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James Tupper
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Character David Clarke
Season(s) 1 - 2 - 3
Date of Birth August 4, 1965
Birthplace Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
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James Tupper (born August 4, 1965) is a Canadian actor best known for his role as Jack Slattery on the ABC television series Men in Trees and recently appeared as Dr. Chris Sands on the NBC medical drama series Mercy (2009–10), which was cancelled by NBC in May 2010.

Tupper was born in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. He studied acting at Concordia University, Montreal, and later at Rutgers University in New Jersey, where he earned a Master's Degree. On Revenge, he plays Emily's father, David Clarke, in flashbacks, until the revelation the David Clarke is alive. He is a main character for the fourth and final season of Revenge.


Tupper split from his wife in November 2006 (according to Entertainment Tonight) and moved in with actress Anne Heche in August, 2007. Their son, Atlas Heche Tupper, was born over the weekend of March 7–8, 2009.

In his spare time Tupper enjoys carpentry and birdwatching. After high school, he lived on a coffee farm in East Africa and studied Swahili. He has acted in several off-Broadway plays, including An Actor Prepares and After the Rain. Tupper co-wrote and appeared in 2005's Loudmouth Soup, a fully improvised indie that was filmed in one night that is soon to be released on video. He has had a recurring role on Samantha Who? as Samantha's love interest, Owen.

Tupper appeared as Dr. Andrew Perkins, a trauma counselor, on ABC's "Grey's Anatomy".[4] He appeared in 7 episodes in the show's seventh season.


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Corky Romano FBI Agent
Joe Dirt Cop @ Bridge
Peroxide Passion Jed
2005 Loudmouth Soup Keith Miller
Love's Long Journey Henry TV Movie
CSI:NY Paul Zernecky 1 episode
Gilmore Girls Biker #1 2 episodes
How I Met Your Mother Derek 1 episode
2006 Invisible Joe
Love's Abiding Joy Henry Klein
Dr. Vegas Paramedic 1 episode
2006- 2008 Men In Trees Jack Slattery 36 episodes
2007 Pictures of Hollis Woods John Regan TV Movie
2008 For Heaven's Sake Peter Whitman
Toxic Skies Jack
Samantha Who? Owen 4 episodes
The Ex List 1 episode
2009 Mercy Dr. Chris Sands 22 episodes
Me and Orson Welles Joseph Cotten
The Gambler,the Girl & the Gunslinger B.J. Stoker TV Movie
2010-2011 Grey's Anatomy 7 episodes
2011 Mr. Popper's Penguins Rick
Girl Fight Ray
2011- 2015 Revenge David Clarke Recurring role (Seasons 1-3), Regular Role (Season 4)