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Jim Jansen was born on July 27, 1945 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Water for Elephants (2011), Gilmore Girls (2000) and A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001). See full bio »
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Water for Elephants
Water for Elephants Dean Wilkins
(2011)
Gilmore Girls
Gilmore Girls Reverend Archie Skinner
(2002-2006)
Dear Sister Kelly
(2015)

Filmography

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 2016 Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (TV Mini-Series)
Reverend Skinner
- Fall (2016) ... Reverend Skinner
 2015 Murder in the First (TV Series)
Chaplain Lynch
- The McCormack Mulligan (2015) ... Chaplain Lynch
- Blue on Blue (2015) ... Chaplain Lynch
 2014 Mom (TV Series)
Judge Dugan
- Jail Jail and Japanese Porn (2014) ... Judge Dugan
 2013 Mike & Molly (TV Series)
Mr. Williams
- Molly Unleashed (2013) ... Mr. Williams
 2013 Revenge (TV Series)
Monk
- Confession (2013) ... Monk
 2013 Wilfred (TV Series)
Older Man
- Regrets (2013) ... Older Man
 2011 The Mentalist (TV Series)
Pastor Farley
- Scarlet Ribbons (2011) ... Pastor Farley
 2011 Harry's Law (TV Series)
McKinley Manning & Bock Executive
- Hosanna Roseanna (2011) ... McKinley Manning & Bock Executive
 2011 Parks and Recreation (TV Series)
Stuart
- The Bubble (2011) ... Stuart
 2011 Water for Elephants
Dean Wilkins
 2010 Men of a Certain Age (TV Series)
Bernie
- The Bad Guy (2010) ... Bernie
 2010 Law & Order: LA (TV Series)
Cameron Reardon
- Playa Vista (2010) ... Cameron Reardon
 2010 Mad Men (TV Series)
Doctor Howlett
- Hands and Knees (2010) ... Doctor Howlett
 2010 Make It or Break It (TV Series)
Dr. Griffo
- California Girls (2010) ... Dr. Griffo
 2010 Nip/Tuck (TV Series)
Professor Albini
- Dan Daly (2010) ... Professor Albini
 2009 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (TV Series)
Minister
- Desert Cantos (2009) ... Minister
 2007-2008 Boston Legal (TV Series)
Marshall Kennedy
- Made in China (2008) ... Marshall Kennedy
- Mad Cows (2008) ... Marshall Kennedy
- Guise 'n Dolls (2007) ... Marshall Kennedy
 2008 Raising the Bar (TV Series)
Judge Arlen French
- A Leg to Stand On (2008) ... Judge Arlen French
 2007-2008 Brothers & Sisters (TV Series)
Governor Clay Adamson
- The Feast of Epiphany (2008) ... Governor Clay Adamson
- Domestic Issues (2007) ... Governor Clay Adamson
 2008 Mr. Wrinkles (Short)
Frank
 2007 Charlie Wilson's War
Congressional Committee
 2007 Cold Case (TV Series)
Dr. Russell Kearns '63
- Boy Crazy (2007) ... Dr. Russell Kearns '63
 2007 Cane (TV Series)
Senator Dyer
- One Man Is an Island (2007) ... Senator Dyer
 2007 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series)
Doctor
- I'm Not That Guy (2007) ... Doctor
 2007 Tell Me You Love Me (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (2007)
 2007 Veronica Mars (TV Series)
Walt Harvey
- The Bitch Is Back (2007) ... Walt Harvey
 2007 The Office (TV Series)
High School Principal
- Product Recall (2007) ... High School Principal
 2007 Eyes (TV Series)
Sales Rep
- Karma (2007) ... Sales Rep
 2006 Christmas Do-Over (TV Movie)
Mayor
 2006 Desperate Housewives (TV Series)
Clinic Doctor
