James McLain was born and raised a good Catholic boy in the San Fernando Valley. He has a theater B.A. from Cal State Northridge and an electronics A.A.S. from ITT Tech. He loves video games, unicycle riding, juggling, biking, and road trips, and he lives in Santa Monica, Calif., where he runs Whalebone IR and Software (whaleboneir.com) out of his spare bedroom.