After retiring from his career as a Gladiator, Jim became the Brand Manager and Director of Athlete Sponsorship at the Apex Fitness Group and the Director of Product Development for 24 Hour Fitness. Jim's most recent position is Vice President of Product Development for dotFIT, a specialized nutritional company.
Jim attended college at Montana State University-Bozeman.
Jim held the title of Mr. Montana in 1986.
Jim once dyed his hair blonde to appear in a Long John Silvers commerical. Jim stated, that even with the new hair, everyone knew it was him.
Jim's favorite American Gladiators events were Powerball, the Joust, and Breakthrough and Conquer.
One of the most injured American Gladiators, Jim broke his nose and ankle, hurt both shoulders, and suffered a herniated disk competing on the show.
Jim played the part of a weightlifter in the movie Deadly Breed in 1989.
He is one of five American Gladiators to have their own nougat candy bars. His flavor was lemon-lime.
Jim was a camera operator for the Andrew Dice Clay stand-up video, "Andrew Dice Clay: One Night with Dice" (1987).
(On Gladiators event Whiplash)
Jim: It's an hellacious game with a lot of jarring elbows hitting each other!
(On Gladiators event The Pyramid)
Jim: Awesome! There's almost a vertical drop at the top and, when the whistle blows, the two contenders try to reach the top. Our object is to kick some butt!
Jim: I love to work out and diet and stayed in pretty good shape after football. Of all the Gladiators I'm probably in the best shape.
Jim: One thing I'm very proud of is being a dad. I love it. It's the best thing in my life.
Jim: The blood, sweat, and tears in American Gladiators are the same as they are in all other professional sports.