Wilmington Native James MacPherson Appears In Hollywood Film

LOS ANGELES, CA — Wilmington native James MacPherson, a celebrity bodyguard in Hollywood, recently appeared in his first feature film — “Hold On.”

MacPherson, who grew up in Wilmington, Massachusetts and attended Wilmington High School, was a high school wrestling champion. He then parlayed his time on the mats into a bodyguard career.

As a bodyguard to the stars, MacPherson has protected Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Diana Ross, Dr. Oz, Quincy Jones, Steve Wynn, and a former U.S. President.

Before “Hold On,” MacPherson has had small parts in numerous television series, including “The Young and the Restless”,” Days of Our Lives,” “Dexter,” and “CSI.” He also starred in a national Superbowl commercial.

MacPherson’s first film  — “Hold On” — tells the true story of five-octave singer Micayla DeEtte.

“I was honored to have James be a part of the ‘Hold On’ team and journey,” said film director Tarek Tohme. “We hope for many more opportunities to collaborate in the near future.”

After paying his dues, MacPherson was excited to finally get his shot in a nationally distributed film.

“It was amazing experience working with such professional and gifted people, a blessing indeed,” noted MacPherson. 

“Hold On” also stars Luis Guzmán (Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Traffic), Rapper Flavor Fav, and Emmy Award winner Maurice Bernard (General Hospital).

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