Jimmy originally auditioned for the role of D.L. but eventually landed the role of the Haitian in the show Heroes.
Jimmy and his wife Evelyn have one son and one daughter.
Jimmy attended the Academe International de Dance in Paris where he studied ballet, modern, jazz, tap, and hip hop.
Jimmy was cast alongside Bruce Willis and Monica Bellucci in the movie Tears Of The Sun (2002).
Jimmy appeared in music videos by George Michael, En Vogue and Mariah Carey.
He landed his first job, a Coca Cola commercial, when he was spotted dancing in a club.
Jimmy made his stage/screen debut in French musical theatre, television commercials, and softcore pornography.
Jimmy spent three years with a musical theater "La Belle Epoque", in Spain.
Jimmy finished school with a degree in Business.
Jimmy is fluent in English, French, Spanish, Italian, and Creole.
Jimmy has had a successful career as an international model. He worked in cities such as London, Paris, Milan, South Africa and New York.
Jimmy is 6' 0¾" (1.85 m) tall.
Jimmy: There are a couple of people that think it is completely racist to call me The Haitian. But that's what I am. I am very happy about the name. Please don't change it, Mr Tim Kring. (referring to his role on "Heroes" which was created by Kring)
Jimmy: (representing his home country via Heroes role) To be able to associate Haiti to hero, The Haitian the hero, for me that means a lot.
Jimmy: (on choosing roles) Most of the time I like the character to have some dignity; that is the direction I'd like to go. One of my inspirations is Sidney Poitier. Anytime anyone said I couldn't do it cause I have an accent, I'd think of Sidney.
Jimmy: I was really blessed to meet Nelson Mandela. We spoke, danced and shook hands.
Jimmy: From a young boy growing up in Haiti, living with no electricity or running water, my journey to Hollywood has been rich with experience. I take little for granted and appreciate the beauty of life, knowing that there is so much more to learn.