In March 2009 James revealed he had decided to quit his role as co-host on Australian Idol in order to focus on his music career.
James stated once that his favorite meal would be a sausage roll in a roll, with plenty of tomato sauce, followed by Macaroni and cheese.
As at August 2007, James resides in Manly, Sydney, Australia.
James's nicknames are Jim and Jimmy.
Kyle Sandilands unloaded abuse on James in a Zoo Magazine article, but James brushed it off as something said by someone who doesn't understand how much work other people involved with Australian Idol put in to get the show on-air. James has described Kyle as someone who is difficult to work with who just comes out of his dressing room, does his thing, and leaves.
James' favourite site on the Internet is www men who look like Kenny Rogers .com
Before breaking into show business, James had jobs such as packing boxes, and fixing computers. His irst job was a Pump jockey.
James is fluent in Spanish.
James is the guitarist in the band 'The Punisherz'.
James entered the Channel V 'Reporter Search' competition, winning him a spot in the V team, hosting 50 Minutes and Easy Rider.
After leaving school, James spent a year on exchange in Ecuador.
James lists his career highlight as being the time he interviewed The Rolling Stones in Chicago.
James attended St. Augustine's Secondary School, and was named school captain in his final year.
James: (on his decision to leave Australian Idol) There is a part of me who has a little bit struggled with being 'that guy from that thing' and taking a step back totally allows you to do what you want to do without that scrutiny. For six years Australian Idol has been my life. You really don't have time to do anything else. I might not have been the greatest friend to people because I had no time so it would be cool to change that.
James: (on his most nervous interview) The first interview I ever did was with Destiny's Child and I was packing it. I thought they'd ease me off with some local pub band but no, straight in at the deep end. I was terrified!
James: (on the Australian Idol finale) I'm a big music fan, so it's exciting when there's been a lot happening locally to get everybody into the same room for one big hurrah and to let off some confetti cannons. And to drink loads. Let's not beat around the bush - it's a big part of what the night's about.
James: (describing his job of 'anchor presenter' on Australian Idol) It's a term similar to "host", but with a lot less pressure. You've basically got other people to blame if it all goes wrong.
James: (his first kiss) Year 4. Debbie Lisell. Back of the school dunnies.
James: (his worst ever fashion mistake) Any time I have ever worn Speedos, it's been a mistake. That shit should be illegal.
James: (his most embarrassing school experience) I used to accidentally call my female teachers "mum" a lot. Is that weird?
James: (asked if he's ever done a Jackass stunt at home) I've done the reverse tequila shot. You snort the salt, squirt the lemon in your eye and do the shot of tequila.