Many people have said..  “You should never drop names..” But..  

Robert Zemeckis: and Tom Hanks were searching for young Forrest Gump. Their casting director, Ellen Lewis, called Jimmy and asked if he would join the search.  Of course, he agreed and the rest is history..  Jimmy found Michael Conner Humphreys in Northern Mississippi.  He came to an open call having only been a performer in a few elementary school plays and he had this interesting, natural idiosyncrasy in his speech pattern.  His voice dipped at the end of his sentences.  So, Jimmy was the first person in the world to hear “Stupid is as stupid does” said in Conner’s memorable way.  Tom Hanks kept Conner on set for a couple of months to help make Conner’s voice..Forrest Gump’s voice..and when Tom won the Oscar he sent Conner a miniature version of the statue..a telling tribute.

Jim Gartner: Real People and Actors

  • Optimum: Real people/Business Owners in: NYC & NJ
  • American Airlines: Real People Passengers & Employees soon after 911 at airports in:
  • New York (JFK & LaGuardia), Los Angeles (LAX), Chicago (O’Hare), Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and Miami (MIA)(Miami – Spanish speaking spots for the USA, Central and South America)
  • National Flood Insurance Program (FEMA): Real Musicians in New Orleans, LA 10 months after Hurricane Katrina for the award winning PSA “Where or When”
  • Morgan Stanley: Real people and Actors in: Charleston, SC & Traverse City, Charlevoix & Petoskey, MI
  • Fritos: Actors and Real People in Nashville, TN for commercials featuring: Tim McGraw
  • American Express: Actors in Nashville, TN
  • Maxwell House Coffee-France: Gartner working in conjunction with Premiere Huere/France

Bob Giraldi: Real Musicians and Actors in Nashville, TN

  • VISA Credit Card
  • Viagra: Viva Viagra! (2 projects)
  • Alltell Wireless: Featuring: Faith Hill
  • Elvis Re-release: Music Video shot in Memphis, TN

Aaron Stoller: Real People/Musicians

  • Bank of America: “Five Fine Fillies & BBQ Champs”

Dick Sittig: Actors in Nashville, TN

  • Jack in the Box: Introductory spots for JITB’s entry into the Southeast region

Jeff Preiss: Real Jack Daniels Employees in Lynchburg, TN

  • Jack Daniels: 2011 Christmas spot “Barrel Tree” (Latest of 4 international projects cast there)

Leslie Dekter – Steve Horn – Dominic Sena: Separate projects

  • Saturn: Actors and Real Saturn Employees in Spring Hill, TN
  • Saturn Japan: With Sunny Side Up Productions/Japan

Harmony Korine: Real Musicians

  • Budweiser UK

Charlie Cole: Real People and Actors in Nashville, TN

  • Perkin’s
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • TVA
  • Century Tel

Jeff Weiser: Real People and Actors

  • Days Inn: Real People in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood & Coconut Grove, FL
  • Kraft: Hamburger Helper/BBQ Sauce: Casting actors & 1st AD
  • Pizza Inn: Real People in Rocky Mount & Goldsboro, NC

Rick Schroder: Actors in Nashville, TN

  • CMA & CMT Video of the Year Awards for: 
  • Brad Paisley & Allison Krauss “Whiskey Lullaby”

Thom Ferrell/Thom 2 Productions: 20+ years of casting all projects east of the Mississippi

  • Frito Lay
  • ACE Hardware: Featuring John Madden…Boom!!
  • Nexxus
  • Time/Life Books

Deaton/Flanigen Productions20+ years of Nashville casting

  • CMA & CMT Video of the Year Awards for:
  • Martina McBride – “Independence Day”&”Concrete Angel”
  • Brooks and Dunn – “Believe”
  • Kid Rock – “All Summer Long”
  • CMA Awards & Music Fest Shows: Trophy Models and real people
  • NFL Monday Night Football Intros:


Almay – thesweetshop

Vanderbilt Hospital – Collective

Caterpillar – Robot Fodue

Samsung – Bobby Marko

Captain D’s – Hungry Man

Nissan/The Voice – Moving Parts

Zaxby’s – Joinery & Mrs Bond

Bank of America – Biscuit

Crestor – Fueld

Blu E-Cigs – Moo Creative

Cabela’s – Tyler Stableford Film

Ford Trucks – VRA

Esquire Network/Jack Daniels – Moving Parts

Optimum – Gartner

Cotton – Community

Jack Daniels – Moxie

Fritos – Gartner

Jack Daniels – Epoch

Viagra – Giraldi

Smithfield – Fiona

T-Mobile – Epoch

Subway – Tool of N.A.

