James joined Gray Talent Group in 2016. He is proud to claim Colorado as his State
of Origin. He has performed in over 60 Shakespeare plays and 75 other productions.He studied theatre on a two year scholarship to Colorado Women's College,
and took acting classes with Michael Howard in New York. As a company of 'City Studio Theatre' in North Hampton Ma. in the late 70's he performed in the first Russian Emigre arts festival held in the U.S. As a result he achieved his own FBI file.
James was a founding company member of Shakespeare & Company where he lived
and helped to restore Edith Wharton's estate The Mount in Lenox Ma. As an inaugural company member of 'The Denver Center Theatre Company' he remained for 7 seasons.
At the Oregon Shakespeare Festival he worked for 14 seasons. Other theater's include:
Utah Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, The Goodman, The Old Globe, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage, South Coast Repertory Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, Syracuse Stage, Geva Theatre, B.A.M. The Public Theatre, and San Diego Repertory Theatre.He has had the distinct pleasure of working with: Richard Dreyfus, Mercedes Ruehl, Ian McDiarmid, Annette Bening, Mariel Hemingway,Paul Giamatti, and Alan Smithee. As well as hundreds of lesser known but equally talented actors. Jams played Eddie ( lead role) in the cult horror classic ' Lone Wolf' and appeared in the first
installment of the PBS series ' On Stage In America' playing Davis Hodge in San Diego Repertory Theater's production of 'Honky'
He received a Denver Critics Award for 'Orphans' at the Denver Center Theatre Company, a Drama Log Award for his performance of 'Touchstone' in 'As You Like It' at Shakespeare Santa Cruz, and The Oxford Society Award for Artistic Excellence for his performance of 'Richard The Third' at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
As a fight director he was resident fight director at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and has directed fights for over 50 productions throughout the country, and has taught Stage Combat for the U.C.S.D. Graduate training program for 18 years.
James is also an avowed Oxfordian!