Jim Davis (II)

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James Robert "Jim" Davis is a professional cartoonist, television writer, and television producer from Marion, Indiana. His main claim to fame has been the creation of the long-running comic strip "Garfield" (1978-), featuring a cantankerous cat and a memorable group of supporting characters. The strip has been adapted into three animated ... See full bio »

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Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 nominations. See more awards »


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Garfield Writer


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 2024 Garfield (comic strip "Garfield") (pre-production)
 2022 Nickelodeon Kart Racers 3: Slime Speedway (Video Game) (based on characters created by)
 2019 Garfield Kart: Furious Racing (Video Game) (characters)
 2019 Arbuckle: A Garfield Fan Film (Short) (based on characters created by)
 2018 Garfield Snack Time (Video Game) (characters)
 2018 Garfield Food Truck (Video Game) (characters)
 2017 Garfield Go (Video Game) (characters)
  Lasagna Cat (TV Series) (comic strip "Garfield" - 10 episodes, 2008 - 2017) (characters - 2 episodes, 2017)
- Sex Survey Results (2017) ... (characters - uncredited)
- 07/27/1978 (2017) ... (comic strip "Garfield")
- 1 (800) 591-3274 (2017) ... (characters - uncredited)
- 01/24/1994 (2008) ... (comic strip "Garfield")
- 12/03/1991 (2008) ... (comic strip "Garfield")
 2013 Garfield Kart (Video Game) (characters)
 2013 Garfielf (Short) (comic strip)
  The Garfield Show (TV Series) (1 episode, 2010) (characters - 26 episodes, 2008 - 2012) (based upon characters created by - 1 episode, 2009)
- The Garfield-Only Show/Filthy Fugitives (2012) ... (characters)
- Every Witch Way/Revenge of the Cat People (2012) ... (characters)
- Cupid Cat/The Control Freak (2012) ... (characters)
 2010 The Garfield Show: Threat of the Space Lasagna (Video Game) (characters)
 2009 Garfield's Pet Force (Video) (written by)
 2008 Garfield's Fun Fest (Video) (written by)
 2007 Garfield Gets Real (Video) (written by)
 2007 Garfield's Nightmare (Video Game) (characters)
 2006 Garfield: The Bound for Home (Video Game) (creator)
 2006 Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (comic strip "Garfield")
 2006 Garfield and His Nine Lives (Video Game) (creator)
 2004 Garfield (Video Game) (characters)
 2004 Garfield: The Search for Pooky (Video Game) (characters)
 2004 Garfield (comic strip "Garfield")
 2003 Garfield's Typing Pal (Video Game) (characters)
 1995 Garfield: Caught in the Act (Video Game) (characters)
 1991 Garfield Gets a Life (TV Short) (creator) / (written by)
 1990 Garfield's Feline Fantasies (TV Short) (creator) / (written by)
 1990 Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue (TV Short) (character: Garfield)
 1989 Garfield's Holiday Dinner (TV Short) (creator) / (written by)
 1989 Garfield's Babes and Bullets (TV Short) (creator) / (written by)
 1988 Garfield: Winter's Tail (Video Game) (characters)
 1988 Garfield: His 9 Lives (TV Movie) (based on the book by) / (written by)
 1988 Happy Birthday, Garfield (TV Movie documentary)
 1987 Garfield: Big, Fat, Hairy Deal (Video Game) (characters)
 1987 A Garfield Christmas Special (TV Short) (creator) / (written by)
 1987 Garfield Goes Hollywood (TV Short) (creator) / (written by)
 1986 Garfield in Paradise (TV Short) (creator) / (written by)
 1985 Garfield in Disguise (TV Short) (creator) / (written by)
 1984 Garfield in the Rough (TV Short) (creator) / (written by)
 1983 Garfield on the Town (TV Short) (creator) / (written by)
 1982 Here Comes Garfield (TV Short) (creator) / (written by)
 1980 The Fantastic Funnies (TV Movie documentary) (comic strip: "Garfield")
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Other Works:

Author: "Garfield Strikes Again" (No. 8 in the Garfield books)

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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on the huge worldwide "Garfield" phenomenon] I get to draw cartoons. That for me is the biggest thrill. See more »


On the 22 August 1980 strip, Jon and Garfield are sitting on a hill on Jon's parents' farm. Jon says "You're really getting into this farm thing, aren't you, Garfield?" Garfield says "Yup. Wanna swap dirt jokes?" The original copy of the strip says "Sheep jokes". It was caught after the proofs came out. The correction was sent, but some papers ran the original. The Garfield book it's in (#4) also... See more »


The creator of "U.S. Acres," a cartoon that took place on a farm and centered around all the animals there. See more »

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