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His character serves as the intelligent, mild-mannered straight man role to Michael, although it is also defined by a rivalrous pranking on fellow salesman Dwight Schrute and a romantic interest in receptionist Pam Beesly, whom he begins dating in the fourth season, marries in the sixth, and has children with in the sixth and eighth. Jim's coworker, Andy Bernard, who transferred from the Stamford branch, often calls him by the nickname "Big Tuna". (Source: theoffice.fandom.com)

Jim Halpert was born on October 1, 1978, to Gerald and Betsy Halpert. He has two brothers; Pete, who lives in Boston, and Tom, who lives in New Jersey. They both share Jim's general love of pranks but have come across as unpleasant and they somewhat bully their little brother. Jim's parents presumably live in Scranton, as well as his sister Larisa and best friend Alan Murphy, who are listed as his emergency contacts at Dunder Mifflin. While Pete and Tom have been seen on the show a few times, Larisa has not. (Source: theoffice.fandom.com)

Although no high school is specifically named by Jim, both Dunmore High School (as evidenced in a deleted scene from "Product Recall" where, during a business visit, he asks a high school student about a former teacher) and West Scranton High School (as evidenced when, during "Email Surveillance," Pam holds up his yearbook displaying their mascot name, Invaders, across the front) are referenced in separate episodes. In the episode "Dwight's Speech," Jim tells Dwight that he majored in Public Speaking, however, he later denies this. (Source: theoffice.fandom.com)

Jim began working at Dunder Mifflin between 1998 and 1999 (as evidenced in "Pilot" and "The Merger," where Jim says that he still loves when Michael says, "Wazzup!" crazily after seven years, and that on his first day at work Michael played an orientation video which parodied The Blair Witch Project). (Source: theoffice.fandom.com)

In several episodes, it is stated that Jim is a fan of the Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia Eagles, and the Philadelphia 76ers. Jim appears to be a fan of hip-hop, specifically Eminem, as Pam mentions him listening to the 8 Mile soundtrack on his iPod in "The Delivery." He also appears to like alternative rock, soft rock, and the band Snow Patrol, as Jim uses "Open Your Eyes" as the background music for the video that he shows to Pam of their past history on the documentary in the episode "A.A.R.M." Apparently, he is of Scottish descent, as in "Niagara" his father can be seen wearing a kilt to Jim's wedding to Pam. (Source: theoffice.fandom.com)

Though Jim loves to play pranks on Dwight, he is shown to have some things in common with his nemesis, such as a knowledge of comic books and an appreciation for the sci-fi/fantasy genre; as demonstrated in "Take Your Daughter to Work Day" when Jim and Dwight correct Michael on details about Superman and Aquaman. (Source: theoffice.fandom.com Like his father, Jim suffers from high blood pressure, as revealed in the episode "Pam's Replacement." (Source:theoffice.fandom.com))

Jim Halpert is first introduced in the "Pilot." He is adamant throughout the series about his job as a salesman at Dunder Mifflin Paper being a temporary one, saying, "Right now, this is just a job. If I advance any higher, this would be my career. And if this were my career, I'd have to throw myself in front of a train." (Source: theoffice.fandom.com)

theoffice.fandom.com theoffice.fandom.com))A major part of Jim Halpert's character is his relationship with Pam Beesly, which is often the subject of office speculation. This is made worse by the fact that Pam was engaged to Roy Anderson, a Dunder Mifflin warehouse worker. Throughout the first two seasons, incidents such as Pam falling asleep on Jim's shoulder in "Diversity Day" and drunkenly kissing him in "The Dundies" show a possibility of the feelings being mutual; however, Pam never acts on them and she remains engaged to Roy. On one occasion, in "The Fight," his flirting with her goes a little too far, when Meredith looks over to see him play-fighting with her, causing her to shut him down immediately, startling him with her abruptness, though she eventually forgives him. He becomes so upset when he hears Pam discuss wedding details that he calls a travel agency and schedules a trip to Australia, deliberately making himself unable to attend the wedding. Feeling bored by his job, tortured by his situation with Pam, and guilty about a stack of complaints Dwight has filed against him, Jim investigates a transfer to Dunder Mifflin's branch in Stamford, Connecticut. In the season-two finale, "Casino Night," he confesses his love for Pam in the parking lot. Pam, whose wedding to Roy was planned out and just weeks away, clearly shows her anguish but gently turns him down. Jim tearfully walks away, later kisses her in the office, and the season ends. In the season-three premiere "Gay Witch Hunt," it is revealed that he did transfer to Stamford despite the fact that Pam has called off her wedding and he clearly still harbors intense feelings for her. His reason is later stated as "It's just, I kinda put it all on the line. Twice. And she said no. Twice." in "TheThis outlook is most apparent in the elaborate pranks that he plays on his workmates, primarily Dwight, as well as his sarcastic remarks and facial expressions to the film crew and his provoking comments during often ridiculous employee meetings. However, he succeeds professionally and is consistently one of the best salesmen. This is presumably because, as Pam mentioned later, "everybody likes Jim." His facial expressions have later been dubbed the “Jim Look.” (Source: Convention." (Source:

