Dennis James was born in 1966 in Heidelberg, Germany. He started training in bodybuilding when he was 18yo.
Dennis James won the International South German Championship in 1985, the International German Grand Prix in 1986, and the New York State Championship (All Junior Category) the same year.
He stopped training because he was not eligible to join the German Nationals since he did not hold German citizenship but made a comeback in 1990 after he left Germany.
The first National Physique Committee (NPC) competition of Dennis was the NPC Junior USA of 1996, where he placed 13th. In 1999, he made his Pro debut and competed in his first Night of Champions, where he accomplished the 14th place and his first Mr. Olympia was in 2000. He has competed in a total of 7 times on Mr. Olympia stage, with his highest placing coming in 4th in 2003.
He announced the end of his career in 2012.
Dennis James has been featured in many fitness and bodybuilding articles, including the cover of FLEX Magazine. He currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
He is a Legend of bodybuilding history and he deserves a great dedication from us!
Competition weight: 117kg/260lb
Off season weight: 132kg/290lb
1993 NABBA Mr Universe, 4th (Medium-Tall)
1994 NABBA Mr Universe, 2nd (Medium-Tall)
1995 NABBA Mr Universe, 1st (Medium-Tall)
1996 NABBA Universe Pro, 2nd
1997 NPC Border States Classics, 1st (Heavyweight & Overall)
1997 NPC Nationals, 4th (Heavyweight)
1998 NPC USA Championships, 1st (Super-Heavy & Overall)
1999 IFBB Night of Champions, 14th
2000 IFBB Arnold Classic, 4th
2000 IFBB Grand Prix England, 3rd
2000 IFBB Grand Prix Hungary, 3rd
2000 IFBB Ironman Pro Invitational, 6th
2000 IFBB Mr. Olympia, 11th
2000 IFBB World Pro Championships, 4th
2001 IFBB Arnold Classic, 3rd
2001 IFBB Grand Prix Australia, 2nd
2001 IFBB Grand Prix England, 3rd
2001 IFBB Grand Prix Hungary, 1st
2001 IFBB Mr. Olympia, 7th
2002 IFBB Arnold Classic, 7th
2002 IFBB Grand Prix England, 2nd
2002 IFBB Grand Prix Holland, 4th
2002 IFBB Mr. Olympia, 10th
2002 IFBB Show of Strength Pro Championship, 5th
2003 IFBB Mr. Olympia, 4th
2003 IFBB Show of Strength Pro Championship, 4th
2004 IFBB Mr. Olympia, 8th
2005 IFBB Charlotte Pro Championships, 2nd
2005 IFBB Mr. Olympia, 6th
2006 IFBB New York Pro Championships, 3rd
2006 IFBB Mr. Olympia, 9th
2006 IFBB Grand Prix Austria, 4th
2007 IFBB New York Pro, 2nd
2007 IFBB Colorado Pro Championships, 8th
2008 IFBB Tampa Bay Pro, 2nd
2008 IFBB Europa Super Show, 2nd
2008 IFBB Mr.Olympia, 8th
2009 IFBB Arnold Classic, 7th
2009 IFBB New York Pro Show, 2nd
2009 IFBB Tampa Pro, 1st
2009 IFBB Europa Super Show, 1st
2009 IFBB Mr. Olympia, 8th
2010 IFBB Mr. Europe, 2nd
2010 IFBB Mr. Olympia, 11th
2012 IFBB Master Olympia, 3rd