The London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art (LAMDA), MA Classical Acting, 2017


B.F.A. State University of New York - Purchase College, Conservatory of Acting, 2004


Valley Forge Military Academy 1993 - 1998


The Road Theatre Company, LA, Company Member 2014 - 2016


Wynn Handman Studio, NYC, 2006 - 2013 


Risa Bramon Garcia & Steve Braun’s BGB Studios, LA, 2013 - 2015


Warner Bros. Director’s Program, LA, (Actor), 2015


The Groundlings, Basic Improv, LA, 2014


Member of Actor’s Equity Association, 2004 - present


Member of Screen Actor’s Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists,  2006 - present


Member of BMI, 2014 - present 





Best Featured Actor in a Play, BroadwayWorld Awards LA, 2016 (Broken Fences) 


Best Student Film Award, Actor, LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival, 2012 (Mr. Bear)


Craft Award - Best Actor, NYU’s First Run Film Festival, 2010 (Jackson Parish)


Best Short Film, Actor, HBO Short Film Competition, American Black Film Festival, 2009  (The Roe Effect)


Best Narrative Short Film, Actor, UrbanWorld Film Festival, 2009 (The Roe Effect) 


Featured, Actor, Festival De Cannes Court Métrage, Short Film Corner, 2009 (The Roe Effect)




Writer, THE PAINTING OF A PRINCE, Full-length play, Unproduced, 2017 


Writer, UNTITLED MILITARY SCHOOL PLAY, Full-length play, In Development, Unproduced 2017 


Co-Writer (Lead), PRESS, Full-length play, Unproduced, 2017


Lead Writer, VELOCITY, Feature-length film, Unproduced, 2016


Writer, HERO, Short film, YouTube, 2010


Rap Lyrics, A WALK THROUGH TIME, Full length play written by Lynn Nottage, Freedom Theatre, 2000



ACTING (Selected Credits) Theatre 


Cleon, PERICLES, LAMDA, Directed by Rupert Hands, 2017 

Lord Froth, THE DOUBLE DEALER, LAMDA, Directed by Hannah Eidinow, 2017

Hippolytus, PHAEDRA, LAMDA, Directed by Jenny Lipman, 2017 


Vasquez, ’TIS PITY SHE’S A WHORE, LAMDA, Directed by Matt Peover, 2017


Floriano, MADNESS IN VALENCIA, LAMDA, Directed by Penny Cherns, 2017


Clarence, RICHARD III, LAMDA, Directed by Phil Edgerley, 2016


Brutus, JULIUS CAESAR, LAMDA, Directed by Hannah Eidinow, 2016


Marz, BROKEN FENCES, The Road Theatre Company, Directed by Andre Barron, 2016


Tony, WEEKEND COMEDY, The New Theatre, Directed by Richard Carrothers, 2013


Angel, THE MEN, Primary Stages, Directed by Jack Hofsiss, 2013


Franco Wicks, SUPERIOR DONUTS, GEVA Theatre Center, Directed by Mark Cuddy, 2012


Romeo, ROMEO & JULIET, Tivoli Memorial Park, Directed by Aleta Chappelle, 2011


Lance Corporal Dawson, A FEW GOOD MEN, Flat Rock Playhouse, Directed by Vincent Marini, 2011


Pretty Boy, THEY THINK OUR FAVORITE COLOR IS GREEN, Kraine Theater, Directed by Pat Golden, 2011

(Written by 2015 Emerging Writer, Patricia Ione Lloyd) 


Malcolm, MACBETH, Theatre Row (The Lion), Directed by Phil Atlakson, 2008


Chris, HOPE’S ARBOR, The Gallery Players, Directed by Heather Curran, 2008


Cory, FENCES, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Directed by Keith Glover, 2005


Kayo, HISTORY OF THE WORD, Crossroads Theatre, Directed by Rajendra Maharaj, 2004



ACTING (Selected Credits) Film & TV


GREY’S ANATOMY, Co-Star, ABC, Directed by Debbie Allen, 2016, 2015


THE NEWSROOM, Co-Star, HBO, Directed by Paul Lieberstein, 2014


MASTERS OF SEX, Co-Star, SHOWTIME, Directed by Keith Gordon, 2014


SAM & CAT, Co-Star, NICKELODEON, Directed by Steve Hoefer, 2014


BLUE BLOODS, Co-Star, CBS, Directed by John Polson, 2012


THE CYCLE, Lead, HBO, Directed by Roy Clovis, 2011


THE ROE EFFECT, Lead, HBO, Directed by Kiel Adrian Scott, 2010


JACKSON PARISH, Lead, BET, Directed by Edward McDonald, 2010


LAW & ORDER: SVU, Co-Star, NBC, Directed by David Platt, 2008 


ONE LIFE TO LIVE, Recurring, ABC, Various Directors, 2007


FREEDOMLAND, Principal, Directed by Joe Roth, 2005


MUSIC CITY, Lead, PBS, Directed by Jared Martin, 2001





BIRDER, The Road Theatre Company, Assistant Director to Dan Bonnell, 2016

(Commissioned by CTG, Written by Julie Marie Myatt)


HERO, YouTube, 2010


JUXTAPOSE, Theatre Row (The Studio), 2008





Developed the Acting Class “Expression Through Hip Hop”. It is a class that is geared towards using Hip Hop to bring forth boldness, fun, personality, point of view, immediacy and activism inside of each student. Thus, developing a more intense, a more alive, a more active, a more specific, a more personal, a more dynamic, and a more present actor. 



PRESS (Selected)


“GQ-Ready Holloway makes an electrifying L.A. stage debut…”

 ~Steven Stanley 




“James Holloway as Marz is adept with creating laughter.”

~M. Jarrett Christensen

The Tolucan Times



“James Holloway as Tony uses his appealing stage presence to advantage.”

~Robert Trussell

The Kansas City Star



“James Holloway…as the young couple…enhance this comedy of errors with their dynamic stage presences.”

~Nancy Pistorius




“New York City-based actor Holloway is equally flawless as young Franco. While it’s easy to get caught up in his enthusiastic optimism and hysterical wit, it’s when he shares his personal dreams that we get caught up in his magic.”

~Marcia Morphy

Democrat and Chronicle



“The rest of the cast is also first-rate, especially James Holloway…”

~Jack Garner

Democrat and Chronicle 



“The scenes between Smith and Holloway are the show’s best.”

~Douglas J. Keating

Philadelphia Inquirer



“Kayo, a wise and defiant student at odds with his teacher’s philosophy, is acted with a keenly drawn hostile edge by James Holloway.”

~Robert L. Daniels




© 2017 by James Holloway