy (2005)$125,000 /episode (2007- )

Facts

#Fact
1Received a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from Bowling Green State University in 1976.
2His father James Pickens Sr. worked for the city of Cleveland, Ohio.
3Featured briefly in the American Quarter Horse Association's publication, America's Horse. He is a horseman, roper and philanthropist. The James Pickens Jr. Foundation is a nonprofit organization focusing on the sport of rodeo.
4Loves horses.
5Has 1 daughter, and one stepson: Carl Tharps and Gavyn Pickens. He has 2 grandchildren: Domonique Tharps, and Brooklyn Goldblatt.

Pictures

Movies

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Brooklyn South1997-1998TV SeriesDetective Reggie Simpson
The Pretender1998TV SeriesClark Thomas
Sphere1998O.S.S.A. Instructor
RocketMan1997Ben Stevens
Walker, Texas Ranger1997TV SeriesStaff Sergeant Luther Parrish
Pacific Palisades1997TV SeriesJosh Smith
Bloodhounds1997TV MovieAgent John DeGraf
Something So Right1996-1997TV SeriesJim
The Big Easy1997TV SeriesBernard Dulac
Gridlock'd1997Supervisor
Dangerous Minds1996TV SeriesCoach Butch Kelly
Ghosts of Mississippi1996Medgar Evers
The Uninvited1996TV Movie
Roseanne1990-1996TV SeriesChuck Mitchell
Sleepers1996Marlboro
One West Waikiki1996TV Series
Power 981996Det. Wilkinson
The Lazarus Man1996TV Series
In the House1996TV SeriesRussell
Nixon1995Black Orator (as James Pickens)
The Client1995TV SeriesBenjamin Garrett
Touched by an Angel1995TV SeriesGeorge
Trial by Fire1995TV Movie
Dead Presidents1995Mr. Curtis
Sharon's Secret1995TV MovieAshmore
Me and the Boys1994-1995TV SeriesCoach Brown
Hostile Intentions1995VideoCapt. Connor
Lily in Winter1994TV MovieChick
A Child's Cry for Help1994TV MovieBrad Currie
Sodbusters1994TV MovieIsaac
Jimmy Hollywood1994Cook
Coach1994TV SeriesRick Williams
Renegade1994TV SeriesLieutenant Pete Calloway
Menace II Society1993Man #2 (as James Pickins Jr.)
Murder, She Wrote1993TV SeriesSonny Greene
Boiling Point1993/IPrison Officer
Doogie Howser, M.D.1992TV SeriesBert
Trespass1992Police Officer Reese
L.A. Law1992TV SeriesJoseph Russell
Exclusive1992TV MovieJonathan Heglin
Parker Lewis Can't Lose1992TV SeriesFred
Beverly Hills, 902101991-1992TV SeriesHenry Thomas
Blossom1992TV SeriesVinnie
Hotshot1987as James Pickens
F/X1986Ambulance driver
Saturday Night Live1984TV SeriesTexxon commercial guy
Another World1964TV SeriesZack Edwards (1986-1990)
Kick2016TV Series pre-productionPhilip
Grey's Anatomy2005-2017TV SeriesDr. Richard Webber
For the Love of Ruth2015Stephen
422013Mr. Brock
82012VideoDr. Gary Segura
Seattle Grace: Message of Hope2010TV SeriesRichard Webber
Just Wright2010Lloyd Wright
Private Practice2007-2009TV SeriesDr. Richard Webber
Ball Don't Lie2008Roberto
Curb Your Enthusiasm2005TV SeriesDoctor
Venom2005Sheriff
Jack & Bobby2004TV SeriesMarucs Ride
The X Files: Resist or Serve2004Video GameFBI Deputy Director Alvin Kersh (voice)
The West Wing2004TV SeriesMayor
Line of Fire2004TV SeriesKenneth Stevens
White Rush2003Denny
The Lyon's Den2003TV SeriesTerrance Christianson
CSI: Miami2003TV SeriesPrison Warden
Six Feet Under2002-2003TV SeriesRoderick Charles
Becker2002-2003TV SeriesCliff
MDs2002TV SeriesMr. Farrell
Crossing Jordan2002TV SeriesAgent Hawkins
Red Dragon2002Male Zoo Doctor (uncredited)
Strong Medicine2002TV SeriesDr. Everett Sloane
The X-Files1998-2002TV SeriesAlvin Kersh / Jamaican Crewman
Philly2001-2002TV SeriesClyde Coleman
Home Room2002Principal Robbins
Semper Fi2001TV MovieMr. Maddox (uncredited)
The Practice1997-2000TV SeriesDetective Mike McKrew
Traffic2000Prosecutor Ben Williams
The District2000TV SeriesMr. Lane
Family Law2000TV Series
Daddio2000TV SeriesDoug Grayson
City of Angels2000TV SeriesWilson Patterson
NYPD Blue1993-2000TV SeriesLt. Joe Abner / Nathan Foster
Any Day Now1998-2000TV SeriesJudge Lucius Pearl
Liberty Heights1999Sylvia's Father
JAG1999TV SeriesCommander Wallace Burke
A Slight Case of Murder1999TV MovieDetective Larry Gray
Vengeance Unlimited1999TV SeriesMr. Hobbs
Little Girl Fly Away1998TV MovieDetective Walter Engelhart
Dharma & Greg1998TV SeriesBlack Counselor
How Stella Got Her Groove Back1998Walter Payne
Bulworth1998Uncle David
Seinfeld1998TV SeriesDet. Hudson

