- Date of Birth:
- April 19, 1969
- 6' 2"
Jesse James (born Jesse Gregory James on April 19, 1969 in Long Beach, California) is an American television personality, motorcycle customizer and former CEO of Austin Speed Shop. His parents divorced when he was young and Jesse lived with his father, Larry James. Larry ran an antique store located next to a Harley-Davidson parts supplier, sparking Jesse’s fascination with motorcycles from an early age. He got his first dirt bike when hew as 7. Jesse enrolled in Riverside Community College to play football, but after suffering multiple injuries, Jesse quit the team and dropped out. He scored a job as a bodyguard for bands like Slayer and Danzig, but in 1992, he opened West Coast Choppers. The company endured money problems in the early years, but James found success in 2001 when the Discovery Channel focused on his company for their multi-part documentary, Motorcycle Mania. He was then picked to host Monster Garage in 2002, as Jesse and his crew converted vehicles into spectacular machines. In 2009, we starred in Jesse James Is a Dead Man, a stunt show on Spike TV. He also placed third on the second season of Celebrity Apprentice.
Best Known For:
Jesse James is best known as a television personality, a motorcycle customizer and as a man who cheated on Sandra Bullock.
Jesse married Karla James in 1991. They had two children together, a daughter and a son, before divorcing in 2002. Jesse married Janine Lindemulder, a stripper and adult actress, in 2002. They had a daughter before splitting in 2004. In 2005, James married actress Sandra Bullock. They were together until 2010, when multiple women claimed to have had affairs with Jesse. He issued a public apology. Their divorce was finalized in 2010. That year, Jesse began dating tattoo artist Kat Von D. They were engaged in 2011, but they split that year after further allegations of James’s cheating. In 2013, Jesse married professional drag racer Alexis DeJoria.