Jim Byrnes (actor)
name = Jim Byrnes
birthname = James Thomas Byrnes
birthdate = Birth date and age|1948|9|22|mf=y
birthplace = city-state|St. Louis|Missouri, U.S.
Musician, film, TV, voice actor
yearsactive = 1980–present
website = http://www.jamestbyrnes.com
James Thomas Byrnes was born on
September 22, 1948in St. Louis, Missouri. He has lived in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, since the mid-1970s. He is a Blues musician, guitarist, and actor. On February 26, 1972, he was struck by a passing car while he attempted to help a friend move a stalled truck, which caused him to lose both his legs above the knee.
Fifteen years to the day after the accident, he started appearing on "
Wiseguy" as "Lifeguard" (Daniel Benjamin Burroughs). It was his first major role and lasted until 1990. Later, he starred in the fantasytelevision series ' as Joe Dawson, a member of a secret societyknown as the "Watchers". He reprised his role as Joe Dawson in ' and ', later installments of the "Highlander" film series, as well as providing voices for the anime'. He also starred in his own short-lived TV show, called " The Jim Byrnes Show".
His other television roles include "Higher Ground" and cartoon voices in ', ', "
Shadow Raiders", " Stargate Infinity", and "". He also appeared in the " Taken" mini series, which broadcast on the Sci-Fi Channel and an episode of " Twilight Zone" entitled "Harsh Mistress". Byrnes currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia.
As a musician, Byrnes has twice won the
Juno Awardfor Blues Album of the Year, for "That River" in 1996 and "House of Refuge" on Black Hen Musicin 2007. [ [http://www.junoawards.ca/ Juno Awards official site] , last accessed February 2, 2008] He also received the Male Vocalist of the Year at the Toronto Blues Society's Maple Blues Awards in January 2007.
*"Burning" (1981) Polydor (vinyl)
*"I Turned My Nights Into Days" (1987)
Stony Plain Records(vinyl)
*"That River" (1995) Stony Plain (re-released on Band Together in 1997 with the tracks in a different order)
*"Burning/I Turned My Nights Into Days" (1998) Stony Plain
*"Love Is A Gamble" (2001) One Coyote Music (Limited pre-release)
*"Fresh Horses" (2004) Black Hen Music
*"House of Refuge" (2006) Black Hen Music
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* [http://www.jamestbyrnes.com/ Jim Byrnes Website ]
* [http://www.jimbyrnes.org/ Official website]
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