Jim Davidson and his character have much in common, including their expericne on bicycles. “When I lived in New York, I probably biked 20-50 miles a day, going to appointments and interviews,” says Davidson. “It was the fastest way to get around the city.”
The risk-taking Davidson did not shy away from doing his own stunts on the show. Davidson actually hung from a helicopter during the taping of one episode, more than 100 feet above the ocean without a safety cable. “It was something I was excited to do once, but I don’t think I’d like to do again,” he said. “You can imagine how I felt after the producers told me we had to do another take.”
Davidson’s success story reads like classic Hollywood fiction. Before joining the cast of “Pacific Blue” and prior to his acting career, he was an accountant at Price Waterhouse in New York. Soon after he was discovered by an agent, which led to a successful modeling career, and then to commercials and acting.
Among his television credits include a guest starring role on the hit series, “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” the lead role in the CBS Pilot “Crowfoot” and the well received tele-film, “Reasons of the Heart.” Davidson also hosted the ESPN series, “Max Out,” and the syndicated “Blade Warriors.”
A Pennsylvania native, Davidson was raised in Yardley and Selinsgrove and later attended Lehigh University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting and was a star member of the University football team. In 1987, Davidson camped with the USFL’s New Jersey Generals.