Thursday, September 29, 2011
There continues to be much interest in Kristy McNichol and her brother Jimmy. One reader told me that Jimmy (who apparently prefers to be called James) divorced his wife Renee about five years ago. Jimmy and Renee have two children - a son named Nash and a daughter, Ellis (born 1998).
I have not been able to verify that Jimmy and Renee are divorced and none of my readers has been able to provide me with any further information on the subject yet. If anyone out there in cyberland knows something more, please email me and TV Banter will be pleased publish your info.
Two days ago, another reader referred me to a website showing a 1998 photo of Jimmy, Renee and their then-17 month old son Nash at home. The photo is by Anna Summa//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images. The photo's caption describes Jimmy as a "former teen idol turned environmentalist." To view this picture, click on the link below.
The reader also remembered reading that Jimmy now lives in Colorado. I did a little online research and discovered that a James Vincent McNichol III, age 50, resides in Bayfield, Colorado. Jimmy turned 50 on July 2, 2011.
At some point, McNichol moved from Southern California to Colorado. I don't know if he is still recording music. Back in 1996, he was recording under the name Jimmy James. In 1999, he was still performing with a band called Wizard King and released a CD titled Echo Warrior. He was also involved with a website focusing on eco-education called ECO TV.
Over to you, readers. Let's have some serious banter.