Emmett James spent his childhood in Croydon, South London, and finished his schooling in Cambridge, England. While studying acting at Strasberg Actors Studio in London, he began working in theater, eventually moving to Los Angeles in the early 1990s to pursue an acting career in film and television. He has worked extensively as a thespian in every medium, from voicing a #1 video game franchise to having a recurring role on America's oldest running soap opera. Projects he has lent his television to have been honored with Oscars, Golden Globe, SAG, Emmy, and BAFTA awards. He was also presented with a prestigious ADA Award for his work on the Los Angeles stage.
In addition to acting, he has produced, taught, and directed film, stage, and television productions in Hollywood and London. Coming from a family of authors that includes J.B. Priestley, Emmett James continues to live and work in Hollywood.