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James Eckhouse

Personal information
Birth nameJames Hays Eckhouse
Birth dateFebruary 14, 1955(age 61)
Place of birthChicago, Illinois
ReligionJewish
SpouseSheila Kiliher Walsh
ChildrenJames Gabriel Eckhouse, John Alexander Eckhouse

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James Hays Eckhouse (born February 14, 1955) is an American actor known for playing Jim Walsh on Beverly Hills, 90210 from 1990 to 1995. He also directed three episodes of the show. In reality, Eckhouse was only 14 years older than the actor portraying his television son, Jason Priestley.

Before his part on Beverly Hills, 90210, Eckhouse played an extra in such films as Trading Places (as Eddie Murphy's prison guard) and he had bit roles in the films Fatal Attraction and Cocktail. He was a series regular on Beverly Hills, 90210 from the pilot episode in 1990 until the end of the fifth season in 1995.

As of November 2009, and still being broadcast as of January 2011, Eckhouse appears in a commercial for V8 vegetable juice.


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