Born in Queens and raised on Long Island, Jim moved to L.A. after graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. 


After working in the trenches on several television shows, he joined the staff of independent production company, WOLFCREST ENTERTAINMENT

There, he wrote and developed numerous projects, including the reality pilot, "CRIMINAL OBSESSIONS," staring Telly Savalas, the digital biography, "ON THE ROAD WITH B.B. KING," for MCA Interactive, and television commercials for both Skechers and Cross Colours. 

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On the heels of that was a string of other animated series writing, including “THE ADVENTURES OF CHUCK AND FRIENDS” for The Hub, “LOLIROCK” for Marathon Media, and “KUU KUU HARAJUKU” for Nickelodeon and Australia’s Network Ten. 

Currently, Jim is working on his first graphic novel - “BLOWBACK” - with frequent partner, Rhonda Smiley. 


He's still a Mets and Knicks fan, and most of his schedule is arranged around walking his dog.

His action screenplay, "THE HARDLINE," was optioned by Pandora Cinema during that period, when he also wrote several episodes of the Rick Springfield syndicated series, "HIGH TIDE," including the two-part backdoor pilot, "UNIVERSITY BLUES." 


From there, he became a Creator and Co-Producer of the live-action, "MOWGLI: THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THE JUNGLE BOOK," for the Fox Kids Network.  Shot on location in Costa Rica, the series produced 26 episodes that continue to air around the world. 

After Wolfcrest, Jim moved onto the syndicated family drama, "BORN FREE," where he served as Writer and Story Editor. 

Next up, he wrote and Co-Produced the two-hour Touchstone television movie, "THE EXTREME TEAM," for Warren Miller Pictures and Mandalay Entertainment, starring Chris Pratt, Eric Mabius, and Clarence Williams III. 

Expanding into animation, Jim wrote an episode of DIC Entertainment’s “HORSELAND,” followed by two seasons of, “GORMITI: THE LORDS OF NATURE RETURN,” for Marathon Media and The Cartoon Network. 

Around that same time, he became a partner in Post Production and Animation Studio, HYPER IMAGE, which subsequently released their first feature on DVD, the independent computer animated science fiction film, “RACE.”