James's Father is a very wealthy man who is determined to see his son get married to Jessiebelle and uphold the family tradition. Both of James's parents are insensitive about James's feelings; even at a young age. James ran away from home and eventually joined Team Rocket.
James's Father first appeared in episode 48 of the original series "Holy Matrimony!" and was voiced by Maddie Blaustein in the English dub version of the Pokemon anime.
James's Father was then voiced in a flashback by Marc Thompson in episode 153 of the Diamond and Pearl series "The Treasure Is All Mine!"