|Season||Big Brother 9|
|Loyalties|| Chelsia Hart|
|HOH Wins||2 (Week 2, Week 5)|
|Times Nominated||4 (Week 4, Week 6, Week 7, & Week 8)|
|Veto Wins||3 (Day 5, Week 6, Week 7)|
James Zinkand was a Houseguest on Big Brother 9. James was the first male player since Kaysar Ridha to be voted back into the game, however like Amy Crews, James was voted back in by his fellow houseguests, a vote that was between him and fellow Houseguest Alex Coladonato (whose identity remained a mystery to them).
James became a huge threat upon his return, winning one HOH competition and three consecutive Power of Veto competitions. He ultimately placed sixth, becoming the fourth member of the jury where he voted for Adam to win over Ryan. James's "soulmate" in the game's twist was Chelsia Hart. James won the $25,000 America's Choice Jury Prize at the end of the season.
James Michael Zinkand (born November 21, 1986) was a high school graduate originally from Sarasota, Florida and at the time of the season was biking around the world with just $100. He has also dressed mannequins for a living while living in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Player History - Big Brother 9
|Week 1||Power Couple||Loss|
|Week 3||Co-HOH||Previous Co-HOH|
|Week 6||HOH||Previous HOH|
|Week||Position||Voted for||With Majority?|
|–|| Jen Diturno &|
|3||–|| Allison Nichols &|
|HOH/POV||Matt McDonald||Yes (Tiebreaker)|
|6||Used POV on Self||Chelsia Hart||Yes|
|7||Used POV on Self||Sharon Obermueller||No|
|Finale||Jury Member||Adam Jasinski||Yes|
|Original Nominees||Post-Veto Nominees||Intended Target|
|Week 2 (Co-HoH with Chelsia)||&||&||&|
- James is tied with Ashleigh Wood, Shane Meaney and Frank Eudy for the most consecutive Power of Veto wins with 3 in a row.
- James is the only contestant in Big Brother history to be evicted and win HOH on the same night.
- He is the first male recipient of the Fan Favorite Award.
|Big Brother 9 House Guests|