Became an ordained minister through the Universal Life Church during the Chevy Suburban/wedding chapel conversion, specifically so that he could be the one to perform the marriage ceremony which signaled the completion of that episode's challenge.
Established his celebrity status with "West Coast Choppers", the custom motorcycle fabrication shop he established in 1992. Clients for his bikes, which range from $60,000 to $150,000, include basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal, model Tyson Beckford, musician Kid Rock, NASCAR starter Kyle Petty and NFL wide receiver Shawn Jefferson.
Named on People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" list for 2003.
Tailors each of his special-order motorcycle to the specific buyer, a process so specific that James actually takes numerous measurements of the rider and factors those into the design of each bike.
Two children with first wife Karla, daughter Chandler and son Jesse James Jr. One daughter with second wife Janine Lindemulder, Sunny James, (b. January 1, 2004).
Jesse James claims to be related to "the outlaw Jesse James" from his great grandfather's cousin.
Married actress Sandra Bullock in a sunset ceremony on a ranch outside Santa Barbara, California. [July 2005]
Ex-brother-in-law of Gesine Bullock-Prado and Raymond Prado.
Used to work as a bouncer.
Co-owner, with Sandra Bullock, of "Cisco Burgers" in Long Beach, California.
Checked himself into Sierra Tucson rehab, which specializes in drug, alcohol, and sex addiction, to "deal with his personal issues" while he was involved in a cheating scandal after several women, including Michelle McGee, revealed they had sexual relationships to James for several months. [March 2010]
Engaged to Katherine von Drachenberg (Kat von D) [January 20, 2011].
He and Katherine von Drachenberg (Kat von D) have ended their relationship [July 26, 2011].