Clayton James grew up in North Vancouver, British Columbia playing many sports, but his first love was hockey. Growing up with the North Shore mountains in his backyard, free ride mountain biking became a big part of his late teens. When he wasn’t riding he was working at the famous Deep Cove Bike Shop, which housed a few pioneers of the sport who put downhill mountain biking on the map.
James’ passion for acting began through a simple recommendation from a family friend to meet with a local talent agent. Having no real intention of ever getting into the business, it was quite a surprise to find that he thoroughly enjoyed it. From there, James dove head first into the business with classes and booked his first role on the hit Fox show “Fringe.”
James has carved out a respectable career not only in Vancouver, but throughout North America. Working on fan favourite CW shows, “Superman & Lois” and “Legends of Tomorrow,” recurring on “The Terror” on AMC, and appearing in the feature film Power Rangers. He continues to show his on screen charm as a leading man in movies such as “Christmas on the Menu” and “Love and Where to Find It” among others. James also had a role on the Hallmark Channel Original Primetime Series “When Calls the Heart,” as well as supporting roles in many other TV movies, independent shorts, and feature films.