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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 2 July 1961Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameJames Vincent McNichol

Mini Bio (1)

Jimmy McNichol (a.k.a. James Vincent McNichol, III,) is an actor, musician, and environmentalist. Additionally, McNichol is co-partner in the entertainment production company Playground Television, Inc.

McNichol is internationally known; was a top TV & Film star; a teen heartthrob; and one of the most popular actors in the entertainment industry from the late 1970's through the early 90's. He continues to have an international fan base, with many young people discovering his old work and becoming new fans. Now, McNichol was just named celebrity spokesperson for the nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation "Pet Power Kids."

Formerly, McNichol appeared on countless magazine covers and was consistently the star of top TV and film productions. McNichol had several network TV shows and feature films created just for him, and even co-produced a CBS network variety special with über-producer Jerry Weintraub. Also, McNichol worked with numerous Academy Award winners and nominees, including Jill Clayburgh, Shirley Knight, Richard Jaeckel, and Susan Tyrrell.

In conjunction with the "Pet Power Kids," McNichol and Playground Television are developing a TV series documenting animal rescue and animal issues, entitled, "Animal Rescue The Rockies" a.k.a. "ARTR." "Animal Rescue The Rockies" is an animal welfare TV show documenting the process and suspense of rescuing animals in the Colorado Rockies; with a segment dedicated to the Pet Power Kids' 501(c)(3) corporation and the nonprofit's mission to save older shelter dogs and older shelter cats that are unlikely to ever be adopted, and would have been euthanized.

McNichol is an active philanthropist and successful real estate developer, who later this year, will be making his comeback to the entertainment industry. Previously, he had moved away from Hollywood to raise his kids, but now that the children are older, he is making his return to television and film, and his sister Kristy McNichol is by his side to help him out whenever necessary.

McNichol's 20 year absence, and much public anticipation, explains why fans are still selling his autographed photos for $300.

During his absence from California, McNichol has spent time in France with his wife and children, while continuing to give a rare concert performance. This year, McNichol is releasing a new CD entitled "Eco Warrior" under Aurora Entertainment's Ecology Music Group label "EMG," and donating part of the proceeds to charity. Also, McNichol is performing at benefit concerts and giving away a free promotional "video DVD sample" to promote ecological awareness and philanthropy.

Notably, the feature film and cult classic that McNichol starred in with Oscar nominee Susan Tyrrell, "Night Warning," is about to be released on DVD. Additionally, Jimmy has a new DVD box set, released in 2013, with Producer Roger Corman, which includes "Smokey Bites The Dust". Also watch for the coming DVD release of "Escape from El Diablo" some time in 2015.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Daniels / Ross Public Relations, est. 1978

Spouse (1)

Renee (1997 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (7)

Older brother of actress Kristy McNichol.
He prefers to be called James.
Second child born. [December 1998]
Was the 2nd highest paid TV actor, while starring in "California Fever" on CBS.
Now recording as a singer under the name "Jimmy James"
Focusing on ecological eduction with an official web site called ECOTV. Still performing with his band "Wizard King" and released a new cd, called "Echo Warrior".
Birth of his daughter in December.

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