On 7th of August 1982, James got married to Sheila Kiliher Walsh. Sheila Kiliher Walsh is a beautiful lady and the loving house wife. Together they have welcomed two children. They are still strongly bonded into this married life. His nationality is American and he is of white ethnicity.
James was raised in Winnetka, Ilinois. There he was enrolled at New Trier High School and he completed his high school graduation from there in 1972. He got accepted to Massachusetts Institute of Technology and he studied there till 1976. He began his acting career in the early 1980s. He appeared in the movies like Trading Places, Fatal Attraction, Big and Cocktail. He got his rise in fame in the early 1990s after he began starring the role of Jim Walsh in an American drama series Beverly Hills, 90210. He appeared in this TV series till 1995. For this role, he earned the salary of $349,650 and his net worth is $2 million dollars. He is now aged 61 years old.