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 has starred as John Reese on the CBS crime drama ''Person of Interest'' since September 2011.

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/ThePrisoner'' (2009)
* ''Film/TheRock''
* ''Film/TheThinRedLine''

!!!'''This actor provides examples of:'''
* {{ADHD}}: 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 The Count of Monte Cristo and 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 "Person of Interest" is widely regarded as this.
* CoolCar: Owns a personalized black Porsche named "Sinister" (which he allowed to be stolen by Reese in an episode of PersonOfInterest).
* CuddleBug: He's always throwing an arm around his PersonOfInterest castmates.
* [[ElvisImpersonator Elvis Impersonation]]: He does a pretty good one. The mother of his long-time manager was a huge fan [[{{Heartwarming}} and he would impersonate Elvis for her every time he was able to visit]].
* FanNickname: "Caviezus." In case you can't tell, that's a combination of "Caviezel" and "Jesus".
* HappilyMarried: For sixteen years and counting.
* IcyBlueEyes: His are frequently described as being able to stare into your soul.
* NiceGuy: By all accounts, he's a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin downright nice guy]] to everyone.
* ObligatoryJoke: It's been nine years since he starred in ''The Passion of the Christ'', and the Jesus jokes are still a regular occurrence.
* OneLiner: ''Loves'' these.
* PapaWolf
* RealMenLoveJesus
* 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.
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* TheUnpronounceable: It's pronounced "ka-VEE-zel." You'd be amazed at how many people still get that wrong in interviews.