(written from a Production point of view)
Among his acting resume are films such as Uncle Buck (1989, with Jay Underwood, Mike Starr, Dennis Cockrum, Jack Blessing, and stunts by Manny Perry), Tainted Love (1995), Road Ends (1997, with Chris Sarandon, Bert Remsen, Brad Blaisdell, Steve Larson, and stunts by Paul E. Short), The 4th Tenor (2002, with Hamilton Camp, Richard Libertini, Vincent Schiavelli, Don Stark, Patrick Cupo, and stunts by Dennis Madalone, Mark De Alessandro, Andy Gill, Gene LeBell, and Spiro Razatos), and Deadly Swarm (2003, with J. Patrick McCormack).
More recently, Ames' guest starred in television series such as Hunter (1986, with Ray Wise), Moonlighting (1989, with Virginia Madsen), Tales from the Crypt (1993, with John Kassir), L.A. Law (1994, starring Corbin Bernsen and Larry Drake, and with Victoria Dillard and Stephen Root), Babylon 5 (1995, starring Andreas Katsulas), Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1997, starring Teri Hatcher and K Callan, and with Hamilton Camp), Seven Days (1999, with Scarlett Pomers), J.A.G. (2002, with Harley Venton and stunt coordination by Diamond Farnsworth), and Ghost Whisperer (2006, with Jonathan Banks, stunts by Tanner Gill, and stunt coordination by Peewee Piemonte). He had a recurring guest role in Roland Emmerich's The Visitor (1997, starring Leon Rippy).