James began his career studying theater at New York University’s Experimental Theater Wing, then quickly gathered up a string of New York theater credits both in classical (“The Three Sisters,” “Twelfth Night,” “A Respectable Wedding”) and contemporary (“Severity’s Mistress,” “Sexual Perversity in Chicago”) material.
Since then, Roday has gone on to numerous television and feature film roles, and was most recently seen in the Warner Bros. 2005 release “The Dukes of Hazzard,” as Billy Prickett. Other feature credits include roles in Wim Winders’ “Don’t Come Knocking” and “Rolling Kansas” directed by Thomas Haden Church. Later this year, Roday will reunite with his “Dukes of Hazzard” director Jay Chandresekhar in the independent film “Beerfest.”
Roday’s television credits include the NBC show “Miss Match” with Alicia Silverstone as well as appearances in “Get Real” and “Providence.”
In addition to acting, Roday and his writing partners Todd Harthan and James DeMonaco, wrote the screenplay for the upcoming Lions Gate Film “Skinwalkers.”
Roday will also next direct the film “Gravy,” which he and Harthan wrote, currently in pre-production with Infinity and Gold Circle Films.