Jim Coughlin is a comedian, actor and writer based in Los Angeles. He was born in Ohio, but has fought hard to overcome this handicap. Raised in St. Louis by a loving family that lived next door to his family, he quickly realized he would need to learn a trade to further his existence. Thankfully he was a quick study and found counterfeiting to be a rewarding profession. While the money was good, it was always more about the people. Then he entered a new phase of life and learned a new trade but found a limited market for his license plate making skills. Later he tried his hand at alligator feeding. Prone to the occasional black out, he found tight rope walking was not ideal. That's when he shifted attention to standup comedy, which he enjoys but his feet are killing him. He acts, improvises and performs standup wherever people will let him and sometimes where they won't. He prefers captive audiences and finds prison shows are more socially acceptable than kidnapping people.[Seriously, this page has achieved what it set out to do in life. Feel free to click on all the wonderful words to the left, or keep reading.]
What else? Having been bitten twice, he is four times shy. Jim enjoys long walks on short piers and swimming in the ocean. He has never clubbed a baby seal, but has gone clubbing with Seal. Jim likes energy bars as they're lighter than batteries. Never one to mince words nor diagram sentences, he likes to get straight to the point, unlike certain magic bullets fired from a certain book depository. Actually, he thinks Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone but that Jack Ruby was not the main shooter. Jim is right-handed and is always excited to meet other right-handed people. Jim is the youngest of five children. Having grown up with three older brothers, seeing the photos of Abu-Ghraib, Jim could only say 'tell me about it'. A mediocre first chair trumpet player, at a wedding his drunken trumpet teacher told him years after the fact that he knew he wouldn't be any good at it. A survivor of the rollover of a VW Scirroco in which he was in the hatch, he has refused to ride in the hatch of any VW since. What else should you know about him? Jim is a published scientist. It had something to do with water fleas--he wrote the BASIC program for the study. He also wrote a program that solves for the volumes of railroad tank cars. It's actually quite good and is still used many years later. When other people were rushing off to see their first rock concert, Jim was seeing Bob Hope & Victor Borga live. When they were taping songs off the radio, he was taping Jack Carney's Comedy Show on KMOX Radio. When they were listening to Madonna, he was listening to Mae West. He is not really a sports fan, but he is happy to have been raised in the land of the World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals. Take that, other cities who think you're all that. Take that, supposedly superior American League. Here's a tissue.