As an actor, Jim has appeared in over 30 independent and student films and
more than 20 stage productions of plays and staged readings both in Los
Angeles and on the East Coast, including roles in
Father’s Day, Don’t Drink
the Water, See How They Run
(two different roles in two different
productions on two different coasts),
The Fantasticks, All My Sons, 1776
and Inherit the Wind. Also a writer, Jim has written for radio, TV, film and the
stage. While in college in his native Pennsylvania, he worked in radio writing
sketch comedy and later producing, writing and hosting his own musical
program, then went on to briefly write for television in Washington, D.C.
Moving to Los Angeles, he gained critical acclaim as the star, co-writer and
producer of the comedy stage play
Hollywood & Wino, which had a
successful run in Hollywood. He also has written several other stage plays as
well as short and feature-length screenplays,  and directed a Hollywood
staged reading of his
Mr. Amazing, a social satire. In addition, he wrote and
published a fantasy novel,
Almost Heaven – Lost in the Afterlife, which he
also adapted into a screenplay. His latest live stage performances were in
the Los Angeles premiere productions of his own one-act comedy plays
Benchwarmers and Closing Arguments. Encouraged by warm reviews and
delighted audiences, he transformed
Benchwarmers into a short digital film,
Last Man Out. With the help of a very talented cast and crew, Jim produced,
wrote, directed as well as performed in the film, recreating his original role of
a cynical has-been ballplayer sitting out his last game in the bottom of the
minor leagues with baseball’s dumbest young rookie, played by pre-
star Scott Lunsford.  Jim  produced a promotional DVD that features
Last Man Out, a trailer for the film, and other highlights of his writing,
producing and acting projects.  In addition to playing Lax in Stupidman, Jim
recently appeared in the horror thriller
Shapeshifter and the offbeat black-
comic fright feature
Gay Bed & Breakfast of Terror, as well as Crustacean.  
For more information and video clips of some of Jim's other work visit his
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