James was born in Santa Monica, California, to Don and Elda Capp. He moved to Texas with his family when he was a teenager, where he received his education in business ---he worked the family business and earned a bachelor's degree in Business Management from the University of Texas. After graduation, he returned to California to start a career in Hollywood under the guidance of his aunt, Dixie. He spent 10 years learning the film and television business and ultimately worked as an Executive Producer for the Pittard Sullivan design company. James now lives in Las Vegas and works as a customer service representative at the "birthplace of Las Vegas", the Springs Preserve.