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James Le Gros plays Dr. Harris on "Mercy." Le Gros is an actor with a versatile screen presence and a diverse body of work that consists of over 60 films and 20 television shows.
Since being cast by Gus Van Sant as Matt Dillon's drug addicted cohort in "Drug Store Cowboy," Le Gros has become a long-time traveler on the independent film landscape. No stranger to the Sundance Film Festival, he has starred in such Grand Jury nominated films as Bart Freundlich's "Myth of Fingerprints" opposite Julianne Moore, Billy Morrissette's "Scotland, PA" opposite Maura Tierney, Greg Harrison's "November" opposite Courtney Cox, Stacy Cochran's "Drop Back Ten" and Peter McCarthy's "Floundering."
Moreover, Le Gros has starred in numerous Independent Spirit Award-nominated films such as Nicole Holofcener's "Lovely and Amazing" opposite Emily Moritmer, Todd Haynes' "Safe" again opposite Julianne Moore, Alan Rudolph's "Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle" opposite Jennifer Jason Leigh, Stacy Cochran's "My New Gun" opposite Drew Barrymore, and Tom DiCillo's "Living in Oblivion," for which Le Gros was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for his portrayal of dim-witted rising A-list movie star Chad Palomino opposite Steve Buscemi and Catherine Keener. His other independent film credits include the Gotham Award nominated "The Last Winter" and the indie favorite "Thursday" opposite Aaron Eckhart.
Le Gros' major Hollywood blockbuster film credits include David Fincher's "Zodiac," Tony Scott's "Enemy of the State," Oliver Stone's "Born on the 4th of July," Cameron Crowe's "Singles" and Kathryn Bigelow's "Point Break."
His television credits include his series regular work on David E. Kelley's Emmy Award-winning "Ally McBeal" and on Showtime's Emmy-nominated "Sleeper Cell." His guest stints include "Law and Order," "E.R" and "Friends." Le Gros was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota.