Chad James (born April 22, 1986) is an American voice actor, writer, director, gamer and co-host of FUNimation. He is also the Senior Manager of and working at the gaming website content ScrewAttack Entertainment LLC, based in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area who formerly worked as the Director of Merchandise from September 2008 until October 2016, as well as its collaborative YouTube channel, who would become the host of ScrewAttack shows including Sidescrollers, Hard News and Death Battle.
Chad James is easily recognized by his long hair and is known for his love of fighting games and being the voice of Boomstick. He has had many roles over the years at ScrewAttack. He was first and initially hired by ScrewAttack in September 2008 as their merchandise manager in to manage merchandise and Commissioner for the Iron-Man of Gaming in order to help out with the Iron Man of Gaming, but quickly became popular due to his wit and entered into many videos, and became host of shows like Sidescrollers, Hard News and DEATH BATTLE.
Since moving on from merchandise, he has become the Senior Manager and handles everything from script writing, to coordinating ScrewAttack Games to hosting many shows over the years. He later became a co-host of FUNimation, a leading anime company in the US.
Before working at ScrewAttack, Chad worked at GameSpot. He is very good at fixing electronics and had a short-lived show where he taught viewers how to fix video game consoles.
Chad also co-hosts FUNimation's Dubble Talk, alongside Justin Rojas, and former ScrewAttack member Lauren Moore.
Chad is married to his wife, April with the two having a daughter together named Kiera James who was born on April 19, 2012. He recently announced that the couple were expecting a baby boy, and on June 2017 they gave birth to their son, Logan James. The couple reside in Austin, Texas.
Chad spent several years being in charge of ScrewAttack's merchandise. He has moved on to host many shows himself including Sidescrollers, Hard News, a let's play show called Hey! Let's Play! and of course Death Battle. His role today is Senior Manager of ScrewAttack.
Chad has directed and scripted several episodes of the Clip of the Week, such as Chad Has a Better Idea and was also one of the hosts of both Screwin' Around and ScrewAttack Live. Chad teamed up with Jared to host Terrible Thursday, where the pair played horrible games together.
Within Rooster Teeth
For a stretch of Extra Life 2017 Chad was the host. He ended up taking two pommel horse whacks during that stretch.
Chad once declined an offered taco from Michael; while he was busy working on the Great Microwave Heist the Hunters went and nicked his entire desk (sans Michael and the Battle Buddies, who were working on keeping John Mace (the reason for the microwave heist to begin with) distracted). During the heist he revealed he was familiar with the Fakeout Escape trope when, returning from a snack run with Barbara, there was no sign of Sam in the equipment cage (Chad suspected Sam was still in there, but hidden). Sam was originally not supposed to be in the equipment cage to begin with; Hector, who showed up a little late, was but managed to talk Chad out of putting him in there (Chad successfully locked Sam in with a distraction).