Bio

Jim Ward (James Kevin Ward) was born May 19, 1959 in San Francisco. His family moved to Los Angeles where his father was a professor of Germanic Languages at UCLA. When Jim was 10, the family moved to Germany for several years where his father was a professor at Gottingen. The family moved back to Los Angeles where his father returned to teaching at UCLA. Jim went to Grant High School and then got his B.A. degree in Theater Arts at UCLA in 1980. His first job was a Universal Studios Tour Guide. With his background in imitating voices and dialects for years using a tape recorder, while still working at Universal Studios, Jim was asked to be the voice of William Daniels hiding inside the Kitt Car from the series Knight Rider and amusing and sometimes scaring children that a Car was talking to them. His voice over career began shortly after this gig and he has remained a integral part of the voice over community since that time. He also began a radio show host career in Santa Barbara and eventually joined The Stephanie Miller Show as co-host for over 10 years. Often referred to as “voice deity”, “voice monkey” and “lord of loud laughs”, Jim brings humor and brilliance with his spot on impersonations of, well, basically, anyone. No one is off limits. Political figures, people in the news, movie stars, even sheep are part of his hilarious repertoire. Jim won his first Emmy in 2009 for the cartoon Biker Mice from Mars. He starred in Ratchet & Clank, The Movie in 2016, reprising his popular character Capt. Qwark from the popular video game series. Jim is fluent in German and also provides vocals, plays guitar, bass, and harmonica with local bands.