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Acting always seemed to strike a chord with Jim, ever since he did Shakespeare in the Park in St. Louis when he was 15. He studied acting at Boston University and St. Louis University.

Jim broke into the TV market in 1987 acting in and singing a song he had written for the NBC miniseries "Hands of a Stranger". "Wiseguy", filmed in Vancouver, Canada, premiered later that year. He was featured in Highlander: The Series, (syndicated, 1992-98) and Highlander: The Raven (1998). He hosted 26 installments of "The Jim Byrnes Show", a syndicated variety series that ran across Canada in 1998-99.

In addition to acting, Jim has also done voices for the animated series "Dragon Warrior" (syndicated, 1990) and "Megaman" (syndicated, 1996), appeared in the short-lived syndicated series "Neon Rider" (1990) and performed blues songs on an episode of the HBO series "The Hitchhiker".

Jim has co-starred in numerous TV movies, beginning with "The Red Spider" (CBS, 1988). He had strong moments playing a war veteran in the award-winning "Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story" (NBC, 1995) and reprised the role of Lifeguard for a "Wiseguy" reunion movie (ABC, 1996).

Jim's feature film work has been more limited, although he earned good notices as a musician in "Harmony Cats" (1993) and is a police lieutenant in "Under the Gun" (1995). There were two Highlander movies produced: Endgame (2000) and Highlander: The Source (2007). The films feature Jim as blues bar owner Joe Dawson.

In 1993, he was nominated for a Genie for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his work in "Harmony Cats", and in 1996 won the Leo for Best Actor in a TV Drama for his work in Highlander.

Currently, he keeps busy with TV movies and series as well as doing voice work for both commercials and cartoons.

FILMOGRAPHY

2013 Copper (TV series)
Sgt. Major Atticus Reid

2013 Hastings Street (video)
Bartender

2013 King & Maxwell (TV series)
Roy Smalls

2012 War of the Worlds: Goliath (voice)

2012 Notes from the Heart Healer (TV movie)
Lester

2011 Deck the Halls (TV movie)
Morgan the radio DJ

2008-2011 Sanctuary (TV series)
– Fugue (2011) … Gregory Magnus
– Pax Romana (2011) … Gregory Magnus
– Firewall (2010) … Gregory Magnus
– Revelations, Part 1 (2008) … Gregory Magnus (uncredited)
– Warriors (2008) … Gregory Magnus

2011 She's a Soul Man (short)
Joe Cameron

2011 Hellcats (TV series)
– Warped Sister (2011)
– Woke Up Dead (2011)

2011 Goodnight for Justice (TV movie)
Governor

2010 V (TV series)
– John May (2010) … Matthew

2008 Heart of a Dragon
Ivan

2007 Sanctuary (TV series)
– Episode #1.6 (2007) … Gregory Magnus
– Episode #1.5 (2007) … Gregory Magnus

2007 Don't Cry Now (TV movie)
Steve

2007 Highlander: The Search for Vengeance (video)
Doc/Rudy (voice)

2007 Highlander: The Source
Joe Dawson

2005-2006 Da Vinci's City Hall (TV series)
– The Dogs in Sympathy with the Cats (2006) … Councillor Eddie Banks
– Ready to Call in the Horses (2005) … Councillor Eddie Banks

2005 Supernatural (TV series)
– Bugs (2005) … Professor

2005 Edison
Local Merchant

2005 Fetching Cody
Harvey

2005 Inspector Gadget's Biggest Caper Ever (video)
Chief Quimby (voice)

2004-2005 Andromeda (TV series)
– The Heart of the Journey: Part 2 (2005) … Virgil Vox
– Chaos and the Stillness of It (2005) … Virgil Vox
– Attempting Screed (2004) … Virgil Vox
– The Eschatology of Our Present (2004) … Virgil Vox (voice)
– Phear Phactor Phenom (2004) … Virgil Vox
(8 episodes total)

