Jim Gleason

James Joseph Gleason, IV was born on May 30, 1964 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Shirley Faris Gleason and James Joseph Gleason, III an attorney, magistrate judge and City Councilman in the Mandeville/Covington areas of Louisiana.

Jim grew up with a passion for acting. After performing in plays in his youth, Gleason decided as a young adult to make it his profession. Classically trained and earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre from Tulane University in 1986, Jim began to work in film and television in New Orleans for 10 years. In late 1997, Gleason moved to Los Angeles. He worked extensively on screen, mostly in episodic television. In 2002, Jim began working as an instructor at The Margie Haber Studio in Los Angeles, and has continued the passion of instructing through The Working Actors' Studio with Jim Gleason.

In 2012, Gleason moved back to his hometown to marry his wife, Lydia.

Known For


Cast Credits

NCIS: New Orleans (2014)
Guest starring as Marshal Chase
Halt and Catch Fire (2014)
Guest starring as Patron
  • Episode 1x07: Giant (Jul 13, 2014) [Co-Star]
Nashville (2012)
Guest starring as Dr. Lewis
American Horror Story (2011)
Guest starring as Dr. Friedman
Franklin & Bash (2011)
Guest starring as Wagner
Castle (2009)
Guest starring as Dr. Barry Frank
The Mentalist (2008)
Guest starring as Neil
  • Episode 2x01: Redemption (Sep 24, 2009) [Co-Star]
Big Love (2006)
Guest starring as tbd
  • Episode 5x01: Winter (Jan 16, 2011) [Co-Star]
Criminal Minds (2005)
Guest starring as Worried Father
  • Episode 4x12: Soul Mates (Jan 14, 2009) [Co-Star]
Grey's Anatomy (2005)
Guest starring as Dr. Domner
Numb3rs (2005)
Guest starring as Senator Martin Tallman
  • Episode 3x10: Brutus (Nov 24, 2006) [Co-Star]
House (2004)
Guest starring as Mitchell
  • Episode 8x06: Parents (Nov 14, 2011) [Co-Star]
The Big Easy (1996)
Guest starring as Environmentalist
  • Episode 1x01: Pilot (Aug 11, 1996) [Co-Star]
Guest starring as Peter Kavanaugh