James is an award-winning puppeteer, actor, voice over artist, writer, producer, director, and singer. He has been in the children's entertainment arena for over 25 years often times wearing multiple hats.
His numerous talents have been utilized by FOX Kids, MTV, ABC, CNN, Play House Disney, Google, Hallmark, Microsoft, Nickelodeon, MCA Universal, Paramount, Warner Brothers, and The Jim Henson Company - having worked with the likes of the late Jim Henson, Spike Jones, Barry Sonnenfeld, Tim Burton & Francis Ford Coppola.
As a performer, James has voiced and or puppeteered characters on over 30 children's shows, 15 features and numerous theatre productions, series & commercials.
He voiced the beloved character of Master Splinter in the live action feature, Teen Age Mutant Ninja Turtles III, Back in Time, replacing Kevin Clash. He performed several voices in the Disney Animated Feature: The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars… He was repeatedly a featured guest performer on The Jenny McCarthy show for MTV and a series regular on the prime time FOX series Greg the Bunny created by Steve Levitan (Creator of Just Shoot Me and Modern Family) starring Eugene Levy, Sarah Silverman and Seth Green. Most recently James provided virtually every voice on the Emmy Award Winning PBS Series, The Big Green Rabbit.
James also does voices for radio, TV commercials, and Video Games.
James co-created and wrote (directed and performed) the Award Winning children's series: The Adventures of Timmy the Tooth for Universal Home Entertainment. The successes of Timmy lead to a two-year over-all deal with Universal Home Entertainment where he continued to develop shows for all media. He wrote several episodes, (directed, performed multiple voices & was creative consultant) for the syndicated series, The Crayon Box for Random House/PolyGram Home Entertainment and created and wrote sixty bumper/interstitials for the Bananas in Pajamas series. He wrote multiple episodes (and voiced several characters) for the Computer Animated series Panshell's World for WMAC International. James also consults on independent puppet projects.
Notable credits include: THE New Muppet Movie, Imagination Movers, Team America: World Police, Being John Malcovich, Dracula, Batman Returns, Monkey Bone, Dr. Doolittle II, Men In Black, Dinosaurs & Child's Play III.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: James Murray