Jim O’Heir Net Worth, Career, Biography, Facts, Age, Life Story

Jim O’Heir is an American actor and comedian who has a net worth of $3 million. O’Heir is best known for playing Jerry Gergich on the NBC series “Parks and Recreation” (2009–2015). He began his comedy career at The Second City in Chicago and was a member of the sketch comedy troupe White Noise in the late 1980s. Tim has more than 170 film and television credits to his name, including “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” (2012), “Life After Beth” (2014), “Landline” (2017), “Strip Mall” (2000–2001), “The Bold and the Beautiful” (2016–2019), and “Bless This Mess” (2019).

Early Life: Jim O’Heir was born James O’Heir on February 4, 1962, in Chicago, Illinois. He attended the Thornton Fractional South High School and Loyola University Chicago.

Stage Career:  In the late ’80s and early ’90s, O’Heir trained with The Second City, and he joined White Noise in 1987, then performed in the group’s production of “The Book of Blanche” the following year. In 1989, he played Norman Bulansky in an Edgewater Theatre Center production of Tom Griffin’s “The Boys Next Door,” and in 1990, he appeared in Patrick Cannon’s “Stumpy’s Gang” with White Noise. “Stumpy’s Gang” was performed at Stage Left Theatre and Strawdog Theatre, and it developed a cult following. Jim also appeared in “Ad-Nauseam” with White Noise, and he later played Dale Harding in a stage adaption of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” at Hollywood’s The Theatre District (which is now known as the El Centro Theatre).

Film and Television Career: O’Heir made his television debut in a 1993 episode of “The Untouchables,” and his first film was 1996’s “Ed.” That year he also appeared in the TV movies “Harvey” and “The Rockford Files: Godfather Knows Best” and guest-starred on “Party of Five,” “ER,” and “3rd Rock from the Sun.” Jim then appeared in the short films “Spike” (1998)  and “In God We Trust” (2000) and guest-starred on “Ellen” (1997), “Just Shoot Me!” (1997; 2002), “Step by Step” (1998), “The Drew Carey Show” (1998), “Diagnosis: Murder” (1999), “Ally McBeal” (1999), and “The Norm Show” (2000). From 2000 to 2001, he played Harv Krudup on the Comedy Central series “Strip Mall,” and around this time, he guest-starred on “Malcolm in the Middle” (2001), “Dharma & Greg” (2001), “George Lopez” (2002), and “Grounded for Life” (2003). In 2004, O’Heir played an adoption agency worker in the “Friends” episode “The One with the Birth Mother,” and he guest-starred on “American Dreams” “Cold Case,” and “Boston Legal.” In 2006, he appeared in the films “Accepted” and “Comedy Hell” and the television series “Monk,” “Desperate Housewives,” and “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.”

In 2009, Jim began starring as Jerry Gergich (also known as Larry, Garry, and Terry) on “Parks and Recreation,” appearing in 121 episodes over seven seasons. In 2020, the cast virtually reunited for “A Parks and Recreation Special.” During his time on “Parks and Recreation,” O’Heir appeared in the films “Armed Response” (2013), “Naughty & Nice” (2014), “Road Hard” (2015), and “Life in Color” (2015) and the TV movies “Safe Harbor” (2009), “My Santa” (2013), “The Wrong Woman” (2013), and “Fatal Acquittal” (2014), and he guest-starred on “Castle” (2009), “Parenthood” (2011), “Rizzoli & Isles” (2011), “The Mentalist” (2012), and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” (2013). Jim co-starred with Steve Carell and Keira Knightley in the 2012 film “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” and appeared in 2014’s “Life After Beth” alongside his “Parks and Recreation” castmate Aubrey Plaza. In 2016, he appeared in the films “Mind Over Mindy,” “Halloweed,” “The Dust Storm,” “Middle Man,” “Range 15,” and “Astronaut Camp” and the TV shows “Another Period,” “Veep,” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” That year he also began a six-episode stint as  Matt Cannistra on the CBS soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful,” a role that earned him a Daytime Emmy.

In 2017, O’Heir co-starred with “Parks and Recreation” alum Jenny Slate in “Landline,” and he appeared in the Steven Soderbergh heist film “Logan Lucky” alongside Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Seth MacFarlane, Katie Holmes, and Daniel Craig. He appeared in the films “Take Me” (2017), “Dance Baby Dance” (2018), “When Jeff Tried to Save the World” (2018), “The Last Whistle” (2019), and “Violet” (2021), and he co-starred with Jeff Bridges, Jon Hamm, and Chris Hemsworth in the 2018 neo-noir thriller “Bad Times at the El Royale.” Jim guest-starred on “Speechless” (2017), “Superior Donuts” (2017), “Bill Nye Saves the World” (2017), “Alone Together” (2018), “The Neighborhood” (2019), and “Criminal Minds” (2020), and he had a recurring role as Kent on the ABC sitcom “Bless This Mess” in 2019. He appeared in The Lonely Island’s 2019 Netflix special “The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience,” and from 2019 to 2020, he had a recurring role in the web series “Liza on Demand.” O’Heir has also lent his voice to the short film “[email protected]” (1999), the web series “Dr. Havoc’s Diary” (2016), and the television shows “Harvey Beaks” (2016) and “Big City Greens” (2020).

Awards and Nominations: O’Heir won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Special Guest Performer in a Drama Series for “The Bold and the Beautiful” in 2017, and he received a Silver Crown for Best Supporting Actor for “Heavens to Betsy 2” at the 2019 ICVM Crown Awards. “Heavens to Betsy 2” also earned him a Divine Inspiration Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor at the Hollywood Divine International Film Festival and a Best Supporting Actor: Feature Film nomination at the International Christian Film Festival. The “Smothered by Mothers” cast was named Best Ensemble at the 2017 New York Film Awards, and Jim and his “Every 21 Seconds” co-stars won the Best Ensemble award at the 2018 Festigious International Film Festival.

Net Worth:$3 Million
Date of Birth:Feb 4, 1962 (60 years old)
Nationality:United States of America