James Gibson
Family Debra Burch (Wife, deceased),
Ryan James (Stepson, deceased)
Occupation Criminal
Played By Jim Shield
Status Incarcerated

James Gibson is the evil stepfather of Ryan James. He married Ryan's mother. When she died, he married Debra Burch. He used Ryan's telepathy for crime.

Season One

He ended up killing Jules Casey a pawnshop owner. He participated with his wife in using Ryan's telepathy for crime. He was horrible towards Ryan and only cared about exploiting him.

After Ryan obtained a password from Lex Luthor, James (along with Ryan and Debra) made their way to a nearby bowling alley. When the password didn't work James asked Ryan for the real password. Ryan told Debra that James was planning to kill her. Although James claimed that Ryan was lying, Debra coldly pointed out that, as much as Ryan had always creeped her out, he'd never lied to them. Feeling betrayed James grabbed a shotgun, telling her Ryan didn't lie and shot Debra. He killed a bowling alley janitor when Ryan told him to call the police, and almost killed Ryan before being stopped by Clark Kent. Clark hit him with a bowling ball in the chest. The bowling ball was thrown with enough force to crash through a wall before hitting him, knocking him unconscious.

An article detailing Gibson's arrest can be read here in the Smallville Ledger The article lists him as Gibson Burch, but his name is seen as James Gibson onscreen. [1]