- Category : Entertainment-Actor-Actress
- Type : GE
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Healing 2
American actor, who played Jesus in Mel Gibson's controversial film, "The Passion of the Christ" (2004). For the role, the actor learned some Aramaic, Hebrew and Latin; he had grown up Catholic but felt that the role brought new dimension to his faith. He was struck by lightning wile filming a scene for the Sermon on the Mount but was unhurt.
He began his career in Los Angeles, waiting on tables while auditioning for films. He had several small TV parts and minor roles in movies such as "GI Jane" and "Wyatt Earp." His breakthrough part was as the loner Private Witt in 1998, in "The Thin Red Line." In 2002, he starred in "The Count of Monte Cristo."
He married his wife Kerri in 1996.