Trained in New York at The American Academy Of Dramatic Arts, Jim has worked steadily as an actor, stuntman, and special make-up effects artist on such projects as Star Trek 4, Stephen King's The Boogeyman, ABC's Nashville, Lethal Weapon 3, NBC's Fatal Encounters, The Dead Matter, Fall Of The House Of Usher, A Christmas Carol, Mortal Kombat: Conquest, and many more. Wanting to get some of his own ideas onto the screen, Jim successfully moved into the area of screenwriting, selling a number of horror-related screenplays, including The House Of Pain, Hayride Slaughter, Vampyre Tales, Wolfsbayne, The Deepening, and Scream Farm. Jim’s writing also includes several novels and paranormal books including “Tennessee Ghosts,” “Mortuary Of Madness,” “Hollywood Paranormal Films,” “Traveling In Tennessee,” and the how-to autobiography “Magic, Monsters, And Me.” As an independent filmmaker, Jim's work as a director/producer has been seen all over the world in the international award-winning hits The Hospital, Camp Massacre, The Hospital 2, and Ghosts Of Tennessee, just to name a few. Jim continues to work on several films per year, recently completing work on Don’t Look In The Basement 2 (the sequel to the 1973 horror classic) and Race With The Devil. As if that isn’t enough, Jim continues to write for horror publications all over the world, consult for film projects internationally, and is the founder of Celebrity Ghost Hunters.
Jim O'Rear may not be a familiar name to many of you but he soon will be...Jim truly is a 'jack of all trades' with numerous credits to his name, and many wonderful stories about his experiences in the genre to tell.
Jim O'Rear has got to be one of the greatest guys you could ever meet, and definetly the most experinced in the Entertainment Field, with a career that spans more than two decades as an actor and stuntman in various films from every angle of Hollywood from A list to B list this guy has done work all over!
Few people in the film industry can say they have the experience Jim O’Rear does. Well known in the independent film world, Jim has worked in and out of Hollywood for over 25 years as a stuntman, an actor, a writer and a director. His interest in the paranormal and ghost hunting has lead to him writing a book on the subject which is now being made into a documentary. In fact, there are few aspects of the entertainment industry that O’Rear hasn’t tried out, from the big screen to the theater.
...Jim’s horror writing has not stopped there. He has also contributed many articles to national publications, such as Scary Monsters Magazine, Scars Magazine, Haunted Attraction Magazine, Comics Interview, and Underground Entertainment, and has been recognized in Fangoria Magazine, Alternative Cinema, Fright Times, and Femme Fatale Magazine. ....As if that isn’t enough, Jim continues to write for horror publications all over the world, consult for horror-related projects internationally, and is the founder of Celebrity Ghost Hunters.