James Gallanders was born at Scarborough General Hospital on February 9th, 1970 in Toronto, Ontario. Raised in Oshawa, James discovered acting at a young age as a means to overcome his stutter. Having found his voice, James became heavily involved in theatre in his community and at school.
After graduating from York University in 1993 with a BFA in their Acting Program, James found success right away, landing guest spots on television shows and film roles.
In 2008, James married actress Stacie Mistysyn. They have two children, a son, Grayson, and a daughter, River.