Born on May 23, 1972 in Hillsboro, OR, Greg James, after graduating in Theater Arts at the University of Oregon in 1994, went on to act professionally on the stage at local playhouses in Portland, OR, while also performing a lead role in his first on-screen effort, The Dividing Hour. This sci-fi/horror movie was prominently featured in many fanzines and conventions, and was highlighted on "Roger Ebert & The Movies" as one of the top cult films of all time in 2000. A Special Edition version of the film was then later released for wider distribution on DVD in 2003.
From there, Greg left the arduous time commitment of the stage, and acted in a number of independent short and feature films, playing a wide range of comedic and dramatic characters, most known for his silly turn in the classic short One Night Hand (2003), more serious flair in the dark feature The Heater (2005), and a romantic comedy stint in the feature Damaged Goods (2005).
After taking six years off from acting with the birth of his first child and to work extensively behind the camera, in 2011, Greg melded all his technical skills and life experience together and plunged himself back into the Portland acting community along with his production acumen. He has gone on to star in and support many short and feature films primarily made in the Pacific Northwest.
Greg now has an extensive and varied acting resume and is most recognized for his recent comedic role as The Captain in the viral on-line smash hit Star Drunk (2013), will be co-starring in the upcoming WW2 television series TUFF TV's Combat Report (2014) to be released in late fall, and is likely to raise some eyebrows globally soon for his small yet intense role in Fox Searchlight's Wild (2014), starring Reese Witherspoon and directed by Dallas Buyer's Club (2013)'s Jean-Marc Vallee, upon its release in December 2014, for which he is featured in its initial theatrical trailer.
He was one of four nominated in 2014 for Oregon Media's Best Actor award.
University of Oregon