James is from Minneapolis, MN. He graduated magna cum laude from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a BFA in Musical Theatre. He transferred from Anoka-Ramsey Community College in Coon Rapids, MN where he earned his AFA Theatre degree. Currently, James lives in Columbia Heights, MN.
In addition to stage performance, James also composes music. He plays piano and drum set. He teaches dialects using the International Phonetic Alphabet. James is also the founder/instructor of Green Room Tap; a free class dedicated to introducing tap dance to beginners as well as continuing skill to novice students.
Outside of theatre, James partakes in activities such as skateboarding, snowboarding, Spikeball, racquetball, volleyball and basketball. He also enjoys Kendama, a Japanese juggling device.