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Jim Codrington

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B: in Toronto, Ontario

Born in Toronto, Jim Codrington began his acting career at the age of 13 in a Black Theatre Canada production of The Malfini. He went on to get a Bachelor’s degree from Ryerson’s Radio and Television Arts program after receiving vocal, instrumental and theoretical training at St. Michael’s Choir School. His first major foray into television was as co-host of the multiple-award-winning Canadian children’s series The Polka Dot Door. He is probably best known for his role as Acting Inspector Darnell Williams in the television drama series The Border from 2008 to 2010. In addition to his film and television career, Codrington has had a long career on stage, notably playing Mufasa in the Toronto production of The Lion King, and playing the title role in a Saskatchewan regional theatre production of Othello. Other performances including playing “O” in Harlem Duet at the Neptune Theatre, and Adam in Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me at the Magnus Theatre.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Deadly Love (TV-1995)
Tommy Boy (1995)
Closer and Closer (TV-1996)
The Morrison Murders: Based on a True Story (TV-1996)
Rebound: The Legend of Earl ‘The Goat’ Manigault (TV-1996)
Color of Justice (TV-1997)
The Third Twin (TV-1997)
Motel (1998)
Bad As I Wanna Be: The Dennis Rodman Story (TV-1998)
White Lies (TV-1998)
Caracara (TV-1999)
Vanished Without a Trace (TV-1999)
Pushing Tin (voice, 1999)
Half a Dozen Babies (TV-1999)
Forget Me Never (TV-1999)
The Time Shifters (TV-1999)

Dear America: Color Me Dark (TV-2000)
Steal This Movie (2000)
Trapped in a Purple Haze (TV-2000)
Witchblade (TV-2000)
The Ladies Man (2000)
The Judge (TV-2001)
Walter and Henry (TV-2001)
A Passage to Ottawa (2001)
The Matthew Shepard Story (TV-2002)
Bleacher Bums (TV-2002)
Two Against Time (TV-2002)
Gracie’s Choice (TV-2004)
Direct Action (2004)
Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
Kink in My Hair (TV-2004)
Category 7: The End of the World (TV-2005)
Doomstown (TV-2006)
The Veteran (TV-2006)
One Week (2008)
Killshot (2008)
Continuity Problems (2009, short)

The Phantoms (TV-2012)
Rewind (2013)
Sunday Punch (2013, short)
Burning, Burning (2014)
Hacker (2015)
A Wish Comes True (TV-2015)
Across the Line (2015)
Gridlocked (2015)
Burning, Burning (2015)
After Birth (TV-2015)
Prisoner X (2015)

TV Series – Cast:
Polka Dot Door (host, 1971)

Liberty Street (1994)

Odyssey 5 (2002-2003)
Da Vinci’s City Hall (2005-2006)
The Border (2008-2010)
ZOS: Zone of Separation (2009, mini-series)

Bomb Girls (2012-2013)

TV Series – Guest Appearances:
Side Effects (1995)
La Femme Nikita (1997)
Earth: Final Conflict (1998)

The City (2000)
Code Name: Eternity (2000)
Mutant X (2002)
Soul Food (2001, 2002)
1-800-Missing (2004)
Kevin Hill (2005)
Queer as Folk (2005)
Life with Derek (2006)
Supernatural (2006)
Puppets Who Kill (2006)
The Dead Zone (2006)
Blade: The Series (2006)
‘Da Kink in My Hair (2007, 2008, 2009)
The Listener (2009)

Republic of Doyle (2010)
Combat Hospital (2011)
Against the Wall (2011)
Flashpoint (2011)
Copper (2012)
Rookie Blue (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
MayDay (2013)
Murder in Paradise (2013)
Transporter: The Series (2014)
Cubicle Farm (2015)

Across the Line poster courtesy of A71 Entertainment.
Across the Line poster courtesy of A71 Entertainment.