Originally from Michigan, Michael Raymond-James received his training at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York City, where he studied with esteemed acting coach George Loros. He currently resides in Los Angeles.
Raymond-James finished filming “Carter & June” opposite Samaire Armstrong. He can be seen starring in “The Finest Hours” opposite Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, and Eric Bana. Additionally, he was in director Christopher McQuarrie’s “Jack Reacher” with Tom Cruise and “Road to Paloma” opposite Jason Momoa. Raymond-James made his feature film debut in “Black Snake Moan” with Christina Ricci and Samuel Jackson.
Raymond-James was recently a lead in NBC’s “Game of Silence” opposite David Lyons and Bre Blair. He also starred in ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” opposite Ginnifer Goodwin and Jennifer Morrison. Previous to that, he led the cast of Sean Ryan’s “Terriers” opposite Donal Logue for FX. Other television credits include a series regular role on HBO’s “True Blood,” as well as guest-starring roles for such shows as “The Walking Dead,” “Law & Order,” “ER, “Boston Legal,” and “CSI.” He also can be seen in the History Channel mini-series “Sons of Liberty.”
Raymond-James premiered this summer in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” at the Berkshire Theater.