James is from Oklahoma but now resides in Upstate New York. He is a veteran of the Navy, where he served as a Hospital Corpsman with the Marine Corps. He and his wife are older parents, having their first child when they were in their 40's. He is an outspoken critic of officiating in sports (read "he yells at the TV during football") and is master of the art of grilling (only according to everyone who has eaten at his house). A former Bouncer and Bartender, he now pays the bills as a Security Manager for a commercial agriculture company. He and his wife Danielle are the proud parents of a single daughter who is the light of his life.