James Holder is a fictional businessman and a one-time character associated with the continuity of the DC Television Universe. He appeared on the CW Network television series Arrow where he was played by actor Tobias Slezak. He appeared in the third episode from season one, "Lone Gunmen".
James Holder was an unscrupulous business owner who lived in Starling City in the early 2010s. He owned a company that manufactured smoke detectors. Holder installed defective smoke detectors in low-income housing projects in The Glades, which resulted in fires yielding multiple deaths.
Holder also had an interest in making a financial bid for a company called Unidac Industries. This conflicted with the interest of another corrupt businessman, Warren Patel. Patel hired an assassin named Deadshot to take him out.
Oliver Queen, in his guise as The Hood, apprehended James Holder, but Deadshot was able to put a bullet into him before Queen could take him into custody. The Starling City Police Department found him floating dead in his swimming pool.
- The character of James Holder was created by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Marc Guggenheim, and director Guy Bee.
- James Holder is exclusive to the continuity of the Arrow television series and does not have a mainstream DC Universe counterpart.
- James Holder is one of the individuals named on Robert Queen's list that he gives to Oliver before dying.
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