James Hoppcraft is a Sim who lives in Moonlight Falls with his wife Miriam Hoppcraft and their son, Alfred. He is a Top Secret Researcher at level 8 in the Science career, and he has 7 points in Logic, 3 in Fishing, 5 in Handiness, and 6 in Gardening.
Both James and his wife strongly dislike the supernatural, being a traditional family. They love their son and are sure everyone in town envies them for having such a nice child. Still, they do not know that Alfred was turned into a fairy by the elderly Flora Goodfellow, and this might lead Miriam and James to severe problems in dealing with their son's supernatural status.
It is slightly implied that his dislike for magic hails from his childhood, as he was severely reprimanded by his mother when he tried to cast a spell. He also began to study the Law at age eight, but stopped when he was 12.
It appears that James' last name "Hoppcraft" is a reference to the horror and science fiction writer, H. P. Lovecraft, famous for his Cthulhu Mythos.