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 HappilyMarried to his wife Kerri since 1996, and they have adopted three Chinese children.

!!Works he has appeared in:

* ''Film/TheCountOfMonteCristo''
* ''Film/DejaVu''
* ''Film/EscapePlan''
* ''Film/{{Frequency}}''
* ''Film/GIJane''
* ''Film/{{Highwaymen}}''
* ''Film/{{Outlander}}''
* ''Film/ThePassionOfTheChrist''
* ''Film/PayItForward''
* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''
* ''Series/ThePrisoner2009''
* ''Film/TheRock''
* ''Film/TheThinRedLine''
* ''Film/{{Unknown 2006}}''

!!!'''This actor provides examples of:'''
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: He was diagnosed with ADHD when he was 25. He doesn't display many of the hyperactive tendencies associated with the disorder, but he's admitted he has trouble focusing when people are talking to him, and he occasionally seems to have trouble keeping his train of thought on track (which can lead to his conversations rabbit trailing during interviews).
* AlmightyMom: When asked which superhero could kick his butt, he replied "My mom."
* BlindDate: How he and Kerri met.
* BoltOfDivineRetribution: Received some pretty harsh criticism for his performance in ''The Passion''. [[DoingInTheWizard That, or he learned the hard way why it's not a good idea to film on location in the middle of a thunderstorm]].
* BriefAccentImitation: Loves doing impressions, especially Christopher Walken.
* ButIPlayOneOnTV: In case you were wondering, no, he is not actually Jesus; he just played him in a movie. However, he happily admits to actually being Film/TheCountOfMonteCristo and [[Series/PersonOfInterest John Reese]].
* CareerEndingInjury: An ankle injury ruined his hopes for a basketball career, but that was when he began to pursue an acting career, so it all worked out in the end.
* CareerResurrection: His role on ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' is widely regarded as this.
* CreatorBacklash: [[DownplayedTrope Somewhat]]. He is ''not'' keen with ''Film/ThePassionOfTheChrist'', but not to the point where he regrets working on it. This was mainly due to the struggles he went through while filming (getting struck by lightning, accidentally being scourged, having his shoulder dislocated, and suffering from pneumonia and hypothermia), as well as going hand to hand with Creator/MelGibson.
* CoolCar: Owns a personalized black Porsche named "Sinister" (which he allowed to be stolen by Reese in an episode of ''Series/PersonOfInterest'').
* CuddleBug: He's always throwing an arm around his ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' castmates.
* ElvisImpersonator: A pretty good one. The mother of his long-time manager was a huge fan [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments and he would impersonate Elvis for her every time he was able to visit]].
* FanNickname: "Caviezus." [[DontExplainTheJoke In case you can't tell]], that's a combination of "Caviezel" and "Jesus".
* IcyBlueEyes: His are frequently described as being able to stare into your soul.
* NiceGuy: By all accounts, he's a downright nice guy to everyone.
* ObligatoryJoke: It's been over a decade since he starred in ''The Passion of the Christ'', and the Jesus jokes are still a regular occurrence.
* OneLiner: ''Loves'' these.
%%* PapaWolf
* RealMenLoveJesus: A devout Catholic.
* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: Out of respect for his wife, 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.
* SignificantMonogram: His initials are "JC", and he played Jesus Christ when he was 33 years old. We repeat: ''He is not actually Jesus.''
* SilverFox: He's well on his way to being one. His character Reese was even referred to as such once on ''Series/PersonOfInterest''.
%%* TallDarkAndHandsome
* TheUnpronounceable: It's pronounced "ka-VEE-zel." You'd be amazed at how many people still get that wrong in interviews.