James McGowan

ACTOR

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29th May 2022 | FlixCatalog Staff

James Robert McGowan was born on May 30, 1960, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. James is the youngest of three sons of Johnny McGowan, a former light heavyweight boxer from Northern England. James grew up on the West Island in Montreal. He graduated from Concordia University with a B.A. in Communications. After graduation he took a job as a copy writer at an advertising agency rather than pursue an acting career as he did not believe he could make a living acting. He then took in the audio-visual department of McGill University. While there he got in touch with a friend who was directing plays at the Montreal university expecting to pursue acting as a hobby. He started out slowly doing student plays at the William Shatner Building. He loved it so much he decided to pursue it as a profession. It wasn't easy breaking into television in Toronto given his age (36) at the time as he was going up against other actors with lengthier resumes. It was hard at first to get auditions. He started out with guest spots in television shows such as the La Femme Nikita, Mutant-X, Falcon Beach, and Rent-a-Goalie. James also had minor roles in movies such as The Perfect Man with Heather Locklear, The Prince and Me with Julie Stiles, and Silent Night with Linda Hamilton. He has had success with two successful television ads. The first ad was entitled Doctor's Appointment and addressed the serious problem of erectile dysfunction. The ad was run continuously throughout the 2001 NHL Finals. The second ad was entitled The Deal and was for Verizon Wireless. One of his first big parts was a role in the TV movie 10,000 Black Men Named George. The 2002 film helped James find more work but he did not find substantial work until he auditioned for the CBC drama The Border. He had sent in an audition tape but had not heard back. He went to Winnipeg to film a guest part on the TV series Falcon Beach. While he was in Winnipeg, his agent contacted him and told him the show's casting directors wanted to meet with him. A second day of callbacks was added and he was able to return to Toronto in time. No one had heard of James but according to Peter Raymont, the co-creator of the show, James brought just the right degree of intelligence, compassion and authority to the character. While the producers were sure that James was right for the part, the network wasn't so sure. One of his biggest credits to that point was playing the goon in the Verizon Wireless commercial. His peers obviously approve of the portrayal. James received a Gemini nomination as outstanding actor in a drama. - IMDb Mini Biography By: El Bird

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Streaming Availability

Amazon Video has the most number of James McGowan’s flixes, followed by DIRECTV compared to other streaming platforms. See the full graph below.

Releases by Year

James McGowan on average has worked on 1 movies per year from 2001 to 2020. See the full graphs of the number of James McGowan movies released per year from 2001 till 2020.

Top Genres

James McGowan works mostly in Drama Genre followed by Crime Genre flixes. 33% of James McGowan movies are Drama Genre movies. See Top Genres that James McGowan worked on in the graph below.

Average IMDB Score

On average the IMDB score of the movies that James McGowan has worked on is 5.9.

5.9 / 10

James McGowan's Movies and Tv Series available to Stream now ..

Amy and David are two underachievers from suburbia. Amy has had a rough life raised by her neglectful drug addicted single mother. David has been raised in a more conventional family, but ...

7.9/1077 min

Available in 1 platform(s).

Action,Crime,Drama
The Border (2008)

The cases of the Canadian Immigration and Customs Security Squad.

7/1060 min

Available in 5 platform(s).

Drama,Mystery,Thriller
Scent of Danger (2002)

FBI agent Carol Blue was unwilling to take local help in the case of the kidnapping of little Zoe Hendricks, but ex-cop Chris Milos' private investigation bureau proves just too good. His ...

5.5/1088 min

Available in 3 platform(s).

Horror,Thriller
The Toll (2020)

A socially awkward driver and a weary passenger they try to make it to their destination while being haunted by a supernatural threat.

5.3/1080 min

Available in 12 platform(s).

Crime,Drama,Mystery
Lies and Crimes (2007)

A woman moves to a new home after her police officer husband is killed. She soon discovers a place where growing prescription drug abuse is creating a nightmare of lies, crime, and murder.

4.8/1090 min

Available in 3 platform(s).