Thanks to Peter Franke for this wonderful memory:
We called him Jim when he was our bartender at Espace/Steak Frittes on 16th St in NYC.
He was doing understudy work on Broadway while working nights.
Chiat/Day was right around the corner and the restaurant was our hangout.
He was a super nice guy , nothing like the character he often played, that always remembered you and your drink.
I actually saw him on his last night there when he had sold a screenplay and was moving to Hollywood.
I've been expecting to run into him since he moved back to NY but it never happened.
Too bad, may he rest in peace.