James McDaniel

James McDaniel

Born: March 25, 1958
Age: 66
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
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James McDaniel (born March 25, 1958, Washington, D.C.) is an American stage, film and television actor. He is best known for playing Lt. Arthur Fancy on the television show NYPD Blue. He created the role of Paul in the hit Lincoln center play 6 Degrees of Separation. He played a police officer in the ill-fated 1990 series Cop Rock, and a close advisor to activist Malcolm X in the 1992 film Malcolm X. He also played Sgt. Jesse Longford in the ABC television series Detroit 1-8-7.




Year Title Role Notes
1983 Banzaï Bronx Guy
1988 Rocket Gibraltar Policeman
1998 Internal Affairs Fred Television movie
1990 Murder in Black and White Fred Television movie
1990 The Old Man and the Sea Unknown Television movie
1990 Murder Times Seven Fred Television movie
1990 Alice Party Guest
1991 Strictly Business Roland Hallorand
1992 Malcolm X Brother Earl
1993 Scam Daniel Poole Television movie
1993 Alex Haley's Queen Unknown Television movie
1995 Heading Home Unknown
1996 Unforgivable Spider Television movie
1997 A Deadly Vision Dr. Tony Natale Television movie
1997 Truth or Consequences, N.M. Frank Thompson
1998 Silencing Mary Professor Thiel Television movie
2000 Livin' for Love: The Natalie Cole Story Nat 'King' Cole Television movie
2002 Sunshine State Reggie Perry
2003 Alligator Point Unknown Television movie
2003 Edge of America Kenny Williams Television movie
2006 El Cortez Arnie
2006 Steel City Randall Karn
2007 War Eagle, Arkansas Jack
2008 Living Hell Col. Erik Maitland Television movie
2008 Bunker Hill Marcus Troy Television movie
2009 Killer Hair Mac Television movie
2010 See You in September Lewis
2012 You're Nobody 'til Somebody Kills You Detective Johnson
2013 Kings Faith Mike
2013 Cass Franklin Morris, Sr.


Year Title Role Notes
1984 All My Children Mickey Unknown episodes
1985 Kate & Allie Reverend Episode: "Thanksgiving"
1986 American Playhouse Jack Episode: "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Part 1"
1986 Hill Street Blues Officer Mason Episode: "More Skinned Against Than Skinning"
1988 Crime Story Byron 2 episodes
1989 A Man Called Hawk Ringer Episode: "The Divided Child"
1990 Cop Rock Officer Franklin Rose 11 episodes
1990 H.E.L.P. Palmer Episode: "Fire Down Below"
1991 L.A. Law Major Rainero Episode: "Rest in Pieces"
1991 Law & Order Michael Ingrams Episode: "Mushrooms"
1991 Gabriel's Fire Jackson Episode: "One Flew Over the Bird's Nest"
1991 Civil Wars Malik Watson Episode: "Daveja-Vu All Over Again"
1993-2001 NYPD Blue Lt. Arthur Fancy 160 episodes
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Nominated—Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Nominated—Viewers for Quality Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Quality Drama Series
2001 Any Day Now Riley Adams Episode: "The Contest"
2002 The Division Brian Lawrence 3 episodes
2002 Taken General Beers 4 episodes
2003 John Doe Colonel Dunagan Episode: "Illegal Alien"
2003-2005 Las Vegas Gavin Brunson 3 episodes
2004 Stargate SG-1 General Frances Maynard 2 episodes
2004 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Javier Vega Episode: "Criminal"
2004-2005 Life As We Know It William Miller 5 episodes
2006 Love Monkey Derick Cooper 4 episodes
2006 Conviction Tony Murno 2 episodes
2007 Numb3rs Phillip Wright Episode: "Under Pressure"
2010-2014 The Good Wife Detective Lou Johnson 3 episodes
2010-2011 Detroit 1-8-7 Sergeant Jesse Longford 18 episodes
2013 Orange Is the New Black Jean Baptiste 3 episodes
2014 The Following Agent Phillips 2 episodes
2015 Blue Bloods Chief Daniels Episode: "In The Box"
2016 Sleepy Hollow Ezra Mills Episode: " Incident At Stone Manor and Sins of The Father"


McDaniel won a 1995 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, NYPD Blue, and won the 2006 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in a Children/Youth/Family Special, "Edge of America". He has also been nominated for two Primetime Emmys for his work on NYPD Blue.

  • Obie Award for Before It Hits Home, 1991-1992 season
  • Drama Desk nomination for Before It Hits Home, 1991-1992 season
  • Clarence Derwent Award
  • Peabody Award for "Edge of America" (2005; NYPD Blue episode)

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