He played football in college, but he had to end he career early because of a knee injury.
He received his first mini-bike when he was 7 years old.
His father use to own a small antiques business while Jesse was growing up in Long Beach, California.
He used to be a bouncer.
He is the brother-in-law of Gesine Bullock-Prado and Raymond Prado.
He has two children with first wife Carla, daughter Chandler and son Jesse James Jr. One daughter with second wife Janine Lindemulder, Sunny James.
He tailors each of his special-order motorcycles to the specific buyer, a process so specific that James actually takes numerous measurements of the rider and factors those into the design of each bike.
He was on People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" list for 2003.
He created his celebrity status with "West Coast Choppers", the custom motorcycle fabrication shop he established in 1992. Clients for his bikes, which range from $60,000 to $150,000, include basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal, model Tyson Beckford, musician Kid Rock, NASCAR starter Kyle Petty and NFL wide receiver Shawn Jefferson.
He became an ordained minister through the Universal Life Church during the Chevy Suburban/wedding chapel conversion, specifically so that he could be the one to perform the marriage ceremony which signaled the completion of that episode's challenge.
He is featured in the video game, Tony Hawks Underground 2 (THUG2).
Jesse's great-great-grandfather was cousin to Jesse James, the legendary American outlaw.
In 2006 he went to Iraq where he built a vehicle with the soldiers serving there.
Jesse married Actress Sandra Bullock on July 16, 2005.
Jesse James and Janine Lindemulder aren't together anymore