James Miller, real name Dima Bilan, born in the town of Stavropol in 1983, though later moved to Sochi where he owned a bar. While not one to care much about rules, regulations, or laws, he often gets out of trouble with his nice manners and strong moral compass.
One night, he got absolutely smashed blackout drunk with a company of soldiers, where he somehow managed to get drafted, sent into the hellscape that was Chernarus, captured by Chernarusian forces, brought to a military camp, which he managed to escape from.
He then managed to band up with the American forces in their brief expedition by shoddily pretending to be an American soldier from the beautiful state of Ohio, which he only knew from some postcard he'd seen. When the US forces later retreated, he was left behind again. Unable to return to Russia since he'd be accused of deserting, he's now left to fend for himself, relying on his fake American backstory to not be found out as one of the aggressors who were responsible for attacking poor Chernarus.