18 - 20 April 2025

ADNEC Centre Abu Dhabi

Middle East Film & Comic Con


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James C. Mulligan

Find out everything you need to know about James!   



Appearing: Friday, 3rd March, Saturday, 4th March & Sunday, 5th March

Fun Facts! 

1. James C. Mulligan's favorite piece of artwork is a tribute to the classic Disney film "Mary Poppins." Called "Dancing on the Rooftops," it captures the magic and wonder of the iconic movie.

2. When it comes to characters, Ariel from "The Little Mermaid" holds a special place in James C. Mulligan's heart. He loves bringing her to life on the page with his signature style.

3. In many ways, James C. Mulligan sees a bit of himself in the character of Quasimodo from "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." Like the beloved outcast, Mulligan understands what it's like to feel different and yearn for acceptance.


James C. Mulligan (born 1978) is an Irish American artist and actor best known for painting celebrity fine art and commercial murals.

Mulligan was born in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. He grew up in Los Angeles and Orange County, California, where he attended High School at Capistrano Valley Christian School and the South Orange County High School of the Arts. He has three brothers, Peter, Sam, and Michael.

PAINTING CAREERMulligan was attending the University of California, Los Angeles, as a theatre major when he was hired to work in the art department of the Walt Disney Company. His projects there include concept design for both characters and theme park shows and attractions. Mulligan now spends a great deal of his time creating fine art for icons such as the Elvis Presley estate, Chuck Jones characters, Disney, Buck Rogers, and Tarzan. His solo shows at Planet Hollywood, the Aria and Bellagio properties broke all records for sales for a solo artist. His work is widely sought by celebrities, and his work resides in the collections of stars such as Oscar Winner Richard M Sherman (composer, Mary Poppins), Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit, the Presley family, Holly Madison, Hugh Hefner, Neil Patrick Harris, Chuck Liddell, and many others. He had the privilege of creating the art direction for Playboy's 2011 spread for Playmate of the Year. He has also been involved with creating a series of fine art pieces for ZORRO, the Broadway Musical, debuting 2012.

ACTING CAREERAs a child, Mulligan acted in several elementary and high school plays. He had come off the national tour of OLIVER! with Andrea McArdle when he was invited to audition for Saved by The Bell, The New Class. He won the pilot, which spurred a number of television appearances.

On stage, his appearances include Jekyll & Hyde, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, and South Pacific with Reba McEntire.

In June, 2009 Mulligan filmed a pilot of his own reality series, The Muralist in Miami for the Fox Network

Mulligan currently lives in California, and spends much of his time along the coast, as well as in Las Vegas.