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Overview (2)

Born in Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

James started his career in New York City and regional theatre before moving to Los Angeles in 2000 where he worked for over twenty years as an actor and filmmaker. In 2020 he relocated his family during Covid-19 to Melbourne, Australia to continue acting, filmmaking, and teaching actors with his company The Hollywood Actor Lab and at TAFTA The Academy of Film and Television Artists.

James was born and raised in New York City and attended high school and college in New Jersey. He was captain of his high school Varsity football team, played LaCrosse and Wrestled, while learning Taekwondo in the summers. At 17, a full financial-aid scholarship took him to Rutgers University where he majored in Theater and Cinema and also became a competitive 3rd degree black belt and captain of the Taekwondo team. After graduating, his first job was as a resident actor at The George Street Playhouse. There, he met renowned Uta Hagen, who gave workshops to the actors during her last great performances of "Collected Stories". His training includes Rutgers University, The William Esper Studio, The Carter-Thor Studio, The Groundlings Improv Theater, Richard Waterhouse, Jonathan Slavin, and his favorite acting book is 'True and False' by David Mamet.

His feature film 'Starting from Scratch' was acquired and distributed worldwide after a successful film festival run. He wrote, directed, edited and starred in the heartfelt romantic comedy. He produced the film with his wife Elizabeth Sandy who also stars in the film. The movie won top honors of 'Best Film' at the DisOrient Film Festival of Oregon, 'Best Comedy' at the Asians on Film Festival in Los Angeles, 'Best Ensemble Cast' and 'Best Editing' at the Independent Filmmakers Showcase of Los Angeles, and 'Honorable Mention for Best Film' at the New Jersey Film Festival. Other career awards include a Best Actor trophy from the Stay Tuned TV Awards and a Prism award for directing. James is also an avid photographer and he completed the UCLA Extension Photography Certificate Program.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Hollywood Actor Lab

Family (1)

Spouse Elizabeth Sandy (2 July 2011 - present)  (2 children)

Trivia (9)

James holds a 3rd degree black belt in Taekwondo.
Founded James Huang Productions to produce several short films and a feature film. Now dissolved.
Was the captain of his high school football team. (line backer)
Was the captain of his college taekwondo team. (welter weight)
Wanted to attend art school to become a comic book artist before studying theater.
Is the youngest of ten children: five boys and five girls.
Attended and graduated from NJ's West Windsor-Plainsboro High School, class of 1994. Other WW-P Alumni include: Ethan Hawke, James Murphy, Bryan Singer, and Christopher McQuarrie.
Created the production company Yellow Sun Films with Elizabeth Sandy to produce the feature film "Starting from Scratch" (2013). Huang translates to 'Yellow' and 'Sun' are James Huang's family surnames.
Joined the Screen Actors Guild from an episode of Law & Order starring Jerry Orbach and Jesse Martin (1999).

Personal Quotes (1)

I always wanted to be a cop when I was a kid. Then I grew up and realized that I just want to play one on T.V.

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