James Karen plays "Verisaddius"
Respected character actor James Karen plays Verisaddius, an endearingly woeful father whose life is devoted to the futile search for his daughter, a captive of the Giant. Mr. Karen brings to the film his incredible depth and humor, as well as a wealth of experience.
A veteran of stage and screen, James Karen’s versatility and professionalism have made him a sought after addition to any film. James first gained recognition on Broadway in a 1948 production of “A Streetcar Named Desire”. Over the next few years, he set his focus on the stage and built an impressive Broadway resume before transitioning to television. In 1965, he made his film debut in “Frankenstein Meets the Spaceman” and in 1967 he joined the cast of long-running television soap opera “As the World Turns” as Dr. Burke. He would go on to appear in, among many other films, “The China Syndrome”, “The Jazz Singer”, “Wall Street”, and “Poltergeist”, as well as memorable recurring roles on tv’s “Eight is Enough” and “Dallas”.
As a result of nearly 60 years of consistently appearing on film, television and advertisements, James Karen is recognized the world over and is still an in-demand talent. In the last 10 years alone, he has appeared nearly 40 times in film and on television, including roles in “Behind Enemy Lines”, “Any Given Sunday”, “Thirteen Days”, Mulholland Dr.”, “Superman Returns” and “The Pursuit of Happyness”, as well as on television’s “Ned and Stacy”, “Judging Amy”, “Unscripted”, and “Seinfeld”.