James Roday is an American actor best known for his starring role as fake psychic Shawn Spencer in the comedy-drama television series Psych, from 2006-2014.
Roday began his career studying theatre at New York University's Experimental Theatre Wing, then quickly gathered up a string of New York theatre credits both in classical (The Three Sisters, Twelfth Night, A Respectable Wedding) and contemporary (Severity's Mistress, Sexual Perversity In Chicago) material.
Since then, Roday has gone on to numerous television and feature film roles, including the 2005 film release The Dukes of Hazzard, as Billy Prickett. Other feature credits include roles in Wim Wenders' Don't Come Knocking and Rolling Kansas directed by Thomas Haden Church.
Roday's television credits include the NBC show Miss Match with Alicia Silverstone as well as appearances in Get Real and Providence.
In addition to acting, Roday and his writing partners Todd Harthan and James DeMonaco, wrote the screenplay for the Lions Gate Film Skinwalkers.
Roday also directed the film Gravy, which he and Harthan wrote.