Darnell L. James was born in Oklahoma City Oklahoma but grew up in Williamsburg, Virginia. He began his acting career in 2009 in Richmond shooting a T.V. pilot named High Street Hills. The bright light caught his attention after hosting a web show called FaceJayTV where he would interview celebrities and artists for the hottest internet show in Virginia. Then he moved onto his first independent film De American Family in which he played a fast talking Spanish American Gustavo and he hasn’t looked back since.
Seeking better opportunities and a closer glimpse of the national stage in 2010 Darnell packed his car, leaped out on faith and moved to Atlanta, Georgia in which he hit the ground running doing numerous projects in a short period of time.
He starred in commercials of which caught regional airplay, stage plays highlighted by the Devil Has Many Faces and his most accomplished work the lead in the independent film, Post Season; He plays a high school student looking to get accepted into college but facing many trials and tribulations along the way of suffering from bullying and depression. Darnell considers himself a versatile method actor with the ability to play multiple roles and characters with his uncanny ability to shine in front of the lights.
With his eyes set high and a tenacious drive to be one of Hollywood’s Elite the sky is just the beginning with the signing to a new agency this year. A graduate from Virginia State University, Darnell in his spare time is a trainer and has his own clothing line called Definition Clothing where the slogan is DEFINE YOURSELF. But don't let his many talents fool you he is definitely “Destined for Greatness” in the film and T.V. industry.
In September of 2012 James created Definition Clothing. Specializing in T-shirt designs assisting people to individualize themselves through expressions, slogans and graphics. The mission statement for Definition Clothing is we are driven to encourage people to express themselves verbally and visually through unique and positive expressions on clothing. Individuality is a main priority and their slogan is simple...DEFINE YOURSELF!!!
This company was founded on a whim by the owner, who simply wanted to “Be Different” and created a shirt that made him stand out amongst the crowd. In the era of social media the shirt was uploaded to the internet and the Definition Clothing brand was born. The official trademark shirt was Pardon My Confidence, which stems from the alter ego of Darnell who wanted to assert his standout persona without appearing to be full of himself.
In a short time the company has blossomed through a vigorous marketing strategy of saluting every customer who buys the product by posting a pic of them displaying their own confidence. The future goal of Definition Clothing is to be seen up and down the eastern seaboard in boutiques and eventually malls with the sky being just the beginning. “Great things are born through small beginnings,” says the owner Darnell L. James and if this stands true look for great things coming soon from this company assisting the masses in standing up and out.