1. James got his start in the world of entertainment in the 80s and 90s while singing and playing bass for various Montreal pop bands. This included performing in several of his own music videos broadcast on Much Music and Musique Plus.

    His first professional acting gig was in 2009, when he was cast in the pilot episode of the comedy/drama Mohawk Girls  (APTN, OMNI) as a lecherous cafe clerk.  He has since appeared in Seasons 1, 3, 4, and 5.

    He can be seen in  X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)  (20th Century Fox/Marvel) playing Mystery Man, the leader of an investigative team from a potentially evil corporation.

    He appears as U.S. Navy Captain Laurence Safford in HBO Canada's Pearl Harbor: The Accused, a documentary about Admiral Husband Kimmel's fight to clear his name after the historic attack.

    He also played crime boss Dominic Duran in the independent short film The Punisher: No Mercy,  which has gained a combined total of over 500,000 views on two YouTube channels. Not bad for an 18-minute film!

    In addition, he has done background roles for crime reenactment shows such as Imposters  and Fatal Vows.

    His voice acting includes the role of The Guardian in the video game Leap of Fate , (Clever-Plays, March, 2016) as well as various voices for Outlast 2  (Red Barrels, April 2017).

    In 2004 he produced, co-directed, and performed in the sketch comedy pilot Viewer Discretion  alongside members of Montreal's On the Spot  comedy improv team.

    1. RESUME

    2. Height/Weight   6'1" / 170 lbs.
      Languages Spoken:  English, French
      Full ACTRA member.


      SCREEN


      X-MEN: APOCALYPSE  (2016 - Twentieth Century Fox/Marvel) - Mystery Man
      PEARL HARBOR: THE ACCUSED (2016 - Arrow Media/Handel) - Capt. Laurence Safford
      MOHAWK GIRLS   (2012 - 2017 - Rezolution Pictures) Principal - Store Clerk.
      THE PUNISHER: NO MERCY - independent short film. Principal - Dominic Duran.
      IMPOSTERS - (Investigation Discovery) Background.
      FATAL VOWS - (Investigation Discovery) Background.
      VIEWER DISCRETION - sketch comedy pilot. Lead, Supporting.
      MUSIC VIDEO - (Much Music, Musique Plus) Lead performer.

      VIDEO GAMES


      LEAP OF FATE - (Clever-Plays) Role of The Guardian  for cinematics.
      OUTLAST 2 - (Red Barrels) Various voices.

      THEATRE


      MRS. SCHNEIDER'S SON: BITS OF LENNY BRUCE - multiple roles, based on the monologues of Lenny Bruce. Vanier College Drama Club.
      SKETCH KOMBAT - Various live performances, member of the Sketch Kombat theatre troupe. (Mixture of sketch comedy and stage fighting.)

      TRAINING


      Behaviour (Levels 1, 2 & 3) with Chip Chuipka, Stefanie Buxton. ASM Montreal.
      Shakespeare Performance Studies with Joel Miller, Chip Chuipka, ASM Montreal
      Scene Camera with Stefanie Buxton, Chip Chuipka, ASM Montreal
      Intensive Motion Capture Training with Shawn Baichoo (Assassin’s Creed 2, 3, 4, Outlast 1 & 2, Watchdogs 1 & 2)
      Staged Combat – Levels 1 & 2 with Shawn Baichoo
      Introduction to Improvisation and Comedy with Shawn Baichoo.
      Voice Over Training with Paula J. Davis, (MSOPA)
      Vocal (singing) Training with Colin Doroschuk , Jane Kee Ellison.

      SPECIAL ABILITIES


      Character Voices & Dialects (English, Irish, Scottish, Australian, German, French, Jamaican) (see voice demo section on this site)
      Music: singing, guitar, composing.
      Basic Martial Arts, Stage Combat.
      1. Canadian Citizen.

        Contact James for a pdf version of this resume.