2004 Stargate SG-1 (TV series)
– Heroes: Part 2 (2004) … Documentary Narrator

2003 Jake 2.0 (TV series)
– The Prince and the Revolution (2003) … James Skerritt
– The Spy Who Really Liked Me (2003) … James Skerritt
– Jerry 2.0 (2003) … James Skerritt

2002-2003 X-Men: Evolution (TV series)
– Ascension: Part 2 (2003) … Nick Fury (voice)
– Ascension: Part 1 (2003) … Nick Fury (voice)
– Uprising (2003) … Col. Nick Fury (voice)
– Target X (2003) … Nick Fury (voice)
– X23 (2003) … Col. Nick Fury (voice)
(8 episodes total)

2003 Gadget and the Gadgetinis (TV series)
– The Patrix (2003) (voice)
– No Brainer (2003) (voice)
– No Such Things as Ghosts (2003) (voice)
– Wrestle in Peace (2003) (voice)
– One Too Many Gadgets (2003) (voice)
(11 episodes total)

2003 My Boss's Daughter
George

2002 Stargate: Infinity (TV series)
– Reality (2002) (voice)
– Initiation (2002) (voice)
– Stones (2002) (voice)
– Greed (2002) (voice)
– Hot Water (2002) (voice)
(11 episodes total)

2002 Snow Queen (TV movie)
Voice of Polar Bear (voice)

2002 Taken (TV mini-series)
Busker
– Acid Tests (2002) … Busker

2002 Just Cause (TV series)
– Fading Star (2002)

2002 Madeline: My Fair Madeline (TV movie)
Mayor of Paris (voice)

2002 The Twilight Zone (TV series)
– Harsh Mistress (2002) … Dion

2002 Dennis the Menace in Cruise Control (TV movie)
Kraigor (voice)

2002 Inspector Gadget's Last Case: Claw's Revenge (TV movie)
Chief Quimby (voice)

1998-2002 The Outer Limits (TV series)
– The Tipping Point (2002) … Merlin
– The Joining (1998) … Gary Latimer

2002 The Dead Zone (TV series)
– Unreasonable Doubt (2002) … Vic Goodman

2002 Due East (TV movie)
Father Berkely

2001 Ultimate Book of Spells (TV series)

2001 Spider-Man Unlimited (TV series)
– Cry Vulture (2001) … Fire Drake (voice)

2000 Level 9 (TV series)
– Eat Flaming Death (2000) … General Theodore Nemec

2000 First Wave (TV series)
– Shadowland (2000) … Tyler Greer

2000 Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: The Movie - Endless Waltz (TV movie)
Dekim Barton (voice)

2000 Highlander: Endgame
Joe Dawson

2000 Becoming Dick (TV movie)
Bartender

2000 Monster Mash (video)
The Prosecutor (voice)

2000 Mysterious Ways (TV series)
– Spirit Junction (2000) … Ramp

1999-2000 Beast Machines: Transformers (TV series)
– Endgame III: Seeds of the Future (2000) … Thrust (voice)
– Endgame Part 2: When Legends Fall (2000) … Thrust (voice)
– Endgame I: Downward Spiral (2000) … Thrust (voice)
– Spark of Darkness (2000) … Thrust (voice)
– Sparkwar War III: The Seige (2000) … Thrust (voice)
(20 episodes total)

2000 Higher Ground (TV series)
– Hope Falls (2000) … Frank Markasian
– What Remains (2000) … Frank Markasian
– Walking the Line (2000) … Frank Markasian
– Babe in Arms (2000) … Frank Markasian
– Scott Free (2000) … Frank Markasian

2000 Mobile Suit Gundam Wing (TV series)
Duke Dermail

1999 Cold Squad (TV series)
– Pretty Fly for a Dead Guy (1999) … Dick Hofstedder
– First Deadly Sin (1999) … Dick Hofstedder
– Deadly Games: Part 2 (1999) … Dick Hofstedder
– Deadly Games: Part 1 (1999) … Dick Hofstedder

1997-1999 Beasties (TV series)
– Nemesis: Part 2 (1999) … Inferno (voice)
– Nemesis: Part 1 (1999) … Inferno (voice)
– Other Victories (1999) … Inferno (voice)
– Master Blaster (1999) … Inferno (voice)
– Go with the Flow (1999) … Inferno (voice)
(27 episodes total)

