Who is James Wlcek?
James Wlcek was born in New York, United States on February 22, 1964. His zodiac sign is Pisces and he holds American citizenship. He’s an actor, perhaps best known for his portrayal of Ben Shelby in the romantic drama series “Ryan’s Hope,” which aired from 1975 to 1989 and starred Nancy Addison, Michael Levin and Helen Gallagher; the series followed the working-class Ryans family and won 29 awards while being nominated for 47 more.
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For his performance, James was nominated for a Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Male Newcomer: Daytime in 1989.
Where is he now and what is he doing today?
There have been rumors circulating on the internet that James has retired from acting, however, he is still active in the film industry and in 2019 portrayed one of the main characters, Deputy Grant in the film action western horror “Howlers” written and directed. by Josh Ridgway – the film also starred Sean Patrick Flanery and Chad Michael Collins.
Childhood and education
James grew up interested in acting, and soon after enrolling in a primary school, he began appearing in school plays, and soon also in plays performed at a local theater . He became interested in martial arts after enrolling in a local high school, then took martial arts lessons for over 30 years – his fighting skills can be seen in the films and television series in which he appeared. James enrolled in 1982 and then enrolled in college from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1985, however, he decided to focus on his acting career rather than working in his field of acting. studies.
James launched his acting career in 1987 when he starred as Claude Altoose in “The Swap” episode of the fantasy comedy series “Tales from the Darkside.” In 1989, he played Jack Gibson in two episodes of the critically acclaimed romantic series “One Life to Live”.
He made his first film appearance that year when he played secondary character Marshall Marmillion in the romantic comedy film “Steel Magnolias,” which starred Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis and Sally Field, and talks about a young beautician who moves to a small town in Louisiana, and joins a small group of women who know everything and everyone in town.
1990 saw James portray Linc Lafferty in seven episodes of the romance series ‘As the World Turns’, which aired from 1956 to 2010 and had over 3,500 episodes. Later in the decade, he starred as Clancy in the “Last Breath” episode of the action cop series “Baywatch Nights,” and portrayed Eric in the mystery movie “Damien’s Seed,” but that didn’t happen. didn’t get much attention.
In 1997, James was invited to appear in a single episode of the action-adventure series “LA Firefighters”, then showed his fighting skills in the action-adventure series “Walker, Texas Ranger”, which featured featuring martial artist Chuck Norris.
In 1999, James starred as Trent Malloy in all six episodes of the crime action series “Sons of Thunder”, while the following years saw him appear in single episodes of several series, such as “JAG in 2002 and “The Division” in 2003. He made an uncredited appearance in the romantic comedy film “Little Black Book” in 2004, and the following year saw him portray Yale in the drama film “Don’t tTell”. In 2009 he was invited to appear in the action-adventure fantasy film “Hydra”, which received mainly negative reviews, and two years later he played The Landowner in the romantic western “Love’s Christmas”. journey”.
Three of James’ most recent roles (besides 2019’s “Howlers”) have been in the 2013 action western “Shadow on the Mesa” as Ranch Hand, in the sci-fi film “The Palmer Supremacy” in 2014, in which he played one of the main characters, John Merrit, and the sci-fi film “The Sector” in 2016, appearing as Brennan.
Loving life and relationships
In 1993, James met Susan Broccoli at a party thrown by a mutual friend who introduced them – they started dating a few days later, and after four years of being together, they married at a private ceremony attended by their closest friends and family.
Susan is a photographer specializing in product photography and has worked with many UK and Italian hotels and restaurants, while she has had exhibitions in the US and UK. In 1999, Susan gave birth to their first child and two years later their second child followed – both of their children are martial artists and are not interested in becoming actors.
James did not speak of any women he might have been with before meeting Susan, and there were no rumors or controversies surrounding his marriage to Susan. As of August 2020, he is married and has two children.
Hobbies and other interests
James was physically very active during his 20s and 30s, as he had several gym workouts each week, played football and soccer, and often went swimming and running.
He is an animal lover who has worked with several animal shelters, donating money and volunteering – he has two pet dogs and his favorite animals are elephants.
He enjoys listening to jazz and blues music, and two of his favorite artists are Frank Sinatra and Louis Armstrong.
James’ main hobby is travelling, and his acting career has taken him all over the United States, while he has also traveled to Europe on numerous occasions, visiting some of his favorite cities: Paris in France, London in England and Rome in Italy.
He has his own favorite actors and actresses, including Tom Hanks, Will Smith and Julia Roberts, and some of his favorite movies are “You’ve Got Mail”, “Sleepless in Seattle” and “Notting Hill”.
age and size
James’ age is 56. He has short brown hair and blue eyes, his height is 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) and he weighs about 154 pounds (70 kg).
As of August 2020, his net worth is estimated to be over $500,000.