Jim began working at Dunder Mifflin Scranton as a mid-level paper salesman in the late 1990s after graduating from college. Known for his charm, wit, humor and people skills, Jim formed long-lasting business relationships with dozens of businesses and people across Lackawanna County. In addition to his sales duties, Jim also served as Assistant Regional Manager to former Regional Manager Michael Scott, and later, as Co-Regional Manager with Michael Scott. During the initial months of the Sabre-Dunder Mifflin merger, Halpert was integral in the search for a new regional manager that resulted in the hiring of now-former CEO Robert California.
Born and raised in Scranton, Jim enjoys cycling, basketball, playing ping pong, eating soft-shell crab, and playing pranks on his friends, family and co-workers. After a long courtship, Jim married Pam Beesly, a former receptionist, sales representative and office administrator at Dunder Mifflin Scranton. Jim and Pam now have two children, Cecelia and Phillip.
An avid sports fan, Jim amicably parted ways with Dunder Mifflin to launch Austin, TX-based sports marketing agency Athlead with former Dunder Mifflin Warehouse Foreman and Marketing Director Darryl Philbin.