J.P. Davis is an American screenwriter and actor. Born and raised on the upper West Side of New York City, Davis attended The Berkshire School and then graduated from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. Davis's first screenplay was Fighting Tommy Riley. The script was written with the sole intention of playing the title role. The script attracted the attention of industry luminaries but Davis refused to sell the script without being attached as the actor. Davis ultimately prevailed in getting the film made on a micro-budget of $180,000. Fighting Tommy Riley premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival and then went on to play at the Hamptons Film Festival (where it won the Kodak Award) and at the San Francisco Film Festival. The film opened theatrically in Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, and the Hamptons on May 5, 2006. J.P. currently lives and writes in Los Angeles.