James Shinkle is a character actor currently based in Chicago, IL. His training includes The Second City Conservatory, The Victory Gardens Training Center, IO and the Annoyance theatre. Some of his on-camera training includes classes with casting director Jane Alderman, who understands how to play subtle comedy as well as high stakes drama.
James was born in Los Angeles, Ca and then raised in Hubbard Woods, IL . He loves the outdoors and graduated with an Environmental Studies Degree From the University of Kansas.
Prior to a life in the arts he owned a house in Montana, sold environmental monitoring systems and once got to work on a research study of the Yellow Bellied Marmot in Capital Reef National Park.
During his free time James enjoys the playing mandolin, spending time in nature and training his new puppy Jack.