James auditioned for but lost the part of Helmsman Hikaru Sulu on Star Trek.
James's height is 6' (1.83m).
James Hong appears in one movie in which three other future voices for Avatar: The Last Airbender also play prominent roles. In ,i.The Perfect Weapon, Hong (from the episode Avatar Day) plays an Asian mafia boss who hires someone to kill Kim, played by Uncle Iroh's Mako. Dante Basco, also known as Prince Zuko, plays an orphan who is mentored by Kim. Clyde Kusatsu (from an episode called The Fortuneteller) plays a detective trying to solve the murder.