Jimmy Olsen
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First appearance: Superman #13

Jimmy Olsen is a photojournalist working at the Daily Planet, and a close friend of both Clark Kent and Lois Lane.


James Bartholomew Olsen was born to Jake and Sarah Olsen in Bakerline, a borough of Metropolis. His father was in the military and was declared missing in Southeast Asia before Jimmy was born. In the absence of a father figure, Sarah Olsen became extremely protective of her son. Jimmy was a very bright child, but sometimes grew bored with his schoolwork. Often, he would cut classes to attend lectures at the University of Metropolis. When he was fourteen-years-old, he got a job as an intern at the Daily Planet while still a junior high school student.

Notable UniversesEdit


In this universe, Jimmy was often the intended victim of Lana's uncle, Professor Phineas Potter's, inventions gone awry.

New EarthEdit

Jimmy once helped Cat Grant take Lana Lang to the hospital after she collapsed due to the supervillainess Insect Queen taking over her body.