You're the best stepbrother ever!"
―Jim to Ryan

James Henry "Jim" Ellis is one of the protagonists of the Disney animated motion picture Jim and Ryan and the Disney Channel animated series The Jim and Ryan Chronicles. He is the love interest of Anneliese Davis.



Jim is portrayed as a selfless, optimistic, intelligent, friendly and creative teenage boy. As a means to beat boredom, he and his brother devise outrageous activities throughout their afternoons, often participating in activities like toy design, piracy, engineering, restaurant management, and other things usually inaccessible to children. The most notable trait is his enduring optimism, along with his ever-cheerful demeanor he always strives to uphold. Even in the face of the most difficult challenges that confront him, he manages to maintain his composure and keep his outlook on the situation positive. Jim often uses his ability to boost the morale of those around him during phases of depression.

As a young teenager, Jim has a large amount of optimism. He pushes forward every time he makes a daily plan. This is what lets his plans succeed, as most kids and teens would simply give up once the plan calls for challenging tactics. Usually, Jim will see the bright side of life, and when faced with a challenge, Jim will simply find a way to get through it. Jim attempts to inspire others with his optimism. Mostly, he does this with his stepbrother Ryan and their older, Norman.

He has many friends, almost all of whom have participated in his nearly impossible plans. For example: going on an adventure to find a buried treasure, riding on a roller-coaster, and having fun at a beach; all of which his friends have done with him. Even someone like Bernard Barnathan, who might otherwise be an adversary, regularly participates in the plans and also attends their family's fishing trip. Jim has shown his kindness several times. Many of his summer plans are because he wants to help someone. Like for Anneliese's birthday, he created a beautiful fountain beside her pool. Another was when he helped Isaac find his missing glasses.

Jim is flustered when Anneliese shows signs of her affections for him. Jim has shown to be thankful for the emotions and intentions of those around him. It's for this shortcoming of his that he notices Anneliese's love interest for him not as obvious, along with Ellen's intention to get him grounded, in which Ellen fails. The greatest example is the fact that Anneliese has a crush on him and is not always obvious about it. Jim, however, knows it. Once, Anneliese cut a paper string while standing next to Jim that featured his face and hearts, and he thought it was cute. Another time, she tells him "You had me at our grandchildren", and Jim falls for it when she corrects herself to "steaks." His concept of romance is especially simplistic, missing the subtle complexities and figures it could be plugged into a formula. It is possible that Jim inherited this weakness from his mother considering how she ignores Ellen's often completely justifiable rants of the impossible endeavors he and Ryan would engage in and neglect to acknowledge the frustration Ellen would feel when she on one occasion found herself in her daughter's position. Jim has a very perky attitude, sometimes annoyed, and in some cases, has shown signs of exasperation was when Ellen ignored his warnings and put herself in danger. There have also been times Jim has shown to be dismayed or exasperated is when Santa proclaims Glendale naughty, when Garth's distraught wailing interrupted his morning, and when Ellen destroyed his X-ray glasses. He was agitated to a particularly high extent when on what came close to turning out as a pivotal event in his family's history when he learned of his pet cat Tomato's disappearance which was actually caused by Ellen.

There are many instances Jim has openly shown exasperation that can be listed, there have been many times Jim was well and truly enraged. The most noted was on the day of the Spring Equinox when Ellen refused to cooperate with him during a critical moment when he needed her to swallow her pride and settle with the chores that she was forced to do because she's grounded and she arrogantly tried to get out of it, Jim resorted to yelling at her in a startling outburst of rage to force her to get back to work. Another time was when Ellen tried to help the boys restore their brotherly relationship, (which she had messed up in the first place), and only made matters worse. Having enough, Jim yelled at her, then furiously disowned her as a sister, to which Isaac says "I always told her, "Don't ever make Jim angry. You don't like him when he's angry." and Jim replies, "You can say that again."

Physical Appearance

Jim is a slender boy with blue eyes and brown hair in an undercut and parted on the left and also has a rattail. He wears a light brown Henley shirt with three buttons vertically lined from the top, brown corduroy pants with a black belt and gray tennis shoes.

In the Winter he layers a light blue neckline sweater with dark blue trimming and cuffs, while his winter wear consists of a brown jacket with silver buttons, blue snow pants, brown boots, white gloves, a green cap, and a dark red plaid scarf. For swimming, his swimwear is a dark green pair of swimming trunks with orange trimming sported with dark yellow sandals. When he plays basketball, he wears a neon green and white tank top with the white mostly at the bottom of the top, short neon green and white shorts, white cleats and yellow socks. His pajamas are a solid brown pajama jacket and matching pajama pants with a white turnover collar, buttons and cuffs.




