In 2006, James won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in a Children/Youth/Family Special playing Kenny Williams on Edge of America.
James was nominated for 6 SAG Awards from 1995-2000 for "Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series" for NYPD Blue. He won in 1995.
James McDaniel has played the same role twice, but for two different movies. He played the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs in both Taken and Stargate SG-1.
James McDaniel's break-out dramatic role came off-Broadway playing the lead in Lincoln Center stage production of Six Degress of Separation.
James McDaniel was the longest-running original cast member of NYPD Blue, besides Dennis Franz.
James McDaniel is the executive producer of the movie Bunker Hill.
In 1986, James McDaniel made his TV movie debut in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
In 2000, James McDaniel portrayed Nat King Cole in the NBC movie The Natalie Cole Story.
James McDaniel made his professional acting debut in a Pepsi commercial.
James McDaniel has been in several both Off Broadway and Broadway performances such as A Soldier's Play, Six Degrees of Separation, Someone Who'll Watch Over Me, and Joe Turner's Come and Gone.
James McDaniel's wife's name is Hannelore.
James McDaniel majored in veterinary medicine while he was in college.
James McDaniel is best known for his role as Detective Arthur Fancy on NYPD Blue.
James McDaniel has appeared in movies such as Malcolm X, Strictly Business, Alice, Rocket Gibraltar, Crack in the Mirror and Bonzai.
James McDaniel plays Salem in the movie Bunker Hill.
James McDaniel was a fraternity brother in Sigma Phi Epsilon.
James McDaniel went to the University of Pennsylvania, in Pennsylvania.
James McDaniel has two sons.
James McDaniel is 6'1" tall.
James McDaniel: I very rarely watch an episode a second time, but the other night I flipped on the 'Raging Bulls' episode. I got wrapped up in the episode as a spectator. From that more detached perspective, I saw how excellently this episode was written and produced—and how it landed.