Michaels was a producer on The CW's Everybody Hates Chris for the entire run of the series. Michaels has also worked as a producer on Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Turks and Mondo Picasso.
Michaels is both an actor and director but he is best known as a producer.
Michaels has also produced several TV Movies such as The Weekend, Escape from Atlantis, Golden Mate, Frogmen and Nick's Game.
- Jim Michaels was among the cast and crew members who appeared as characters in the Season 6 episode "The French Mistake".