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 this fall on the Warner Brothers produced series HIGH AND MIGHTY. He is best known to TV audiences playing Jim Walsh on the original BEVERLY HILLS 90210.
His directing career has included several hours of episodic television, including the award-winning ABC drama ONCE AND AGAIN and BEVERLY HILLS 90210. His documentary, PROTECTING THE POSSIBILITIES, won a CINE Golden Eagle award.
This fall, he directs the West Coast Premiere of Bess Wohl’s AMERICAN HERO for IAMA Theatre at the Pasadena Playhouse.
Savoring the opportunity to teach throughout his career, James has led a number of acting workshops and taught at many universities including UC San Diego, Cal State Fullerton, Stevens College, and The Lincoln Center Institute. James began his training at Chicago’s Second City and received a BFA in drama from The Juilliard School.
He has enjoyed teaching at the BGB Studio for six years.
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