James has appeared in over 80 Major Feature Films & Television shows including Oceans 13, War of the Worlds, Catch Me If You Can & S.W.A.T. opposite Colin Farrell. He recently starred as the Governor of Louisiana in Enemies Among Us with Eric Roberts for Showtime.
James has Recurring roles on "Treme" from creator David Simon (The Wire) for HBO & "Grey’s Anatomy" on ABC. He has Guest Starred most recently on Television in HBO’s "Hung," "Three Rivers," "Bones," "House," "Ugly Betty" & "Numbers."
Mr. DuMont is the award-winning producer of the short film, The Confession, which Premiered at the Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, was distributed by Big Films Shorts and plays currently on Film 4 in London. The Confession won 20 of 25 Film Festivals around the World and was Eligible for an Academy Award.
He is the Lead Actor and Co-Producer of the Horror/Thriller-The Cellar Door. The Cellar Door Premiered at the 2007 Cannes Film Market and is Distributed by Screen Media & Monterrey Media. It made its LA Premiere at Shreikfest 2007 where James won for Best Actor, his Co-star won for Best Actress as well as The Audience Choice Award for Best Feature. It had a 6-city Domestic Theatrical release and is on DVD.
James also Co-Produced the feature film, Statistics, which won the Audience Award at the 2007 Silverlake Film Festival as well as Lead actor Kent Harper winning for Best Actor. Statistics was Exec Produced by Michel Shane, producer of I Robot and Catch Me If You Can and distributed by Anthem Pictures and available on DVD.
He has 5 other feature films he is currently developing with his producing partners in New York, Los Angeles and Louisiana.
Mr. DuMont appeared in the Broadway production and National Tour of Six Degrees of Separation and in Tony & Tina’s Wedding Off Broadway. He is a 22-year member of New York’s Ensemble Studio Theatre now in it’s 38th season and is a founder member and former Co-Artistic Director of EST-The LA Project, where he developed and produced over 200 plays during his tenure. It was capped off with EST-The LA Project wining the Best of the Fest Award at the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, CO.
James DuMont is “Bayou Coastal” living in both Los Angeles & Louisiana with his wife and two children.