James Cole

Aaron Stanford

After surviving the plague and living for years as a scavenger during the apocalypse, James Cole can kick ass when he needs to, but his wits are his primary tool. He's impulsive, bold and brave beyond common sense.  Though coming of age in a time when the basic tenets of society have unraveled, Cole has somehow retained a conscience.  As a Scav, he did what he needed to survive, but now is haunted by his actions.  Cole seeks to fix the past, not only to save billions of lives, but also to earn redemption.

About Aaron Stanford

Aaron Stanford received critical acclaim for his feature film debut in Tadpole opposite Sigourney Weaver and Bebe Neuwirth. Since that breakout performance, Aaron has continued to tackle a variety of roles, including Gabe Winter in Winter Solstice (opposite Anthony LaPaglia) for which he received the Rising Star of Tomorrow Award. Stanford has also had supporting roles in David Mamet's Spartan, Woody Allen's Hollywood Endings and Spike Lee's 25th Hour.   
Stanford starred opposite Kristen Stewart in the independent film Cake Eaters, which was also the directorial debut of Mary Stuart Masterson. Stanford’s other film credits include X-Men 2 and X-Men 3; Alexandre Aja's remake of Wes Craven's thriller The Hills Have Eyes; the independent films Flakes opposite Zooey Deschanel and directed by Michael Lehmann; Live Free Or Die opposite Paul Schneider and Runaway opposite Robin Tunney, which he also produced, and which was an official selection at the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival.
Stanford starred for four seasons opposite Shane West and Maggie Q in the CW’s Nikita. He starred in ABC’s Traveler in 2007, and his other television credits include Mad Men, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Numb3ers and Third Watch.

Stanford began his career with an intense focus in stage performance, beginning with local theatre in his Massachusetts hometown and continuing with work at the London Academy of Theatre. He returned to the stage in 2004 to star in the Vineyard Theatre's off-Broadway production of Where Do We Live, for which he received rave reviews.
A graduate of Rutgers University, Stanford resides in Los Angeles.

You can follow him on Twitter @AaronAStanford