Chiros approaches his acting work with the same sensibility that he uses as a painter. He played a memorable role in Polygram's The Proposition with Kenneth Branagh
and Madeline Stowe. He was also the subject of the P.B.S. documentary So You Want to Be an Artist. Jim has been the recipient of grants from NEA and the Massachusetts Council for Arts and Humanities, as well as fellowships to YADDO and The MacDowell Colony. It was fellow YADDO member, writer Carolyn Chute, who suggested that Jim play a cameo role in the film adaptation of her novel, The Beans of Egypt, Maine, some years ago. Thus, the acting seed was sown.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.
Jim Chiros Facts
|Comes the Inquisitor|
|The Maiden Heist|
|Three Sovereigns for Sarah|