James’ distinguished career as an actor and director in film, television, and theater has spanned more than thirty years. He has acted in well over a hundred films and TV shows and has performed On and Off Broadway, as well as in regional theaters across the country.

Recently he starred on Broadway opposite Bryan Cranston in the Tony Award-winning drama, ALL THE WAY, and in the HBO series, HIGH AND MIGHTY. This fall he stars opposite Rita Wilson in the independent film SIMPLE WEDDING and in the action/thriller ANGEL OF DEATH. He is lovingly best known to TV audiences playing Jim Walsh on the original BEVERLY HILLS 90210.

His directing career has included dozens of plays and several hours of episodic television, including the award-winning ABC drama, ONCE AND AGAIN, and BEVERLY HILLS 90210.

He was just nominated for Best Director by the LA Stage Raw awards for his 2018 production of AMERICAN HERO at the Pasadena Playhouse.

Over the past twelve years James has taught at many universities including USC, UC San Diego, Cal State Fullerton, Stevens College, The Lincoln Center Institute as well as at The BGB Studio.

James began his training at Chicago’s Second City and received a BFA in drama from The Juilliard School.

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