March 6, 2013

Just booked a role on FOX\'s The Mindy Project!

Back for season 3 of Pretty Little Liars!

August 7, 2012

Officer Barry Maple returns to Rosewood on episode 3.09 (The Kahn Game)!

Booked an AWESOME Warner Bros project!

July 17, 2012

Just landed an awesome Sci-fi film titled "Rise"!

New Manager!

March 1, 2012

Jim is now working with Evan Silverberg of Underground Films & Management!

Officer Barry is Back!!

February 20, 2012

Catch Jim on tonight's all new Pretty Little Liars (Ep. 2.21 "Breaking the Code") on ABC Family!


July 21, 2011

Playing a football player in a Sonosite commercial today. Get to film on the LA Coliseum field in full gear, directed by Academy Award Winner Mauro Fiore!

Back for Season 2 of Pretty Little Liars!

July 21, 2011

Officer Barry Maple returns on the July 26th episode "Surface Tension"

Jim on TvGuide.Com!

March 23, 2011

TV Guide

Jim on E! Online!

March 23, 2011

E! Online

Jim on the Pretty Little Liars Season Finale!!

March 21, 2011

Tonight on ABC Family 8pm Encore @ 10pm

Returning to PLL once again!

February 15, 2011

Jim will be returning as Officer Barry Maple for the season finale of "Pretty Little Liars"!


August 27, 2010

Jim as been asked to return as Officer Maple for another episode of "Pretty Little Liars"!

Jim on 'The Bold & The Beautiful"

August 16, 2010

Catch Jim as the Forrester Guard today on 'The Bold & The Beautiful'


June 2, 2010

Booked a Guest Star role on episode 7 of ABC Family's new hit show "Pretty Little Liars"!


May 7, 2009

Booked a Jack in the Box commercial!

Clowns VS Ninjas!!

February 28, 2009

Look for Jim as the demented clown, Baby, in the new epic music video "Clowns VS Ninjas" directed by David Brocca of Pitch Films. The video is for the release of the single "You Got It" by The Other Side of Morning.


January 20, 2009

Booked a role on CBS' "Without A Trace" (Ep: Daylight)! Jim will be playing an NYPD Patrolman opposite the character Justin Morgan (Kristoffer Polaha)!

"Heroes" scenes released as Web Series!

January 1, 2009

Jim's "Heroes" scenes, originally shot for Season 3 (Ep: Villains) has been released as a Web Exclusive on! The storyline will also be included on the Season 3 DVD!

Producer Greg Beeman mentioned the storyline recently on his blog (Being Beeman):

"Interestingly, there was a whole storyline that was dropped from the episode. There was a story that featured the character of Knox and his relationship with Matt Parkman. The story took place in L.A. and told how Knox was part of a gang and was trying to get out of that life. Matt was a cop who had busted Knox once and was trying to help him stay on the straight and narrow. As things progressed Knox realized he had the power of incredible strength whenever people around him were afraid. This caused him to turn away from Matt’s good guidance. It was a good story. But it was 9 minutes long. And, in the editing room, when Allan tried to fit it in – all the other stories became compromised. So the decision was made to just drop that one story altogether. It’ll be a great DVD extra someday."

East Stroudsburg grad on TV's 'Heroes' Monday

November 7, 2008

Pocono Record Online

By Helen Yanulus
Pocono Record Writer
November 7, 2008

James T. Williams II, a 1999 graduate of East Stroudsburg High School, will appear on the NBC Series "Heroes" at 9 p.m. Monday. He is now using the professional name of Jim Titus.

He has appeared on television in "Just Jordan," "Law & Order: SVU" and "Judging Amy"; in the independent film "This Revolution"; and in the film "Finding Forrester."

His thoughts on the show: The episode takes place in the past. I wouldn't call it a flashback episode, but rather an "origin story." The character is the strong silent type, but not strong enough to ever be a leader. He only speaks when necessary.

I work alongside a villain named Knox. Our crew is there as he discovers his ability. I was actually in my first special effects scene. No effects used on me, but it was amazing to see the process in a high-budget action scene. I've been a part of a fight scene previously, but "Heroes'" weekly catering budget is probably more than what they were working with on that entire film.

It was a really intense fight. One of the actors was actually accidentally hit in the face and needed stitches. It was funny because my character was supposed to be "watching in awe," but I wasn't acting all that much.

