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Jim TaylorJim Taylor has been a waiter, temp worker, massage therapist, band road manager, writer, filmmaker, and has worked the grill at McDonald's. He was born and raised in Albany, New York, where he worked for his first political campaign at 8 and made his first run for the Presidency at age 16.  In 1988, he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theater from the Boston University School for the Arts, and recently completed his MFA in Screenwriting at the University of Southern California. As a film director, his credits include the award-winning feature documentary Subdue the Universe (about alternative Presidential candidates in the 1996 election), and the shorts Heimlich for Henry, and Red Elvises. An eclectic talent, he has also written for the San Francisco Bay Guardian, served as Company Dramaturg for the Beau Jest Moving Theater in Boston, and has written, directed and starred in over fifteen theater pieces nationwide, including the autobiographical D-Day: The Allied Invasion of a Good Night's Sleep. Jim made an unsuccesful bid for President of the United States in 2000.  His latest film, Run Some Idiot, scheduled for release in the winter of 2000-2001, documents his trials and tribulations as one of the hundreds of lesser-known candidates vying for the most powerful job in the world.