Jim has worked as an actor, comedian, actor-teacher, street theatre performer and voice-over artiste. His TV credits include the title role in BBC TV's highly successful Jossy's Giants (2 series) and the lead role in the C4 Drama documentary Body Story. Other TV appearances include Brookside, Eastenders, Grange Hill, New Tricks and 55 Degrees North.
He was Scrooge in in Derby Theatre's Christmas Carol playing to capacity houses, and George in Lee Hall's lauded play- The Pitmen Painters at Oldham Coliseum,
based on the true story of a group of Northumberland miners who became artists.
Jim spent three years as a member of the RNT, where he appeared as all five Rivetti Brothers in A Small Family Business, by Alan Ayckbourn, as well as Poggio in 'Tis Pity She's A Whore, Nightingale in Bartholomew Fair and Ortuno in Fuente Ovejuna.
Work on numerous audiobooks includes Henry Marsh's Do No Harm an autobiographical account of the struggles of a neurosurgeon.
Most notably, he appeared as the entire Trojan Army, a Woman with One Buttock and a Signpost for The Smallest Theatre in the World. (He admits the last characterisation might have been a trifle wooden.)
Jim compered the Comedy Store for two years and has also performed his act on Channel 4, at the Edinburgh Festival and in Hyde Park for CND. His act largely consists of telling jokes which precipitate the downfall of capitalism and bring an end to tyranny and injustice wherever it rears its ugly head.