James Hook (2000)

James' career as an actor continues to explode.  His most notable roles while at WestConn include Don Kerr in "A Chorus Line", Bo Decker in "Bus Stop" and Rodolfo in "A View From the Bridge".

James along with Michael Hartel, Greg Harkins and Ellen Whitman founded CenterStage. Before graduating from WCSU James took an Actor's Equity Internship at TheaterWorks in Hartford, CT. James received his union equity card after completing his internship. James continued to work at Theaterworks for three seasons working on 17 Actor's Equity Association productions including Edward Albee's "Three Tall Women" in which he played the young man and "Master Class" were he played the stagehand.

 

In the Fall 2000 James got the role of Corporal Chapman in "Tallulah Hallelujah!" off-broadway at the Douglas Fairbanks Theater and moved to NYC. While in NYC the past 7 years James received his SAG and AFTRA cards working as an actor.

He has had roles on As The World Turns, NBC's show ED, CBS's Love Monkey, Spike Lee's Inside Man and Sidney Lumet's Strip Search. James has also done Stand-in work for some of the biggest names in the business including: Edward Norton, Ethan Hawke, Ralph Fiennes, Clive Owen and Nicolas Cage. James has three upcoming roles in the movies P.S I Love You, Pride & Glory and We Own The Night.

In May 2004 James married Nicole (LaForgia) Hook, also a graduate of WCSU. He can be reached at hookjms@aol.com

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