- It Takes Two (2006) ... Clinic Doctor
 2006 Shark (TV Series)
Judge
- Pilot (2006) ... Judge
 2006 Bones (TV Series)
Grant Hathaway
- The Blonde in the Game (2006) ... Grant Hathaway
 2002-2006 Gilmore Girls (TV Series)
Reverend Archie Skinner
- Driving Miss Gilmore (2006) ... Reverend Archie Skinner
- Always a Godmother, Never a God (2005) ... Reverend Archie Skinner
- Women of Questionable Morals (2005) ... Reverend Archie Skinner
- In the Clamor and the Clangor (2004) ... Reverend Archie Skinner
- Ted Koppel's Big Night Out (2003) ... Reverend Archie Skinner
 2006 The Suite Life of Zack and Cody (TV Series)
Critic
- Heck's Kitchen (2006) ... Critic
 2006 Las Vegas (TV Series)
Doctor Carter
- Urban Legends (2006) ... Doctor Carter
 2006 In Justice (TV Series)
Dr. Winfield
- Another Country (2006) ... Dr. Winfield
 2006 Crumbs (TV Series)
Doctor
- Suzanne Gets Certified ... Doctor
 2005 The Bernie Mac Show (TV Series)
- Prison Break (2005)
 2005 The Reading Room (TV Movie)
Dr. Miller
 2003-2005 Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series)
Mr. Jeffers / Pastor Roy
- Buseys Take a Hostage (2005) ... Mr. Jeffers
- Day Care (2003) ... Pastor Roy
 2005 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Roger Weaver
- La Bomba (2005) ... Roger Weaver
 2000-2004 The Practice (TV Series)
Corporate Client / Attorney Ryan Hall / Cigar Co. Attorney
- War of the Roses (2004) ... Corporate Client
- Burnout (2003) ... Attorney Ryan Hall
- Blowing Smoke (2000) ... Cigar Co. Attorney
 2003 Miracles (TV Series)
Ted Harris
- The Letter (2003) ... Ted Harris
 2003 Skin (TV Series)
Judge Tiller
- Pilot (2003) ... Judge Tiller
 2003 Monk (TV Series)
Mayor Rudner
- Mr. Monk and the Very, Very Old Man (2003) ... Mayor Rudner
 2003 Yes, Dear (TV Series)
Will
- Let's Get Jaggy with It (2003) ... Will
 2003 Mister Sterling (TV Series)
Lobbyist
- Pilot (2003) ... Lobbyist
 2002 Andy Richter Controls the Universe (TV Series)
Minister
- Holy Sheep (2002) ... Minister
 2002 For the People (TV Series)
- Crossroads (2002)
 2002 The Division (TV Series)
Father Harrigan
- Remembrance (2002) ... Father Harrigan
 2002 Murder by Numbers
Lawyer
 2002 The West Wing (TV Series)
HUD Secretary Bill Fisher
- Stirred (2002) ... HUD Secretary Bill Fisher
 2002 That '80s Show (TV Series)
Mr. Vanhausen
- My Dead Friend (2002) ... Mr. Vanhausen
 2001-2002 Nikki (TV Series)
Reverend Banes
- My Two Left Feet (2002) ... Reverend Banes
- Gimme Shelter (2001) ... Reverend Banes
 2001 That's My Bush! (TV Series)
News Reporter
- Mom 'E' D.E.A. Arrest (2001) ... News Reporter
 2001 Charmed (TV Series)
Prof. Kass
- Sin Francisco (2001) ... Prof. Kass
 2001 The District (TV Series)
Judge Andy Kinsella
- Rage Against the Machine (2001) ... Judge Andy Kinsella
 2000 Bette (TV Series)
George
- Or Not to Be (2000) ... George
 2000 Felicity (TV Series)
Dr. Leonard
- One Ball, Two Strikes (2000) ... Dr. Leonard
- Surprise (2000) ... Dr. Leonard
 2000 The Steve Harvey Show (TV Series)
Lawyer
- Touched by a Pig (2000) ... Lawyer
 2000 The Last Dance (TV Movie)
Dr. Haynes
 2000 ER (TV Series)
Neonatologist
- Sand and Water (2000) ... Neonatologist
 2000 Bull (TV Series)
Dr. Richard Midgal
- Final Hour (2000) ... Dr. Richard Midgal
