James Gleason stars in and wrote the play, "Actor Under Fire", which was a finalist in the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Festival. He based this play on his experiences on his tour of duty in Vietnam. James has just returned from China, where he appeared in "The Battle for the Pentagon Papers" produced by LA Theatre Works. James appeared in the New York Theatre Workshop and National Tour of the same play. He appeared as H. L. Menkin in the L.A. Theatre Works National Tour of "The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial" with Ed Asner. James also appeared in the National Tour of the L.A. Theatre Works production, "The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial", as well as the L.A. Theatre Works productions of "Raisin in the Sun" and "Twelve Angry Men" at the Skirball Center in L.A. He appeared in the U.S.premiere of David Hare's "Stuff Happens" at L.A’s Mark Taper Forum and starred as Jack in the "The Weir" at L.A’s Geffen Playhouse. He starred regularly as Jimmy McQuinn on the series THE DAYS AND NIGHTS OF MOLLY DODD among countless guest star roles on other series including MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE, TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNER CHRONICLES, and FRASIER. Film credits include AMERICAN DREAMZ, MOTHER with Albert Brooks, REVENGE OF THE NERDS, and Gene Wilder’s THE WORLD'S GREATEST LOVER. New York, Broadway, and Off-Broadway theatre credits include: "Speed- The Plow", "Curse of the Starving Class", and "The Miser". He played Billy in "Streamers", and Mickey in "History of American Film" at the Mark Taper Forum. He created the role of Charlie Brown in the original production of the musical, "Snoopy", and can be heard in the cast CD. James is an L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award Winner for his performance in Interact Theatre Company's production of "Counsellor-at-Law and State of the Union". While a member of the Musical Theatre Guild in L.A., he played leading roles in many of their productions including: "1776", "Merrily We Roll Along", "Where's Charley", and "The Apple Tree". James is married and makes his home in Los Angeles, CA.