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James Devoti is an American actor who portrayed Cole in AMC's The Walking Dead.


Devoti was born in Merrick, New York. Raised on Long Island, Devoti made his way from Merrick to Baltimore, where he attended and graduated from Loyola University, earning a BA in Communications/Advertising with a Minor in Business. While there, Devoti competed on the #1 nationally ranked Loyola Greyhounds Men's Lacrosse Team, going to a Final Four his freshman year. After graduation, James traveled to West Africa to volunteer his time and efforts in Ghana before embarking on a career in the entertainment industry.

James has one older brother, John Devoti who served in Afghanistan in 2004 and Iraq in 2008. He is currently a Lt. Colonel in the United States Marine Corps. Devoti's father, Robert, passed away to lung cancer when James was only thirteen years old. He served as a sniper with the United States Marine Corps in Vietnam. His mother, Barbara, who resides in Merrick, New York, is a retired school teacher. James attributes his work ethic, persistence and determination to the values she instilled in him as a single mom.

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