James, is a recurring character in Everybody Hates Chris.
James is a 12-year-old neighborhood kid. James is flirty towards Tonya and wishes to have a relationship with her. He hangs alongside with the other supporting male characters at Manny's barbershop. The adult males treat James like he is their equal although he is a child. In the episode "Everybody Hates James" Chris is forced by Ms. Morello to volunteer to be a "Brother from Another Mother" as part of his duties as the team manager for the football team, and the child he mentors turns out to be James. Chris learns that James' real name is Cleavon Barris.
He is portrayed by Blake Hightower.