Brandon James graduated from SMU in Dallas, TX with a degree in English focused on creative writing. Right out of school he sold advertising for CBS and UPN until he got a chance to work on the film Mr. Brooks in Shreveport, LA. After his experience in the "Shreve," James decided to roll the dice and head to Los Angeles. He scored a gig in the mailroom at CAA and was eventually introduced to Danny McBride, David Gordon Green and Jody Hill. After leaving CAA to work for McBride, Hill and Green on season one of Eastbound & Down,   James has been with them ever since. Currently, he is the President of Development & Production at Rough House Pictures.

James resides in Silver Lake with his wife Maggie and daughter Olive.