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The Jim and Ryan Chronicles
Animated Productions: Jim and RyanThe Jim and Ryan ChroniclesJim and Ryan Go HollywoodJim and Ryan's Christmas Vacation

Video Games: Jim and RyanPhineas and Ferb Ride AgainDisney Channel & XD All Star Party[Jim and Ryan: The Wrath of Krumholtz
Albums: Jim and RyanJim and Ryan's Summer FavoritesThe Jim and Ryan Chronicles

Disney Parks
Jim and Ryan's World Adventure

Entertainment: Phineas and Ferb's Rockin' Rollin' Dance Party
Firework: Celebrate the Magic

Major Characters: Jim EllisRyan HermanTerry HermanSteve EllisTomatoGeorgiy KrumholtzNorman EllisEllen Herman

Secondary Characters: Anneliese DavisGarth StapletonIsaac UrdangEnid EverestMarina GreenDean SanchezJeff AnthonyDenise LeePamela FinchCurtis KramerClayton CarrerasBrian HannibalBernard BarnathanMaximilianCarlos
Recurring characters: Django GreenEddie EverestMorgan KrumholtzAbby KrumholtzAlexander KrumholtzEdith DavisIrvingJenny BrownSuzy JohnsonDannyBobbi FabulousShermanMeapMitchNormClyde FlynnBetty Jo FlynnPinkyAlbertPeterKlimpaloonTalking ZebraMonty MonogramHildegard JohnsonReginald FletcherWinifred FletcherAlois von Roddenstein
Minor Characters: BowserKhaka Peu PeuThe RegurgitatorBob WebberPrincess BaldegundeMelissaUnnamed Fireside GirlsAgent EBrobotsDrill SergeantBuck BuckersonTiana WebberJack JohnsonMrs. JohnsonWendyEliza FletcherNicoletteMandyMindyAmandaLucy FletcherAdrian FletcherBeppo BrownDr. LeeAnnabelle JohnsonSaraBrigitte, Josette, and ColletteMishti PatelLiam McCrackenRodrigoMorgGlenda WilkinsDr. GevaarlijkBlanca DishonProfessor PoofenplotzLyla LolliberryBalloony
Guest Characters: Santa ClausPhineas Flynn Ferb FletcherIsabella Garcia-ShapiroThor OdinsonSpider-ManHulkIron ManRed SkullNick FuryVenomWhiplashMODOK

Season One: "The Beginning of The End" • "Double Date" • "The Fast and the Fabulous" • "A Day at the Beach" • "The Nifty Nine" • "Screws VS. Student Council" • "Are You My Mummy?" • "Flop Starz" • "Raging Bully" • "Lights, Candace, Action!" • "Get That Bigfoot Outta My Face!" • "Tree to Get Ready" • "It's About Time!" • "Jerk De Soleil" • "Toy to the World" • "One Good Scare Ought to Do It!" • "A Hard Day's Knight" • "I, Brobot" • "Mom's Birthday" • "Journey to the Center of Candace" • "Run Away Runway" • "I Scream, You Scream" • "It's a Mud, Mud, Mud, Mud World" • "The Ballad of Badbeard" • "Talent Show" • "Ready for the Bettys" • "The Flying Fishmonger" • "A Day In the Life of the Meek" • "Greece Lightning" • "Leave the Busting to Us!" • "Crack That Whip" • "The Best Lazy Day Ever" • "Boyfriend From 27,000 B.C." • "Voyage to the Bottom of Buford" • "Put That Putter Away" • "Does This Duckbill Make Me Look Fat?" • "Traffic Cam Caper" • "Bowl-R-Ama Drama" • "The Monster of Phineas-n-Ferbenstein" • "Oil on Candace" • "Unfair Science Fair" • "Unfair Science Fair Redux (Another Story)" • "Out to Launch" • "Got Game?" • "Comet Kermillian" • "Out of Toon" • "Hail Doofania!"

