Jesse James - Biography

Last Modified: Sep 26, 2022

Jesse James
Profession: Reality TV Star, TV host, Entrepreneur
Best Known For: Motorcycle Mania, Monster Garage (TV show)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $50 million

Personal Details

Born on : April 19, 1969 (age 54)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Jesse Gregory James
Birth Place: Lynwood, California, Los Angeles, USA
Horoscope: Aries
Father's Name: Larry James
Mother's Name: Carol James
Siblings: N/A
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: June 25, 2022
Wife's Name: Alaina James (aka Bonnie Rotten)

Karla (1991-2002)
Janine Lindemulder (2002-2004)
Sandra Bullock (2005-2010)
Alexis DeJoria (2013-2022)

Children: 3

Chandler James (daughter)
Jesse Jr. (Son)
Sunny James (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.87 meter (6 feet 2 inch)
Weight: N/A
Hair Color: N/A
Eye Color: N/A
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Jesse James?

Jesse James is the former CEO of West Coast Choppers and former host of Motorcycle Mania and Monster Garage. But his scandalous extra-marital affairs with a string of women have overshadowed his well-established career. Among all his cheating scandals and mistresses, his marriage to actress Sandra Bullock was greatly highlighted.

Source: Instagram (Jesse James)

Jesse James Age, Parents, Siblings

Jesse James was born Jesse Gregory James on April 19, 1969, in Lynwood, California, Los Angeles, United States. His father is Larry James, an antique dealer, and his mother’s name is Carol James. and siblings' details are not known. 

James’ parents divorced when he was very young. His father was the one who raised him. But growing up was not easy for him. Recalling of the emotional and physical he faced from his father, he said, "I was always scared. My whole childhood, I never had a chance to be a kid." However, love existed between the father-son, and their relationship was not permanently strained. 

Education, Ethnicity

Jesse James studied at La Sierra High School, located in Riverside, California, graduating in 1987. He then attended Riverside Community College. During his years in high school and College, James played on the football team. But his dreams of becoming an NFL player came to an end with an injury. He left the team and dropped out of College too.

His ethnicity is Caucasian.

Jesse James – Girlfriend, Wife, Affairs, Divorce, Children

Jesse James married his first wife Karla in 1991. They have two children together- Chandler James and Jesse Jr. As James’ extra-marital affairs rocked the marriage, they got divorced in 2002.

The same year he married Janine Lindemulder, an adult film actress. Their daughter Sunny was soon born. This marriage too did not last. James and Lindemulder divorced in 2004. In 2009, Lindemulder was released after six months in prison for tax evasion. James had sole custody of their daughter and his ex-wife fought to regain custody.

After citing that the environment would not be favorable for Sunny if given custody to Lindemulder, James won full custody while the mother was given weekly visitation rights during the day.

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Source: Access (Jesse James and Sandra Bullock on March 21, 2010)

After meeting during the tour of Monster Garage’s set, he met and began to date actress Sandra Bullock. The couple married on July 16, 2005. But in March 2010, several women claimed to have affairs with James. On March 18, 2010, Jesse James issued a public apology. Bullock filed for divorce in April 2010, which was finalized on June 28, 2010.

In January 2011, he became engaged to Kat Von D, a tattoo artist. They had dated since August 2010. By July 2011, their engagement was already called off. A few months later in August 2011, they were back to being engaged. They broke up for good in September 2011 while Von D accused James of cheating on her with multiple women.

Soon after the breakup, Jesse James went on to date drag racer Alexis DeJoria, daughter of billionaire John Paul DeJoria. They got engaged in late 2012 and married on March 24, 2013. Their marriage ended in divorce in 2022.

James went on to marry Alaina Hicks on June 25, 2022. This is his fifth marriage and his wife is a former adult film star who used the stage name Bonnie Rotten.

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Source: Instagram (Jesse James marries Alaina Hicks - posted June 2022)

Jesse James Career

Early Days

James then went on to work as a bodyguard for bands such as Slayer and Soundgarden. A course of change in his career took place in 1993. He fell off the stage during a concert resulting in a dislocated elbow.

The injury relieved Jesse James temporarily from working as a bodyguard. During this time off, he apprenticed with Ron Simms. Jesse James then opened his own shop, West Coast Choppers, but struggled to keep it open.

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TV Shows

Luckily, in 2001, Discovery Channel chose James’ company to be featured in their documentary Motorcycle Mania. With the success, the Channel offered Jesse James to host their reality show Monster Garage. He hosted the show from 2002 until it was canceled in 2006. He closed down West Coast Choppers in 2010 after it ran out of business.

James again returned to TV only in 2009 with the reality show Celebrity Apprentice and Sons of Guns (March 28, 2012)while his show, Jesse James Is a Dead Man, premiered on May 31, 2009.

Other appearances include James includes American Chopper, Gas Monkey Garage, etc.

Source: Discovery (Jesse James)

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Jesse James  Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of James is estimated to be around $50 million but the figure for his annual salary is not known.

Jesse James Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On Instagram and Twitter, Jesse James is followed by thousands of followers. He is absent from the Facebook handle.

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Tags : West Coast Choppers Motorcycle Mania Monster Garage Celebrity Apprentice Jesse James Is a Dead Man Jesse James Sandra Bullock Alexis DeJoria

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