began acting at Martin High School in Arlington, TX and continued on to Texas Wesleyan University, where he earned his BFA in Theater in 1999.
He immediately entered the professional theatre scene in Dallas, working days as a scenic carpenter for the Dallas Children’s Theatre and nights at over 10 area theatres on stage. Meanwhile James became a frequently cast independent film actor in Dallas, lending his talents to a variety of shorts and features.
Gilbert began collaborating with Sebastian on Portal, the Movie, and continued to remain close-by for a series of Sebastian’s shorts, culminating in winning the role of Duck in Midlothia.
Shortly after production, Gilbert made the move to Los Angeles. He lives with a cat.