The character is named after a childhood friend of executive producer Greg Daniels.
He is introduced as a sales representative at the Scranton branch of paper distribution company Dunder Mifflin, before transferring to the Stamford branch in the third season.
Upon the merger of Scranton and Stamford branches, he becomes Assistant Regional Manager, and later co-manager alongside Michael Scott during the sixth season episode arc from "The Promotion" to "The Manager and the Salesman".
After Dunder Mifflin is bought by Sabre Corporation, Jim is very briefly the sole regional manager of the branch, before returning to the Sales department until his requested termination in the series finale.
James Duncan Halpert (born October 1, 1978) is a fictional character in the U. version of the television sitcom The Office, portrayed by John Krasinski.
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 06: Actress Emily Blunt (R) and actor John Krasinski attends the 'Looper' opening night gala premiere during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival on September 6, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. A boyfriend of mine once told me that I “watch too many movies”.The truth is, I kind of suck at movies — don’t ask me who played so and so in that groundbreaking “Oh, you know what I’m talking about” cinematic classic, because I will respond with, “You mean Kate Hudson in H” and you will be disappointed, and possibly offended.But, in real life, we aren't totally Pam and totally Jim.So in real life we're not like the perfect match.” As much as I would like these crazy kids to be together in real life, considering how damn cute John's life with wife Emily Blunt is, that's probably for the best.
Jenna does add she in still very much in touch with John and hung out with him recently.