It was Jimmy’s scene-stealing performance as the lollipop-sucking strip club bouncer in Columbia Pictures’ GO, directed by Doug Liman (SWINGERS), that jumpstarted his film career in 1999. Since that auspicious debut, he has landed several roles in films such as Jerry Bruckheimer’s COYOTE UGLY, Fox Searchlight Pictures’ ONE HOUR PHOTO, starring Robin Williams, and THE ITALIAN JOB starring Charlize Theron, Ed Norton, and Mark Walhberg, and can soon be seen in MR & MRS SMITH, from 20th Century Fox, starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. He has also made appearances on numerous television shows including ER, KING OF QUEENS (recurring), RUDE AWAKENINGS, ANGEL, ONCE AND AGAIN, SECRET SERVICE GUY, YOUTH IN REVOLT and LUCKY. In September of 2003, Jimmy realized one of his major career goals when he recorded his Comedy Central Presents special at the Hudson Theater in New York City. With all he’s accomplished, however, Jimmy is far from resting on his laurels, and consistently seeks to broaden not only his resume, but also his enviable well of life experience.
It was the Comedy Store where he later met Sam Kinison, and they became friends after Jimmy drove his motorcycle onto the Comedy Store’s main room stage and proclaimed to the startled Kinison, "Last call. By the way, your ride is here." Kinison liked Shubert’s cockeyed chutzpah and included him as one of the original "Outlaws of Comedy" which he toured with for five years, playing major casinos in Las Vegas and other venues like the Universal Amphitheater in front of audiences as large as 6,500 people. This experience he says was more like "being a rock star than being a comedian."