A Little About Me

    Hi there, I'm James Porter Henry IV: even if I have a son, I will not make him the fifth.  I grew up on a farm in the community of Hope Hull, Alabama.  If I need to, I can still sound like it. My rural roots gave me a respect for hard work and a foundation to build myself from. 

     I decided to get into acting halfway through my last semester of getting my biology degree.  Artist and scientist mixed together, it sounds like it?s odd; however, it works for me.  I like to think of myself as a renaissance man, at least that's my goal. 

     I love the art and craft of acting whether it is on stage or in front of a camera.  It is an art that allows us to hold a mirror up to nature and explore what makes us human. It allows us to confront the best and worst in ourselves. 


I am constantly seeking new opportunities to practice my craft: on screen, stage, or behind the scenes as a fight choreographer.