James Waterston played David Grantland in Hallmark Channel’s three feature-length movies based on the book "Christy," also starring Diane Ladd. Waterston was also in Hallmark Channel's "Wedding Daze" along with John Larroquette and French Stewart. Other TV/film includes: "Treme" (HBO), "Six Feet Under" (recurring, HBO), "Live from Baghdad," (HBO), "666 Park Avenue" (ABC), "Zero Hour" (ABC), "The Good Wife," (CBS), "ER" (NBC), "Certainty" (by Mike O'Malley), "Visiting," "Dead Poets Society" (director, Peter Weir) and "Little Sweetheart" (BBC films), among others.
New York theater credits include: "Enemy of the People (Broadway)," "Parents Evening," opposite "Julianne Nicholson (Flea Theater)," Brooke Berman's "A Perfect Couple (WET)," Jack in Sir Peter Hall's production of "The Importance of Being Earnest" with Lynn Redgrave (BAM), Orlando in "As You Like It" (public theater/Shakespeare in the Park, opposite Lynn Collins) and "Another Time."
Recent and favorite regional theater includes: Originating the role of Daniel in the world premiere of David Henry Hwang's "Chinglish" (Goodman Theater, Leigh Silverman directing), Elyot in "Private Lives" (Maria Aitken directing at The Huntington Theater), Randy in A.R. Gurney's "Children" (Williamstown Theater Festival), Sir Andrew in "Twelfth Night" (Jack O'Brien, Old Globe), Iago in "Othello" opposite Seth Gilliam (CSC), Edmund in "Long Day's Journey Into Night" (with Elizabeth Franz, John Slattery and father Sam Waterston), Konstantin in "The Seagull" (with Pamela Payton-Wright at the George Street Playhouse).
Waterston continues involvement in a production of "Julius Caesar" that began at A.R.T. in Cambridge, Mass. and has since traveled on several tours in France and South America. He has played Mark Antony, Brutus and Cassius for this production.