|“||Kids these days.||”|
—James Fairchild, "Best Blogged"
James is known as an encouraging father who loves Michelle dearly. He is always looking out for her at school and has a talent in cooking. He seem to have a good reputation with his neighbors and his child's friends know him as a kind guy. In "Father's Day", he doesn't even mind, until Michelle's friends complain, staying with Michelle and her friends and even catering and playing video games with them.
James can also be strict as in "The Secret", he get angry with Michelle as she tries hiding from him and dodging him as he had been named clumsy by various students including her friends and enemies. He also seems to like dancing and is a man who is mostly in a joyful mood and is well known out of the PINY: Pinypon Institute of New York staff even if it is because of his clumsiness.
As a Janitor
Before the events of "The Secret", James was known as the most clumsy member of staff. As soon as Michelle's friends found out that James is her father, he was respected more. James is very assisting to someone he may not even know that well as seen in "Fire Me" as he and Joe Cooper refurbish various areas in PINY: Pinypon Institute of New York. James is mostly professional and does the jobs he has been given well like cleaning the toilets or mopping the corridors. He also keeps that fair judgement and behavior like encouraging Austin Zimmer to try hard and do well in life or when and when not to call Michelle "Mimi" after the events of "The Secret". He can also get distracted at times when listening to music.
James has gray hair and a boxed beard.
James wears a short-sleeved shirt with a blue torso, white sleeves and collar. He wears jeans and white shoes with white soles and laces.
James wears denim coveralls with a PINY badge on the left chest. There is a PINY logo is on the back.
James is skilled at helping his daughter through a variety of ways and cooking.
As a Janitor
James knows a variety of cleaning techniques and he seems to have worked at PINY: Pinypon Institute of New York for quite sometime. He is seen cleaning different places. He also helps in other ways such as refurbishing the Sports hall in "Fire Me".
As Michelle is his daughter he always tries to care and be there for her. He is very encouraging such as in "First Impressions (Origins - Part 1)" when he tells Michelle the interview will be okay or in "Surprise Party" when he tells her that it is fine if Julia Cooper shares the same birthday as her, just like how he shares the same birthday as their neighbor's rat, Whiskers. He can be also strict with her and correcting her when she does something wrong like ignoring him, despite the fact he is her father in "The Secret".
Not much is known about James' relationship with Mrs. Fairchild, but he seemed to have loved her deeply and he misses her.
As he was first viewed as someone useless by Michelle's friends, he didn't really know them but in "Father's Day", due to the fact Michelle planned a 'Father's Friend's Day' because of the dilemma she was in, James spent the day with them and got to know them more and they also find out why Michelle has been acting strange lately due to the fact she found out she is adopted. They appreciate his cooking skills and look at him higher as a good father who loves Michelle, even if she is adopted.
As Madame Forbes is his boss he tries to stay formal near her. He has shown he is hardworking but is disappointed in what Michelle 'had done' in "Fire Me". She seems to think the school is in good hands is clean which James is accounted for.
As said in "Surprise Party", James is pleased to share the same birthday as Whiskers to cheer Michelle as she shares the same birthday as Julia.
= Gender Unknown
- Solid lines denote blood relationships.
- Dashed lines denote marriage or adoption relationships.
- Michelle has been adopted by James Fairchild and Mrs. Fairchild.
|1. "First Impressions (Origins - Part 1)":||Appears||14. "PINY Runway":||Appears|
|2. "Second Impressions (Origins - Part 2)":||Appears||15. "Dribble Trouble":||Absent|
|3. "The Secret":||Appears||16. "Labyrinth":||Background|
|4. "Fashion Backwards":||Absent||17. "Stupid Cupid":||Absent|
|5. "To Tutor or Not to Tutor":||Absent||18. "Bella Lima":||Background|
|6. "Fad In":||Absent||19. "Cooking Disaster":||Absent|
|7. "Best Blogged":||Appears||20. "Lonely at the Top":||Background|
|8. "Cosmania":||Appears||21. "Lilith Had a Little Hen":||Absent|
|9. "Makeover Nightmare":||Absent||22. "Locked In":||Absent|
|10. "The Curse of the Bridge":||Background||23. "Hire Me":||Absent|
|11. "Horsing Around":||Background||24. "Fire Me":||Appears|
|12. "American Mydol":||Appears||25. "Baby Pictures":||Appears|
|13. "Secret-Non-Admirer":||Absent||26. "Who Is Michelle?":||Absent|
|1. "Father's Day":||Absent||14. "Wardrobe Malfunction":||Absent|
|2. "Golden Ticket":||Absent||15."The Cover Up":||
|3. "The Auction (the Indie Girls in Paris - Part 1)"||Absent||16. "Skater Boy":||Absent|
|4. "Crime of Fashion (Indie Girls in Paris - Part 2)":||Absent||17. "No Fun Anymore":||Absent|
|5. "Once Upon a Time":||Absent||18. "Cold Facts":||Absent|
|6. "Coolest Girl in the World":||Absent||19. "Julia Quits":||Absent|
|7. "Catwalk on Water":||Absent||20. "Mr. and Mrs. Cooper":||
|8. "Animal Attraction":||Absent||21. "Looking For Dory":||Absent|
|9. "Sam Side Story":||Absent||22. "Rita Wears Nada":||
|10. "Downhill Side":||Absent||23. "Surprise Party":||Appears|
|11. "Plus-One":||Absent||24. "Everybody Hates Me":||Absent|
|12. "The Fake Date":||Absent||25. "Fashion Fake":||Absent|
|13. "Julia's Best Day":||Absent||26. "Coffee Girl":||Absent|
- James seems to like traditional Spanish music.
- This is ironic as PINY Institute of New York is a Spanish animated series.
- He was one of the people who were affected by 'Michelle's curse'.
- Not much is not known about how he found Michelle or his relationship with his wife.