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Grey's Anatomy2009-2012TV Series performer - 2 episodes

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Realest Audition Ever2012Short executive producer

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Grey's Anatomy: Complications of the Heart2006TV Movie special thanks
Grey's Anatomy: Straight to the Heart2006TV Movie special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollywood Game Night2016TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Player
The 42nd Annual People's Choice Awards2016TV MovieHimself
The View2007-2015TV SeriesHimself
The Real2015TV SeriesHimself
FansTang Live from the Red Carpet2015TV SeriesHimself
The 41st Annual People's Choice Awards2015TV SpecialHimself
Chasing LA2014TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2006-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Grey's Anatomy
The Arsenio Hall Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Queen Latifah Show2013TV SeriesHimself
The Mo'Nique Show2011TV SeriesHimself
The Start of Dreams2010DocumentaryHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood2010TV SeriesHimself
The Brian McKnight Show2009TV SeriesHimself
The 40th NAACP Image Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
Change Is Gonna Come2009Documentary
Live with Kelly and Michael2008TV SeriesHimself
2008 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
39th NAACP Image Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
A Holiday Celebration at Ford's Theatre2007TV MovieHimself
Anatomía Unplugged2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
38th NAACP Image Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
E! Live from the Red Carpet2007TV SeriesHimself
The 33rd Annual People's Choice Awards2007TV Special documentaryHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2006TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2006TV SeriesHimself
The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
The 4th Annual TV Land Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
ABC News Nightline2006TV SeriesHimself
The X Files: The Making of 'The Truth'2004Video documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chelsea Lately2012TV SeriesDr. Richard Webber
Come Rain or Come Shine: From Grey's Anatomy to Private Practice2007TV MovieDr. Richard Webber
Grey's Anatomy: Come Rain or Shine2007TV MovieDr. Richard Webber
Grey's Anatomy: Every Moment Counts2007TV MovieDr. Richard Webber
Grey's Anatomy: Complications of the Heart2006TV MovieDr. Richard Webber
Getting Into Grey's Anatomy2006TV MovieDr. Richard Webber
Grey's Anatomy: Under Pressure2006TV MovieDr. Richard Webber
Grey's Anatomy: Straight to the Heart2006TV MovieDr. Richard Webber

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2012Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesGrey's Anatomy (2005)
2007ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesGrey's Anatomy (2005)
2006Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Ensemble, TelevisionGrey's Anatomy (2005)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2014Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesGrey's Anatomy (2005)
2011Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesGrey's Anatomy (2005)
2010Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesGrey's Anatomy (2005)
2009Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesGrey's Anatomy (2005)
2008Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesGrey's Anatomy (2005)
2008ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesGrey's Anatomy (2005)
2007Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble of the YearGrey's Anatomy (2005)
2007Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesGrey's Anatomy (2005)
2007Golden NymphMonte-Carlo TV FestivalOutstanding Actor - Drama SeriesGrey's Anatomy (2005)
2006Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble of the YearGrey's Anatomy (2005)
2006Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesGrey's Anatomy (2005)
2006ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesGrey's Anatomy (2005)
1999ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe X Files (1993)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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