His character serves as the intelligent, mild-mannered straight man role to Michael, although it is also defined by a rivalrous pranking on fellow salesman Dwight Schrute and a romantic interest in receptionist Pam Beesly, whom he begins dating in the fourth season, marries in the sixth, and has children with in the sixth and eighth.
Jim Halpert was born on October 1, 1978, to Gerald and Betsy Halpert.
"When I went in for The Office, the casting director said to me, 'Please look normal'," recalls Jenna Fischer.
"Don't make yourself all pretty, and dare to bore me with your audition. Dare to bore me." Heeding the advice, Fischer said little during the auditions, during which she was interviewed in character by show producers, in an improvisational format, to imitate the show's documentary premise.
Pamela Morgan "Pam" Halpert née Beesly (born March 25, 1979) is a fictional character on the U. television sitcom The Office, played by Jenna Fischer.
The series—presented as if it were a real documentary—depicts the everyday lives of office employees in the Scranton, Pennsylvania, branch of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company.
He has two brothers, Pete and Tom, who share his general love of pranks but have come across as unpleasant and somewhat bullying towards their little brother.
Jim's parents presumably live in Scranton as well, as his sister Larissa and best friend Alan Murphy are listed as his emergency contact at Dunder Mifflin.
The character was originally created to be very similar to the British counterpart, Dawn Tinsley.
Even minute details, such as how Pam wore her hair each day, were considered by executive producer, Greg Daniels.