James William "Jim" Ross (born January 3, 1952) is an American professional wrestling commentator, referee, restaurateur, occasional wrestler, and former company executive of WWE, where he worked as a commentator and as a talent relations consultant. He currently works for Fox Sports, where he writes commentary on professional wrestling for Foxsports.com and occasionally does play-by-play for boxing and mixed martial arts.
Ross was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007. He is known affectionately as "Good ol' JR" and widely regarded as the voice of the WWE. Outside of professional wrestling, Ross has developed his own brand of barbecue sauces and cookbooks.
Ross cites Gordon Solie as the most important influence on his announcing career.