James is known by most of his fans simply as "Leary".
People who have never see James out of his "Clem" makeup often assume he is old and are surprised by how young he actually is.
James was quite excited to win the role of Clem, as he had been a very big fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer long before he was ever called to audition for it.
James says that if he could not be an actor, he would pursue a profession as a Nazi Hunter.
In March 2007, James appeared on Passions, which happens to be television buddy Spike's favorite soap opera.
The kittens used during Clem's poker games were on loan from the SPCA, prompting many cast and crew to become new cat owners. Unfortunately for cat-lover James, his wife is allergic to felines.
For convention bookings, James was formerly represented by actress Julie Caitlin Brown. The two parted ways in 2005.
Honors & Awards:
~Won a 2002 Golden Fang Award for Best Limited Run Character.
~In the summer of 2006, James starred in the critically acclaimed play Noise, with the Furious Theatre Group, winning the Critics Pick for Best Ensemble.
James loves to read. Favorites include anything by Steven King, The Dresden Files, the Tolkien novels, and C.S. Lewis's Narnia series.
The character of Clem, portrayed by James, originally had no name and was described in the script only as "loose skinned demon."
Before coming to California, James helped to form the Dallas comedy improv troupe, called Freudian Slip.
James says that his grandfather, a World War II vet and New York City fireman for 35 years, is his hero.
James spent all four years of high school at Lewisville High School in Lewisville, Texas. He graduated in 1991.
Unsurprisingly, James belonged to his high school drama club.
James jokingly claims to have a man crush on actor Matthew McConaughey, because anyone who gets stoned to play the bongos naked, must be the coolest person ever.
James lived in Chicago for a time and studied and performed at Improv Olympic and Steppenwolf Theatre.
James is married to a woman named Stacie. They have a child together.
James's favorite beer is Shiner Bock, which is the national beer of his home state, Texas.
James is a big fan of the Harry Potter series.
James's favorite band of all time is Led Zeppelin, but he also claims to like The Darkness, Kings of Leon, and Green Day.
James Leary is a frequent guest at fan conventions for the cult favorite, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In 2005, he spent a week at sea, partying with fans and friends alike, on Vulkon's Slayercruise.
James attended Texas A & M University from 1991 - 1995, majoring in Industrial Engineering.
James is 6' (1.83cm)
James grew up in Lewisville, Texas but currently lives in Pasadena, Ca., with his wife, Stacie.
On the set, Sarah and Alyson loved to play with Clem's long, puppy dog like ears prompting James to say...
James Leary: Where were these ears when I was in high school?
James Leary: I was a comic freak as a kid. Wolverine kicks ass!
James Leary: I'm an average looking, very funny, white guy!
James Leary: Just because you're a demon doesn't necessarily mean you're bad, and just because you're human doesn't necessarily mean you're good.
James Leary: Clem is so goofy, and it's so much fun to get to play somebody that doesn't care about their physical appearance.
James Leary: Some people do extreme sports. Improv is my extreme sport. It's the adrenaline of not knowing what's going to happen next.
James Leary: I have a man crush on Matthew McConaughey. He is the coolest person ever... if you have no problems playing stoned, naked bongos then you are awesome.
James Leary: I think it would be a blast to be in one of the Angel television movies, if they ever happen.
James Leary: I am a very, very happily married man.