Jim Caviezel

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James "Jim" Caviezel (born September 26, 1968) is an actor from Mount Vernon, Washington. He is most known for his role as Jesus in The Passion of the Christ. Caviezel's wife Kerri is a school teacher whom he met on a blind date in 1993 and married in 1997. He and his wife have adopted two children from China and are pro-life.[1]

His nickname was Jimmy and he had a strong Catholic upbringing. His Christian beliefs have continued to influence him throughout his life.[2] He was athletically gifted on the basketball court and dreamed of someday playing in the NBA.[3] Caviezel went to three high schools and graduated as a basketball star in 1987 from Burien Kennedy High School in Burien, Washington. He would play basketball at Bellevue Community College until his sophomore year when he injured his foot. Shortly after, he turned his focus toward acting. Caviezel currently co-stars on the television series, Person of Interest.


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  1. Pro-Life Convictions Worth Risking Career For: "The Passion" Actor Jim Caviezel, Lifesitenews.com, August 25, 2009
  2. http://www.christianpost.com/news/jim-caviezel-talk-on-abortion-and-gods-love-goes-viral-video-119817/
  3. Biography of James Caviezel, IMDB