Jim Walton has written with his brother, Bob, since 1991 when they wrote and performed in, MY BROTHER’S KEEPER, originally a Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS benefit. Jim and Bob went on to collaborate on a two-actor musical, DOUBLE TROUBLE, in which they performed at Goodspeed at Chester and Stage One in Wichita, Kansas. Subsequently, DOUBLE TROUBLE was licensed through R&H Theatricals, and the musical has played in more theaters. This led to their creation of MID-LIFE! THE CRISIS MUSICAL, which had its premiere production at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres in February of 2006. Due to its great success in theaters across America, Canada and Australia, Bob and Jim wrote MID-LIFE 2! (The Crisis Continues), which will have its premiere in the summer of 2014. The brothers also wrote another musical comedy, A DAY IN GLOUCESTER, which awaits its premiere production.
Jim also appeared with Bob in THE ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF 1936 (1998 revival) for Encore Presentations. Jim's Broadway credits as an actor include: THE MUSIC MAN (2000 revival), SWEENEY TODD (1989 revival), 42ND STREET, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG and THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD (revival), among others.
Off-Broadway acting credits are: AND THE WORLD GOES ‘ROUND, CLOSER THAN EVER and SCRAMBLED FEET. Jim also starred as ‘Bobby Child’ in CRAZY FOR YOU, ‘Young Buddy’ in FOLLIES: IN CONCERT and in Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY, all taped for PBS Great Performances. He has appeared in countless musicals across the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe. Jim was born in Tachikawa, Japan, raised in Marion, Indiana and graduated from the University of Cincinnati's, College-Conservatory of Music.