|Introduced||Blood and Chrome|
|Marital Status||Married to Janey|
|Portrayed by||Sebastian Spence|
|Jim Kirby is a Cylon|
|Jim Kirby is a Final Five Cylon|
|Jim Kirby is a Human/Cylon Hybrid|
|Jim Kirby is an Original Series Cylon|
|Jim Kirby in the separate continuity|
Jim "Sunshine" Kirby is a Viper pilot on detachment from the battlestar Valkyrie. He is officially listed as KIA by the Colonial Fleet, killed after the apparent destruction of the battlestar while attempting to make a surprise strike against Cylon forces near Canceron Prime. In truth, Kirby and Valkyrie are hidden away as part of a secret "ghost fleet" being amassed for an eventual offensive.
During his time in the ghost fleet, Kirby is reunited with an old friend, Coker Fasjovik, who informs him that his wife, Janey, had given birth to a baby boy, named Anslem after his father.
He participates in the Battle of Djerba, escorting Wild Weasel to the surface of Djerba to rendezvous with a marine special operations team. On the way, three Cylon raiders follow them, and Kirby engages, destroying one. After his wingman, Lieutenant Zachary Elias, is killed and his Viper takes damage, Kirby suddenly disengages from battle and claims that he is going home. His final fate is unknown (Blood and Chrome).