James Mathis III, a Brooklyn, New York native, is a graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts. At USC, he co-hosted the launch of TrojanVision, the school's first TV network. After graduation he returned to New York to work alongside Kim Coles in her off-Broadway play "Homework". Upon returning to LA, he began a 7 year stint at then upstart FX Networks, coordinating and writing on-air tv promos. While there, he continued working as an actor, landing guest roles on NBC, CBS, and Lifetime to name a few. After music videos for En Vogue and Toni Braxton, he took a turn as a fashion model, appearing in the MACY's Passport Event and popular hip-hop magazine Rap Pages. In 2005 he began acting full-time, leaving FX for a recurring role on the critically acclaimed series Noah's Arc. He later went on to star in the VH1 series, I Hate My 30’s. Seeking a new challenge, he launched a career in voice-over, breaking in with Urban Entertainment on several of their animated series and features including Undercover Brother and The Golden Blaze.
Other animation credits include Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Ben 10, WordGirl, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. (2015 BTVA Nominee, Best Supporting Actor), pop culture classic Celebrity Deathmatch, and the anime film Ironman: Rise of Technovore. He has been the voice of national commercial campaigns for McDonald's, Coors Light, Cadillac, and Benjamin Moore among others. As a promo announcer, his credits include ESPN, FOX, Tennis Channel, E!, BET, and Paramount to name a few. His extensive video game credits include Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Mafia 3, The Division, and the voice of Sigint in the Metal Gear Solid Series. He is currently the voice of Black Panther in Marvel's Avengers Assemble. He continues to work both on and off-screen and is currently developing several animated series set to premiere in 2017.