Raised in Chicago and the surrounding southwest suburbs, James Byron began studying theatre in 1994, at the College of Du Page, Glen Ellyn, IL under the instruction and direction of Craig Berger and Connie Canaday Howard. He then transferred to Columbia College of Chicago, IL and continued his training with David Cromer and Sheldon Patinkin.
In 2006, after relocating to Toronto, ON, Canada, James began a career in film and television.
James continues to make Toronto his home, where he thrives as a character actor, musician, and visual artist.
Height: 6’2” Weight: 180 lbs
Eyes: Blue Hair: Brown/Blonde
American/Canadian Dual Citizen
FILM & T.V.
Murdoch Mysteries Principal Jill Carter/Shaftesbury/CBC
Cardinal Principal Daniel Grou/CTV
Orphan Black Actor Grant Harvey/Space/BBC America
The Good Witch Actor Don McBrearty/Hallmark Channel
Reign Actor Fred Gerber/CW
End of War [Short] Principal Bernard E. James/End of War Short Film Inc.
Karma's A B*tch Principal Mark Mainguy/Cineflix
Hacker Principal Akan Satayev/Know Rules Media/Sony
Splinter Cell:Blacklist [VG] Principal Dave Footman/Ubisoft
The Firm Actor Lee Rose/NBC
Nikita Actor Nick Copus/CW
Picture Day Actor Kate Melville/Snitch Pictures
Alphas Principal Nick Copus/Universal/SyFy
The Listener Actor T.J. Scott/CTV/NBC
Mayday:Operation Babylift Lead Tim Wolochatiuk/Nextfilm
Amelia Actor Mira Nair/Avalon Pictures
Cry of the Owl Principal Jamie Thraves/Sienna Films
Mayday:Invisible Killer Principal Phil Desjardins/Nextfilm Productions
Never Forget Principal Leo Scherman/Peace Arch Productions
The Corner Shop Principal Upinder Raisauda/Melting Pot Productions
In The Trenches Colonel Sawshack Productions/Peter Sawyer
Insomniacts Harrison Chicago’s Dramatist Revolutionary Army/Jamie Lee Wise
Thirst And Madness James Any Moment Productions/Sebastian J. Howley
Cowboy Mouth Slim Columbia College of Chicago Theatre/Matthew Law
The Homecoming Max Columbia College of Chicago Theatre/Jamie Lee Wise
Balm In Gilead Dopey College Of DuPage Theatre/ Craig Berger
The Trial Block College Of DuPage Theatre/ Craig Berger
Porch Sam College Of DuPage Theatre/ Connie Canaday Howard
The Birds (by Aristophanes) The Leader College Of DuPage Theatre/ Craig Berger
Pirate Radio, Toronto, Voice/Tracey Hoyt
The Green Room Project, Chicago IL., Scene Study/Character Study/Jeffery Ginsberg, Susan Padveen
College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL, Acting, Improv., Stage Combat, Voice, Play Production and Stage Craft/ Craig Berger, Connie Canaday Howard
Columbia College of Chicago, IL, Acting, Improv., Tap Dance, Voice, Screenwriting/ David Cromer, Sheldon Patinkin
Second City, Chicago, IL, Improv./Kevin Crowley.
Second City, Toronto, ON, Improv./Robin McCullough, Lisa Merchant, Brian G. Smith.
Accents and Dialects: American (several), Canadian (several), British (standard), Scottish (standard), German (standard), Slavic, Hispanic, Impressions.
Arts: Singing, Guitar, Harmonica, Drums, Bass guitar, Songwriting, Painting, Drawing, Sculpting, Woodworking, Dance (Jitterbug, Polka, and Tap).
Athletics: Baseball, Football, Pool (Billiards), Boxing, Bowling (Lane and Lawn), Swimming, Skiing.
Other: Carpentry, Cooking, Barber, Bartender, Licensed Driver
Canadian/American Dual Citizen