James Sullivan was born in New Orleans, LA. At the age of five his family moved to Marin County, CA where they still live to this day. He attended Redwood High School where he got into stage acting. Then after graduation, he went on to study film at College of Marin. After receiving his Liberal Arts degree, he went to San Francisco State University where he got a BA in Cinema Production. He still lives and works in Marin County to this day.