|First appearance||Once Bitten|
|Voiced by||Peter Serafinowicz|
|Aliases||Cut-rate James Mason|
|Occupation||actor; Archer's spirit guide|
|“||Would you like to know who Sterling Archer really is?||”|
James Mason is a famous actor from the mid-20th century known for many roles in movies such as North by Northwest. He appears to Sterling in a state of unconsciousness brought on by a cobra bite in Turkmenistan. He guides Archer through his past in an effort to find out why Archer is the way he is. James reveals Archer was shot by a woman, Ruth Anne Litzenberger, in Baltimore. Eventually, this process culminates in Archer finding his true father, but waking up moments before remembering his father's face.