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Jim Loftus

A native of the Logan/Olney section of Philadelphia(near LaSalle University), Jim currently resides in Lehigh Valley PA .Gifted with a great ear for music, he took piano lessons for seven years from age 6 to 13--yet plays by ear primarily. He was in his first rock band at age 16, played several lead roles in high schools plays and musicals(Nathan Detroit in "Guys & Dolls", Henry Drummond in "Inherit the Wind" and Jesus in Stephen Schwartz' "Godspell"). After two years as a Theatre & Speech major at what is now known as DeSales University, Jim was hired at WAEB radio in Allentown at age 20 to do news/weather reports in 1981. After 5 months there he did a one-year stint as disc jockey for rock station WZZO(Z-95), then headquartered in Bethlehem PA(met Joan Jett twice, Ozzy Osbourne, Kansas, Mike Reno of Loverboy, ZZTop, Johnny Van Zant Band). The band "Vagabond" then tapped him as their keyboardist for a year in 1983 and they played the Lehigh Valley and New Jersey extensively, opening once for the Hooters. From 1984 to 1987 Jim did 5 major productions for Richard Akins Productions as an actor--playing Jesus in "Jesus Christ Superstar", Magaldi in "EVITA" and more. In 1986 Jim began his foray into the piano/bar/restaurant world which he continues to this present day. And now some highlights: JIM LOFTUS HAS OPENED FOR REGIS PHILBIN(State Theatre in Easton,PA--Jan.1992)Todd Rundgren w/trio "Three Together" Oct.2001, Shaw-Blades March 2007;written an original rock opera musical "GHOSTS ON BROADWAY" which played NYC's John Houseman Theatre in May 1995(attended by Grammy and Oscar-award winning composer STEPHEN SCHWARTZ---[Jim is currently working on bringing the show back to NYC in a bigger production]; he played tribute dinner functions at the Plaza Hotel,NYC for the late ROSETTA LeNOIRE and DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS,JR.(April 1996),also the late MILTON BERLE(Oct.1996--Waldorf-Astoria Hotel)and JULIE ANDREWS(Feb.1997--21 Club);. As a SAG/AFTRA member he's done TV and film extra work in Philadelphia and NYC since 1996, including 15 episodes of "Law & Order:SVU"; most prominently on the episode "STRAIN" as a featured jury member. Other shows include "Blue Bloods"--see his actor resume at link displayed here on CDBaby. One of Jim's great prides is the release of his first original pop/rock CD "THE FAME GAME" in Sept. 2000 available for download here on CDBABY(see link for that here as well).