1998-1999 ShadowRaiders (TV series)
– Girl's Night Out (1999) … Grand Vizier (voice) (uncredited)
– Mind War (1998) … Grand Vizier (voice)
– Born in Fire … Grand Vizier (voice)
– On the Rocks … Grand Vizier (voice)

1998-1999 The Net (TV series)
Mr. Olivier
– Zero (1999) … Mr. Olivier
– Pay the Line (1999) … Mr. Olivier
– Sample (1998) … Mr. Olivier
– Pandora's Box (1998) … Mr. Olivier
– Diamonds Aren't Forever (1998) … Mr. Olivier
(9 episodes total)

1999 Highlander: The Raven (TV series)
– The French Connection (1999) … Joe Dawson
– A Matter of Time (1999) … Joe Dawson

1998-1999 RoboCop: Alpha Commando (TV series)
– Talk About the Weather (1999)
– Das Re-Boot (1999)
– Out of the Dark (1999)
– Father's Day (1998)
– The Erg and I (1998)
(40 episodes total)

1998 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie
Elf Crowd Member #2 (voice) (as Jim Byrne)

1998 Murder Call (TV series)
– More Than Meets the Eye (1998) … Guy Hanson

1998 The Animated Adventures of Tom Sawyer (video)
Pop (voice)

1993-1998 Highlander (TV series)
– Not to Be (1998) … Joe Dawson
– To Be (1998) … Joe Dawson
– Indiscretions (1998) … Joe Dawson
– Unusual Suspects (1997) … Joe Dawson (credit only)
– Armageddon (1997) … Joe Dawson
(88 episodes total)

1998 Mummies Alive! The Legend Begins (video) (voice)

1998-1999 The Jim Byrnes Show (TV series)
Host / Owner of Blue Byrnes Bar ... Jim Byrnes
(26 episodes total)

1997 Final Descent (TV movie)
Duke Houston

1997 Drive, She Said
Dr. Glen Green

1997 Masterminds
Larry Millard (uncredited)

1997 Street Fighter: The Animated Series (TV series)
– Final Fight (1997) … Guy/Sodom (voice) (uncredited)

1997 Lost Treasure of Dos Santos (TV movie)
Doc Humphries (as James Thomas Byrnes)

1997 Two (TV series)
Col. Maxwell Foley
– The Reckoning (1997) … Col. Maxwell Foley

1996 For Hope (TV movie)
Date #1 (uncredited)

1996 Bloodhounds II (TV movie)
Lt. Jim McMahon

1996 Wiseguy (TV movie)
Daniel Benjamin 'Lifeguard' Burroughs

1996 Stone Protectors (TV series)
Additional Voices (voice)

1996 Starlight
Rod MacArthur

1995-2000 The New Adventures of Madeline (TV series)
Additional Voices

1995 Suspicious Agenda
Lt. Rayburn

1995 Dream Man (video)
Jim 'The Loot' Garrity

1995 The Commish (TV series)
- The Kid (1995) … Brett Shrager

1995 Sliders (TV series)
– Pilot (1995) … TV Announcer (uncredited)

1995 Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story (TV movie)
Vet

1995 G.I. Joe Extreme (TV series)
Winner Take All … Nelson (voice)

1993-1994 Double Dragon (TV series)
– RPM (1994) … Shadow Master (voice)
– Daj of Undertown (1994) … Shadow Master (voice)
– The Return of the Shadowmonster (1994) … Shadow Master (voice)
– The Ancients Arise (1994) … Shadow Master (voice)
– The Sight of Freedom (1994) … Shadow Master (voice)
(26 episodes total)

1994 Mega Man (TV series)
– The Strange Island of Dr. Wily (1994) … Dr. Thomas Light
– Future Shock (1994) … Dr. Thomas Light
– Cold Steel (1994) … Dr. Thomas Light (voice)
– Ice Age (1994) … Dr. Thomas Light
– Bot Transfer (1994) … Dr. Thomas Light
(13 episodes total)

