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    James “Jim” Roby Gallant was born on December 24, 1930 in Marion, Ohio.

    Jim’s passion for broadcasting, radio and television was the path to his life-long CAREER that spanned 59 years in the entertainment industry. Jim was a professional disc jockey, a radio and TV staff announcer and a radio and TV newsman. Early in Jim’s career, he worked at WFMJ. Jim also worked in major markets including Dayton, Norfolk, Chicago, New Haven, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Kansas City, and Miami, and spent the last 30 years working in Los Angeles as a voice-over artist, doing commercials and working in theatre, television and film.

    Jim was also the host of his own TV show, Jim Gallant Connecticut Bandstand, out of New Haven, Conn. Jim was known as “the voice” in Kansas City. He was a host on Encore cable TV in Los Angeles. Jim was a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA).

    He passed away on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.