So do you know how he spends his free time? We recently asked Viggle LIVE! users to name his speciality, and 45 percent of you hit the answer on the head — James participates in team roping, a rodeo event in which two horseback riders collaborate to rope a steer.
"It's been a lot of fun. It's a great escape from the craziness that is Hollywood," James tells Spin to Win Rodeo Magazine. "It's been a nice therapy for me, even if I'm not roping, to get out on the trail with your horse and get away from the madness. It's had a real therapeutic effect on my life."
James even hosts an annual roping event to benefit his youth-focused charity, the James Pickens Jr. Foundation. "I see that these cowboys have a heart for children and want to see the best for them," he tells the magazine. "Kids have taken a low rung on the priority list now, and so we just want to bring some attention to that and try to make a better life for these kids."
Sounds like great fun! Here's wishing him a happy birthday and many more horseback rides.
Source: Spin to Win Rodeo Magazine