Many people remember James Reynolds as part of the cast of the TV show Days of Our Lives. What he does outside of the show is just as profound as the role he plays on TV. He was born on August 10, 1946 in Oskaloosa, Kansas. He studied in Washburn University in Topeka and has a major in journalism and pre-law. He married Lissa Laying in December 21, 1986.
Other than being an actor in the popular TV soap, he is also made some time as a journalist. He was once a Windward Marine reporter, a paper in Hawaii. Incidentally, he served as a marine in Vietnam. He was also a feature writer and entertainment reviewer for The Colorado Springs Sun. He also served as film reviewer for another paper, The Topeka Daily Capital.
One of the shining moments in his acting career was in 1978 where he played Officer Wilson for The Magic of Lassie. He also starred in several TV movies such as Jennifer: A Woman’s Story in 1979, M Station: Hawaii in 1980, and he played Ron Chandler in Hotline in 1982.
He also had a lot of TV appearances, including some well-known and respectable shows. He appeared in 1979 series of The Incredible Hulk. He was also in Different Strokes from 1979 to 1980 appearing in four episodes. He was also in the very popular The Dukes of Hazard in 1981. In 1988 he appeared in Highway to Heaven. Way into the 90s he appeared in Seinfeld, Generations and 227.
Interesting Facts and Awards
James Reynolds is a decorated TV and drama actor with his achievements duly recognized. For his lead role in Generations (1991) he won Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. He won a couple of awards for his work in Days of Our Lives. He won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2004 and in 2002, 2004, and 2007 he won the Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series.
His first motion picture role was in 1974 that starred Charles Bronson in Mr. Majestyk. As a reporter he has interviewed such big names like Michael Douglas, Jack Nicholson, Peter Fonda, and Madeline Kahn. James Reynolds was also named one of the famous Kansans by the Kansas Historical Society.
Aside from garnering awards for Days of Our Lives, James Reynolds is also a man who is highly committed to charity work. With more than 300 fund raising events worth of experience he is committed to causes that provide support to parenting, family, and children. He is also known to support causes for veterans and servicemen. He has supported the United Service Organization and the Ronald McDonald House Charities.