Aaron Stanford

12MonkeysS2_Cole01Aaron Stanford
as James Cole


An actor who consistently brings intensity and intelligence to his work, Aaron Stanford stars as Cole, a time traveler from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague.

Stanford received critical acclaim for his feature film debut in “Tadpole” opposite Sigourney Weaver and Bebe Neuwirth. Since that breakout performance, he has continued to tackle a variety of roles, including Gabe Winter in “Winter Solstice” (for which he received the Rising Star of Tomorrow Award at the 2004 Hamptons Film Festival) opposite Anthony LaPaglia; and supporting roles in David Mamet’s “Spartan,” Woody Allen’s “Hollywood Endings” and Spike Lee’s “25th Hour.”

Stanford’s other film credits include “X-Men 2” and “X-Men 3”; Alexandre Aja’s remake of Wes Craven’s thriller “The Hills Have Eyes”; the independent films “Flakes” opposite Zooey Deschanel and directed by Michael Lehmann; “Live Free Or Die” opposite Paul Schneider; and “Runaway” opposite Robin Tunney, which he also produced, and which was an official selection at the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival.

Stanford starred for four seasons opposite Shane West and Maggie Q in the CW’s “Nikita.” He starred in ABC’s “Traveler” in 2007, and his other television credits include “Mad Men,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Numb3rs” and the CW’s “Nikita.”

4 comments

    1. I could not agree more! Aaron seems to be one of the most unterrated actors out there! I’m looking forward to your interview with Aaron, Hank! 😀

  1. I can’t think of anyone else that has the right combination of skills and stage presence to pull this role off as well as Mr. Stanford does. And at this point I can’t imagine anyone else inhabiting that character or having the same absorbing chemistry with both Ms. Schull and Mr. Acevedo.

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