Before Oliver was an actor he played in a band named The mangos.
Oliver got Boxers from his mom on his 14th birthday.
Before Oliver was going to play Ian in the movie "What A Girl Wants" he saw some episodes of the show "All That" and "The Amanda Show" and so he thought that he was supposed to be the love interest of 12 year old Amanda.
Oliver's favorite sports are soccer and racing.
Oliver's first kiss on screen was in the movie What A Girl Wants.
He likes Coldplay, Oasis, David Grey and John Mayer.
He loves Italian food.
Oliver had only been working for a year before he snagged his role as Ian Wallace in What A Girl Wants.
Oliver worked in commercials and stage productions before landing his role in What A Girl Wants.
Before he landed his role in What A Girl Wants, Oliver was was rehearsing with a British boyband. When Oliver got the part, he left the unnamed group.
Oliver didn't play the guitar until What A Girl Wants.
He kept up a long distance relationship with his girlfriend for over 3 1/2 years.
Oliver moved to Los Angeles in 2003.
His main reason to enroll in an acting major was so he could attend the same school as his then-girlfriend.
Oliver appears naked on the centerfold of "Cosmopolitan" magazine's December 2006 issue, with one hand barely covering his genitals.
James' first screen appearance was a supporting role in the 2002 made-for-television short film "School's Out".
In May 2006 Oliver has taken on the role of Nick for an eight-part BBC series titled "The Innocence Project".
Oliver was the only actor to kiss Amanda Bynes in his screen test for his role in What a Girl Wants.
Oliver sings and plays the guitar in both What A Girl Wants and Raise Your Voice, and he performed both vocally and instrumentally himself, using his own music skills.
Oliver picked up an agent in London soon after graduating with an acting degree.
Oliver planned on becoming an English major at Bristol University.
Oliver attended Woking College from 1998-2000.
Oliver admits he is not a very good dancer.
Before Oliver was called Oliver James, he was known as Oliver James Hutson until age 19.
At one time, Oliver considered professional race car driving as a career.
Oliver has been driving since age five.
Oliver is into race car driving.
Oliver has brown hair that is dyed black.
Oliver has brown eyes.
Two songs that Oliver have are "Long Time Coming" and "Greatest Story Ever Told."
In both What A Girl Wants and Raise Your Voice both movies have Oliver dealing with music.
Music is a huge part of Oliver's life.
Oliver went to Guildford School of Acting in Surrey.
Oliver plays the guitar.
Oliver's songs are on the What A Girl Wants soundtrack.
Oliver has an English accent.
Oliver's nickname is Oli.
Oliver is 5'11.
Oliver: I've always had a fairly versatile voice.
Oliver: I wouldn't say I have a specific type. I would say I look for a girl who is confident... someone who knows who she is. Someone who can just be themselves.
Oliver: I met Orlando Bloom and I found myself very in awe of him. Even though I'm of his generation and he's a young guy as well, I still find myself a little star struck.
Oliver: LA was a bit of a culture shock at first. I think it's taken me a while, actually. My girlfriend is in England and my parents and family and everything, so that was a big adjustment to come over here and just sort of completely focus on work.
Oliver: I used to play the drums, but I'm primarily a singer actually.
Oliver: I've got such a broad range of musical interests. I've been influenced, from my father's music and my mum's so that goes way back to like the '50s. Of course Elvis Presley because every piece of pop music has been influenced by him but then you look at the Everly Brothers. Then you move into the '60s and look at the Beatles, The Kinks and American bands, rock bands. I've listened to Queen, The Corrs. I do follow the charts. I listen to pop music of course. But, also I like kind of alternative stuff.
Oliver: Music is something that is very personal to me and nobody can ever really take it away from me because I can still sing in the shower. I can still write songs for my friends and enjoy things that I like listening to.
Oliver: I've always had this fascination with the movie business. It's always been a passion for me. I decided that I wanted to come here because this is where most movies are made. This is the town for it..to play Americans. I feel like my accent is good enough.