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James Otis was an American actor.


Little is known about Otis' early background, including why he chose to become an actor in the first place. He began his film career in the 1970s, when he first appeared in the film Dragonfly in 1976. He made his first appearance in TV with a guest-star role on Missing Persons in 1993. In 1999, Otis appeared in three episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. In 2006, he appeared in the biographical crime film The Black Dahlia. Aside from acting, Otis has performed in numerous audio plays for Peabody Award-winning radio writer and producer Yuri Rasovsky.

On March 3, 2020, at 71 years of age, Otis passed away from complications following an illness.

On Criminal Minds[]

Otis portrayed Doctor Nash in the Season Three episode "Lucky".


  • Supernatural (2010) as Famine
  • Nite Tales: The Movie (2008) as Unknown Character
  • Dark Streets (2008) as Tommy
  • Criminal Minds - "Lucky" (2007) TV episode - Doctor Nash
  • Cold Case (2007) as Lloyd Jordan, 2007
  • The Prestige (2006) as Blind Stagehand #1
  • The Black Dahlia (2006) as Dolph Bleichert
  • ER (2005) as Arnold Brixton
  • Promised Land (2004) as Ray
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2003) as Reverend Mitchell Shaw
  • The Kiss (2003) as Ray (video)
  • Inhabited (2003) as Mr. Stevenson (video)
  • The X-Files (2001) as Arlen Sacks
  • Getting Away with Murder: The JonBenet Ramsey Mystery (2000) as Unknown Character
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1999) as Solbor (3 episodes)
  • Another Day in Paradise (1998) as Reverend
  • Profiler (1998) as Conner Drake
  • Lasting Silents (1997) as Jimmy Goodnews
  • Henry II: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1996) as Homeless Shelter Man #1
  • The Fence (1994) as Railroad Worker #2
  • Missing Persons (1993) as Jericho Jack
  • The Kill Reflex (1989) as Junk Yard Man
  • Stardust Memories (1980) as UFO Follower
  • Dragonfly (1976) as Clifford

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For an up-to-date filmography, see here.