James grew up outside of Allentown, Pennsylvania. A theatrically trained actor, he received his degree from DeSales University and studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York. He further advanced his classical training at the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art.
During his time in New York and Los Angeles,
James has worked in off-Broadway shows, television and film. He also has been the voice for several commercial campaigns, including Google, eBay and Coors Light.
As a screenwriter, he currently has two pilots and a film in development. He has produced several commercials, both freelance and with his own production company, Burbank Productions, in addition to consulting on live entertainment productions with his wife for Sunset Singers.
James lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Amy, and their two children.