Jim Piddock is an English actor, writer and producer best known to television audiences for his recurring role as Hal Conway, Paul and Jamie's neighbour, in the sitcom Mad About You, from 1994-1996.
As a writer and producer, Jim's work is extremely diverse, ranging from 2010's $120 million grossing family film Tooth Fairy; New Line's action-comedy The Man, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Eugene Levy; and A Different Loyalty, an epic Cold War romantic thriller starring Sharon Stone and Rupert Everett.
His other produced film writing credits include the thrillers Traces of Red and One Good Turn. Jim also created, wrote, and produced the BBC sitcom Too Much Sun, starring Mark Addy.
As an actor, Jim has starred in several Broadway shows including Noises Off, Present Laughter and Design for Living before moving to Los Angeles. Since then, he's appeared in the improvised Christopher Guest films Best in Show, A Mighty Wind and For Your Consideration.
Other notable film appearances include Get Him to the Greek, Woody Allen's You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, The Prestige, Epic Movie, Austin Powers in Goldmember, Independence Day, Multiplicity, The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising, Meet The Spartans and Lethal Weapon 2.
Television credits include Two and a Half Men, Up All Night, Dollhouse, Lost, Monk, Friends, ER, Mad About You, The Drew Carey Show, Without a Trace, Law And Order: LA and Castle. He also appeared in the award-winning HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon.
Jim has also been seen in The Five Year Engagement, The Dictator and The Cold Light of Day. On television, he has appeared in Kiefer Sutherland's series Touch and the Adult Swim hit comedy, Children's Hospital.
In 2013 he co-created, produced and starred in the mockumentary comedy television series Family Tree.