Interesting Biography Facts
James Chester Reynolds
police officer; a food wholesaler
August 3, 1941
October 25, 2015 (74 years)
Jim Reynolds family members
Chester Ambrose Reynolds
Is Jim Reynolds a gay/bisexual?
What is Jim Reynolds marital status?
Who is Jim Reynolds wife?
How many children does he have?
4 (sons Terry Reynolds, Jeff Reynolds, Patrick Reynolds and Ryan Reynolds)
Jim Reynolds relatives
Date of birth: August 3, 1941
Date of death: October 25, 2015
Losing a parent is one of the most terrible events in each person’s life. Ryan Reynolds had to pass through this devastating experience in the autumn, of 2015. Then his father passed away after a 20-year battle with Parkinson’s. The event was expected, but still hard for an actor. He named his first daughter, born in 2016, after his dad – James.
James Chester Reynolds was born in Vancouver, Canada in the family of a politician and farmer Ches Reynolds, and his wife Helen. For many years he served in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. After their resignation, the man continued his career as a food wholesaler. He was married to Tammy Reynolds and welcomed four sons with her. Ryan was the youngest in the family.
According to Reynolds’s interview, his father was a tough person and for the most part of his childhood, the future star lived under pressure. “There were so many words unspoken between us”, Ryan opened up in one of his interviews. The stressful childhood caused constant anxiety in the actor’s soul. From that moment the feeling of danger has never left him.
In spite of all these troubles, Ryan loved his father so much. In any case, that was a person, who gave him a lot. Jim had a big scar on their arm, which was left after an old tattoo – when the actor’s father became older, he decided to get rid of it. In his free time, Reynolds Sr. made home wine, and till now Ryan keeps a bottle of it in his cellar, in spite of the fact that he is not going to drink it.
Jim was a humorous person, and it was he, who introduced his son to comedy. With his father’s help, Ryan developed a huge interest in acting.
In 1995 the man was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. It was really hard for the Deadpool actor to watch his strong dad losing his independence. Jim had never told the word “Parkinson” and he kept his illness in secret till it was possible.
In 2015 he died after many years of struggle. To support his father and other people with Parkinson, Ryan Reynolds donated a solid part of his income to The Michael J. Fox Foundation, which deals with this problem.
Ryan still remembers his father and congratulates him both, on Birthdays and Father’s days. He never gets tired to repeat his father’s joke, that he had his sons because “a condom broke”, which brought him so much love!