Sidney Aaron James is the pedantic creator and executive producer of "My Roanoke Nightmare". He is a character in Roanoke portrayed by Cheyenne Jackson.


Sidney Aaron James is the mastermind behind the creation of the famous television show "My Roanoke Nightmare".

Personality and Appearance

Sidney is a meticulous screenwriter with a flair for business. Totally skeptical about the supernatural, he is a man of questionable morals. Temperamentally difficult, Sidney is devious and able to put business before any other subject, including bereavement.

Sidney is an average build man, with black hair, a well-trimmed beard and piercing blue eyes.



  • This is the second character played by Cheyenne Jackson. The first was Will Drake in the previous season, American Horror Story: Hotel.
  • Sidney, Audrey, Matt, Shelby and Mason are the only characters involved with the Roanoke incident that weren't killed by the forces brought from the paranormal entities of Roanoke.


  • Sidney: "We rolling? The camera never stops, no matter what!"
  • Sidney (imitating Cricket's accent): "That’s a callback to Cricket’s séance."
  • Sidney: "Reality is what we make of it."



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