Jimmy C. Jules, the oldest of two children, was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. During the late 80”s, his family migrated to the United States, In search of a better life. Unable to obtain a visa for young Jimmy C., they were forced to leave one child behind. He lived with his grandmother for less than a year, before President Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier was overthrown and chaos erupted in the country. His parents moved heaven and earth to get their son out of Haiti and flown to the U.S. Once the family was reunited, they lived together in Medford, MA. Where Jimmy C. and his younger brother were raised.
While growing up, Jimmy C. drifted between two languages and cultures, often making him feel like an outsider in both. He would spend hours watching such Tv shows as Sesame Street, Zoobilee Zoo, Reading Rainbow and many more. With the help of those programs, he learned and adapted quickly to the changes in his young life. By the beginning of seventh grade, and the end of his first year of living in America, Jimmy C., was not only fluent in english. He had also became very fond of tv and the art of entertainment.
Jimmy C. was 13 years old when he first picked up a hand-held camcorder and began working on several short horror film projects with his friends. He developed such a passion for the process of generating ideas, creating content as a means of self-expression, and completely fell in love with the Entertainment Industry. Jimmy C., harnessed that Passion, used it to Fuel his drive and eventually launched a Family Wedding & Events, Filming Business/Services.
By his late twenties, his focused had then shifted more towards the music side of the entertainment world. On Feb 25th 2006, Jimmy C. (who went by the name: J. Jewels), put together the first ever New England Idol competition, in his home town of Medford, Mass.
During the process of putting together the event. Jimmy C., managed to accomplish several important goals his company would need, in order to become successful. Sponsors flooded him with calls, asking to be a part of the event, Talent from all across New England, as far a New York came out to compete. Thousands of people became aware of his brand in a very short period of time and he generated more than the projected revenue needed to build and open the JewelsE Inc company / Recording Studio, in Medford Square.
With a career that began as a Videographer turned Disc Jockey, Record producer, show M.C., Jimmy C. blossomed into a mature Full-Fledged Entrepreneur with unique ideas for branding, marketing and promotion. Jimmy C., a man ahead of his time decided to combined his love for music and video, by producing the first one of a kind, youtube reality tv, series called “THE STUDIO”. On March 12, 2007, he uploaded the first episode of the series, followed by several weekly short episodes. Showcasing daily life in the office, his recording studio, staff, clients marketing tactics and more.
Jimmy C.‘s first official brush with the Hollywood world of acting came in 2009, when he was booked as an extra on “Four Single Fathers“. That experience among a few others, that followed. Set him on the career path he is continuing to pursue today.
By January 2010, Jimmy C. had made the life altering decision of closing down his recording studio enterprise, and leave behind the music business, in order to focus on developing his acting skills. He began pursuing the arts by signing up for classes, and training at Media Performance Institute. The more he understood the craft, the more training he sought, and no amount of training is ever enough. Jimmy C., studied the elements of a script from: Scene Assignments, read through, Intro Scoring, Initial Blocking, Explored Staging, Conflict and Action, Initial Character Work, In-Depth Character Work / Scene Exploration & Excavation, Intensive Work-Trough/ Polishing character and scene.
Jimmy C., wanted to learn even more, he signed up with CP Casting & Acting Studios to worked on ways of improving his audition performance skills. Developing his approach on particular auditions, what things are important, different genres, live-audition in class with pre-assigned scripts, watched the auditions in order to learn from himself, took part in collaborative class discussions from TV pilots through sitcom, drama, TV movie to speaking roles in a feature film and how to show the ones watching your audition, you’re the best actor for the job.
Jimmy C. has since booked the lead and supporting roles on several shorts, and indie projects. He lives, sleep, breathe acting and can not picture his life without it. Currently, he is training on a on-going basis with James Dumont of DuMont Entertainment Group, working on film self tapes techniques, and also with Anthony Robert Grasso of ARG STUDIOS focusing on TV Audition techniques for series regular, guest star and co-star.
Jimmy C., has vowed to have his brand become one of the hardest working Haitian, American actors in the business and the next, one and only: “Jimmy C. Jules of Film, Tv and entertainment in the World.”