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Michael Raymond-James
Michael Raymond-James
Character Neal Cassidy/Baelfire
Season(s) S1 - S2 - S3 - OW - S4 - S5 - S6 - S7
 
Date of Birth December 24, 1977
 
Origin Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A
 
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Michael Raymond-James is one of the main actors of Once Upon a Time, portraying the role of Neal Cassidy/Baelfire.

Biography

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 in 2010 after the first season.

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

In an episode of The Walking Dead, Raymond-James played a young man named Dave, the first non-zombie killed by series protagonist Rick Grimes. In 2012, he joined the cast of ABC's Once Upon a Time as Neal Cassidy, the birth father of Henry Mills.

Gallery

Gallery of behind the scene stills used to promote the actor.

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