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 appears as Duncan Campbell Scott (infamous manager of the Residential School System in Canada) in ICI/CBC's Tuer l'Indien dans l'enfant (with the English version Into the Circle of Civilization still to be released). Directed by Ilan Ziv.

    He can be seen playing the lead in the post-credits scene of  X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)  (20th Century Fox/Marvel) A character known only as Mystery Man, he is the head of an investigative team from a potentially evil corporation that is out to collect some very precious samples.

    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 takes on the roles of both father and teacher for two inspirational films created by Goalcast.com

    He played crime boss Dominic Duran in the independent short film The Punisher: No Mercy,  which has gained a total of over 1.1 million views on YouTube. Not bad for an 18-minute independent film! He appears in Season 3 of The Bold Type  as Zackary Pincher, a fishing magazine publisher. He will also play the part of one of Canada's great historical villains, Duncan Campbell Scott, in the upcoming CBC documentary "Into the Circle of Civilization", to be released in early 2020.

    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). He plays multiple characters, including Scotland Yard Detective-Sergeant Tobias Gregson in the drama podcast Genius  (Waterworks, 2019) a vibrant modern-day Sherlock Holmes story. He also voiced a passage by Marshall McLuhan in the documentary series Extraordinary Canadians   ( PMA Productions / CBC, 2017)

    He has recorded two audiobooks for Penguin Random House, History Smashers: Pearl Harbor and Life in Two Worlds.

    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.

    He is currently working on composing and recording a catalogue of music for licensing to film and TV.

    1. RESUME

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


      TUER L'INDIEN DANS L'ENFANT / INTO THE CIRCLE OF CIVILIZATION  (2022 - Ilan Ziv - ICI/CBC) - Duncan Campbell Scott
      L'EMPEREUR  (2022 - Adam Kosh/Noovo) - Supporting
      MY WACKO PARENTS  (2021 - Tina Adams/Marcova Productions) - News Reporter
      FATHER DESTROYS DAUGHTER'S DREAM  (2021 - Elio Castello/Goalcast) - Father
      CHANGE THE LABEL  (2020 - Patrick C. Huard/Goalcast Productions) - News Reporter
      X-MEN: APOCALYPSE  (2016 - Twentieth Century Fox/Marvel) - Mystery Man
      PEARL HARBOR: THE ACCUSED (2016 - Arrow Media/Handel) - Capt. Laurence Safford
      THE BOLD TYPE (SEASON 3)   (2018 - FREEFORM)  - Actor - Zackary Pincher.
      MOHAWK GIRLS   (2012 - 2017 - Rezolution Pictures) Principal - Store Clerk.
      EXTRAORDINARY CANADIANS   (2017 - PMA/CBC) Voice Actor.
      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 VIDEOS - (Much Music, Musique Plus) Lead performer.


      GOTHAM KNIGHTS - (Warner Brothers) Role of Alfred  for PCAP and guide voice
      TWO FALLS - (Windigo/Pixel Audio) Role of Tehonwastastha  (principal character)
      LEAP OF FATE - (Clever-Plays) Role of The Guardian  for cinematics.
      OUTLAST 2 - (Red Barrels) Various voices.


      HISTORY SMASHERS: PEARL HARBOR - (Kate Messner/Penguin Random House)
      LIFE IN TWO WORLDS - (Ted Nolan/Penguin Random House Canada)


      GENIUS - (Waterworks) Detective-Sergeant Tobias Gregson, Professor Atterbury, Mycroft Holmes and others.


      JUST FOR LAUGHS - HOWIE MANDEL GALA Supporting performer.
      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.)


      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
      TV and Film Language Dubbing with Richard Dumont, Holly Gauthier-Frankel, Eleanor Noble, Jennifer Seguin
      Laban Movement Analysis with Stefanie Buxton, ASM Montreal
      Introduction to Improvisation and Comedy with Shawn Baichoo.
      Voice Over Training with Paula J. Davis (MSOPA), David Tyler
      Animated Character Voice Training with Anik Matern.
      Vocal (singing) Training with Colin Doroschuk , Jane Kee Ellison.


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

        Contact James for a pdf version of this resume.