Actor “Passion of the Christ”
Jim Caviezel grew up on the country side in Mount Vernon, Washington. He was raised in a devout spiritual Catholic family as one of five siblings. The Caviezels were a family of athletes, so Jim’s fervor became sports. He developed a passion for basketball as a hobby which in turn became a lifestyle for him. His coach described him as the “hardest worker he had seen in 30 years”. However, a foot injury curtailed his basketball endeavors and during his recovery, he stumbled upon acting.
Jim Caviezel is best known for his roles as Jesus in “The Passion of the Christ” and John Reese in the hit TV series “Person of Interest.” Jim also has an upcoming film release, “Sound of Freedom,” which is the true-life story of Tim Ballard, a former US government agent who quits his job in order to devote his life to rescuing children from global sex traffickers.
Jim is married to Kerri, a high school English teacher by trade. They believe adoption is a blessing from God and have, themselves, adopted three children from China. The couple is outspoken advocates for the unborn and their right to life.