James Roday is an actor, writer, director, and producer perhaps is best known for his 8-year run as Shawn Spencer on the USA hit comedy PSYCH. In addition to acting, James was a producer and wrote and directed several episodes per season. James wrote and directed the USA pilot SHOOT THE MOON, starring Mandy Moore and Sam Huntington. UCP gave James a moderate amount of money to shoot the pilot, and as you will see, the production values are incredible. His production company, Siren, has facilities to shoot and edit, as James is producing a number of different pilots at the moment.
His feature directing debut, GRAVY, a low budget horror-comedy with an amazing cast including Lily Cole, Sarah Silverman, and Gabourey Sidibe, was distributed by Shout! Factory last year. His television directing credits include “Rush Hour,” multiple episodes of “Rosewood,” “Psych” and“Battle Creek,” to name a few.
He stars in the independent feature, PUSHING DEAD, where he plays the role of a struggling writer who lives with HIV in Northern California. They are currently out to film festivals with it. He has a blind script deal at 20th television and is developing multiple projects as a producer.