Michael Raymond-James
Michael Raymond-James 2013
General Information
Gender: Male
Nicknames: Mikey Ray
Birthday: December 24, 1977
Age: 40
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Social Networks: Twitter
Other Information
Height: 5'8"
Occupation(s): Actor
Education: Clarkston High School
Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York
Talents: Acting
Series Information
Character: Neal Cassidy/Baelfire/Mysterious Man
First appearance: Broken
Last appearance: Souls of the Departed

Michael Raymond-James (born Michael Weverstad) is an American actor. He is best known for playing René Lenier in the first season of the HBO series True Blood, Britt Pollack on the FX series Terriers, and Neal Cassidy/Baelfire on the ABC series Once Upon a Time.

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Life and career

Raymond-James was born in Detroit, Michigan, and graduated Clarkston High School in 1996, where he was a football and track standout. He started out doing theater and studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York, with George Loros, Geoffrey Horne and Robert Castle. Following several stage appearances in New York, including 'The Petrified Forest' at the Pantheon Theater, he relocated to Los Angeles.

He has guest starred in such series as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, NCIS, Medium, Boston Legal, ER and the season two premiere of Lie to Me. He starred in the FX original series Terriers which was canceled by FX on December 6, 2010 after the first season.

In his feature debut Raymond-James played the best friend of Justin Timberlake's character in Black Snake Moan with Christina Ricci and Samuel Jackson. The actor also starred in Jonny Hirschbein's award-winning short film 'The Fix,' working alongside Robert Patrick and David Paymer. His feature-film credits include 'Moonlight Serenade,' starring as a piano prodigy opposite Academy Award Nominee Amy Adams.

In an episode of The Walking Dead titled "Nebraska", Raymond-James played a young man named Dave, who presents a threat to series protagonist Rick Grimes and his group.

He starred in Once Upon a Time as Neal Cassidy/Baelfire, who is Henry's father as well as Rumpelstiltskin's son and is later revealed to be the grandson of Peter Pan.


Year TV Show/Movie Medium Role
2000 Minor Blues Dill
2002 Hack TV Series Greg
2003 Line of Fire TV Series Threat
2003 The Handler TV Series Mace
2004 North Shore TV Series Damien Pruitt
2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation TV Series Aaron Colite
2005 The Fix Short Michael
2005 Killer Instinct TV Series
2006 Boston Legal TV Series Kevin Armus

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