James Willems is a complete package when it comes to video production, make-up, and games. He is a writer, producer, actor, dubbing artist, content creator, show and podcast host, video game entertainer, twitch streamer, and Internet and YouTube personality. He is the third member of the iconic trio consisting of himself, Adam and Bruce.
There is no taboo for James when it comes to comedy. He makes comedic commentaries and riffs on games and shows great talent for improvisation. He is known for Inside Gaming Animated, Red vs. Blue, and has performed in Achievement Hunter Let’s Play and On The Spot.
James Willems Bio, Age
James Anthony Willems was born on 6 April 1984 in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, where he also grew up. His parents are Ricardo Guy Willems and Catherine Willems, but it is not known if he has siblings.
He attended the grammar school in Southern Mecklenburg, which he completed in 2002. James transferred to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he studied media production, film, and television and graduated in 2006.
James Willems has been described as dashing and daring, courageous and caring, faithful, and kind, and he never wanted to tell stories. He is a cheerful good guy who is not inhibited by circumstances or situations but uses everything to his advantage. Although he obviously has negative opinions and feelings about various things in life, he seems to express these feelings by constantly making fun of them and using jokes as tools.
He is a guy who marches through a forest and sings in a choir and marches along while his song fills the air.
He is a fan of videos, games, and inappropriate humor, which tended to lead him to Inside Gaming, where he sang the praises of the psychonauts and mocked ARMA. Such was his journey to the video game arena.
He started his career as a producer and gradually explored and absorbed other areas. James was an Associate Producer on the television series Attack of the Show! from 2008 to 2009, working on a total of 263 episodes.
He also produced events for the G4 network with Adam Kovic and Bruce Greene. Among the works he has produced are the TV series Comic-Con ’08 and Comic-Con ’09 Live as Associate Producer and EVS Producer respectively. In 2009, he was an Associate Producer of another TV movie, E3 ’09 Live, before he left.
Three years later, James Willems, convinced by Adam and Bruce, moved to Machinima Inc. associated with Inside Gaming. He became a full-time employee and worked behind the scenes as an editor, screenwriter, and recurring second host. As he gained ground in the company, he was the first person to be seen in a video with his longtime colleagues Bruce and Adam, even without ever having worked as an intern. He also became a co-host, content producer, and co-star and starred as himself in the television series “Inside Gaming Animated” and “Creepy Text Theatre Animated”.
In January 2015, James Machinima left Poole with his colleagues Joel Rubin, Matt Peake, Lawrence Sonntag, Sean “Spoole” Poole, and of course Adam and Bruce. They left Machinima to form an independent network. Shortly after their departure, the group formed a partnership, ownership and developed a takeover by Rooster Teeth (RT).
At RT James became an employee of Funhaus, a subsidiary of Rooster Teeth Productions. He worked as a co-host, content producer, co-star, actor, dubbing artist, and occasionally as a reviewer for game journalists. He has appeared on various RT shows and Achievement Hunter shows.
His acting credits include Million Dollar, But… and Camp Camp, Civilization: The Movie, The Eleven Little Roosters, the video game Psychonauts 2, On The Spot, the RT podcast.
James Willems Wife
James is married to the Canadian and funhouse colleague Elyse Willems. The duo met in the early 2000s through an online chat room but later got back together through Facebook. Their loving and beautiful marriage was defined by fans and colleagues as a relationship goal. They live in Los Angeles.
James Willems’ Height and Other Facts You Need to Know
1. James is six feet tall
2. His nickname is The Ripher
3. His birth sign is Aries
4. In fun house videos he often makes fun of minorities.
5. James has been a professional wrestling fan since his teenage years and even built his own ring in his backyard when he was 15. He became known in high school as a professional wrestler under the name El Niño and even won $10,000 in a competition.
6. He played saxophone in middle school and guitar for four years before moving to Los Angeles.
7. Once he participated in a Millennium Pro Wrestling (MPW) event where he wrestled with Lawrence Sonntag in a tag-team competition. They were named James Angel and Lawrence “The Troll” Sakamoto.
8. His wife Elyse has one eyebrow higher than the other, while he (James) has a lazy eye that causes him to tilt his head slightly out of balance to correct this imbalance.
9. He may be a wrestler and a big fan of professional wrestling, but James hates the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC).