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James Storm
Aliases: Jim Storm
Gender: Male
Medium(s): Television
Roles: Actor
Date of birth: August 12th, 1943
Place of birth: Highland Park, Illinois
Notable works: Dark Shadows
1st Horror: Dark Shadows: 1063

James "Jim" Storm is an American television actor born in Highland Park, Illinois on August 12th, 1943. Known primarily for his work on soap operas, Jim's career began in the early 1960s, but has spread out into the world of television movies throughout the 1990s and 2000s. As of the late 2000s, Jim was living in Hollywood, California.

Career[edit | edit source]

Jim's first credited television work was playing the second Larry Wolek on an episode of the daytime soap opera One Life to Life. His first major television work came in 1970 when he played the evil Gerard Stiles on the Gothic supernatural soap Dark Shadows. In certain storylines, James also played the ghost of Gerard Stiles. He appeared in 79 episodes of the series overall over a two-year period. Storm reprised the role of Gerard Stiles (albeit with a different background) for the 1971 feature film Night of Dark Shadows.

In 1974, James Storm played a character named Boy in the television werewolf film Scream of the Wolf starring Peter Graves. In 1975 he played Eddie Nells in Trilogy of Terror. He also appeared in the TV movie Ants in 1977, which is also known by the title It Happened at Lakewood Manor. The film was directed by Robert Scheerer and James had a bit role in the movie as an attendant.

James continued to make sporadic appearances in low-budget horror fare in the early 2000s. In 2001 he appeared in the Fred Olen Ray mutant snake film Venomous starring Treat Williams. Storm played the role of Sheriff Jack Crowley. In 2007 he appeared in Pablo Proenza's Dark Mirror playing a man named Frank. That same year he played Dick Krantz in the Jim Wynorski movie Bone Eater.

Body of work[edit | edit source]

Film[edit | edit source]

Film Year Role
Night of Dark Shadows 1971 Gerard Stiles
Scream of the Wolf 1974 Boy
Trilogy of Terror 1974 Eddie Nells
Ants 1977 Attendant
Venomous 2001 Sheriff Jack Crowley
Dark Mirror 2007 Frank
Bone Eater 2007 Dick Krantz

Television[edit | edit source]


Series Episode Role
Dark Shadows Episode 1186 Gerard Stiles

Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Jim Storm is the brother of television actor Michael Storm.
  • Outside of acting, James Storm enjoys surfing and performing country music.

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