Jim Heaphy was born in Queens, New York.
He Currently (2018) Lives in Auckland New Zealand.
He is a former NYPD Detective with 20 years of law enforcement
experience. He retired from the NYPD in 2003 to pursue his acting
career. He has enjoyed success on the Stage as well as in Television
and Film. Jim's first role was as a Detective in the film 10th & Wolf
directed by Robert Moresco and can be seen in Abel Ferrera's latest
film, "Welcome to New York" where he plays NYPD Detective Fitzgerald
opposite Gerard Depardieu. He just wrapped on his third season as a
core Police Officer (2017) working on Fox's "Gotham".
Jim is a very energetic person who loves his life and is
passionate about his career. He particularly enjoys drawing on his life
experiences and brings his New York swagger to his various roles. In
"Compromised" as JTTF Detective Jack Ryan, in the 9/11 film "8:46" as
the FDNY Fire Chief, as well as his appearances on Network Television
as a Uniformed Police Officer there is no mistaking his New York roots.
Jim is currently studying with Peter Feeney as well as Sally Jane Harris here in Auckland.
In New York Jim had studied with John Howard Swain and at T. Schreiber Studio's
with Robert Verlaque & Page Clements. He was also a member of
the Improv group "Anything Goes" run by Scotty Watson. Jim is a member
of AE New Zealand, SAG/AFTRA as well as AEA he is currently being represented by The Robert Bruce Agency.
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