James Vasquez is an actor, writer, and director originally from San Diego, CA. As an actor he’s appeared Off-Broadway with the New York Public Theatre, regionally at the Old Globe Theatre and Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and on film and television, portraying everything from the ditzy Ms. West Coast vying for the tiara in the musical “Pageant”, a potentially murderous hairdresser in “Shear Madness”, and a wide range of Whos down in Whoville in Jack O’Brien’s annual hit production of “Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas”. He has been responsible for re-staging the San Diego production of “The Grinch” for the past seven years.
On a dare, James performed a stand-up routine Caroline’s Comedy Club in NYC, which led to invitations to perform at clubs on both coasts. His first feature film as a screenwriter, “29th and Gay”, played the national and international gay and lesbian film festival circuits in 2005. It was released on DVD by TLA Releasing in April of 2007, and made its here! Television debut in December of the same year. His second feature film, “Ready? OK!”, was inspired by a failed attempt in 2nd grade to participate in a school pep rally. “Ready? OK!” is his feature film directorial debut.