About Dennis James


We are 3 month out of the Dennis James Classic and I’m excited to announce that the voice of Bodybuilding Mr Bob Cicherillo will again be hosting the show. To all the athletes that will be competing I wish you all a smooth prep. #IfbbProLeaqueProQualifierGermany #DennisJamesNutrition #TeamMenace #TheMotivator #DennisTheMenace #MTUT #IdRatherBeTiredThanBroke #No1Hustler #TheGrindNeverStops #AlwaysFollowYourDreamsAndBeTheBestYouCanBe #TeamGorillaWear ...

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Monday which is always Menace Chest day for me. #IfbbProLeaqueProQualifierGermany #DennisJamesNutrition #TeamMenace #TheMotivator #DennisTheMenace #MTUT #IdRatherBeTiredThanBroke #No1Hustler #TheGrindNeverStops #AlwaysFollowYourDreamsAndBeTheBestYouCanBe #TeamGorillaWear ...

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Wish you all a great weekend ...

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Friday is Arm day at Camp Menace. About to kill Bizeps and Trizeps. What about you? #IfbbProLeaqueProQualifierGermany #DennisJamesNutrition #TeamMenace #TheMotivator #DennisTheMenace #MTUT #IdRatherBeTiredThanBroke #No1Hustler #TheGrindNeverStops #AlwaysFollowYourDreamsAndBeTheBestYouCanBe #TeamGorillaWear ...

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I’m happy to announce my collaboration with @bigjoysports Turkey, stay tuned for new product announcement @bigjoysports ...

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Dennis Tyron James was born in Heidelberg, Germany on 31 May 1966.

His first NPC (National Physique Committee) competition was the NPC Border States Classics San Diego of 1997, where he placed 1st and Overall. Then  he went on to compete in his first ever NPC National show the 1997 nationals in Dallas where he ended up in 4th. Then in 1998 he won his IFBB pro card by winning the NPC USA Championship in Superheavies and Overall.

In 1999 he competed in his first Night of Champions, where he tied 14th.[2] The following year, in 2000, he competed in his first Arnold Classic, placing 4th and qualifying for his first Mr. Olympia.

His first Mr. Olympia was in 2000 as well, where he placed 11th. He has competed in a total of 11 Mr. Olympias, with his highest placing coming in 4th in 2003.

Dennis has been featured in many fitness and bodybuilding articles, including the cover of FLEX magazine. He currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona.


  • Height: 5 ft 8 in (1.72 m)
  • Weight: 258 lb (117 kg)

Competitive History

  • 1993 NABBA Mr Universe, Medium-Tall, 4th
  • 1994 NABBA Mr Universe, Medium-Tall, 2nd
  • 1995 NABBA Mr Universe, Medium-Tall, 1st
  • 1996 NABBA Universe - Pro, 2nd
  • 1997 NPC Nationals, HeavyWeight, 4th
  • 1998 NPC USA Championships, Super-HeavyWeight, 1st and Overall
  • 1999 Night of Champions, 14th
  • 2000 Arnold Classic, 4th
  • 2000 Grand Prix England, 3rd
  • 2000 Grand Prix Hungary, 3rd
  • 2000 Ironman Pro Invitational, 7th
  • 2000 Mr. Olympia, 11th
  • 2000 World Pro Championships, 4th
  • 2001 Arnold Classic, 3rd[1]
  • 2001 Grand Prix Australia, 2nd
  • 2001 Grand Prix England, 3rd
  • 2001 Grand Prix Hungary, 1st
  • 2001 Mr. Olympia, 7th[1]
  • 2002 Arnold Classic, 7th
  • 2002 Grand Prix England, 2nd
  • 2002 Grand Prix Holland, 4th
  • 2002 Mr. Olympia, 10th
  • 2002 Show of Strength Pro Championship, 5th
  • 2003 Mr. Olympia, 4th
  • 2003 Show of Strength Pro Championship, 4th
  • 2004 Mr. Olympia, 8th
  • 2005 Charlotte Pro Championships, 2nd
  • 2005 Mr. Olympia, 6th
  • 2006 New York Pro Championships, 3rd
  • 2006 Mr. Olympia, 9th
  • 2006 Grand Prix Austria, 4th
  • 2007 New York Pro, 2nd
  • 2007 Colorado Pro Championships, 8th
  • 2008 IFBB Tampa Bay Pro, 2nd
  • 2008 IFBB Europa Super Show, 2nd
  • 2008 Mr. Olympia, 8th
  • 2009 IFBB Arnold Classic, 7th
  • 2009 IFBB New York Pro Show, 2nd
  • 2009 IFBB Tampa Pro, 1st
  • 2009 Europa Super Show, 1st
  • 2009 Mr. Olympia, 14th
  • 2010 Spanish Grand Prix, 2nd
  • 2010 Mr. Olympia, 11th
  • 2012 Masters Olympia, 3rd