Jim Michaels (born 12 September 1965 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American television producer. He is the son of Anna Mae and Robert Michaels and was raised in the suburbs of Des Plaines and Arlington Heights. Michaels graduated from John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights, Illinois and attended the University of Evansville and graduated with a degree in Business. Michaels ran the in house computer graphics department at a studio at MCA/Universal. Michaels then moved into television production, eventually producing the NBC series Midnight Caller for NBC and Reasonable Doubts. Michaels other series included; Charlie Grace for ABC; The Guardian and dr. Vegas for CBS;Odyssey 5; for Showtime; and Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. Michaels is a member of the Producer's Guild of America, Directors Guild of America, Screen Actors Guild, The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, American Film Institute and has guest lectered at the Academy of Art, UCLA and NYU. Michaels worked with Ali LeRoi and Chris Rock producing the television series Everybody Hates Chris for four seasons and has now joined the production team at Supernatural for the 2009 - 2014 seasons.