 2000 Any Day Now (TV Series)
Duane Clemmenson
- Three Hours a Week (2000) ... Duane Clemmenson
 2000 Miracle in Lane 2 (TV Movie)
Minister
 2000 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Harvey Shiplett
- Turning Thirty (2000) ... Harvey Shiplett
 2000 Star Trek: Armada (Video Game)
Additional Voices (voice)
 2000 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Eric
- Hanlon's Choice (2000) ... Eric
 1997-1999 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Judge Douglas Karp / Mr. Van Ark
- The Seven Deadly Sins (1999) ... Mr. Van Ark
- Murder Two: Part 2 (1997) ... Judge Douglas Karp
- Murder Two: Part 1 (1997) ... Judge Douglas Karp
 1999 3rd Rock from the Sun (TV Series)
Mr. Gindek
- Dick and Taxes (1999) ... Mr. Gindek
 1998 Cab to Canada (TV Movie)
Hotel Manager
 1998 Melrose Place (TV Series)
Reverend
- A Match Made in Hell (1998) ... Reverend
 1998 Something So Right (TV Series)
Father Mike
 1993-1998 The X-Files (TV Series)
Dr. Heitz Werber
- The Red and the Black (1998) ... Dr. Heitz Werber
- Patient X (1998) ... Dr. Heitz Werber
- Pilot (1993) ... Dr. Heitz Werber
 1992-1998 Step by Step (TV Series)
Reverend Fielder / Howard
- The Half Monty (1998) ... Reverend Fielder
- Never on Sunday (1993) ... Reverend Fielder
- Beauty Contest (1992) ... Howard
 1997 C-16: FBI (TV Series)
- Orange Kid (1997)
 1997 Saved by the Bell: The New Class (TV Series)
Mr. Bobbins
- The Great Stain Robbery (1997) ... Mr. Bobbins
 1997 Smart Guy (TV Series)
Paxton Murdoch
- Working Guy (1997) ... Paxton Murdoch
 1997 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (TV Series)
Mr. Holland
- Please Don't Go (1997) ... Mr. Holland
 1997 'Til There Was You
TV Dad
 1997 Liar Liar
Pilot
 1997 Ink (TV Series)
The Lawyer
- Funny, You Don't Look One Hundred (1997) ... The Lawyer
 1993-1996 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series)
Lucsly / Faren
- Trials and Tribble-ations (1996) ... Lucsly (as James W. Jansen)
- The Storyteller (1993) ... Faren
 1996 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Judge J. Samuelson
- The People vs. Lois Lane (1996) ... Judge J. Samuelson
 1996 Home Improvement (TV Series)
Dr. Emory
- Workshop 'Til You Drop (1996) ... Dr. Emory
 1994-1996 Weird Science (TV Series)
Mr. Bailey / Superintendent Calamari
- Strange Daze (1996) ... Superintendent Calamari
- Searching for Boris Karloff (1996) ... Mr. Bailey
- Fatal Lisa (1994) ... Mr. Bailey
- Party High, U.S.A. (1994) ... Mr. Bailey
 1992-1996 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series)
Bob Mercer / Dobson
- I, Stank Hole in One (1996) ... Bob Mercer
- Here Comes the Judge (1992) ... Dobson
 1996 The Birdcage
TV Editor
 1996 Picket Fences (TV Series)
- The Z Files (1996)
 1995-1996 Boy Meets World (TV Series)
Dr. Sorrell
- The Grass Is Always Greener (1996) ... Dr. Sorrell
- Hometown Hero (1995) ... Dr. Sorrell
 1995 Kirk (TV Series)
Charles Morris
- Smart and Smarter (1995) ... Charles Morris
 1995 Double Rush (TV Series)
Mr. Van Housen
- Comings and Goings (1995) ... Mr. Van Housen
 1994 Blue Skies (TV Series)
Jacob Johnson
- The Girl, Bull and the Amenite Hat (1994) ... Jacob Johnson
 1989-1994 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
Mr. Cameron / Pritchard
