James completed his theatre and screen training at Te Wananga O Aotearoa in 2003-2005, and Unitec in 2010-2011. He has numerous credits in various capacities for local independent productions. Some of his theatre credits include Verbatim (2004), Strange Children (2005), The Hospital at the Time of the Revolution (2011) and the WW1 Cook Islands tribute play Tamatoa in 2015. James has also been cast with Auckland Theatre Company for the 2016 Giltrap Audi Season of To Kill a Mockingbird.
"It's a very exciting opportunity to work with the Auckland Theatre Company on the world premiere of Polo. Dean Parker has given us a script that is so refreshingly funny it's easy to see why this scandal- infested piece is a must watch. Combine that with our amazing director, and a super-talented cast and crew, and we have ourselves a world premiere that will keep audiences thoroughly amused."