John James (full name John James Anderson) is an American theater, film and television actor, producer. He became widely known after playing the role of Jeff Colby in the projects: "Dynasty", "Dynasty: Reunion", "Dynasty 2: Colby Family".
The actor's creative biography includes 40 roles in television and film projects, including participation in the People's Choice Awards and Golden Globe awards. He also starred in popular shows and programs: Entertainment Tonight, America's Next Top Model, The Life and Death of Anna Nicole, Attitude to Fame, Home and Family, Johnny Carson's Tonight Show, "Live with Ridges and Katie Lee."
In 1986, John James was nominated for a Golden Globe for his role in the television series Dynasty.
The future actor was born in the United States in the spring of 1956. John is the son of actor, legendary radio host and DJ who worked for WABC-Radio, Herbert Oscar Anderson.
The family brought up two more children: Herb Anderson and Karla Anderson. Herb also later chose a creative profession and became an actor, but did not become widely known.
After completing his primary education in high school in Connecticut, John went to New York and entered the famous American Academy of Dramatic Arts for the performing arts. There he studied acting, music and drama. After graduating from the academy, John began working in television and starring in serials.
John James made his film debut in the mid-1970s. He has appeared in several cameo roles in television soap operas, including the hit series In Search of Tomorrow.
In 1979, the actor decided to go to Los Angeles, where, as it seemed to him, there were much more opportunities. After a while, he was cast in the Dynasty project and got the role of Jeff Colby. The film shows the life story of the Carrington family, who own the oil business.
This role brought the actor wide fame and fame not only in America, but also in the countries where the series was shown, as well as a nomination for the Golden Globe.
James' character - Jeff Colby - appeared on the screen in two more projects: "Dynasty 2: Colby Family", "Dynasty: Reunion".
In the further career of the actor, there were roles in the films: "Touched by an Angel", "Policemen on Bicycles", "Love Boat", "Lightning: Fire from Heaven", "In Search of Tomorrow", "How the World Spins".
James also dabbled in production and leading roles in the 2007 film Illegal Aliens. But this project did not become successful. The film received low ratings from viewers and film critics.
After that, the actor disappeared from the screens for several years. He only appeared in the 2016 thriller Chronology. A year later, he starred in the melodrama "Christmas Camp".
Since 2008, James has worked on the stage of the local theater in Cambridge, and devoted his free time to family and raising children.
John got married in April 1989. Australian actress and model Denise Coward became his chosen one. In 1978 she received the Miss Australia title.
Husband and wife have been together for 30 years. In this union, two children were born. In 1991, a daughter, Laura, was born, and a year later, a son, Philip, was born.
The family currently lives on their own farm in New York State.