By Amanda Carlson
Southern California native Jim Wright
didn’t grow up wanting fame, fortune, or to
be on the big screen. Instead, he wanted
to build things. He is, by most standards,
your typical guy’s guy. He’s stoic, hardwork-ing, quick to lend a helping hand, and finds
solace in his garage. His go-to uniform of
choice is a ball cap, T-shirt, shorts, white
ankle socks, and sandals. Oh, and he’s got
a killer handlebar mustache and an infectious laugh.
His home, a modest ranch nestled on a
quiet street in residential Placentia, Calif.,
has his fingerprints all over it. From the
wrought iron fencing to the backyard pool
to the work shed he built for his father-in-law, everything has been carefully and
skillfully crafted by his hand for a specific
The most well-known and popular of
his handcrafted masterpieces has to be his
garage, which over the years has trans-
formed into more than just a storage room
for tools and other guy things. It is the
meeting place for family and friends, the
place where shenanigans occur, and it just
so happens to serve as the backdrop to his
You Tube video series, “Jimbo’s Garage.”
One look at the intro video on his You Tube page
gives you a glimpse into Jim Wright’s personality.
It’s a video highlighting shop mishaps, outtakes,
and bloopers from his popular how-to welding and
construction video series. He’s funny. He’s personable. He doesn’t take himself too seriously. Did we
mention that laugh? And he has no problem opening up to his 30,000+ subscribers, a number that
climbs every day.
Wright has loved building things and taking them apart since
he was a kid. Now he’s able to help others do the same
through his informative yet entertaining video series, “Jimbo’s
Garage,” found on You Tube.
Wright is a one-man crew during video shoots. He positions
the camera for each shot, turns it on and adjusts the various
camera settings, and does his thing. Dane Wagner receives the
footage and edits it down to the finished product.