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, James worked in off-Broadway shows, soap operas, and independent films. His move to Los Angeles brought more roles in film and television. He also works regularly as a voiceover actor for commercials and radio.
As a screenwriter, he currently has two pilots and a film in development. Behind the scenes, he's produced several national commercials, musician demos, and recently started his own production company, Burbank Productions. He also produces entertainment acts for his wife's company, Sunset Singers.
James resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Amy, and their two children.