James Chen
Birthdate 1970 (age 48)
Family Unnamed brother (deceased)
Occupation Vice President of the United States
Species Human

Status Alive

Played by Mark Dacascos

Paul Kwo (young)

First seen Trust
Last seen Project Icarus (episode)
James Chen is the Vice President of the United States and the first Asian-American to hold the esteemed office.


In middle and high school, Chen was often bullied because of his mixed heritage, but schoolmate Taylor Kingston helped him "stand up to the bastards in a way I never conceived." He graduated salutatorian of his graduating class and was the president of his college fraternity. Immediately following college, he became an anti-bullying advocate, and even wrote a book with his sister's help on combating the threat of bullying during childhood in safe and healthy manner. An criminal justice major, Chen served as a bailiff and part-time attorney for a number of years in the early 2000s. In 2007, he was disbarred for fabricating evidence in a rape case, although the defendant was indeed guilty. Disgraced, he laid in relative obscurity until Kingston approached him as a running mate for President.

The Originals Season 3Edit

In Trust,

The Originals Season 4Edit

In Hearing Damage,

In Broken,

In Misery,

In Project Icarus (episode),




Episode Count:

  • 5/50 (TO)

(TO S3) (1/11)

(TO S4) (4/12)

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