James is an award-winning playwright and actor whose New York writing credits include: POPCORN FALLS directed by two-time Tony Award Winner Christian Borle (Oscar Wilde Award nomination), PETE 'N' KEELY (Outer Critics Award nomination, two Drama Desk nominations), THE AUDIENCE (Drama Desk nomination), BEING AUDREY (Transport Group, NEA Grant recipient), A CHRISTMAS SURVIVAL GUIDE, THE GORGES MOTEL, CHRISTMAS AT EVERGREEN MALL (NY Fringe Festival). His plays and musicals have been developed and performed at The Lark, Vineyard Theatre, Second Stage, Long Wharf, Goodspeed, Denver Theatre Center, New Jersey Rep and Papermill Playhouse. Many of his short plays and monologues have been published in Best Play anthologies and his short film, THE EXHIBITIONIST, has been optioned for production in 2023. James is a Terrance McNally Award finalist and has taught playwriting at The Barrow Group in New York City and The Art Workshop International in Assisi, Italy.
As an actor he’s performed in many films and television shows including HBO’s ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’, ‘Three Women’, Marvel’s ‘Iron Fist’, ‘The Report’, ‘Oceans 8’, ‘Things Heard and Seen’, ‘Godfather of Harlem’, ‘The Americans’, recurring role on Steven Spielberg’s ‘Public Morals’, ‘Madam Secretary’, ‘House Of Cards’, ‘The Sopranos’, ‘Law and Order, SVU, CI’ and ‘The Blacklist’. On Broadway and tours: Mary Poppins, The Scarlet Pimpernel, 1776, City Of Angels, A Grand Night For Singing, Once Upon A Mattress, Falsettos, Dancing At Lughnasa, Cats. He is a member of The Dramatist Guild of America.