James hails from Brooklyn by way of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Recent projects include Luscious Lips (Dixon Place), the world premiere of Do You Roll Over In The Night (Atlantic Theater Company's Linda Gross Theatre), Taking Back Halloween (The Players Theatre) and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Adam Roebuck Theater Company). He is a graduate of the Atlantic Theatre School's Professional Conservatory.

James is also co-creator of the podcast series Mixed Emotions Podcast.