Coco is one of the few actors to be nominated for BOTH an Oscar and a Razzie Award for the SAME performance: As Marsha Mason's gay best friend in ONLY WHEN I LAUGH (1981) Coco got nods for both Best AND Worst Supporting Actor. He did not win either award.more
In 1983, James won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series playing Arnie on St. Elsewhere: Cora and Arnie.
James was nominated for a Tony Award for his 1970 role in Last of the Red Hot Lovers.
James: I come from an old-fashioned Italian family where we used to sit down for Sunday dinner at 2 and get up at 7.