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, sweeping many stages while also performing a lead role (as a lovable pot-smoking hooligan) in his first on-screen effort, The Dividing Hour. He got off to a decent start to his career as this sci-fi/horror movie was prominently featured in many national fanzines and conventions, and was highlighted on Ebert Presents At The Movies as one of the top cult films of all time in 2000. Later, a special edition version of the film was released for wider distribution on DVD in 2003.
From there, Greg sadly left the arduous time commitment (and lack of money) 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 during this time period for his silly turn in the classic short One Night Hand (2003), more serious flair in the dark feature The Heater (2005), and romantic comedy stint in the feature Damaged Goods (2005).
After taking six years off from acting alongside the birth of his first child, Brady, and to gain extensive work and experience behind the camera starting his own multimedia production business Blue Couch Media with his cousin Jason, in 2011, Greg melded all his technical acumen and life experience together and plunged head-first back into the Portland acting community. Since then, he has gone on to star in and support many films and commercials, which have primarily been shot in the Pacific Northwest.
Now, still a Portland native and acting veteran of over 30 years, Greg has been blessed to continually avoid the stereotype trap and play a diverse set of characters from straight-man to over-the-top zany. He is currently most recognized for his recent comedic role as The Captain in the viral on-line comedic smash-hit Star Drunk (2013), co-stars as Cpt. Milton Jackson in the new WWII television series Combat Report (2015) by TUFF TV, and has raised a few eyebrows worldwide for his small yet intense role in Fox Searchlight's critically-acclaimed feature Wild (2014), starring Oscar-winner Reese Witherspoon and directed by Dallas Buyer's Club (2013)'s Jean-Marc Vallee.