James Earl is an American actor best known for his role as football-player and bully Azimio Adams on the musical television series Glee, from 2009-2011.
He also had a starring role as Turbo in the short-lived comedy drama television series Glory Daze, from 2010-2011.
Earl was born and raised in Los Angeles. His first television appearance was on the Nickelodeon show Drake & Josh. Shortly after, Earl filmed his first guest-starring role on the hit television show ER.
Following that role, he landed his first feature film, Gridiron Gang, starring The Rock.
He scored a recurring role on NBC's Las Vegas and Fox's Glee. Earl has also guest-starred on shows such as CSI: Las Vegas, Crossing Jordan, Community, Cold Case, Bones, Weeds and No Ordinary Family.
In between shooting, he spends time recording music with his group The Future III. He also mentors at-risk youth from his childhood neighbourhood.