James Clayton
James Clayton
James in typical dress before his death (he was flamboyant)
Born August 13th, 1949
Died December 29th, 2014 (age 65)
Cause of death Car accident
Resting place Cataraqui Cemetery, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Other names "Man of Idiocy"
Years active 1992-2014
Notable work Greeny Phatom
Home town Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Chicago, Illinois, United States

James Clayton (born August 13th, 1949, died December 29th, 2014) was an Canadian film producer, actor, and singer best known for being the executive producer of Greeny Phatom until 2014, when he died.



James Clayton was born at Toronto Western Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on August 13th, 1949, to Nick Clayton (of Russian, French, and Persian descent) and Sally Clayton (of Norwegian, Irish and German descent). James's maternal grandfather was a walk-in on various TV shows (mainly on shows produced for the CTV television network), and his maternal grandmother was an newspaper editor working in Denmark, Wisconsin, United States.

James attended J. B. Tyrrell Sr. Public School in the district of Scarborough. His teacher described Clayton as an intelligent young man and had proper motor skills, but was extremely disruptive and would shout the phrase "Have a shippy shippy shippy day!" (which was later used as Santed Sailor's catchphrase) all the time.

Adult YearsEdit

James began working for Owl Communications in 1992. James was often a walk-in role player on The Big Comfy Couch and was the uncredited co-executive producer of said show.

In 1993, James met Robert Stainton while on vacation in New York. James and Owl Communications were given a contract in order to help produce the upcoming Greeny Phatom. Owl Communications only produced 4 seasons.

In 2000, James moved to a building on the border between Niagara Falls and Toronto. James was infamous for stealing confiscated Kinder Surprise Eggs from border control. One time, as a officer confiscated the eggs, James grabbed the eggs out of the officer's hands and took them to his house. No charges were pressed against James.



James died on December 29th, 2014, in Hollywood, California, United States, after crashing his 2010 Artega GT through the front of an Asian supermarket. He died from severe trauma while in the hospital that night.


  • James owned a 1966 Mustang Junior made by the Powercar company of Mystic, CT, USA. He bought it at a flea market in Ottawa for only $27. He restored it and later ran it around his hometown and in Chicago and Utica. His Mustang Junior is now owned by his daughter Erika Clayton.
  • James adored potato pancakes (shallow-fried pancakes of grated or ground potato, flour and egg, often flavored with grated garlic or onion and seasoning). He had eaten all types of potato pancakes.

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