Jamie was born and raised in Northern New Jersey with his four siblings. A gifted athlete who excelled in many sports, Jamie found his talent shined brightest in ice hockey. He also loved to watch TV and movies. At the age of five, after seeing Disney's animated version of Robin Hood, Jamie pieced together some scrap wood into a sword - had an amazing sword fight with a Dogwood tree - and knew he wanted to be an actor. He was drawn to the talents of Gene Hackman, Steve McQueen, Clint Eastwood, and Spencer Tracy and loved watching supporting actors in a variety of TV shows. Jamie dreamt that he would play hockey in the Olympics, turn pro, and someone would come along and say, "Hey kid, we need you in a movie." But reality knocked that dream out, literally, when Jamie suffered a head injury in school which ended his hockey career. Never one to give up, he eventually took up tennis and went on to play in a few professional tournaments and became a tennis instructor.
Jamie got his BA in English at the University of Richmond and then worked three jobs until he saved enough money to backpack around the world. He traveled extensively throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. For the decade following his return, he would stumble all over New York City doing play after play, extra work, stand-in work, commercials, eventually landing roles in Indie films and small bits on Soap Operas. During this time Jamie got his black-belt in Tae Kwon Do, wrote a book of poetry and some children's stories, and worked full-time in his family's business selling and fixing microscopes.
- Gone Girl
- The Avengers
- Sons of Anarchy