- "He heard me sing at the Limbo Room, came up all bashful. He liked hearin' songs about what it's really like to live in this town..."
- ―Grace Holloway[src]
James was a citizen of Rapture and the apparent lover of Grace Holloway. He met her in the The Limbo Room, after hearing her sing and agreeing with the sentiments of her songs. He attempted to organize people against Andrew Ryan but was abducted for his actions. His disappearance had a profound effect on Grace, causing her to sing pro-Ryan propaganda in fear of being taken away as well.