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Kisicki in The Shawshank Redemption
James P. Kisicki|
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
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Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
|Alma mater||Wayne State University|
Kisicki was born in Chicago, Illinois, but grew up in Ocala, Florida. Although he was interested in the arts from an early age, Kisicki decided to become a priest. He completed eight years in seminary in Ohio and Florida, and was ordained in 1968.
Eventually, Kisicki moved to Detroit, Michigan where he completed a Master of Fine Arts in acting from Wayne State University. During college and afterwards, Kisicki became known for his stage performances.
In 1977, Kisicki joined the resident acting company of the Cleveland Play House. He stayed with the company for nine years. Through his career, he has appeared in plays like Inherit the Wind, Henry IV, Fiddler on the Roof, The Lion in Winter, among many others. His title role in The Magistrate earned him a nomination for Best Actor of the Year in Detroit, but he lost to Henry Fonda. However, he was picked as Best Supporting Actor for his role of Polonius in Hamlet.
In 1978, Kisicki started his film and television career appearing in the mini-series Centennial. After that, he has appeared in films like The Shawshank Redemption, Wonder Boys, and Diabolique, among others.
- Milk Money (1994) - City Official
- The Shawshank Redemption (1994) - Bank Manager
- Diabolique (1996) - Rear Ender
- Telling Lies in America (1997) - Cecil Simms
- Renegade Force (1998) - Frank
- Wonder Boys (2000) - Wordfest Party Guest
- Proximity (2001) - Frank
- The Year That Trembled (2002) - Detective
- Turn of Faith (2002) - Bartender
- Mary and Joe (2002) - Dr. Baumgartner
- Cl.One (2005) - Elias Oligaric
- The Oh in Ohio (2006) - Dr. Harry
- Pups United (2015) - Grandpa
- Obituary: James P. Kisicki at Legacy.com
- Taylor, Andy (February 28, 1977). "Father James Kisicki Puts Drama into His Roles Behind Both Pulpit and Footlights". People. http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20067478,00.html. Retrieved November 16, 2015.
- "About Jim Kisicki". Kisicki.com. http://www.kisicki.com/about.htm. Retrieved November 16, 2015.
- "James Kisicki Biography". Mansfield Tourism. http://www.mansfieldtourism.com/upload/images/themes/shawshank/James_Kisicki_-_Resume.pdf. Retrieved November 16, 2015.
- Emory Schley: Noted Ocala actor James Kisicki passes away in Ohio