STEVE JAMES
STEVE JAMES
AKA Steve W. James

DATE OF BIRTH PLACE OF BIRTH
19/02/1952 New York, USA

DATE OF DEATH PLACE OF DEATH CAUSE OF DEATH
18/12/1993 Burbank, California, USA Pancreatic cancer

BIOGRAPHY
Steve James was often cast in action movies as the hero's sidekick, despite usually being a better actor and fighter than the star. James was raised in New York City, attended C.W. Post College as an Arts and Film major, and upon graduating, became involved in stage work and TV commercials. He started in film as a stuntman, working in such New York productions as The Wiz, The Warriors, and The Wanderers. His first major film role was as Robert Ginty's sidekick in The Exterminator; he later played sidekick to such stars as Michael Dudikoff (3 times), David Carradine, and Chuck Norris. His last film was the pilot for the TV series "Mantis". It aired on the Fox network just a few weeks after his death at age 41 of pancreatic cancer. mini-biography by Marty McKee

SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY - ACTOR
c1977 Bruce And The Shaolin Kung Fu
...aka "Bruce Vs. The Black Dragon"
1985 American Ninja
1987 American Ninja 2: The Confrontation
1989 American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt