James Duval

James Duval was a guest at our 2018 Nickel City Con Horror Fest event. To see this year’s lineup, click here.


James Duval is an American actor, who is known for his roles in the Gregg Araki Trilogy of films and as Frank in Donnie Darko (2001), Blank in May (2002), Miguel in Independence Day (1996), and Singh in Go (1999).

Duval is an avid practitioner of Hatha yoga. He also teaches yoga at Earth’s Power Yoga studio locvated in Los Angeles.

Duval has also starred in numerous independent films including thepsychological thriller The Black Waters of Echo’s Pond (2009) and the mystery crime-thriller film Noirland (2016) directed by Ramzi Abed.

Duval also plays the guitar and piano, and sings in a band called Gene Wilder (named after the actor) with friends and fellow actors Brian McGuire and Brett Roberts. He formerly played for Antoneus Maximus and The Nuthouze Band in LA. Their first album in 2004 included guest appearances by artists such as apl.de.ap of The Black Eyed Peas and Christopher Reid of Kid ‘n’ Play.