James is an actor and musician known for appearances on CBS Hawaii Five-O seasons 1 and 6, and ABC shows Off The Map and LOST.  In April 2022 James completed shooting for director Erin Lau's Tribeca and Netflix produced short film 'Inheritance' filmed on location on the Big Island of Hawai'i.


Born in Washington DC. James family spent time living in Cheltenham & London UK before moving back to the DC area. His first background role came in 1995 while working as a DC Police Officer.

James left the Police Dept to continue working as a background performer in films and shows shot in DC, Baltimore and New York while also working as Bartender/Head Brewer and later Office Manager. In 2005 he moved to Hawaii with the intent of working on the show LOST.


Perseverantia Vincit. In 2009, while working in Hawaii's retail and service industries, James was cast as one of Charles Widmore's 'Scientists' for 5 episodes in the final season of LOST.  He enrolled in acting workshops and classes and for 3 seasons continued gaining on-set expierience working as stand-in and stunt/photo double for Hawaii Five-O before being booked in guest star roles in 'Off The Map' and 'Hawaii Five-O.  James 2nd Hawaii Five-O appearance in Season 6 Valentine's Day Special as 'Michael Foxton' was featured in Honolulu's Star Advertiser. You can read that here.

James also writes and produces original music. He briefly attended Berklee College of Music in 2019 and will soon release his first full length LP. He also continues to study acting with LA's premier Meisner coach Iris Klein.


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James Koons 

 Hair: S&P                                                                                                      Agent: Joy Kam, KMA

 Eyes: Brn                                                                                                      joy@kathymuller.com



Hawaii Five-O  S614                             Guest Star 10+                                    CBS/Peter Weller

Hawaii Five-O  S116                              Guest Star 5+                                       CBS/Brad Turner

Off the Map      S109                              Co-Star -5                              ABC/ Michael Katleman

LOST  S608-614                                    5 ep arc - nc                                      ABC/Jack Bender

Home and Away (Australian Series)         nc                                                                      AUCh7

Homicide 'Life on the Street' S409           nc                                              NBC/Darnell Martin


Inheritance   (2022)                          Wealthy Tourist                         Tribeca/Netflix - Erin Lau 

Just One More                                        James                                                      Joseph Wilson

Battleship                                                     nc                                            Universal/ Peter Berg

The Descendants                                        nc                     Fox Searchlight/ Alexander Payne

Just Go With It                                             nc                                    Columbia/ Dennis Dugan

Private Parts                                                 nc                                  Paramount/ Betty Thomas

Species II                                                      nc                                               MGM/ Peter Medak

Shadow Conspiracy                                    nc                           Universal/George P. Cosmatos


2018  Meisner Intensive                                                                                                    Iris Klein

2017  SAG Foundation Casting Cold Reads                                                             Leslie Woo

2012  Scene Interpretation                                                                       Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa

2011  Meisner Intensive                                                                                                    Iris Klein

2010  Scott Rogers Studios                                                                                     Scott Rogers

2009 Acting on Camera                                                                                           Wayne Ward

2009 Audition Workshops                                                                           Margaret Doversola


2nd Team, Photo&Stunt Dbl.          Hawaii Five-O S1-3,                            CBS/Brad Turner

Other Experience


● Expert & Lic. Pistol&Shotgun Owner

● Brit Accents: RP, London, Cockney, Northern 
● Drive/Ride: Stick, Trucks, Motorcycle, Skateboard, Bike, Horse (Eng. trained)

● Former Police Ofc. w/UC, Footbeat, Wagon, Car, exp.

● Musician: Drums, Guitars, Bass, Piano, Vocals, Recording   

● Sports: Golf, Swim, Tennis, Hiking, Bowling, Billiards, Skydiving, Darts

● Artist: Painting/Woodsculpting

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