After portraying a recurring character on "Everybody Loves Raymond," in 1998 James was cast in a spinoff that turned into the hit series "The King of Queens." Starring as Doug Heffernan, a beer-loving, working-class everyman, James copped a 2006 Emmy nomination as Best Actor in a Comedy for his work on the show's eighth (and final) season.
James made his feature-film debut in 2004 with a small part opposite Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler in 50 First Dates. Landing a high-profile big-screen role with 2005's Hitch (starring Will Smith), James proved that he's as deft at the romance genre as he is at making people laugh.
After aliens attack Earth using 1980s arcade games as models for their onslaught, President Will Cooper calls in longtime friend and former gaming ace Sam Brenner to take on the extraterrestrial invaders.