His character serves as the intelligent, mild-mannered straight man role to Michael, although it is also defined by a rivalrous pranking on fellow salesman Dwight Schrute and a romantic interest in receptionist Pam Beesly, whom he begins dating in the fourth season, proposes in the fifth, marries in the sixth, and has children with in the sixth and eighth. Jim's coworker, Andy Bernard, often calls him by the nickname "Big Tuna". (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Jim began working at Dunder Mifflin between 1998 and 1999 (as evidenced in "Pilot" and "The Merger," where Jim says that he still loves when Michael says, "Wazzup!" crazily after seven years, and that on his first day at work Michael played an orientation video which parodied The Blair Witch Project). (Source: en.wikipedia.org Jim has two brothers; Pete, who lives in Boston, and Tom, who lives in New Jersey. They are both characterized as sharing Jim's general love of pranks but have come across as unpleasant and they somewhat bully their little brother. While Pete and Tom have been seen in several episodes, portrayed by Tug Coker, and Blake Robbins, (Source:en.wikipedia.org))

In several episodes, it is stated that Jim is a fan of the Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia Eagles, and the Philadelphia 76ers. Jim appears to be a fan of hip-hop, specifically Eminem, as Pam mentions him listening to the 8 Mile soundtrack on his iPod in "The Delivery." In the episode "Weight Loss," it is revealed that his screen name for AIM is JIM9334. (Source: en.wikipedia.org

Though Jim loves to play pranks on Dwight, he is shown to have some things in common with his nemesis, such as a knowledge of comic books and an appreciation for the sci-fi/fantasy genre; as demonstrated in "Take Your Daughter to Work Day" when Jim and Dwight correct Michael on details about Superman and Aquaman. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)Like his father, Jim suffers from high blood pressure, as revealed in the episode "Pam's Replacement." (Source:en.wikipedia.org))

This outlook is most apparent in the elaborate pranks that he plays on his workmates, primarily Dwight, as well as his sarcastic remarks and facial expressions to the film crew and his provoking comments during often ridiculous employee meetings. However, he succeeds professionally and is consistently one of the best salesmen. This is presumably because, as Pam mentioned later, "everybody likes Jim." (Source: en.wikipedia.org Jim Halpert is first introduced in the "Pilot." He is adamant throughout the series about his job as a salesman at Dunder Mifflin Paper being a temporary one, saying, "Right now, this is just a job. If I advance any higher, this would be my career. And if this were my career, I'd have to throw myself in front of a train." (Source:en.wikipedia.org))

