Attractive dark-haired young actor James DeBello got his start after moving to Los Angeles at age sixteen and being discovered by an agent shortly thereafter. Possessing a handsomeness that could take on a brooding and mysterious or charming boy-next-door bend, the actor was able to match his handsomeness with his skill, emerging as a more-than-capable and charismatic onscreen presence. A 1997 guest shot on "ER" was followed by a cameo in the hit 1999 teen comedy "American Pie," playing a character called simply 'Enthusiastic Guy'. While moviegoers would likely not remember that turn, his starring role in the comedy "Detroit Rock City" (1999) would open many more eyes to his talents. As the most drug-addled in a group of four teens on their way to the famed KISS concert, DeBello was cast as the aptly named Trip, a charmingly spaced-out character. That same year, he could be seen in the NBC miniseries "The '60s."