Jim is over-educated: he has a B.A. in English from UCLA; an M.A. in English from Tulane University; and a Ph.D in Psychology from the University of Southern California. He also has a TEFL certificate from TEFL International in Kolkata, India. Don't ask him to do anything practical.
He is a ten-year veteran of the Brave New Workshop (Sex in the Cities; Happiness for Dummies; Electile Dysfunction; Home for the Hostilities; among others) and performed in the Off-Beat Comedy Club onboard the Disney Magic. Jim is the proud co-author (and male prop) of Julie Grover McArdle's Results Not Typical (along with Brian Beatty), and was recently seen as the waiter in Joseph Scrimshaw's Adventures in Mating at the Bryant Lake Bowl. Jim performed in and co-wrote We Gotta Bingo for Actors Theater of Minnesota and co-wrote Pride and Plot of Pointlessness with Shanan Wexler for Hang Kitty Productions. On his own Jim wrote and co-produced Whistling Past the Graveyard (Found Money Productions), and has appeared in War of the Worlds: the Musical (Hometown Theatre), S.O.S. (Mainly Me Productions), and as the psychologist in HUGE Theater's Ordinary People...But Not! He was an original cast member of KSTC's Comedy Hotel, produced by Kim Schultz. He feels confident that no one saw him in Soaked in Lye.
Jim has performed in touring shows and corporate entertainment for Out of the Blue, Brave New Communications, Strong Coffee Ink, and Under the Radar Productions. He has taught improvisation at the Brave New Institute, HUGE Improv Theater, and the Guthrie.
When not on stage, he teaches psychology at St. Catherine University and at the University of St. Thomas. Jim hails from Riverside, California.