Season Two: "The Lake Nose Monster" • "Interview With a Platypus" • "Tip of the Day" • "Attack of the 50 Foot Sister" • "Backyard Aquarium" • "Day of the Living Gelatin" • "Elementary My Dear Stacy" • "Don't Even Blink" • "Chez Platypus" • "Perry Lays an Egg" • "Gaming the System" • "The Chronicles of Meap" • "Thaddeus and Thor" • "De Plane! De Plane!" • "Let's Take a Quiz" • "At the Car Wash" • "Oh, There You Are, Perry" • "Swiss Family Phineas" • "Hide and Seek" • "That Sinking Feeling" • "The Baljeatles" • "Vanessassary Roughness" • "No More Bunny Business" • "Spa Day" • "Phineas and Ferb's Quantum Boogaloo" • "Phineas and Ferb Musical Cliptastic Countdown" • "Bubble Boys" • "Isabella and the Temple of Sap" • "Cheer Up Candace" • "Fireside Girl Jamboree" • "The Bully Code" • "Finding Mary McGuffin" • "Picture This" • "Nerdy Dancin'" • "What Do It Do?" • "Atlantis" • "Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation!" • "Just Passing Through" • "Candace's Big Day" • "I Was a Middle Aged Robot" • "Suddenly Suzy" • "Undercover Carl" • "Hip Hip Parade" • "Invasion of the Ferb Snatchers" • "Ain't No Kiddie Ride" • "Not Phineas and Ferb" • "Phineas and Ferb-Busters!" • "The Lizard Whisperer" • "Robot Rodeo" • "The Beak" • "She's the Mayor" • "The Lemonade Stand" • "Phineas and Ferb Hawaiian Vacation" • "Summer Belongs to You!" • "Nerds of a Feather" • "Wizard of Odd" • "We Call it Maze" • "Ladies and Gentlemen, Meet Max Modem!" • "The Secret of Success" • "The Doof Side of the Moon" • "Split Personality" • "Brain Drain" • "Rollercoaster: The Musical!" • "Make Play" • "Candace Gets Busted"
Season Three: "The Great Indoors" • "Canderemy" • "Run, Candace, Run" • "Last Train to Bustville" • "Phineas' Birthday Clip-O-Rama!" • "The Belly of the Beast" • "Moon Farm" • "Ask a Foolish Question" • "Misperceived Monotreme" • "Candace Disconnected" • "Magic Carpet Ride" • "Bad Hair Day" • "Meatloaf Surprise" • "Phineas and Ferb Interrupted" • "A Real Boy" • "Mommy Can You Hear Me?" • "Road Trip" • "Tour de Ferb" • "Skiddley Whiffers" • "My Fair Goalie" • "Bullseye!" • "That's the Spirit" • "The Curse of Candace" • "Escape from Phineas Tower" • "Lotsa Latkes" • "Ferb Latin" • "A Phineas and Ferb Family Christmas" • "Tri-Stone Area" • "Doof Dynasty" • "Excaliferb" • "Phineas and Ferb and the Temple of Juatchadoon" • "Monster from the Id" • "Gi-Ants" • "The Remains of the Platypus" • "Mom's in the House" • "Perry the Actorpus" • "Let's Bounce" • "Bully Bromance Break Up" • "Quietest Day Ever" • "Doonkleberry Imperative" • "Meapless in Seattle" • "Delivery of Destiny" • "Buford Confidential" • "The Mom Attractor" • "Cranius Maximus" • "Agent Doof" • "Minor Monogram" • "What a Croc!" • "Sleepwalk Surprise" • "Sci-Fi Pie Fly" • "Sipping with the Enemy" • "Tri-State Treasure: Boot of Secrets" • "Doofapus" • "Norm Unleashed" • "Where's Perry?" • "Ferb TV" • "When Worlds Collide" • "What'd I Miss?" • "Road to Danville" • "This is Your Backstory" • "Blackout!"
Season Four: "For Your Ice Only " • "Happy New Year!" • "Fly On the Wall" • "Bully Bust" • "My Sweet Ride" • "Der Kinderlumper" • "Sidetracked" • "Primal Perry" • "Mind Share" • "Backyard Hodge Podge" • "Bee Day" • "Bee Story" • "Great Balls of Water" • "Where's Pinky?" • "Phineas and Ferb Musical Cliptastic Countdown Hosted by Kelly Osbourne" • "Knot My Problem" • "Just Desserts" • "La Candace-Cabra" • "Happy Birthday, Isabella" • "Love at First Byte" • "One Good Turn" • "Mission Marvel" • "Thanks But No Thanks" • "Troy Story" • "Druselsteinoween" • "Terrifying Tri-State Trilogy of Terror" • "Face Your Fear" • "Cheers for Fears" • "Steampunx" • "Just Our Luck" • "Return Policy" • "Live and Let Drive" • "Phineas and Ferb Save Summer" • "Father's Day" • "Imperfect Storm" • "The Return of the Rogue Rabbit" • "It's No Picnic" • "The Klimpaloon Ultimatum" • "Operation Crumb Cake" • "Mandace" • "Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars" • "Lost in Danville" • "The Inator Method" • "Night of the Living Pharmacists" • "Tales from the Resistance: Back to the 2nd Dimension" • "Doof 101" • "Act Your Age" • "Last Day of Summer" • "O.W.C.A. Files"

Locations at or near Glendale: GlendaleEllis-Herman HouseBitterbink's CaféMr. Slushy FranchiseKrumholtz's CrackhouseAtlantisComplex Central MallOld Abandoned Warehouse

Other Locations: AfricaGrand CanyonNew YorkBig BenAncient EgyptTokyoLondonChinaIndiaCanadaChileHawaii

Selected Songs
Today is Gonna Be a Great DaySummer Belongs to YouCity of LoveJump Right InLet it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it SnowPerry the Platypus ThemeGitchee Gitchee GooWhere Did We Go Wrong?BustedLittle BrothersWhat'cha Doin?Carpe DiemS.I.M.P. (Squirrels In My Pants)I'm MeRollercoasterThe Ballad of KlimpaloonEvil for Extra CreditBackyard BeachHappy New YearGreat to Be a BabySerious FunLast Day of School/Now We Can Have Fun