You know James from one of his most iconic roles – Frank, from Donnie Darko. I had the pleasure of working with him for a bit on a film called Beast Mode.
James is very chill and down-to-earth and he took a moment between projects to sit down with us and talk about his career – and his new film Beast Mode.
Born in Detroit, Michigan in 1972. He moved to Los Angeles, California in 1974. He attended Gladstone High School in Covina, California from 1986 to 1989 as well attending Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, and Fair Valley in Covina. Although he was trained as a classical pianist as a child he eventually moved to the guitar. He used to play for “Antoneus Maximus & The Nuthouze Band” who had been playing gigs at local venues in Los Angeles. 2004 saw them working on their 1st album which included guest appearances by such luminaries as ‘Apl.de.Ap’, ‘DjMotiv8’ and ‘Dante Santiago’ from “Black Eyed Peas” as well as ‘Kid’ (Chris) from “Kid’N’Play”. He practices/teaches Hatha Yoga in between films and now plays Guitar/Piano and sings in the band “Gene Wilder” with friends and fellow actors “Brian McGuire” and Brett Roberts