James Pickens Jr. Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

James Pickens Jr. Quick Info
Height6 ft
Weight72 kg
Date of BirthOctober 26, 1954
Zodiac SignScorpio
SpouseGina Taylor

James Pickens Jr. is an American actor who is best remembered for his portrayal of Dr. Richard Webber in one of the longest-running medical drama series, Grey’s Anatomy (2005-Present). He has more than 2 million followers on Instagram.

Born Name

James Pickens Jr.

Nick Name


James Pickens Jr. as seen in 2007
James Pickens Jr. as seen in 2007 (Eternalconceptspr / Wikimedia / CC BY 2.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Cleveland, Ohio, United States





He attended Bowling Green State University in Ohio and graduated in 1976 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.




  • Father – James Pickens
  • Siblings – He has a younger brother.


James is represented by –

  • Wright Entertainment Inc. (California)
  • Stone Manners Salners Agency




6 ft or 183 cm


72 kg or 159 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

James Pickens Jr. has dated –

  1. Gina Taylor (1984-Present) – The Grey’s Anatomy star is happily married to former singer Gina Taylor since May 27, 1984. The couple has a daughter named Gavyn Pickens and James is also the stepfather to son Carl Tharps.
James Pickens Jr. as seen with his wife on New Year's Day in 2021
James Pickens Jr. as seen with his wife on New Year’s Day in 2021 (James Pickens Jr. / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity


Hair Color


However, his hair has turned ‘Gray’ with his advancing age.

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Often seen with a French beard

James Pickens Jr. Favorite Things

  • Grey’s Anatomy Character – Miranda Bailey (played by Chandra Wilson)
  • Couple On Grey’s Anatomy – Meredith Grey and Derek Shepherd
  • Comfort Foods – Chili, Mashed Potatoes, Meatloaf

Source – Facebook.com, YouTube

James Pickens Jr. as seen in a selfie with Kevin McKidd
James Pickens Jr. as seen in a selfie with Kevin McKidd (James Pickens Jr. / Instagram)

James Pickens Jr. Facts

  1. He aspired to be a cartoonist before taking up acting professionally.
  2. His hobbies include horseback riding and calf roping.
  3. James is a member of the United States Team Roping Championship and is a regular competitor at roping events.
  4. He owns a horse named Smokey of the American Quarter breed.
  5. His James Pickens Jr. Foundation, which he launched with his wife, helps facilitate better opportunities for members from underserved communities.
  6. He has been featured in numerous television shows like Roseanne, The X-Files, Private Practice, Curb Your Enthusiasm, etc.

Featured Image by Eternalconceptspr / Wikimedia / CC BY 2.0

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