Jim Ross

American professional wrestling commentator, professional wrestling referee, and restaurateur

James William "Jim" Ross (born January 3, 1952 in Fort Bragg, California[1]) is a professional wrestling commentator. He is also known by his nicknames Good Ol' J.R. or simply J.R.. Ross is a restaurateur, former professional wrestling commentator and former company executive. He is most well known for working for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) as a play-by-play commentator.

Jim Ross
Born (1952-01-03) January 3, 1952 (age 69)
Fort Bragg, California
Lives inNorman, Oklahoma
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Jim Ross
Good Ol' J.R.
Billed fromWestville, Oklahoma
1993 (WWE)

He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007 and is widely regarded as one of the greatest commentators in wrestling history.[2][3]


  1. Ross, Jim (January 5, 2008). "J.R.'s Blog " Happy New Year Everyone! Lots of Feedback Answered Today... Life Goes On... and So Does Work." JRsBarBQ.com. Archived from the original on March 30, 2019. Retrieved 2008-01-06. I was born on January 3, 1952 in Fort Bragg, California.
  2. "Pro Wrestling's Best Commentators; A Fan's Take". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  3. "Ring Posts:The best and worst wrestling announcers". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 13 February 2013.