James McCloud is the late father of Fox McCloud in Star Fox.

He is the former leader of Star Fox and Fox McCloud's father and Vixey Reinard's husband. He was a legendary and astonishing pilot who became the founder and leader of the legendary Star Fox Team, a mercenary-for-hire squadron in the Lylat System. He died when Pigma Dengar (A former Star Fox member) betrayed him and Peppy Hare into a deadly trap on Venom in which Andross killed him.