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Jim Caviezel was born on September 26, 1968 in Skagit County, Washington.

Caviezel's four brothers played pro basketball.

Jim Caviezel moved to Los Angeles in his early twenties and auditioned for various acting jobs. He picked up small parts in TV including The Wonder Years and Murder She Wrote and in the movies, where his first role was a small part in My Own Private Idaho.

Caviezel also had small roles in Wyatt Earp, The Rock, and GI Jane, but his big breakthrough came when he was cast in the leading role of the pacifist Private Witt in The Thin Red Line.

Subsequent film credits included Ride With The Devil, Frequency, Angel Eyes, and the leading role of Edmond Dantes in The Count of Monte Cristo. In 2003, Jim Caviezel was struck by lightning while playing Jesus in The Passion Of Christ. Caviezel, who is a devout Catholic was sixth months later blessed by the Pope.

In 2006, Jim Caviezel starred as Carroll Oerstadt in the thriller Déjà vu.

In 2008, Jim Caviezel was cast in the lead role of Number 6 in ITV's remake of the 1960s cult series The Prisoner.

In 2011, Caviezel first appeared in the returning role of John Reese on Person of Interest.

In 2013, he was cast opposite Jaimie Alexander in Savannah.



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