Jim can currently be seen in Mascots (2016), an original film for Netflix, which he co-wrote with Christopher Guest and also produced. He and Guest also co-created the recent HBO series Family Tree, which they both appeared in.
As an actor, Jim starred in several Broadway shows in the 1980’s (Noises Off, Present Laughter, Design for Living), before moving to Los Angeles. Since then, he has appeared in numerous movies, such as BEST IN SHOW (2000), The Five-Year Engagement (2012), A Mighty Wind (2003), The Cold Light of Day (2012), Think Like A Man Too (2014), Kill Your Friends (2015), Get Him To The Greek (2010), For Your Consideration (2006), Woody Allen’s You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010), The Prestige (2006), Epic Movie (2007), Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002), Independence Day (1996), Multiplicity (1996), The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007), Meet The Spartans (2008), See This Movie (2004), and Lethal Weapon 2 (1989).
Jim has been seen in dozens of TV shows, like The Grinder, Blunt Talk, Mom, Children’s Hospital, Two and a Half Men, Party Down, NTSF:SD:SUV, Lost, The Tracey Ullman Show, Monk, Friends, ER, Mad About You, The Drew Carey Show, Without A Trace, Law And Order, and Castle. He was also in the award-winning HBO series From The Earth To The Moon. Additionally, he can soon be seen in Training Day on CBS.
In 2007, Jim’s reputation as one of the UK’s most notable comedic exports was confirmed at theRicardo Montalbán Theatre in Hollywood, when he co-starred with Billy Connolly, Tim Curry, Eric Idle, Eddie Izzard, Jane Leeves, Emily Mortimer and Tracey Ullman in Eric Idle’s “What About Dick?.” The show was revived in 2012 at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles with the addition of Russell Brand.
As a writer and producer, Jim’s work is as diverse as his acting ranging from the $120 million-grossing family film Tooth Fairy (2010, starring Dwayne Johnson, Ashley Judd, Julie Andrews, Billy Crystal and Steven Merchant), the action-comedy The Man (2005, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Eugene Levy), to A Different Loyalty (2004), an epic Cold War romantic thriller starring Sharon Stone and Rupert Everett. In the television world, Jim also created, wrote and produced BBC sitcom Too Much Sun, starring Mark Addy, Alex Jennings and Lee Majors.