James is the only child of his parents. Till date there is no any information about his married life in the media but there are some rumors about his love affairs with a French actress Stéphanie Szostak. His nationality is American. He has mixed ethnicity as he has German, Scottish, and English descent. His height is five feet and eleven inches tall.
As both of his parents were an actors and actresses, James also induced his interest in acting at a young age. When he was aged 10, he won the role of Simon in an American survival drama film Lord of the Flies. However, after starring in this movie he continued his education at Wonderland Elementary School. While he was in the Manhattanville College, he played hockey but he had to discontinue his career as a hockey player after he suffered a leg injury. With the turn of 21st century, he was seen in an American police procedural, legal, crime drama television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit starring the role of Danny Jordan. Next year he portrayed the role of Billy Ryan in a TV series Hack. That year he also played the role of Ben in an American romantic comedy film Nola. In 2003, he starred the role of Chase Edmunds in an American television series 24. He is well acclaimed for this role; he also got his first nomination in Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA for his appearance in this TV series. In 2010, he starred the role of Robert Leckie in The Pacific and Will Travers in Rubicon. He is also critically acclaimed for this role. His net worth is $1.5 Million.