Jim Fyfe

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Jim Fyfe
Occupation Actor, writer, director, TV host, acting coach, school teacher, school admissions director, assistant headmaster, operations administrator
Years active 1986–present
Title Assistant Headmaster, Upper Division Head
Spouse(s) Leslie Klein
Sarah Weeks
Children 1

Jim Fyfe is an American actor, writer[1] TV host,[2] theatre director,[3][4] and acting coach[4][5] from Piermont, New York. Since 2003, he worked at Rockland Country Day School in Congers, New York. He started as a history teacher before becoming the school's Admissions Director, later its Assistant Headmaster, Upper Division Head, and then the school's Operations Administrator while continuing to teach History.[4] In 2015, he began working alongside comedic television host Stephen Colbert, as a producer on the CBS program The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Walking to the Waterline Anthony, the B&B Clerk
1999 Kill the Man Guy
1997 The Real Blonde Roy
1996 The Frighteners Stuart
1993 The Program Nichols
1991 A Kiss before Dying Terry Dieter
1991 Dark Shadows Willie Loomis/Ben Loomis
1988 Tanner '88 Emile Berkoff

Buy Me That! A Kids' Survival Guide to TV Advertising[edit]

Jim Fyfe starred as himself in the "Buy Me That!" series. The videos can be found on YouTube. Each one teaches the child audience about commercials, and if you can trust them or not.

The first video talks about toy commercials. What you see isn't what you get. For example, a GIJoe plastic toy cannot fly, but the commercial shows you that it can. It turns out, they string the toy with a motor to make it appear as if it's spinning, then they take a stick and maneuver the helicopter around.

The sounds are also fake. During a commercial for potato chips, the sound crew tears up cardboard to make it sound loud, crunchy, and delicious. For a commercial for fake plastic swords, they remove the original "boring" sound, and replace it with real metal swords clashing with each other on the right timing.

Buy Me That Too[edit]

This is the sequel to "Buy Me That". The video talks about food commercials. Is Coca-Cola actually the same as Pepsi? This video hosts a contest to decide. They tested 70 kids, 35 Coca-Cola fans, 35 Pepsi fans. They filled one cup with Coca-Cola, one cup Pepsi, and one cup neither, but similar taste, and one cup water to clear up the previous taste so that the contestants can focus. The kids did not know which cup was which, except for the water. They then had to guess which one was their favorite beverage. In the end, the results was that there was no difference at all.

Another one is "Which orange juice can you trust?". You need to be careful what you read. Look for %100 Orange Juice on the label. If it doesn't say that, don't buy it.

The first few ingredients are the main ones. If the first few ends with "ose", it has a lot of sugar. You can go without cereal for breakfast.

Sometimes, food companies will pay movies and games to secretly advertise.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Jim Fyfe at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ Other works for Jim Fyfe, IMDb.com
  3. ^ 1987/1988 Show Overviews: HEAVY BREATHING, Directed by Jim Fyfe at primarystages.org
  4. ^ a b c "Faculty and Staff - Administration: Bio for Jim Fyfe". Rockland Country Day School. 
  5. ^ "Two Broadway vets teach adult classes". NorthJersey.com. 2011-03-24.