Actor Jim Caviezel, best known for his portrayal of Jesus Christ in the 2004 block- buster The Passion of the Christ, reigned as Bacchus XLIX on Sunday, February 26, 2017. The theme of the 2017 parade was Bacchus Salutes The Saints 50th.
A native of Mount Vernon, Washington, Caviezel is also well-known for his starring role as John Reese on the CBS science-fiction crime drama series Person of Interest from 2011 to 2016.
Other notable movie roles include Private Whitt in The Thin Red Line, Detective John Sullivan in Frequency, Johannes in I Am David, Edmond Dantes in The Count of Monte Cristo, golfer Bobby Jones in Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius, Carroll Oerstadt in Déjà vu, and Jim McCormick in Madison, Catch in Angel Eyes, where he played Jennifer Lopez’s love interest.
Caviezel worked on two films that were shot in the metro New Orleans area – The Escape Plan and When the Game Stands Tall. He loved every minute of his time here because of the people, the music and food.