Creator / Jim Caviezel

James Patrick "Jim" Caviezel, Jr. (born September 26, 1968) is an American film and television actor, known for portraying Jesus Christ in the 2004 Mel Gibson film The Passion of the Christ. Other notable roles have been Bobby Jones in Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius, Detective John Sullivan in Frequency, Edmond Dantès in The Count of Monte Cristo, Catch in Angel Eyes, Carroll Oerstadt in Déjà Vu and Private Witt in The Thin Red Line. He starred as John Reese on the CBS crime drama Person of Interest from September 2011 to June 2016.

Off-screen, he has been Happily Married to his wife Kerri since 1996, and they have adopted three Chinese children.

Works he has appeared in:

This actor provides examples of:

  • Real Men Love Jesus: A devout Catholic.
  • Screw the Money, I Have Rules!: Out of respect for his wife and his beliefs, he refuses to do sex scenes (and consequently has turned down roles) if he and the actress in question are not allowed to wear something to cover certain parts. He said he was unwilling to portray gratuitous sex or violence[1].
  • Significant Monogram: His initials are "JC", and he played Jesus Christ when he was 33 years old. We repeat: He is not actually Jesus.
  • Silver Fox: He's well on his way to being one. His character Reese was even referred to as such once on Person of Interest.
  • The Unpronounceable: It's pronounced "ka-VEE-zel." You'd be amazed at how many people still get that wrong in interviews.