Over the years, Jim has enjoyed working with some of the best in the business including Robert Duvall, Forest Whitaker, Jessica Lange, Hugh Laurie, Larry David and more.
He has acted in just about every medium there is, from film and television shows to stage and national commercials, and in such cities as Los Angeles, New York, New Orleans, Atlanta and Nashville.
Classically trained and holding a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre from Tulane University since 1986, Jim has been acting successfully since 1988 in film and high profile episodic television, including House, M.D., Grey’s Anatomy and NCIS: New Orleans. One of his most well-known feature films was Lee Daniels’ The Butler, which he filmed shortly after moving home to Mandeville after a 14-year stint in Los Angeles. He was also featured in the film Trumbo, opposite Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad fame.
A popular audio drama podcast out of Los Angeles, We’re Alive, A Zombie Story of Survival, stars Gleason as Sgt. Michael Cross and has a staggering national and international following.