About the episode: The episode was directed by Allan Arkush, who is just a phenomenal filmmaker. I learned so much by spending three days on set watching him work. He is also a great fan of music (and the only director to have directed both Johnny Ramone and Frank Sinatra), so we had a great time discussing some of our favorite musicians. Arkush came up under famed producer/director Roger Corman, where he, among other things, edited trailers for another filmmaker Corman mentored, named Jonathan Demme (Oscar winning director of "Silence of the Lambs").

In the small world that is Hollywood, Demme actually gave me my first on-set, behind-the-camera job as a production assistant at 16 years old on his film "Beloved," which starred Oprah Winfrey, and was filmed in Philadelphia. I am still in contact with Demme, so it was a really proud moment when I sent him an e-mail informing him I was working with one of his old friends.

A lot of people assume that I have a ton of connections because of my mother (a film and television make-up artist for 30 years), but more often than not it makes me have to work harder. As you can imagine, every other industry professional has a relative that they think is the next Will Smith. So unless you are the offspring of a famous director or actor, others in the industry tend to look at you as "another family member." It's not until you prove that you take the craft seriously, and you can consistently land work on your own, that those connections can even begin to come into play. In fact, to this day, I've only had one acting gig that was because of someone that I met through my mother, and that was two lines, five years ago.

When I arrived on set, I informed Allan of my connection to Jonathan, which absolutely made his face light up. It was my first time starting off on a major project with some sort of connection to the director.

Favorite shows: "Heroes" is one of my favorite shows, and I was absolutely convinced that I would land a role on it someday. This experience has done a lot to make me remember how much my parents encouraged me to believe that I can do anything that I put my mind to. So now, I'm putting my mind to landing a role on NBC's "The Office."

"The Office" is hands-down my favorite comedy on television, and to top it off, it takes place in Scranton. I think if — or better yet — WHEN (LOL), I land an episode of "The Office," I would love to come back to The Burg, and throw a party at Siamsa or one of the other bars on Main Street.

I'll always consider myself a New Yorker (I've lived there for 17 out of my 27 years), but East Stroudsburg is where I go when I want that hometown feeling, that experience of running into old classmates and teachers. Just about every time I find myself in Eastburg I end out reminiscing with a few old friends.

Why the name change? I have used my full name, James T. Williams II, for several years now. I was reluctant to change it because, as anyone that knew me in high school will tell you, I have always been extremely proud of my name. However, a few months ago, I started toying with the idea of changing my screen name to something shorter. This came after I realized that saying, "James T. Williams II" required more syllables than "Arnold Schwarzenegger." Since "James Williams" sounds fairly generic, it took me a while to figure something out.

After playing with a few silly ideas, it dawned on me to use my name, but to go by "Jim" as my father did, and use my middle name "Titus." I was named after my father, and he was named after his grandfather, Jim Titus.

Where he is now: Lives in North Hollywood, Calif., with wife Kyla (Settles) Williams, who also graduated from ESHS in 1999 and is a classical vocalist.

— Helen Yanulus


July 21, 2008

Booked an episode of NBC's "Heroes"! Jim will be playing the role of a Los Angeles Gang Banger opposite the characters Knox (Jamie Hector) and Matt Parkman (Greg Grunberg)!

E-burg alum guest-stars Saturday on Nickelodeon"

March 21, 2008

Pocono Record Online

By Helen Yanulus
Pocono Record Writer
March 21, 2008

James T. Williams II, a 1999 graduate of East Stroudsburg High School, will guest-star on the TV show "Just Jordan."

The show will air at 9:30 p.m. Saturday on Nickelodeon, which is channel 28 in the Stroudsburg area and channel 25 in the Carbon-Gilbert area on Blue Ridge Cable.

His thoughts on the show: "'Just Jordan' is a hit teen comedy series on Nickelodeon. It stars Lil' JJ, a very popular teen comedian, who plays a kid adjusting to life with his mother in Los Angeles. In this episode, he is trying to find a last-minute present for his girlfriend for their three-month anniversary. When he finds out that her favorite singer is doing a CD signing, he decides to go down and sneak in line. That's where I come in. I'm a customer in line that doesn't take too kindly to Jordan and his friends trying to get in line. It's very campy, the kind of show that I loved when I was a teenager."

Why this role is important to his career: "I feel that every role is important because you never know who is watching and where your next job may come from. This particular role does have significance to me because it is my first 'guest star' credit — which shows progression and looks good on my resume. There is a sort of hierarchy in television credits. I've had a few co-star roles and a recurring co-star role on 'Law & Order: SVU,' so moving up to guest star is fulfilling in its own right."

