Born and raised in Indiana, Jim began his stand-up comedy career seven years ago. Jim decided to make the move to New York City in the pursuit of becoming a successful actor and stand up comic. It is apparent that Jim has more than arrived. You may recognize him from his numerous commercial campaigns with Blockbuster Video, Saturn, Barnes and Nobel, Rolling Rock, and Energizer. Jim has been featured on many network television shows. His credits include, Comedy Central's "Dr. Katz", NBC's "Lateline", "Conrad Bloom" and "Law & Order", and ABC's "Soul Man". Continuing the development of his diverse body of work, this summer you can see him hosting and starring in VH1's "Random Play", the network's first music and variety sketch show.
Jim is currently shooting his ninth film of this year, Warner Brothers' "Three Kings", directed by David O. Russell starring George Clooney, Ice Cube and Mark Wahlberg. Set against the "victorious" last days of the Gulf War, this action drama centers around a small group of soldiers determined to find millions of dollars of gold bullion Saddam Hussein stole from Kuwait. Later this year, look for Jim in the following films: "The Thomas Crown Affair", directed by John McTierman, starring Pierce Brosnan, Denis Leary and Rene Russo. A remake of the 1968 Steve McQueen/Faye Dunaway film, which centers around bored but very wealthy real estate magnate with a keen interest in rare and expensive art pieces, who successfully manages to pull off one of the largest and most ingenious art heists in the country. "Personals", a romantic comedy about a freelance writer who writes a successful book based on his experiences with the women he meets from placing and answering ads in the personals, starring Malik Yoba, Stacy Dash and Sheryl Lee Ralph. And, "Entropy", with U2's Bono, directed by Phil Joanou, who directing credits include, U2's "Rattle and Hum".
Jim will begin the New Year with a dream come true, as he makes his first national television appearance, performing stand up comedy on "The Late Show with David Letterman". It has truly been quite a year for Jim and he looks forward to joining the many exciting stars, comics, writers, actors and mentors in March 1999, at the prestigious HBO U.S Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado.
Jim currently resides in Manhattan.