Jim Hecht Bio, Age, (Courtney Friel’s Husband), Movies, TV Shows, Height, Family, Net Worth

Jim Hecht
Jim Hecht


Jim Hecht is an American writer and producer who rose to fame as the lawfully wedded husband of accomplished KTLA News anchor and reporter, Courtney Friel. He is also recognized for working in movies and TV shows like Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty (2022), Robots (2005), and the popular Ice Age: The Meltdown 2006 movie.

Hecht was born and raised by a middle-class family of caucasian descent living in New York City. He grew up with both of his parents who noticed his passion for film and writing. Thus, they influenced him to join various drama clubs in middle school and high school. Jim enjoyed every single moment he had on stage whether it was to assist in writing a script or even star in any play.

Eventually, Jim finished his high school education and proceeded to study film production at a prestigious college in New York. After college, he began his career as a playwright. From there, Hecht landed the opportunity to work on the 2005 movie called Robot after someone noticed his talent at a New York Theatre. His latest project is Winning Time: The Rose of the Lakers Dynasty which premiered in 2022. Jim also hosts a podcast called Wnning Time.

Jim Hecht Age

Jim is 48 years old. He was born on September 19, 1975, in New York City, United States. His zodiac birth sign is Virgo.


Hecht stands at an approximate height of around 5 feet 8 inches (1.69m). He also weighs approximately 68 Kilograms (149 Ibs).


Jim was born as the eldest son of his parents based in New York City. However, he has not yet gone public with the identity of his mother, father, and siblings. This is because Jim is known for being private and secretive about his personal family background.

Wife Courtney Friel

Hecht is currently married to famous KTLA broadcast journalist, Courtney Friel. The two began dating after Courtney finalized her divorce from her first husband, Carter Evans in 2016. Jim and Courtney then got married in 2020 through a private and discreet wedding ceremony that was only attended by close friends and family.

Jim is now the stepfather to Courtney’s children from her first marriage. Courtney currently works as a Los Angeles-based reporter who previously worked for KTTV and other FOX news stations for almost a decade. She also hosted the FOX News late-night show called the Red Eye w/Greg Gutfield before joining KTLA. The family now lives in a local suburban neighborhood situated in Los Angeles, California.


Jim and Courtney are the proud parents of two children. However, the two kids are from Courtney’s first marriage to her ex-husband Carter. Nevertheless, Jim loves his step-children so much just like a father would love his own kids.

Net Worth

Hecht’s net worth is estimated to range from a low $1 million to a high of $20 Million.

Movies and TV Shows

  • Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty (2022)
  • Robots (2005)
  • Here Comes the Grump (2018)
  • Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
  • The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild (2022)