James Pickens Jr. is an American actor, known as Dr. Richard Webber on ABC’s Grey's Anatomy and FBI Deputy Director Alvin Kersh on FOX's The X-Files. Other television credits include Detective Mike McKrew on ABC’s The Practice, Lieutenant Joe Abner on ABC’s NYPD Blue, Chuck Mitchell on ABC’s Roseanne, Zach Edwards on NBC’s Another World, and Henry Thomas on FOX’s Beverly Hills, 90210.
Film credits include 42, Just Wright, Red Dragon, Home Room, Traffic, Liberty Heights, Bulworth, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Gridlock’d, Sleepers, Nixon, Menace II Society, and F/X.
Off-Broadway credits include Walter Lee Younger in A Raisin in the Sun (Union Square Theatre), Corporal Ellis/Others in A Soldiers Play (Theatre Four), and Pete in Bluffing, Attendant in The Rennings Children, Mr. Fend in It's Time, Santo in The Bronx Zoo, Second Man in So What...?, and his Drama Desk Award-winning role as Rake in Balm in Gilead (Circle Repertory).