Chrys James (クリス・ジェームス Kurisu Jēmusu), commonly known as Cool Z, is one of Wuying Ren's henchmen. Cool Z loves rap music, and his boom box is never more than an arm's length away. He appears to be intimidating, but he is actually weak in a fight. When he realizes that a fighter is pretty tough, he runs away. He and Xianweng Ni (Wong) are good friends.
Cool Z first appears when he, Sam, Larry, and Wong steal Ryo Hazuki's bag. They spent all of his money on gambling. If Ryo succeeds in the QTE Chase with Wong, he fights Sam and Larry. Once he beats the two, Cool Z runs away scared. If Ryo fails the chase and all the battles with Sam and Larry when retrieving his bag, he will see Wong buying a Virtua Fighter capsule toy with Cool Z standing behind him. He then attacks and interrogates Cool Z demanding to know where his bag is.
Later on, Ryo runs into them again in Beverly Hills Wharf where he demands to be taken to see Ren, however Sam refuses to take him unless he donates $500 to Ren.
When Ryo chases the Heavens after being tricked by Ren, he can follow Cool Z which triggers a extra cutscene. Ryo will interrogate him by taking his boom box and threatens to break it unless he tells him where Ren is. Ryo will then learn that Ren is at Lucky Plaza a building under construction on Queen's Street. Ryo then tosses him the boom box, with Cool Z catching it starting to feel relieved from the anxiety that it would be destroyed.
When Ryo and Ren go to Kowloon, Cool Z guards the hideout.
- "Cool J" (クールJ Kūru J) is his nickname in the original Japanese version. It was changed to "Cool Z" in the European and American versions possibly to prevent any copyright infriction between LL Cool J.
- Cool Z's zodiac sign is Scorpio and he has a AB blood type.