James Roday (Shawn Spencer)
• Birthday: April 4th, 1976 (he just turned 37 in April 2013)
• James is from San Antonio, Texas.
• He has a Bachelor in fine arts from New York University (Experimental Theatre Wing).
• Born James David Rodriguez, he picked out his stage name at 22 because another James Rodriguez was already registered in Screen Actors Guild.
• He co-founded the Red Dog Squadron, a non-profit theatre company, in 2002 with Brad Raider, a friend from NYU. It’s based in Los Angeles.
• He bought El Centro Theatre in Los Angeles with Matt Shakman in 2012.
• He has been dating Maggie Lawson, who plays Juliet O’Hara in Psych, since 2006.
• He’s not only an actor, but also a director and a writer.
• James has a great voice and was in a band called Dogberry in college, and has since worked with Janice Whaley. He’ll be singing in the Psych musical episode coming this season!
• He’s nicknamed Roday a lot.
• He refuses to join Twitter. (video)
Edit: it took him a couple years, but he finally joined!!
• If he couldn’t be an actor, he would have liked to be a veterinarian.
• He visited a couple psychics to prepare for Psych.
• He considers himself somewhat of a jock (he was a quarterback in high-school), he supports The Tennessee Titans and one of his main hobbies is fantasy sports. (video, video 2, example)
• James is very invested in helping shelter dogs. He currently owns two dogs with Maggie (a female bulldog called Tristen and Frank, a french mastiff). He has participated in the Westminster Dog Show in the past (video), and supports Liberty Humane Society (Maggie and him hosted LHS’ Bark in the Park 2012).
• His favorite movie is A Clockwork Orange, and his favorite tv show is Twin Peaks (he also watches Mad Men, American Idol and The Biggest Loser).
• He picked the name Roday because at the time, he was doing a production of the play Three Sisters and one of the characters (a deserter soldier) is named Roday.
• He has a… thing for pillows. (video, video 2, video 3, example)
• He made People’s 100 Most Beautiful list in 2007 (he was number 62).
• His first stage performance was a church play and he was 5 or 6.
• If given the choice between doing theater or tv shows/movies for the rest of his life, he would choose theater.
• “I wish there were more of Shawn in me. I have a lot of respect for people who live from moment to moment and go places on a whim.”
• “Our fans are like rabid beasts that rub themselves with the nectar that is Psych.”
• “I try to live my life with the “honesty is the best policy” philosophy.”
• Coming Soon (1999) trailer // torrent // stream
• Ryan Caulfield: Year One (1999) (tv show) clip
• Believe (2000)
• Get Real (2000)
• First Years (2001) (tv show) 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 [one episode: 1x03]
• Repli-Kate (2002) trailer // torrent // stream
• Providence (2002) clip
• Showtime (2002) clip
• Rolling Kansas (2003) trailer // torrent // stream
• Miss Match (2003) (tv show) clip // torrent // streams
• Thank Heaven (2004)
• Don’t Come Knocking (2005) clip
• The Dukes Of Hazzard (2005) trailer // torrent // stream
• Beerfest (2006) clip
• Fear Itself (2008) (tv show): In Sickness and in Health (1x04) stream
• Gamer (2009) clip
• Love Bites (2011) (tv show): TMI (1x06) stream
• Psych (2006 - now) (tv show) masterpost
(he was also in many plays like Three Sisters, A Respectable Wedding, Sexual Perversity in Chicago)
• His audition for Psych
• His twitter account
• 24 Hours - Dogberry
• James Roday & Janice Whaley - Ideas As Opiates
• Article with his sister and his dad
• Proof that James Roday is the actual cutest human
(image credit goes to dana)