James received a BFA in Theatre and Drama at New York University with a focus in Shakespearean Performance, studying at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. Finding his passion for teaching, James decided to change directions and transition from acting to education. Now, instead of pontificating to a captivated audience of theatre-goers, he pontificates to a captive audience of students. James is currently teaching math courses as well as serving as an administrative assistant for Fusion Academy.