James has said that he wants to continue directing soap operas after successfully directing two episodes of As the World Turns.
James has been a performer at the 2006, 2007, and 2008 ABC Daytime Salutes "Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids."
James has attended many Super Soap Weekends, which are annual major fan events held in Orlando, FL featuring numerous ABC Daytime stars.
James appeared onstage in Other People's Money at the John W. Engeman Theater in New York alongside Martha Byrne of As the World Turns fame.
James appeared in a music video for the song "Cryin'" by Roy Orbison and K.D. Lang.
Before James started acting, he was in a band called Livewire.
James is the oldest of four children born to his parents, Ronald and Rosemarie.
James is a talented carpenter.
James studied acting under coach Stella Adler.
James has a black belt in kung fu.
James was nominated for the Soap Opera Digest award, "Hottest Male Star" in 1994.
James is a descendent of former U.S. President Andrew Johnson.
James was previously married to Patti Hansen. They divorced in 1985.
James was previously married to Misty Rowe of "Hee Haw" fame. They share a daughter, Dreama.
James married Kassie Wesley on May 31, 1996. They share a son, James Quentin, called J.Q., who was born in 1997.