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Overview (1)

Height 6' 0½" (1.84 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Greg James, after graduating in Theater Arts at the University of Oregon, went on to act professionally on the stage, 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 and VOD 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 acting arena. He has gone on to star in and support many short and feature films.

Greg now has an extensive and varied acting resume and is most recognized for his silly roles in the viral on-line comedic 6-episode smash The Drunk Series (2015), a serious tone as a Series Regular in the television series TUFF TV's Combat Report (2015) as well as co-starring in an episode of Grimm (2016), and still raises a few eyebrows globally for his salacious part in Fox Searchlight's critically-acclaimed film Wild (2014), starring Oscar-winner Reese Witherspoon.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Kacey

Trivia (4)

For his small role in Fox Searchlight's Wild, Greg never officially met Academy Award-winning actress Reese Witherspoon before jumping right into improvising their scenes. For their "sex" scene, where they were supposed to be strangers in the film, they were even more strangers in real life, barely sharing a single word off-screen. The sensitive nude scene was performed on a "closed" set with only the director Jean-Marc Vallee (also shooting hand-held while barking direction), a boom operator, and the two actors. Never having had engaged in such a scene himself either, Greg did not know what a "cock-sock" was (the thing which covers the naughty bits) and had to be told by the Wardrobe gal on what it was for and how to put it on. And although they shot an entire "pick-up" scene in the bar complete with significant dialogue, it was unfortunately yet appropriately cut from the final print of the film, of which he appears in short flashes with Reese throughout.
For the filming of Star Drunk, Greg had 13-14 shots of vodka before performing in front of a blue-screen. He passed out the first night at the beginning of the performance (started drinking too early) and had to come back a couple nights later and do it again. Despite internet rumblings suggesting he was not drunk and just faking it, he was clearly wasted. In fact, he does not remember even delivering any of the lines.
For the short "The Day They Ran Out of Bullets," Greg trimmed up and lost over 40 pounds in about 2 months for the role. He liked it so much, he's kept it off, and is a bit of a gym rat these days.
His son Brady has followed his dad's footsteps as an actor. They have appeared together in the short film adaptation of Shel Silverstein's "The Giving Tree.".

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