A native of Toronto, James Allodi earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts, with a Major in Film, from New York University. Since then, the writer, director, and actor has amassed an impressive resume of stage, television and film credits.
His first feature film was the critically acclaimed, off-beat comedy The Uncles , distributed by Odeon Films. He is currently developing several feature film projects, including Ditch, Automatic Road, and Stories About Blood.
Television directing credits include Naked Josh (Gemini award, best direction), Rent-A-Goalie, Paradise Falls, Degrassi, and The Associates.
As an actor, he starred in Daniel MacIvor’s bittersweet comedy, Wilby Wonderful, which premiered at the 2004 Toronto International Film Festival; and Paul Gross’ award-winning comedy Men With Brooms. Among his other credits: Bill Phillips’ Foolproof; Aaron Woodley’s award-winning Rhinocerous Eyes; David Wellington’s Dead Aviators; Daniel MacIvor’s Permission; Peter Lynch’s Genie nominated feature length documentary The Herd; and John Paizs’ Top Of The Food Chain.
Allodi had a recurring role in the television series Once A Thief, and has appeared in numerous other series including The Associates, The Newsroom, and Due South. He appeared Shaftesbury Films’ mini-series Hemingway vs Callaghan and The Murdoch Mysteries, both directed by Michael De Carlo.
He has collaborated frequently with Daniel MacIvor, and his theatre credits include You Are Here at Theatre Passe Muraille; The Soldier Dreams at Buddies In Bad Times and Canadian Stage; In On It, which toured the the U.S. and U.K.