James Badge Dale is an American actor best known for his starring television roles as Agent Chase Edmunds in 24 (2003-2004) and as Will Travers in Rubicon, in 2010.
Dale previously starred as Robert Leckie in HBO's critically acclaimed miniseries The Pacific. The 10-hour event told the intertwined stories of three U.S. Marines in the Pacific battles against Japan during World War II.
The epic miniseries is executive produced by Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman, the producing team behind the Emmy Award-winning 2001 miniseries Band of Brothers.
Dale also appeared in Robert Redford's historical drama The Conspirator, starring Robin Wright, James McAvoy, Justin Long, and Evan Rachel Wood. The film takes place in the wake of Abraham Lincoln's assassination as seven men and one woman are arrested and charged with conspiring to kill the president, vice president, and secretary of state.
The son of the late Broadway, film and television star Anita Morris and two-time Tony Award–winning director/choreographer Grover Dale, Dale grew up in the backstage world.
He followed his parents into the arts, making his off-Broadway debut in 2003 with the Flea Theatre Company's Getting Into Heaven. Since then, he has returned to the stage to work with the New Group and New World Stages.
Dale's most notable film role to date has been as Barrigan in Martin Scorsese's Academy Award-winning The Departed. Other films Dale has appeared in include Lord of the Flies, the film festival darling Cross Bronx, and Polish Bar.
On television, Dale appeared as Chase Edmunds, Kiefer Sutherland's younger partner in the hit series 24. He has also originated memorable roles in both Rescue Me and The Black Donnellys.