Select Comfort – Believe Media

American Express – Gartner

Nexxus – Thom 2

Toyota – Thomas/Thomas & Smuggler

Morgan Stanley – Gartner

Cingular – H.S.I.

American Airlines – Gartner & T: M

Saturn-Japan – Sunny Side-up

Frito Lay – Thom 2

Saturn – Propaganda & Steve Horn

Saturn – Dekter-Higgins & Epoch

FEMA – Gartner

Days Inn – Cornerstone Pictures

Sunny D – CDA

Budweiser UK – 2am Films

ACE Hardware – Thom 2

Beazer Homes – Digital Kitchen

N.F.L. – Hungryman

U.S. Army “Army of One” – H2O & Avalon

Kraft – Thom 2

Pizza Inn – Rocket

NASCAR – Bus 9

Banquet Dinners – Ebel – Redtree

Time Life Books – Thom 2

Alltell – Giraldi/Suarez

N.F.L. “Feel the Power” – N.F.L. Films

Tuborg Gold – Bullet

U.A.W. – Copper

Century Tel – Lovinger-Mahony-Adelson

Jack In The Box – @ radical media

Big K-mart – H.S.I./Venus Entertainment

Fed-Ex – Artist Mgmt.

Maxwell House Coffee-USA/France – Gartner & Premiere Heure

Visa – Giraldi/Suarez

Nissan – A Band Apart – Washington Square

Applebee’s – Foote Cone

And many more…


Forrest Gump (Young Forrest) – Paramount

The Thing Called Love (Add.) – Paramount

The Specialist (Photo-Doubles) – Warner

Love Field (Photo-Doubles) – Orion

The Jersey (Series) – Disney Channel

“Elvis Good Rockin” (Series) – New World

The News Boys (Mini-Movie) – Pearson/Taylor

America’s Most Wanted – STF Productions

America’s Dumbest Criminals – Entheos

CMA Awards/Trophy Presenters – CMA/Deaton-Flanigen


Roots “The Gift” – ABC

Black Water – Condor


Monday Night Football Intros – ABC/Deaton-Flanigen

Kid Rock CMT Awards Intros – R4C

CMT Brand Promos & Intros – Novocom & CMT

CMT Rebrand Promos 2011 – CMT

Nashville Star Promos – Moving Parts & Backyard

Alladin /Animated Series Promos – Buena Vista

Iyanla Promos – Deaton-Flanigen

Wrangler Jeans – CMT

Best Western – R4C/CMT

Quick Books – CMT

Toyota/Brooks & Dunn (Stage Content) – Deaton-Flanigen


GE/nx Aviation – Power Creative

Ford & Country Music (Hall of Fame Mini Movie) – New England Weather

Bridgestone/Firestone – New Media

Dow Chemical – J. Walter

Texaco – Corporate Magic

YMCA – Thom 2

Jasper 7 – Vanderbilt University


Jason Aldean

Brett Eldredge

Carrie Underwood

Chris Young

Brad Paisley

Kid Rock

Blake Shelton

Big and Rich

Brooks & Dunn

Josh Turner

Kid Rock/Cheryl Crow

Toby Keith

Rascal Flatts

John Rich

Martina McBride

Mark Knopfler

Waylon Jennings

Gretchen Wilson

Johnny Cash

Allison Krauss


Neil Diamond

Faith Hill

The Judds

Dolly Parton

Amy Grant


Hank Williams Jr.

Clint Black

Kellie Pickler

Elvis (re-release)

Shooter Jennings

Chet Atkins

Billy Ray Cyrus

Vince Gill

Jerry Reed

Chely Wright

The Wilkinsons

D.C. Talk

Tanya Tucker

Kathy Mattea

Little Texas

Diamond Rio

Ricky Van Shelton

Joe Diffie

Sawyer Brown

Steve Wariner


Lori Morgan

Ricky Scaggs

Billy Dean

Suzy Boggus

Blaine Larson

Sarah Buxton

Catherine Britt

Sammy Kershaw

Josh Gracin


The Wiggins

Davis Daniels

Jeff Bates

Doug Stone

JaneDear Girls

Jimmy Wayne

Montgomery Gentry