James is an American television actor and writer. He started his career on CBS's daytime drama "The Young and the Restless," originating the role of Greg Foster since the show's premiere in 1973. He left in 1976 to pursue a career in primetime, where he starred in a short TV series "Code R," and later joined the cast and crew of "Knots Landing" from 1979 to 1983 as both writer and actor. He had a short role on "The Colbys" from 1986 to 1987. In 1991, James returned to "The Young and the Restless," but this time as the breakdown writer, a position that he kept until 2006, when he jumped to "The Bold and the Beutiful" to write until 2007.