James was born in Cork and raised by his mother Mary. He grew up around the streets of Cork City, he had many friends and enjoyed causing trouble with them. He would do many things like fighting, robbing and doing drugs. When he was 15 he did his junior cert in school and failed all the exams, after that he got contacted by a couple of friends who were part of an Irish Republican group known as the Léigiún Poblachtach na hÉireann (Irish republican Legion) He waited until he was 24 before going to Chernarus. When he got to Chernarus, the outbreak happened a week after his arrival. He continued roaming around with his comrades during the outbreak and enjoyed the freedom. He smuggled weapons into Chernarus and he now sells weapons around Chernarus.