James Alexander is a South African actor best known for his role as Dr. Rico Maartens in the M-Net drama/soapie Binnelanders, from 2005-2008.
He also starred as Tristan van Reenen, the head of conservation and loyal employee of Tiro (Putla Sehlapelo), in the M-Net soap opera The Wild, from 2011-2013.
He is also known for co-presenting the M-Net reality talent competition Project Fame with Vusi Twala, from 20 June - 29 August, 2004.
He has had cameo roles in the SABC1 soapie Generations and the drama series Home Affairs, and has acted in the short films Thoughts, Lost and Voëltjie.
On Tuesday 20 November 2007 it was announced that he had decided not to renew his contract after the third season of Binnelanders, preferring to turn his focus to film and other independent projects.
He continued to appear in the show until the third season ended in 2008.