Hometown: Lakewood, California
Birthday: August 17
Bryton James won a Daytime Emmy for “Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series” in 2007. He was nominated for the same award in 2006 and 2008. He also won an NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series” in 2009, and was nominated for the award in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.
James began his acting career at an early age, landing his first commercial when he was 2 years old. He was soon cast as Richie on the hit series “Family Matters,” on the Network, where he appeared in more than 200 episodes during the show's nine-year run.
In addition to acting, James has enjoyed success as a recording artist. He debuted his first single, “Ooh, the Way I Feel About You,” on the German TV series “Stars 2000,” and has performed live on international networks and major broadcast networks in the U.S. His single is available on a compilation CD, titled “20 Top Hits: Winter Extra 2000,” that includes songs by Britney Spears and *NSYNC.
James' credits include voice-over work as Freddie on the animated series “Kids From Room 402,” and Mowgli on “The Jungle Book” CD-Rom.
An active spokesperson for many charitable organizations, James founded his own charity in 1996 called “RADD (Recording Artists, Actors and Athletes Against Drunk Driving) Kids,” which has since been recognized by the United States government for outstanding youth safety work. He has received several honors, including the Michael Landon Award for charitable contributions through youth in entertainment.
A resident of Southern California, he enjoys racing go-karts, snowboarding, video games and performing live.
His birthday is August 17. Follow him on Twitter at @BrytonEjames.