A major part of Jim Halpert's character is his relationship with Pam Beesly, which is often the subject of office speculation. This is made worse by the fact that Pam was engaged to Roy Anderson, a Dunder Mifflin warehouse worker. Throughout the first two seasons, incidents such as Pam falling asleep on Jim's shoulder in "Diversity Day" and drunkenly kissing him in "The Dundies" show a possibility of the feelings being mutual; however, Pam never acts on them and she remains engaged to Roy. On one occasion, in "The Fight," his flirting with her goes a little too far, when Meredith looks over to see him play-fighting with her, causing her to shut him down immediately, startling him with her abruptness, though she eventually forgives him. He becomes so upset when he hears Pam discuss wedding details that he calls a travel agency and schedules a trip to Australia, deliberately making himself unable to attend the wedding. Feeling bored by his job, tortured by his situation with Pam, and guilty about a stack of complaints Dwight has filed against him, Jim investigates a transfer to Dunder Mifflin's branch in Stamford, Connecticut. In the season-two finale, "Casino Night," he confesses his love for Pam in the office. Pam, whose wedding to Roy was planned out and just weeks away, clearly shows her anguish but gently turns him down. Jim tearfully walks away, later kisses her in the office, and the season ends. In the season-three premiere "Gay Witch Hunt," it is revealed that he did transfer to Stamford despite the fact that Pam has called off her wedding and he clearly still harbors intense feelings for her. His reason is later stated as "It's just, I kinda put it all on the line. Twice. And she said no. Twice." in "The Convention." (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Though in later seasons, after Ryan Howard's promotion, the relationship between him and Jim seems to be tense, in earlier seasons the two seem to be friendly. In "Casino Night," they are shown talking, laughing and drinking together. (Source: en.wikipedia.org Throughout season two, Jim dates Katy, who initially appeared in season one as the "Purse Girl" in "Hot Girl." After Jim and Katy split up in "Booze Cruise," he leaves a message asking out a fellow Dunder Mifflin employee named Brenda, much to Kelly's disbelief. Jim's misfortunes are assumed to be because he is unable to get over Pam. Things begin to look up for Jim as he befriends salesperson Karen Filippelli in Stamford, and when the company board of directors decides to close the Scranton branch, Jim is named assistant regional manager of the newly created "Dunder Mifflin Northeast." However the company's plans change when Stamford regional manager Josh Porter accepts a job at Staples. The Stamford branch then closes, with a few employees being offered a transfer to Scranton. The offer to Jim to be assistant regional manager stands, though now at Scranton. Jim is at first unwilling to return to Scranton because of Pam but eventually decides to do so. Karen, who has grown fond of Jim and wishes to pursue a relationship with him, also transfers to Scranton. (Source:en.wikipedia.org))

 

Now, that's not to say that every viewer loves every character. Some fans still cringe at Michael's insensitive jokes. Some find Pam a little bit ... blah. Heck, even members of the show's cast have voiced some unfavorable opinions about the characters. In an interview with Rolling Stone, John Krasinski had quite a bit to say about his own "Office" character, Jim Halpert. (Source: www.looper.com In "The Merger," Jim's and Pam's reunion is awkward. Pam is overjoyed, but Jim is clearly uncomfortable. He lets Pam know that he is seeing someone, and gradually Karen is introduced as his girlfriend. As Jim settles back in at Scranton, he uses his promotion as an excuse to avoid his old interactions and pranks with Pam, claiming that pulling pranks is not appropriate for his position. However, in time, Jim does return to his old ways, especially targeting Andy Bernard, a Stamford transfer, and Dwight. (Source:en.wikipedia.org))

Speaking to Rolling Stone in 2013, Krasinski admitted that there were times when he found Jim annoying. Specifically, the actor found fault with his character's positive outlook. He said that Jim's typically optimistic perspective often led him to make big decisions without much thought. Viewing the world through rose-colored glasses made it easier for Jim to make leaps of faith — leaps that often forced Pam to do so as well). Krasinski also explained to Rolling Stone that he felt Jim's belief that everything would work out in the end allowed the character to be a bit of a slacker who often wasted his potential while waiting for the stars to align in his favor. (Source: www.looper.com Jim Halpert — one of only a handful of characters who appear in every episode of "The Office" — is essentially a lovable goof. Viewers felt Jim's pain as he hid his feelings for Pam during the show's early episodes, and cheered when the two shared their first kiss. They laughed at his many pranks, typically targeted towards Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) — even the ones that went too far. But Jim did have some personality traits that irked people, and apparently, they irked John Krasinski as well. (Source:www.looper.com))

But Krasinski did have some positive things to say about Jim as well, sharing that Jim is an unjaded underdog who, while content in his life in the present, always trusts his gut to guide him to a better future: "He's content where he is, with the potential to be better, and goes completely on what he's feeling most of the time." All in all, that's not the worst way to live, even if he is a bit annoying at times. (Source: www.looper.com "Jim has this idea that everything is going to be okay in his world, and that can be frustrating to people, especially his wife, when he makes snap decisions and thinks it'll be fine in the end," Krasinski said. (Source:www.looper.com))

Jim Halpert played by the very talented John Krasinski has a personality type of ENTP. His goofiness and wit make him extremely likable. (Source: kidadl.com Jim Halpert is the most loving character from the popular sitcom 'The Office'. (Source:kidadl.com kJim is smart and the perfect man and his quotes are extremely popular among fans. Check out these iconic Jim Halpert quotes. For more relatable content, check out Dwight Schrute quotes and [Jim and Pam quotes]. (Source:idadl.com)))

 

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