- Brown vs. the Board of Education (1994) ... Mr. Cameron
- The Morning Show (1989) ... Pritchard
 1993 Love & War (TV Series)
Waiter #1
- Let's Not Call It Love (1993) ... Waiter #1
 1993 Dave's World (TV Series)
 1993 Airborne
Mr. Goosen
 1989-1993 Matlock (TV Series)
Landlord / Lenny Hoskins / Joe Bivins
- The Final Affair (1993) ... Lenny Hoskins
- The Evening News: Part 1 (1992) ... Joe Bivins
- The Con Man (1989) ... Landlord
- The Star (1989) ... Landlord (uncredited)
 1992 Death Becomes Her
Second Man
 1992 Parker Lewis Can't Lose (TV Series)
Reporter
- Diner '75 (1992) ... Reporter
 1992 Coach (TV Series)
Chet
- Return of the Marriage Killer (1992) ... Chet
 1991 Eerie, Indiana (TV Series)
Melanie's Father
- Heart on a Chain (1991) ... Melanie's Father
 1991 Pyrates
Instructor
 1991 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series)
Kevin Barlow
- It's a Sin to Tell a Lie (1991) ... Kevin Barlow
 1991 Growing Pains (TV Series)
Stan - Man on Plane
- Viva Las Vegas (1991) ... Stan - Man on Plane
 1991 They Came from Outer Space (TV Series)
Desk Clerk
- Play Doctor (1991) ... Desk Clerk
 1990 Just the Ten of Us (TV Series)
Skinner
- Heartbreaker (1990) ... Skinner
- Ratboy Lives (1990) ... Skinner
 1988-1989 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Jerry / Geoffrey Bowers
- Hand Roll Express (1988) ... Geoffrey Bowers
 1989 Hooperman (TV Series)
- The Long So Long (1989)
 1989 She Knows Too Much (TV Movie)
Waring
 1988 The Boost
Veterinarian
 1987 Newhart (TV Series)
Danny
- Telethon Man (1987) ... Danny
 1987 Dennis the Menace (TV Movie)
Henry Mitchell
 1987 Mr. Belvedere (TV Series)
Man #1
- Separation (1987) ... Man #1
 1985-1986 Who's the Boss? (TV Series)
Dr. Doyle Ferguson
- The Christmas Card (1986) ... Dr. Doyle Ferguson
- Wedding Bells? (1986) ... Dr. Doyle Ferguson
- The Unnatural (1986) ... Dr. Doyle Ferguson
- Keeping Up with Marci (1985) ... Dr. Doyle Ferguson
 1986 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Man in Commercial
- The Greibble (1986) ... Man in Commercial
 1985 Benson (TV Series)
Dr. Lambert
- Two Boys and Their Dog (1985) ... Dr. Lambert
 1985 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
Donald Feeney
- Birds of a Feather (1985) ... Donald Feeney
 1984 Best Defense
Lieutenant
 1983-1984 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Butler / Desk Clerk
- Woman of Steele (1984) ... Butler
- Sting of Steele (1983) ... Desk Clerk
 1984 After MASH (TV Series)
Wilkins
- Fever Pitch (1984) ... Wilkins
 1983 Alice (TV Series)
Customer
- Mel's Dream Car (1983) ... Customer
 1983 Special Bulletin (TV Movie)
Arlen Surrey
 1982 Tootsie
Stage Manager #2
 1981 So Fine
Conductor
 1977 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Desk Clerk
- Angel Trap (1977) ... Desk Clerk
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He acted in Arthur Miller's play, "Death of A Salesman," in a Classic Contemporary American Play production at the Boston Court Performing Complex in Los Angeles, California with Michael Gross, Bonnie Franklin, Matt Letscher, Jordan Belfi, Randy Kravis, Jane Fleiss, Charlie Brill, Eric Lange, Rosemary Morgan, and Erin Torpey in... See more »

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