On the more important roles: "Again, it's hard to say which roles are more important than others, but some of the more recognizable work would be a role as a kid in juvie on CBS's 'Judging Amy,' and the independent film 'This Revolution' starring Rosario Dawson. To this day, though, the thing people mention to me the most would be either 'Finding Forrester' or 'Law & Order.' I always find that crazy because I'm in 'Finding Forrester' for about 10 seconds, and 'Law & Order' has to have around 500 episodes between all the different versions.

"Another role that was very important to me was actually a staged reading off-Broadway for Robert Redford's Sundance Institute. It was for a film called 'Mother of George' (that has yet to be produced). I was one of the three leads; the other two were Chiwetel Ejiofor (a two-time Golden Globe nominee), and Gloria Reuben (a two-time Emmy nominee). It was a real honor to be selected to play opposite those two actors."

Other activities: Produced a short film that ran the 2007 film festival circuit, including a stop at the Pocono Mountains Film Festival, and had a brief stint as an entertainment reporter.

Upcoming projects: "Unfortunately, in this profession, you don't know about your upcoming projects until a week or two in advance. Some friends and I are working on our own independent sketch comedy pilot (parodies, sketches and humorous music videos). We release some of the sketches online.

"I'm also working on putting something together with Al Brocca (another 1999 East Stroudsburg High graduate) and his cousin David Brocca (a 1996 Wyoming Area grad). They live out here and work as filmmakers. The three of us have some pretty solid ideas; it's just finding the financing that gets to be the hard part."

What does he do for other work? "I've been extremely blessed and fortunate to have been able to pursue this line of work for almost nine years as my primary source of income ... though the writers' strike brought everything to a halt, so I did some catering a couple of times. I've also previously worked as an entertainment reporter (I interviewed 50 Cent, Mark Wahlberg, Scarlett Johansson, Heath Ledger, Steve Martin and several others).

"And I've done some jobs in loop groups. When shooting a scene, all of the background actors have to be silent. Then afterward they hire a group of about 10 actors to go into a recording booth and improv conversations for the actors that you see in the background. It also involves lots of grunts or fighting sounds, and other various sounds that the director may want. It's a lot of fun. You get paid the same day rate as an actor that has a line on camera, and you receive residuals. My looping claim to fame is as the breath of Denzel Washington during a scene in 'The Manchurian Candidate' when he is running through a tunnel."

Where he is now: Lives in North Hollywood, Calif., with his wife, Kyla, who is an opera singer and a 1999 graduate of East Stroudsburg High School.


January 21, 2008

Booked a Guest Star Role on Nickelodeon's "Just Jordan" (Ep: Anniversa-What)!

"Pangs" on the festival circuit!

July 7, 2007

"Pangs", produced by and starring Jim Titus, has been nominated for Best Short Film in the 2007 Pocono Mountains Film Festival. It was also selected as a finalist in the Hollywood Black Film Festival and has been screened at other festivals including the USA Film Festival, Bare Bones Film Festival and the No Fear Film Festival!

Voiceover Fun!

April 6, 2006

Had a great time recording additional voices for the animated film "Everyone's Hero"!

Sundance Institute Staged Readings

May 16, 2005

Jim will be appearing Off-Broadway at the Playwrights Horizon Theater in the Sundance Institute's staged reading of "Mother of George". He will be playing the role of Pete opposite Golden Globe Nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor and Emmy Nominee Gloria Reuben!


March 8, 2005

Booked an episode of CBS' "Judging Amy" (Ep: Too Little Too Late)! Jim will be playing the role of Alwyn opposite the character Vincent Gray (Dan Futterman)!

"Man of Steal" wins Best Comedy Short!

December 4, 2004

"The Man of Steal", Co-Produced by and co-starring Jim Titus, has won Best Comedy Short at the Hollywood MiniDV Film Festival. The short was also nominated for Best Short Film in the Pocono Mountains Film Festival.


October 3, 2003

Was just asked to return for another episode as Uniform Officer Marvin Bryson on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (Ep: Control)!


September 16, 2003

Booked an episode of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (Ep: Abomination)! Jim will be playing the role of Uniform Officer Marvin Bryson opposite the characters Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) and Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay)!

Headed to Sundance!

January 3, 2003

"Rhythm of the Saints" has been accepted as an Official Selection of the 2003 Sundance Film Festival! Jim plays the role of a thug opposite the characters Zane (Ryan Donowho) and Rena (Daniella Alonso)!

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