1994 Whale Music
Dewey Moore

1994 Conan and the Young Warriors (TV series)
Additional Voices

1991-1994 Neon Rider (TV series)
– Cowboys and Indians (1994) … Kevin
– Moving On...: Part 1 (1994) … Kevin
– Moving On...: Part 2 (1994) … Kevin
– The Best Man (1993) … Kevin
– Walking Tall (1993) … Kevin
(12 episodes total)

1993 Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (TV series)
Additional Voices
– Hero of the Year (1993) (voice)
– The Robot's Robot (1993) (voice)
– Tails' Tale (1993) (voice)
– Fast and Easy (1993) (voice)
– Robo-Ninjas (1993) (voice)
(65 episodes total)

1993 Madeline (TV series)
Additional Voices / Buffalo Ben / Chef Flambé

1993 Hurricanes (TV series) (voice)

1993 Street Justice (TV series)
– The Wall (1993) … The Doctor

1993 The Hat Squad (TV series)
– Dead Man Walking (1993) … Carl Drake

1992 Harmony Cats
Frank Hay

1992 King Arthur and the Knights of Justice (TV series)
– Opening Kick-off (1992) … Merlin (voice)

1992 Conan: The Adventurer (TV series)
– The Night of the Fiery Tears (1992) … Epimetrius the Sage (voice)

1992 Dirty Work (TV movie)
Stan

1992 Invader
Engineer Powell (scenes deleted)

1991 Christmas on Division Street (TV movie)
Benedetti

1991 Omen IV: The Awakening (TV movie)
Noah

1990-1991 G.I. Joe (TV series)
– Stuck on You (1991) (voice)
– BIOK (1991) (voice)
– The Mind Mangler (1990) (voice)
– D-Day at Alcatraz: Part 2 (1990) (voice)
– D-Day at Alcatraz: Part 1 (1990) (voice)
(19 episodes total)

1990 A Klondike Christmas (TV movie)
Wolfie (voice)

1987-1990 Wiseguy (TV series)
Daniel Benjamin 'Lifeguard' Burroughs
– Witness Protection for the Archangel Lucifer (1990) … Daniel Benjamin 'Lifeguard' Burroughs
– La Mina (1990) … Daniel Benjamin 'Lifeguard' Burroughs
– The Gift (1990) … Daniel Benjamin 'Lifeguard' Burroughs
– Black Gold (1990) … Daniel Benjamin 'Lifeguard' Burroughs
– Fruit of the Poisonous Tree: Part 1 (1990) … Daniel Benjamin 'Lifeguard' Burroughs
(69 episodes total)

1989-1990 Camp Candy (TV series)
– Robin's Ark (1990) (voice)
– Stand Up and Deliver/Ruthless Campers (1990) (voice)
– Dear Mom and Dad (1990) (voice)
– Candy Springs (1990) (voice)
– Camp Cuisine/Take the Compass and Run (1990) (voice)
(11 episodes total)

1990 In the Best Interest of the Child (TV movie)
Kurt

1989 G.I. Joe: Operation Dragonfire (TV mini-series)
– Operation Dragonfire: Part 1 (1989) … Alley Viper (voice)
– Operation Dragonfire: Part 2 (1989) … Alley Viper (voice)
– Operation Dragonfire: Part 3 (1989) … Alley Viper (voice)
– Operation Dragonfire: Part 4 (1989) … Alley Viper (voice)
– Operation Dragonfire: Part 5 (1989) … Alley Viper (voice)

1989 Doragon Kuesuto (TV series) (voice: English version)

1988 Out of This World (TV series)
– Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot? (1988) … Jim

1988 The Red Spider (TV movie)
Jack Fine

1988 The First Season
Band Leader

1987 Danger Bay (TV series)
Tony Walter
– Deep Trouble (1987) … Tony Walter

1987 Hands of a Stranger (TV movie)
Band Leader (uncredited)

1980 No Looking Back
Party Singer (as Jim Byrne)

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