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James Harrison
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James Harrison performing with JAT
Background information
Birth name James Steven Harrison
Born 6 February 1981 (1972-10-17) (age 31)
Burton upon Trent, England
Origin London, England
Genres Hip Hop, RnB, Rap, Pop
Occupations Singer-Songwriter, Record Produer, Actor, Executive Producer, Director, TV Presenter
Years active 1987–present
Labels JAT Records
Associated acts JAT, Thomas Atcherley, Andrew Collins, Jake Wyss, Ryan Wilson, Girls Aloud, Kimberley Walsh, Cheryl Cole, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts, Sarah Harding
Website www.jamesharrison.co.uk

James Steven Harrison (born 6 February 1981) is an English singer-songwriter, record producer, actor, executive producer, director and TV presenter. He is best known for being a member of boy band JAT. He has also set up his own record company with his band members and called it JAT Records.

Early LifeEdit

Harrison was born in Burton upon Trent in Staffordshire, England. He grew up with brother Matthew. Harrison made his first TV appearance in 1987.

Music CareerEdit

James set up a band whilst in Year 8 at high school with mates Thomas Atcherley, Andrew Collins, Jake Wyss and Ryan Wilson. They brought out their first song Earthquake in 1996. In 1997 Harrison set up a record company called JAT Records. In 2002 he signed up newly formed girl group Girls Aloud. He stated in 2002 after signing the girls up "I feel that adding these young, fresh girls to my record company could turn out to be a fantastic addition". As he tried to improve the girls musical career he worked along side them hoping to earn Top 10 hits. He did a re-mix of Girls Aloud number 4 hit Biology in 2010 which went to Number 1, this turned out to be the 10th number 1 Harrison had earnt whilst working with Girls Aloud. His first was Sound of the Underground which he wrote.

FilmographyEdit

Film
Year Title Role
1987 Assassination 6 year old Child
1989 Born of the Fourth of July Young Child
1989 Always Young Child
1992 1492: Conquest of Paradise Pinzón's Son
1995 Jumanji Van Pelt
1999 At First Sight Phil Webster
1999 Bats Major Reid
1999 Walking Across Egypt Robert Rigsbee
2001 Pearl Harbour First Lieutenant Rafe McCawley
2001 The Affair of the Necklace King Louis XVI
2003 11:14 Officer Hannagan
2003 Biker Boyz Soul Train
2003 Freddy vs. Jason Jason Voorhees
2004 EuroTrip Jamie
2006 United 93 Tom Burnett
2007 300 (Film) Pleistarchis
2007 There Will Be Blood H.W.
2009 Friday the 13th Jason Voorhees
2010 Leap Year Jack Brady
2010 4.3.2.1 Cool Brett
2011 Valkayrie Valkayrie
2012 Valkayrie II: The Return of Valkayrie Valkayrie
2012 The Hunt for Jesse James Jesse James

Personal LifeEdit

After signing up Girls Aloud he started to date member Kimberley Walsh. Harrison and Walsh got married in 2002. They have five children; Nadine, Charlotte, Lucas, Bianca and Corey. Harrison's sons Lucas and Corey play for Liverpool FC's youth team.

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