About me:.. ..
Get The Full Scoop And Purchase Some Of Jim's Movies On DVD At:
Jim O’Rear has been involved in the entertainment industry for over twenty five years, beginning his career on tour as The Youngest Professional Magician with David Copperfield, Harry Blackstone Jr., and The Great Tomsoni and opening for acts like Cheap Trick and John Anderson.
With his “magical” background and having been trained in New York at The American Academy Of Dramatic Arts, it was only natural that Jim move into the realm of film, television, and theatre where he has worked steadily as an actor, stuntman, and special make-up effects artist on such projects as DAY OF THE DEAD, STAR TREK 4, THE VAMPYRE WARS, LETHAL WEAPON 3, CREATURE FEATURE, HAYRIDE SLAUGHTER, COP & ½, PSYCHO BEACH PARTY, EVITA, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, NO RETREAT NO SURRENDER 3, MORTAL KOMBAT: CONQUEST, and many more with actors including Martin Sheen, Burt Reynolds, Mel Gibson, Amanda Plummer, Maximillian Schell, Robert Englund, Jon Voight, Chris Sarandon, and others.
Wanting to get some of his own ideas onto the screen, Jim successfully moved into the area of screenwriting. Although competition is tough, he has written and sold a number of horror-related screenplays, including The House Of Pain (in development with Robert “Freddy” Englund, Gunnar “Leatherface” Hansen, Tom “Friday The 13th” Savini, Bill “ChopTop” Moseley, and Debbie “Scream Queen” Rochon), Hayride Slaughter, Hayride Slaughter 2, The Deadly Obligation, Vampyre Tales, and Wolfsbayne (aka Aconite).
Jim’s horror writing has not stopped there. He has also contributed many articles to national publications, such as GoreZone Magazine, Scars Magazine, Scary Monsters Magazine, Haunted Attraction Magazine, Comics Interview, and Underground Entertainment, and has been recognized in Fangoria Magazine, Alternative Cinema, Fright Times, and Femme Fatale Magazine. Jim was also “immortalized” as a comic book character opposite Thor in an issue of MARVEL Comic’s “What The…?” and will soon be appearing as himself (alongside Ken Foree, Tom Savini, Debbie Rochon, Brinke Stevens, James Gunn, and more) in the new fictional horror novel BAD MOON RISING… the third installment of Jonathan Mayberry’s GHOST ROAD BLUES trilogy. Jim, also, has written a paranormal book about true hauntings in the state of Tennessee titled TENNESSEE GHOSTS (now available at all major book retailers).
Currently, Jim continues to work as an actor and stuntman on several films per year, recently cast opposite Andrew “Wishmaster” Divoff (Lost, Airforce One), Tom Savini (Grindhouse, From Dusk Til Dawn), and Jason Carter (Babylon 5, Angel) in The Dead Matter, playing Kane Hodder’s (Hatchet, Friday The 13th) brother in Old Habits Die Hard, acting opposite Linnea Quigley (Return Of The Living Dead) and Monique Dupree in Post Mortem America, appearing with Ari Lehman (Friday The 13th), Daniel Taylor (Return Of The Swamp Thing), John Dugan (Texas Chainsaw Massacre), and Playmate Alex Del Monnaco in Hell-ephone, portraying an alien bounty hunter in It Came From Trafalgar, with Reggie Bannister (Phantasm), Butch Patrick (The Munsters), Linnea Quigley, Brinke Stevens, and Gunnar Hansen (Texas Chainsaw Massacre), appearing with Tiffany Shepis, Gunnar Hansen, Ed Neal, and John Dugan in Shudder, and is in development deals for three more of his screenplays. As if that isn’t enough, Jim continues to write for horror publications all over the world and consult for horror-related projects internationally.
=== PARTIAL FILMOGRAPHY: ===
Old Habits Die Hard
The Devil's Playground
The Dead Matter
Desperate In Dixie
Last Midnight Picture Show
It Came from Trafalgar
Thong Girl 3: Revenge Of The Dark Widow
Dorm of the Dead
Red Lips: Eat the Living
Dark Harvest 3 aka Skarecrow
Hayride Slaughter II
Miss Maniac aka Charlie and Sadie
Blue Valley Songbird
The Vampyre Wars
Thunder in Paradise
Cop & ½
Lethal Weapon 3
No Retreat, No Surrender 3: Blood Brothers
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Day of the Dead
More info can be found at: www.JimORear.com
ABOVE: The trailer to OLD HABITS DIE HARD, featuring Kane Hodder (FRIDAY THE 13TH, HATCHET), Jim O'Rear (THE DEAD MATTER, SCREAM FARM), Stacey Dixon (SHUDDER), Tricia Cast (YOUNG & THE RESTLESS), and Roger Hewlett (THE CHANGELING, DEXTER).
ABOVE: Watch the trailer to THE DEAD MATTER, a cool new film I'm in with Andrew Divoff, Tom Savini, and Jason Carter.
ABOVE: Watch the trailer to my horror film THE DEEPENING... featuring Gunnar "Leatherface" Hansen, Debbie Rochon, Ted Alderman, and Debbie D... In DVD stores NOW!!!
Who I'd like to meet:God... but not yet!
- Status: In a Relationship
- Here for: Networking, Friends
- Hometown: Cordova, Alabama
- Orientation: Straight
- Height: 5' 8"
- Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
- Religion: Christian - other
- Zodiac Sign: Libra
- Smoke / Drink: No / No
- Education: College graduate
- Occupation: Actor / Stuntman / Screenwriter