Jim Beaver

Jim Beaver


Bobby Singer is coming home to Sioux Falls.

SiouxperCon is honored to announce that veteran actor Jim Beaver will be a featured guest at SiouxperCon Retromania October 1st and 2nd 2022. 


Jim starred as the gruff but tender prospector Ellsworth on HBO’s hit Western series Deadwood and as the beloved demon hunter Bobby Singer on Supernatural, also plays Sheriff Shelby Parlow on FX’s Justified and gun dealer Lawson on Breaking Bad, making him one of Hollywood’s busiest character actors and the proud owner of nearly 200,000 Twitter followers.  


He previously starred as Sheriff Charlie Mills on CBS’s Harper’s Island and as “Uncle” Nick Vukovic on ABC’s Day Break. Before that, he starred as quirky Vietnam Joe on HBO’s series John from Cincinnati, while simultaneously playing Carter Reese on HBO’s Big Love.  A Vietnam veteran, Jim first came to prominence as Bruce Willis’s best friend in Norman Jewison’s acclaimed film about Vietnam vets, In Country, and appeared in such hit films as Magnolia, Joy Ride, Sister Act, Bad Girls, Sliver, Blue Chips, Geronimo, Turner and Hooch, Hollywood Shuffle, Silkwood, and Semi-Tough.  


Other films include two Nicolas Cage movies, Next and Adaptation. and a starring role with Kevin Spacey and Kate Winslet in Sir Alan Parker’s The Life of David Gale.  From 1996 to 2002 he appeared as Father Tim Jansen on NBC’S popular daytime drama Days of Our Lives  For two seasons he played Mark Harmon’s partner, Detective Earl Gaddis, on NBC’s critically acclaimed drama Reasonable Doubts.  He followed that with two seasons starring as Edward Asner’s sidekick Leland on the comedy Thunder Alley

In addition to his acting, Jim is a nationally recognized playwright and the author of two books of film history (John Garfield and Movie Blockbusters), and is working on his third, an already controversial book on the life and mysterious death of tv’s original Superman, George Reeves.  


For nearly ten years, he was film critic/columnist for Films in Review magazine.  His video essays on film appear in the online Beaver’s Lodge.  His new book, Life’s That Way, a memoir of his wife’s battle against cancer, was published to widespread critical acclaim.


Jim will be available at scheduled times on the SiouxperCon vendor floor at the Sioux Falls Convention center for Photo and autograph opportunities throughout the convention. Please watch for announced times. Jim will also be presenting main stage Panels on Saturday October 1st and Sunday October 2nd.


We cannot wait for you to meet this amazing man during SiouxperCon Retromania.