In BB6, James was known for being Sarah Hrejsa's partner, a member of the Sovereign Six, being betrayed by them in Week 5, and winning 4 PoV's which was the record for most PoV wins at the time. He was ultimately backdoored in Week 8 by a unanimous 4-0 vote, placing 7th and becoming the third member of the jury.
In BB7, he was apart of the Sovereign Six again, but after Janelle's decision not to nominate Chilltown member Will Kirby during Week 4, James betrayed the alliance and became a part of The Legion of Doom along with Will, Mike "Boogie" Malin and his closest ally Danielle Reyes. He was nominated during the first half of the Double Eviction but managed to save himself by winning the PoV. He was nominated and evicted during the second round of the double eviction in a 3 to 1 vote. Once again he placed 7th and was the third member of the jury.
James is one of four people (Janelle Pierzina, Kaysar Ridha, and Paul Abrahamian) to receive the same placement two seasons in a row (7th place).
James is the only contestant to have an eviction vote against them nullified after it had already been cast. In future seasons, contestants who had lost their ability to vote for the week never got to cast one.
James is the first houseguest to be taken off the block with the POV three times in a row.