His co-star Elizabeth Mitchell who played his mother in Frequency (2000) said about him, "Jim is the perfect son, if I had a son like him I would be a very proud mother."
He attended the University of Washington and USC
Jim's brother-in-law, Scott Linehan, is the head coach of the NFL's St. Louis Rams; Jim's wife (Kerri) and Scott's wife (Kristen) are sisters.
Once on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992) said when asked by fans if he was Jesus Christ, he responds by saying no, but that he is the Count of Monte Cristo.
Shortly after accepting the role of Jesus Christ in the Mel Gibson film, The Passion of the Christ (2004), he realized his initials were the same as that of Jesus (J.C.) and that he was the same age most historians and religious scholars claim Jesus was when he was killed (33).
Spokesman for "Redeem the Vote," the conservative and Christian counterpart of "Rock the Vote."
Was initially cast as Cyclops in X-Men (2000), but turned it down to appear in Frequency (2000).
3 sisters-Ann, Amy, Erin 1 brother-Tim.
Favorite food: Mexican or a good steak.
Writes left-handed, but is ambidextrous (uses both hands).
Surname pronounced ka-VEE-zel.
Chosen as People Magazine's one of the Sexiest Man Alive (2004) and was stated as "The Sexiest Savior.".
Expressed great interest in the role of Superman/Clark Kent in Superman Returns (2006) but director Bryan Singer refused to cast him, insisting that Caviezel was "too famous" after The Passion of the Christ (2004).
Was struck by lightning during the filming of Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ (2004). Assistant director Jan Michelini was also hit (for the second time during the shoot). A crew member said "I'm about a hundred feet away from them when I glance over and see smoke coming out of Caviezel's ears."
He is a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.
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