Jim Caviezel is an American actor best known for his role as Jesus in Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ, as well as the title role in the 2002 film The Count of Monte Christo.
He is best known to television viewers for his starring role as John Reese in the crime drama series Person of Interest, since 2011.
Caviezel established himself as one of Hollywood's most promising stars with a breakthrough performance as brooding pacifist Private Witt in Terrence Malick's The Thin Red Line, in which he appeared opposite Sean Penn, Nick Nolte and Adrian Brody.
He went on to star in Angel Eyes, opposite Jennifer Lopez, and High Crimes with Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd.
Caviezel later portrayed the wrongly convicted Edmond Dantes in the Alexandre Dumas classic, The Count of Monte Cristo, before delivering his most critically acclaimed performance as Jesus in the box office phenomenon, The Passion of the Christ.
In 2012 Caviezel appeared in the true-life historical drama Savannah, co-starring Hal Holbrook, Sam Shepard and Chiwetel Ejiofor. He appeared opposite James Frain, Harold Perrineau and Elisabeth Röhm in the road trip thriller, Transit, in the same year.
His additional film credits include Final Cut opposite Robin Williams and Mira Sorvino, Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius opposite Claire Forlani and Jeremy Northam, Madison, about hydroplane boat racer Jim McCormick, and the time-traveling thriller Déjà Vu alongside Denzel Washington. The Tony Scott-directed film was the first to be shot in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina devastated the area.
In 2009, Caviezel starred opposite Sir Ian McKellan in the title role of The Prisoner, a re-imagined version of the classic sci-fi television series.
Chosen as one of People Magazine's 50 Sexiest, Caviezel is an avid, lifelong sports fan who considered pursuing a career in the NBA while in college. A foot injury derailed those plans.
Currently, Caviezel lives in Southern California.