Lampley was born April 8, 1949 in Hendersonville, NC, USA. Lampley is best known as a boxing commentator for HBO. He has worked for NBC Sports as an announcer for the Olympics, Regional NFL telecasts, and college football. He also blogs on Ariana Huffington's Huffington Post blog site.
- A Jim Lampley action figure was made to coincide with the release of Rocky Balboa.
- He appeared in the film 'Blades of Glory'
Awards and Recognition
- 1992 Sam Taub Award: The Boxing Writers Association of America Excellence in Broadcasting Journalism Award
- Inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame, “Expanded Category” (2001)