Question: Will we ever find out why James Conlon (David James Elliott) left New York for Indiana on Close to Home?
Answer: I'm going to pass this question off to exec producer Eric Overmyer: "James was originally from Indiana. His grandparents had a farm downstate. His parents were moneyed people (no indication yet of what exactly they did to become wealthy). James moved to NYC and actually was married and had a daughter there. His ex-wife and teenage daughter still live in NYC. James is an ambitious man and saw that he wasn't gonna get far as fast as he would like in NYC. He thus moved back to Indiana and took his present job. But he is a climber. He has possible political ambitions." To hear DJE's take on Jimmy, listen to our latest podcast.