Irish American actor James McCaffrey was born in Albany, New York in 1960. Before pursuing an acting career, James took up Fine Arts at the University of New Haven. He first exhibited his thespian skills in Boston, when he starred in a stage production of Electra: A Central American Tragedy. He got numerous stage, TV and film role afterwards, starring in movies such as Hide and Seek with Robert De Niro and American Splendor with Paul Giamatti.
Jimmy Keefe is played by James McCaffrey on FX’s comedy-drama series Rescue Me. Jimmy is Tommy
’s cousin and dear friend, who died during the 9-11 rescue operations. Tommy still sees Jimmy on his hallucinations, along with other people he couldn’t save in his job. Jimmy’s wife, Sheila
, currently has a relationship with Tommy.