Born in Queens in 1973, Jim Haggerty grew up wanting to make movies. At an early age he was obsessed with going to the movies and he still considers his family buying a VCR one of the defining moments of his childhood. After years of making wacky ten-minute cop movies starring him and his playground friends with a camcorder, he graduated from Great Neck North High in 1991 and began studying film at Hunter College.
Finding himself discouraged and disappointed with the film program at Hunter (or the lack thereof) he started to become more interested in music and switched majors when he transferred to SUNY Old Westbury in Fall of 1993, where he would eventually graduate in 1996. His interest in music and television led him to take up the guitar, intern at the Ricki Lake Show, and dabble in rock journalism as a contributing writer for popular Long Island music rag The Island-Ear.
Jim’s most notable accomplishment through his college years was as host and creator of his own… read more