James Alexander Diaz McDermott is a Scottish/Filipino Triple Threat Actor, Recording Artist and Producer from The Philippines. He is the youngest son of Michael McDermott Snr. (Producer) and Jeannie Diaz McDermott. He began his career in 2012 as a Rookie Radio Jock for Monster Radio RX 93.1 (2012) where he honed his skills in extemporaneous public speaking and improvisation. In 2013, he was selected by Star Magic Talent Management to become a member of the highly publicized Star Magic Circle 2013 among other emerging stars like Julia Baretto, Liza Soberano and Khalil Ramos where his career as an actor began.
Diaz ventured into theatre, starring as the spunky Newsie Race Higgins in the Philippine production of Disney’s “Newsies” (2017), a critically acclaimed, award-winning, and top-grossing Broadway musical where he was able to showcase his skill as a trip threat, rehearsing daily for 6 months in gymnastics, classical voice training, and various genres of dance (ballet, contemporary, hip hop, jazz, and tap).
From acting in films and ABS-CBN Drama’s like Got To Believe (2013), Bagito (2015), She’s Dating The Gangster (2014), Dagsin (2016), Just The Way Your Are (2015), and Wansapanataym (2016) among others, Alexander quickly honed his on-screen talent before venturing into Hosting where he was selected as one of the mainstay hosts on the popular music channel MYX (2015) opening him up to becoming a heavily sought after corporate and industry events host.
From there, Diaz ventured into Theatre, starring as the spunky Newsie Race Higgins in the Philippine production of Disney’s Newsies (2017), a critically acclaimed, award-winning, and top-grossing Broadway musical where he was able to showcase his skill as a trip threat, rehearsing daily for 6 months in Gymnastic’s, classical voice training and various genres of dance (Ballet, Contemporary, HipHop, Jazz & Tap).
At present, Alexander is managed under Cornerstone and The Integritas Group Film, TV and Media Corporation (TIG) based in the Philippines. He is currently acting on projects for Cignal TV and Disney Asia as well as the new Suspense Thriller “Escape”(2019) under TIG
Alexander resides in Manila, Philippines, and is set to release an Album under Cornerstone Music this 2019.
|First Name: James Alexander|
|Family Name: Diaz McDermott|
|Native name: James Alexander Diaz McDermott|
|Also Known as: Alexander Diaz;James|
|Born: July 21, 1995|