King George and his wife were unable to conceive a child after the Queen was stricken by a terrible curse. To ensure that his family's reign would continue, King George sought the help of Rumplestiltskin. Rather than cure the Queen, Rumple agreed to procure King George a fine baby boy to serve as his son and heir. Rumplestiltskin found the child he wanted when he approached a simple shepherd and his wife, Ruth. They had two boys and, to their regret, agreed to send one off to be a Prince in exchange for the coin they needed to keep their family farm.
Prince James grew to be as ruthless as his adoptive father, treasuring gold and daliances with beautiful women. When King George discovered that the royal coffers were dwindling, he charged his son with refilling them by any means necessary. The Prince turned to his friend, Jack, a beautiful and equally ruthless mercenary who slew creatures in exchange for gold. As they were talking about ideas for finding treasure, a giant named Anton ventured to Fairy Tale Land from his kingdom in the clouds. Sensing a chance at getting to the vaunted treasure hoard of the giants, Prince James and Jack pretended they wanted to be friends with Anton. They tricked him into bringing them some treasure from his land, but instead followed him up the beanstalk. They arrived with soldiers, each carrying poisoned blades. They killed almost all of the giants, ransacking their treasure vault. Jack as killed in the attack, and Prince James left her to die, choosing instead to escape with his treasure. Of all the giants, only Anton survived.
But the gold stolen from the giants was not enough. King George and Prince James next chose to court King Midas, for who could give them more treasure than the man with a golden touch? King Midas needed a dragon in his kingdom killed, so he staged a tournament to find the best warrior in the land. Prince James proved to be an incredible fighter, challenging a beast of a man to single combat and proving the victor. James celebrated his victory right there on the field, supremely confident that he was the land's greatest warrior. But as he raised his arms in triumph, a spear drove through his back and burst through his chest. The creature was not quite dead, and with its last strength, struck down Prince James, leaving King George once again in desperate need of an heir.
- Season 1, Episode 6: The ShepherdJosh Dallas
Josh Dallas was born in Louisville, KY and grew up across the Ohio River in New Albany, Indiana. He attended New Albany Senior Public High School, where he was heavily involved in the school's award-winning performing arts program. It was there the fire that would push Dallas to pursue the arts was first lit.
At the age of 16, Dallas received the Sarah Exley Scholarship, awarded to one American student every three years in support of their study of acting at the prestigious Mountview Conservatoire for the Performing Arts in London, England. In London, at the age of 20, he landed his first professional job as an actor with the acclaimed Royal Shakespeare Company, and he went on to perform with some of the most renowned theatrical companies in the world, including the Royal National Theatre, The English National Opera, The New Shakespeare Company and The Young Vic.
Though he never left the theatre far behind, Dallas began to land parts in television and independent features. Feeling nostalgic for his home after a decade abroad, he made the move back stateside and landed in Hollywood. Five days later he received a call offering him the leading role of Fandral in 2011's Blockbuster Thor, directed by the Oscar-nominated director/actor Kenneth Branagh.
On television Dallas guest starred on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Hawaii Five-0. He recently completed production on the film Red Tails, opposite Bryan Cranston and Cuba Gooding Jr. Other film credits include Ghost Machine, The Descent: Part 2, The Boxer and 80 Minutes.