James Roday Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 31 Jan, 2019
Facts of James Roday
Date of Birth: 1976 , April-4
Age: 45 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Name James Roday
Birth Name James David Rodriguez
Father Jaime "Jim" Rodriguez
Mother Irene Rodriguez
Nationality American
Birth Place/City San Antonio, Texas
Ethnicity Mixed (Mexican descent, English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry)
Profession Actor
Net Worth $3 million
Eye Color Grey
Hair Color Dark Brown
Face Color Fair
Famous for Psych
Education Taft High School
Movies Coming Soon, The Dukes of Hazzard
TV Show Psych, First Years
Sisters Lisette Rodriguez
Siblings Lisette Rodriguez
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American actor, director, and writer, James Roday is famously known for his work in the US Network's TV series, Psych. He not only act but also wrote and directed the series. Roday's performance helped him to get nominated for several awards. The actor with multiple careers has appeared in many other movies and television series too.          

Early Life And Education Of James Roday

James Roday was born James David Rodriguez on 4th April 1976 in San Antonio, Texas under the birth sign Aries. Roday is the son of Jamie ''Jim'' Rodriguez, a retired Air Force Master Sergent and Irene Rodriguez. His parents raised him with his sister, Lisette Rodriguez

Regarding his academics, Roday attended Taft High School in San Antonio and later earned a Bachelor's degree in fine arts from New York University's Experimental Theater Wing. 

James Roday's Career    

Acting-Movies And TV Series  

James Roday made his Hollywood debut as an actor as Chad in a romantic comedy film, Coming Soon in 1999 starring Bonnie Root, and Gaby Hoffmann. The same year, he made his TV debut as Vic in TV Guide's crime drama TV series, Ryan Caulfield: Year One

Following his debut, Roday worked in several movies and TV series. Particularly, she is famous for his role, Shawn Spencer (a freelance consultant) on USA Network's detective comedy-drama TV series, Psych. He also worked as a director, writer, and producer in the series. The TV show starred Dule Hill, Timothy Omundson, Maggie Lawson, and Kristen Nelson.


His performance helped him to get nominated for Satellite AwardsNCLR ALMA Awards, and EWwy Awards, among others.

As of 2018, he is working as Gary Mendez on ABC's upcoming American family drama TV series, A Million Little Things along with David Giuntoli, Ron Livingston, and Romany Malco.

Director/ Writer 

Roday made his directional debut in 2009 in TV series, Psych whereas he made his debut as a writer in a video game series, Driver in 2002. Once when he was asked about his character from Psych he said,

"It was 100% Gary for me. The only thing that I knew, going in, was that Rome was African-American, so that wasn’t going to work. Gary spoke to me, so that was the direction that I went in."

He also directed and wrote several movies and TV series like GravySkinwalkersRush Hour, and Psych: The Movie among others. His latest work includes Treehouse where he worked as both director and writer.                 

James Roday's Net Worth  

According to the Celebrity Net Worth, James Roday has an estimated net worth of $3 million as of 2018. The main source of his earning is his acting and direction. 

As per several online sources, a TV star makes an average salary that ranges from $150k to $1 million. He also made the same figure. He is living a lavishing life and owns a house in Los Angeles which costs a million dollars in the market.      

James Roday's Personal Life        

James Roday is yet to be married and is reportedly single these days. Previously, he dated his co-star Maggie Lawson, an actress. The couple met for the first time on the sets of Psych and eventually fell for one another and started their affair. 

The pair also bought a house in Los Angeles and started living together. However, after living together for almost seven years, they broke up for some undisclosed reasons. In 2017, they again reunited in the movie, Psych: The Movie where they got married on-screen. 

Unlike other celebrities, he isn't active in any social sites like; Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. He prefers to live a simple life with lots of dignity which makes him popular among his audiences.

Body Measurement     

  • Height = James Roday stands at the height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75m).
  • Weight = He weighs 54 kg. 
  • Age = As of 2018, his age is 42.

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