James Callis is a British actor. He is best known for his role as Dr. Gaius Baltar in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica miniseries and television series, and Bridget Jones’ best friend in Bridget Jones’s Diary and Bridget Jones: Actors who land roles in big sci-fi titles are often known to gain instant worldwide fame. This happened to James Callis as well.
|Date of Birth
|4 June, 1971
|5 feet 9 inches
James Callis was born in 1971, on June 4. He was born in Hampstead, London, and The United Kingdom. With the birth name James Nicholas Callis. Currently, he is 50 years old as of 2021. James Callis has not shared information regarding his parents till now in the media. James Parents own a London bed and breakfast. James has two sisters, Sarah Callis and Sophie Callis.
James attended the University of York, graduating in 1993 with a BA in English and Related Literature. He was one of the members of Derwent College, for which he was an enthusiastic rugby player. At university, callis was also a keen student actor, director, and writer, sometimes also appearing in productions put on by friends at Cambridge University, including the production of Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party.
How did James start his Career?
James attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, from which he graduated in 1996. In the same year, he made his TV debut when he landed the role of Major Tim Forrester, a recurring character for the sixth season of the TV series “Soldier Soldier. After that, he had several minor roles in various TV series, such as “A Dance to the Music of Time,” before being cast as a recurring character in another short-lasting TV series, “Sex, Chips and Rock n’ Roll” in 1999, but that same year he was also cast in “The Scarlet Pimpernel” and “Surety.”
Finally, in 2000 James portrayed Prince Ahmed in the TV miniseries “Arabian Nights,” The following year, he made his directorial debut with “Beginner’s Luck,” which he co-produced with Late Night Pictures and Angel Eye Film and Television, owned by Nick Cohen. In early 2003, he landed the recurring role of Gaius Baltar in the series “Battlestar Galactica,” remaining in the show for its five seasons until it ended in 2009 and gaining worldwide recognition. He also replicated the role in the TV movie of the same name in 2007 and appeared in the “Late Show with David Letterman.”
In 2016, James once again got a chance to replicate the role of Tom in another “Bridget Jones” sequel, “Bridget Jones’s Baby,” and that same year co-starred in Kenneth Kokin’s thriller, “Blood Moon”. Most recently, Callis played President Lincoln in the 2019 TV movie “Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History” and co-starred in Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia’s action TV series “Blood and Treasure.”
James is 5ft 8ins tall and weighs around 70kgs. Callis has a slimly built body, with a chest size of 40ins and a 32ins waist. He has long brown hair and dark eyes.
James Callis is a happily married person. He married his long-held girlfriend in 1998. They have three children together, sons Joshua Amaan and Sacha, born in 2009 and 2003, respectively, and daughter Anika Jahan Callis, born in 2005.
Callis loves to keep his personal life away from the spotlight. So not much is known about his personal life. He doesn’t have an official Instagram account. Instead, James has a Twitter account @jamescallis with around 30K Followers. James is quite active on Twitter. He shares his thoughts and learning on Twitter.
James had a successful acting career, loved by many sci-fi fans for his portrayal of Dr. Gaius Baltar in the re-imagined “Battlestar Galactica.” As of 2020 his net worth is estimated at around $750,000.
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