James Moses Black
|James Moses Black|
September 16, 1962
|Place of birth||
Portsmouth, Virginia, USA
Black is the son of a designer mother and a military father. His acting career began in 2003 with a minor role in an episode of the police procedural television series The District. Over the next decade, Black mostly continued in minor, one-off roles in television and film until he landed a recurring role as Nigel the Choir Director in Greenleaf (a series headlined by Merle Dandridge) in 2016. In recent years, Black has also appeared in a recurring capacity as Pastor Lewis in Nashville and Donald Simms in 24: Legacy. Black's first video game roles came in 2011 when he lent his voice to Vernon McNeal in L.A. Noire and background characters in Infamous 2.
On November 21, 2019, it was announced that Black would be succeeding the late Robert Guillaume as the voice of Eli Vance in Half-Life: Alyx. He was one of the first two cast members new to the series to be revealed, the other being Ozioma Akagha as Alyx Vance. Greg Coomer commented: "The new voice of Eli, James Moses Black, has big shoes to fill, but we're all excited about his performance and we can't wait for players to hear it."
- Half-Life: Alyx (2020)
- Alyx Vance will be voiced by a new actor in Half-Life: Alyx, PC Gamer (November 21, 2019)