He spent the next few years making a name for himself gravitating between playing the comic sidekick, with multiple crazy characters, and the villain. This led to not only great roles in theatre, but also principal roles in indie feature films Event 16 and The Last Great Snail Chase, as well as the lead in the European Festival award-winning short film Rob.
Now how on earth did a shy Kiwi from Christchurch, New Zealand end up living in the U.S. of A. you may ask. It's all thanks to the craziness that is the Green Card Lottery. Yes, they actually have a lottery for that. Just when he was ready for another change of scenery, and contemplating a move to Australia, the lottery he had been entering for over a decade suddenly let him know he had won!
So in 2007 he uprooted his life, said farewell to family & friends, and moved everything to the Big Apple of opportunity. The place where his only recognized New Zealand credits are the months he spent as an orc extra on The Lord of The Rings: Return of the King, or the fact that he did a play with those Flight of the Conchords guys, and the director of Jojo Rabbit & Thor: Ragnarok. Plus now he has gone and fallen for an American, so it looks like the States is stuck with him.
In 2013 he became a citizen, so now has dual US & NZ citizenship. Then after eight fantastic years in New York City, which included being Co-Artistic Director of the critically acclaimed and published Redd Tale Theatre Company, as well as his US feature film debut in the crazy Asockalypse! as a Blahnonian, he relocated to Seattle in 2015 to bring Kiwi to the Pacific Northwest. So the journey continues, with the ever growing list of comic sidekicks and villains! And now that the Jameses have been unleashed on the world, who knows what will happen!