James Leaming


Jim returns for his ninth season. His favorite shows include The Foreigner, Caught in the Net and Red Herring.  James and his wife, Carmen Roman, were directed by Olympia Dukakis in the world premiere of Botanic Garden at Victory Gardens and Piccolo Theatre. He performed Shakespeare, Shaw and Dietz at Asolo Repertory in Sarasota, Florida after performing a one-man This Wonderful Life. This Christmas he will perform This Wonderful Life at Syracuse Stage. He has performed at Steppenwolf, Writers’ Theatre and The Goodman. The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon for Running With Scissors Theater Company earned him an After Dark Award. He is a founding member of American Blues Theater Company, celebrating 25 years this season.  James performs voice-over, and his on-camera credits include “Early Edition” and “Prison Break.” He trained at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco and Second City in Chicago.

2009 Roles:  Multiple roles in Is He Dead?; Sam Hendrix in Wait Until Dark

2008 Roles:  Eddie Brock in Born Yesterday; The Chaplain in The Lady’s Not For Burning; Doctor Watson in Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure

2007 Roles: Man in Be My Baby

2006 Roles: Ernst Ludwig in Cabaret; Orderly in The Elephant Man; Major Metcalf in The Mousetrap

2005 Roles:  Frank Keller in Red Herring; Constable Downs in Tom, Dick and Harry; Ranger Tom T. Treado in Escanaba in Da Moonlight

2003 Roles:  Murray in The Odd Couple; King Henry the Eighth in A Man For All Seasons; John Smith in Caught in the Net

2002 Roles:  Terry in Shady Business; Charlie Baker in The Foreigner; John Smith in Caught in the Net

2001 Roles:  Mr. Forbright in Cash on Delivery; Officer O’Hara in Arsenic and Old Lace; Yepikhodov, a bookkeeper in The Cherry Orchard; Dr. Wally in Bob Almighty