Jimmy Olsen is a male comic character that features in DC Comics.
His father was noted for being a professor who went on archaeological missions. (Adventure Comics v1 #216)
The New 52
Personality and attributes
Powers and abilities
He developed a number of short term superpowers and identities that included:
- Speed Demon :
- Radioactive :
- Super-Brain :
- Monstrous beard growth :
- Gorilla :
- Elastic Lad :
- Human Porcupine :
- Steelman :
- Jimmy Olsen was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster where he had a cameo in Action Comics v1 #6 (November, 1938) but debuted Superman v1 #13 (November/December, 1941).
In other media
- In the DC Animated Universe, Jimmy Olsen made multiple appearances in the shared continuity setting.
- In Superman: The Animated Universe, Jimmy Olsen appeared in the animated television series where he was voiced by actor David Kaufman.
- In The Batman, Jimmy Olsen appeared in the animated television series where he was voiced by actor Jack DeSena.
- In Supergirl, Jimmy Olsen appeared in the live-action television series where he was portrayed by actor Mehcad Brooks.
- In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Jimmy Olsen appeared in the live-action film set in the DC Extended Universe where he was portrayed by actor Michael Cassidy.
- In DC Universe Online, Jimmy Olsen appeared as a supporting character in the MMORPG where he was voiced by actor Brandon Young.