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Born: September 22, 1948

St Louis, Missouri







Jim Byrnes Biography

Jim Byrnes was born September 22, 1948, in St. Louis, Missouri, the middle child of a middle class family. He grew up on the rough and tumble St. Louis north side. At age thirteen Jim Byrnes was singing and playing blues guitar. He studied acting at Boston University and St. Louis University. He did a tour of duty in Vietnam

In 1972 Jim suffered a debilitating accident in which he lost both of his legs. Despite the overwhelming obstacles, however, he came back to do several  TV shows and films including the very popular series Wiseguy and Highlander The Series where he got to show off his enormous R&B talent as Joe Dawson - Watcher and Bar owner. He recently reprised his role as Joe in the 2000 movie Highlander:Endgame. He currently does a daily variety show called "The Jim Byrnes Show" and is working on several music projects including one with Highlander co alumni Don Paonessa.

He was inducted into the British Columbia Entertainment Hall of Fame in 1995.

In 1996, he won both a Juno award (Canada's Grammy equivalent) for "That River" and a Leo award as Best Supporting Actor on Highlander.

 Jim currently resides in Vancouver with his second wife and child.

Jim Byrnes Filmography


Highlander: Endgame (2000)

Drive She Said (1997)
Masterminds (1997)
Starlight (1996)
Dream Man (1995)
Suspicious Agenda (1995)
Whale Music (1994)
Harmony Cats (1993)

Dirty Work (1992)
Out of the Blue (1980)


Highlander the Series (1993-1998)

Final Descent (1997)
Lost Treasure of Dos Santos (1997)
Wiseguy (1996)
Bloodhounds II (1996)
For Hope (cameo) (1996)
Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story (1995)
Christmas on Division Street (1991)
Omen IV: The Awakening (1991)
In the Best Interest of the Child (1990)
The Red Spider (1988)
Hands of a Stranger (1987)
Wiseguy (1987)


- Music



I Turned My Nights Into Days (1987)

That River(1995)


- Voice Overs

Beast Machines
Beast Wars
Conan: The Adventurer
Conan and the Young Warriors
Double Dragon
Dragon Warrior
G.I. Joe Extreme
King Arthur and the Knights of Justice
The Legend of the Hawaiian Slammers Animated Series
Mega Man
Mummies Alive! The Legend Begins
Sabrina the Animated Series
Spider-Man Unlimited
The Stone Protectors
War Planets


For more information on Jim Byrnes be sure to visit his official site at Jim Byrnes Fan Club

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