James David Rodriguez
(born April 4, 1976) is an American actor better known by his stage name James Roday. He currently stars in the USA Network television series Psych as fake psychic Shawn Spencer.
Roday was born in San Antonio, Texas. He is the child of Jim Rodriguez, who worked for Boardwalk Auto Group. He attended Taft High School in San Antonio. At New York University's Experimental Theatre Wing, he studied theater and earned a bachelor's degree in fine arts. He is the co-artistic director of Red Dog Squadron, a Los Angeles theater company he co-founded with Brad Raider. Roday is in a romantic relationship with Psych co-star Maggie Lawson.
Roday has acted in various theatrical productions, including Three Sisters, Twelfth Night as Sebastian, A Respectable Wedding, Severity's Mistress, and Sexual Perversity in Chicago with his theatre company, Red Dog Squadron. He has also starred in the 2003 film Rolling Kansas and appeared in the 2005 film adaptation of The Dukes Of Hazard as Billy Prickett, and in the 2006 film Beerfest. Behind the scenes, he and writing partners Todd Harthan and James DeMonaco wrote the screenplay for the film Skinwalkers.
Roday's television credits include starring roles on NBC's Miss Match in 2003 as "Nick Paine" and 2001's First Years as "Edgar 'Egg' Ross". The July 7, 2006 series premiere of USA Network's original series Psych (airing following the season premiere of USA's other comedic success, Monk) was the highest-rated scripted basic cable TV show premiere of 2006. James Roday was to guest host WWE Monday Night Raw with his co-star, Dule Hill on January 25, 2010. However, due to an appendectomy, Roday had to withdraw from attending the event, but he was contacted on the show via speaker telephone. He co-wrote and directed the season 4 finale episode of Psych entitled Mr. Yin Presents which premiered on March 10, 2010 on USA Network.
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