|Also known as||James J. Martin |
J Money (or J$)
Assistant to Executive Producer
Graphic novel writer
Portrays Chris Coolidge
|Date of birth||23 February 1983|
|Origin||Brimfield, MA, USA|
Jim Martin is a writer for Heroes. He began working for Heroes midway through the first season as the assistant to Tim Kring, the executive producer and creator of Heroes. For episodes fourteen through twenty-three of Season One of Heroes, Jim was the assistant to Allan Arkush, executive producer and director. Jim has also written many of the Heroes graphic novels. He co-wrote the webisode Going Postal with Yule Caise, and co-wrote the webisodes The Recruit and Nowhere Man with Timm Keppler. Jim also co-wrote the Slow Burn webisodes with Zach Craley, Oliver Grigsby, Foz McDermott, and Harrison Wilcox. Additionally, a photo of Jim was used to portray Chris Coolidge.
Jim has varied writing interests that include writing graphic novels, some of which have been for Heroes. Besides his other work on Heroes, Jim Martin was an assistant to the executive producer and creator for the ABC television series Traveler.
Besides being an assistant, Jim Martin was a contributing writer and actor for the film Yeti: A Love Story (2006). He played the part of "Herb the Toucher".
In addition, Jim also co-starred in Street Team Massacre which premiered at the 2007 Austin Film Festival, in which he played the part of "James". He also appeared in the low budget film Psycho Sleepover.
Jim is a writer and co-creator of Real Bad Friend and doesn't want anyone to be offended by its content, because "it's a joke and it hasn't been updated recently anyways."
Jim claims to "actively babble" on Twitter, using the nickname oxfordstandard.
Graphic Novels Written
- Into the Wild, Part 1
- Into the Wild, Part 3
- Stuck in the Middle
- Out of Town... On Business
- Hanging By a Thread
- Rebellion, Part 7
- The Trip, Part 2
- In 2009, The Recruit (co-written by Jim Martin) won two Webby's People's Voice Awards: best drama series and best drama individual episode.
- The character James Martin was named after Jim Martin. In fact, in the graphic novel Cog, the character is even referred to as "Jim Martin".
- Jim's likeness was used to create the graphic novel character Chris Coolidge, and a photo of him was created for Chris's Assignment Tracker 2.0 profile. Writer Howie Kaplan specified the similar likenesses as a favor to Jim, who earlier requested that the character Howie Kaplan look like the crew member Howie.
- Jason Badower used Jim's likeness in designing an orderly at Riverdale Psychiatric Hospital. (The Trip, Part 2)
- Jim wrote and directed two 16mm films starring Adam Malamut. Later, when Jim wrote the episode Let It Bleed, he named the character Adam Malamut after his friend and cousin.
- Jim is an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys.
- For other uses of Jim, see Jim (disambig).
- Tumblr Account
- Jim Martin on Twitter
- Interview with Jim Martin at The OWI, 4/21/08
- Heroes Wiki interview with Jim Martin and Timm Keppler about Into the Wild, 9/16/08
- Heroes Wiki interview with Jim Martin and Timm Keppler about The Recruit, 4/1/09
- Heroes Wiki interview with Jim Martin and Timm Keppler about Nowhere Man, 5/28/09
- Interview with Jim Martin and Timm Keppler at Next on Heroes, 5/29/09
- Interview with Jim Martin and the other Slow Burn creators, at Heroes Wiki, 12/22/09