James was born in Cork, Ireland to a family of 3, his brother Jason, his mother Mary and his father John. He had a normal, middle class life. He didn't really enjoy going to school much as an acedemic approach to life wasn't what he wanted. At 16 he dropped out of school and he decided to work at a military camp for youths. He worked there until the age of 19 until he decided to join the Irish Defense Force at the age of 18. He had many operations, mainly in Africa. He went to Syria to assist the Royal Marines for 6 months and when he was done that deployment, he went on peacekeeping missions with the United Nations. He had to do a mission in Chernarus with the UN.