James Pickens, Jr. Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 17 Jan, 2018
Facts of James Pickens, Jr.
Date of Birth: 1954 , October-26
Age: 67 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet
Name James Pickens, Jr.
Father James Pickens Sr.
Nationality Ameriacn
Birth Place/City Cleveland, Ohio
Ethnicity Black
Profession Actor
Net Worth $ 3 million
Eye Color Dark-Brown
Hair Color Balad
Weight in KG N/A
Married Yes
Married to Gina Taylor (m. 1984)
Children Carl Tharps, Gavyn Picken
Education Bowling Green State University
Awards NAACP Image Award 2012
Movies Just Wright 2010
TV Show Grey's Anatomy Since 2005
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James Pickens Jr., an American actor, is known for his role as Dr. Richard Webber on the ABC medical drama television series Grey’s Anatomy.

He has appeared in various films and TV series including Sphere, RoketMan, Bulworth, CSI: Miami, Jack & Bobby and Private Practice.

Early Life and Education

James Pickens Jr. was born on October 26, 1954, in Cleveland, Ohio of United States. He is 63-year-old as of 2018.  

James was born in and by profession, he is an actor. Mostly James is remembered for his character in Grey’s Anatomy with his character as Dr. Richard Webber which was one of the popular ABC medical drama series.

In addition to this, he also works with his supporting character within the X-Files with the name of the character as Alvin Kersh which is also one of the popular Fox Network Science fictions. His father himself was working in a theater company and his mother was working in a departmental store.

James completed his schooling from Bowling Green State University and he was studying acting in the very time with his high interest upon the field. His father motivated him to work and he became a part of his campus production at the very time.

The name of the program was Matters of Choice and later he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in fine arts in the year 1976 with the subject BGSU.


After his college time his professional career was started with working in Roundabout Theater and he also became a part of television roles with the minor roles in those early times. Among his works one of his unique performances is within Red Dragon that came across in the year 2002 with his play as a male Zoo doctor.

James is a married man and he is totally committed to a relationship. He is the father of 2 children. He got married on 27 May 1984. The name of his girlfriend in the very time is Gina whom he got married and now dictates as his spouse.

His bio mentions that he is a very responsible father and understanding spouse who is also able to handle his career along with his personal time. James has never seen with any affair in his college days and his friend’s dictates he was a very shy person in his real nature.

James loves travelling with his qualitative family time and sometimes he feels amazed while his close person asks him about his sexuality.

James has never been into any part of rumor and controversy. James also claimed that he will never divorce with his spouse and he is planning to gift her with a wonderful diamond ring in their upcoming marriage anniversary.

Net Worth

James Pickens Jr.’s current net worth is $3 million. He has amassed a hefty amount of net worth from his acting career. He receives $125K per episode from the TV series Grey’s Anatomy. His various films have made successful at the Box Office.

In 2000, he appeared in a crime drama film Traffic collected $207.5 million. In 2005, his starring film Venom earned $881,779 worldwide. In 2013, his biopic film 42 garnered $97.5 million at the Box Office.

He has a 2,534 sq ft lavish home in Los Angeles, California. The hose features 3-bed, 2-bath and a swimming pool. He bought this property back in 2007 for $1.175 million. 

He has won various awards including SAG Award, NACCP Award and TV Land Future Classic Award. Along with this, his career has also highlighted with his salary and net worth.