Born in Wakka Wakka country, James traditionally belongs to the Kuku Yalanji and Goa people. He lives in Newcastle NSW fulltime but has family in Sydney he can stay with if need be for work.
He enjoys football, art and spending time with family in both Newcastle and Cherbourg, Qld. James enjoys school and has become a great achiever in his subjects. He is very proud of his culture and he has been taught traditional dances from his country by his Uncle. He also knows how to play the didgeridoo.
Redfern Now (dir: Catriona McKenzie) for Blackfella films & ABC was James’ first screen role. He is currently in rehearsal for Secret River at Sydney Theatre Company (dir: Neil Armfield).
Role: Jarryd. Dir: Shawn Seet. Blackfella Films
Role: Jerome. Dir: Bek Cole. Producer: Kath Shelper / ABC
Role: Pascoe. Dir: Rowan Woods. Essential Media / ABC
REDFERN NOW: Family
Role: Tyler. Dir: Catriona McKenzie. Blackfella Films / ABC.
Role: Clay. Dir: Isaac Drandic. Sydney Festival & Ten Days on the Island (Tasmania)
THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO
Role: Jack. Dir: Sarah Goodes. Sydney Theatre Co. 2015
THE CAKE MAN
Role: Pumpkinhead (leading role).Dir: Kyle J Morrison. Yirra Yaakan /Company B
THE SECRET RIVER
Role: Narabi. Dir: Neil Armfield. Sydney Theatre Co. Sydney & Perth seasons
2014 Young Actors Studio National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) Recipient of the Robertson Foundation Scholarship.