At a young age James became attracted to the acting world. To learn acting and be an actor in the days to come, he joined Juilliard School's drama division. He was one of the best students in this class and he graduated from there in 2004. To learn acting, he also joined Marjorie Ballentine Studio and became close with an actor Amaury Nolasco. He also made his acting debut during the year of his graduation from Juilliard School. That year he appeared in the TV series like Law & Order and CSI: Miami. The following year he starred the role of ADA Eddie Perkins in an American television drama Law & Order: Trial by Jury. He has also appeared in an American television serial drama Prison Break where he portrayed the role of Roland Glenn. His nationality is American and he is of Asian ethnicity. He has a normal height. His net worth is unknown.