Aaron 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.”


Online Interviews/Articles:

13 Feb 2015 – collider.com
12 Monkeys Aaron Stanford Interview

20 Feb 2015 – assignmentx.com
12 MONKEYS star Aaron Stanford gives the scoop on Season 1 – exclusive interview

19 Mar 2015 – www.tvgoodness.com
Aaron Stanford Talks 12 Monkeys Exclusive

27 Mar 2015 – tvfanatic.com
Aaron Stanford on Playing Cole, Splintering to 1987 & More

15 Apr 2016 – filmreviewonline.com
12 Monkeys Season Two – Aaron Stanford, destined to die?

11 May 2016 collider.com
Aaron Stanford on the Season 2 Finale and Looking Ahead to Season 3

19 May 2016 – www.inverse.com
Aaron Stanford From 12 Monkeys Studied Combat Vets to Play James Cole

16 May 2017 – threeifbyspace.net 
12 Monkeys Season 3 Interview with Aaron Stanford and Amanda Schull


4 Responses

  1. C'est La Vie says:

    This guy seriously needs more attention than he gets. Brilliant actor!

  2. Maria Foss says:

    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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