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James Hinchcliffe
James Hinchcliffe S23
Celebrity Profile
Birth Date 5 December 1986 (1986-12-05) (age 37)
Hometown Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Known For Race car driver

Dancing with the Stars 23

Partner(s) Sharna Burgess
Placement 2nd
Highest Score 40 (Viennese Waltz, Jive, Freestyle & Viennese Waltz/Foxtrot fusion)
Lowest Score 29 (Paso Doble & Cha-Cha-Cha)
Average Score 36.7

James Hinchcliffe is a celebrity from Season 23 of Dancing with the Stars.


Retrieved from abc.com
James Hinchcliffe is arguably one of the most popular drivers in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Currently in his sixth racing season and second for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, the affable Canadian has four Indy car wins, ten podiums and one pole position to date. He was voted IndyCar's Favorite Driver in 2012 by the fans and was 2011 Verizon IndyCar Series Rookie of the Year.

In 2015, the 29-year-old suffered life-threatening injuries from a practice crash for the Indianapolis 500, which ended his season after only five races. After a long road to recovery and rehabilitation, James returned to racing this year in even better shape than before. He earned his first IndyCar pole at the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500, the venue that almost destroyed his career.

The self-proclaimed Mayor of Hinchtown, his internet civilization, also is the namesake of Hinchtown Hammer Down Ale, a craft beer from Flat12 Bierwerks in Indianapolis. Away from the track, James is a certified Scuba diver and will often be found below the surface getting some "me time." However, he can still find a way to live dangerously, having swum with the sharks in the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos.

A collector of guitars and lighters, he counts Eric Clapton, Joe Walsh, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Buddy Guy among his favorite guitarists and boasts a collection of lighters dating back to the 1930s, including some soldier-issued World War II lighters.

Dancing with the Stars 23[]

He was partnered with Sharna Burgess. They placed 2nd.


1 Score given by guest judge Pitbull.
2 Due to an injury, Burgess was unable to perform with Hinchcliffe, but did choreograph the dances. Hinchcliffe instead danced with Jenna Johnson.
3 Score given by guest judge Idina Menzel.



  • He became engaged to actress Rebecca Dalton in July 2018.
    • They were married in August 2019.
    • James' former DWTS partner Sharna Burgess choreographed their first dance.