This page is for the 2019 TV series character. For the 1999 TV series character, see Jim Valenti (1999). For the books character, see Valenti (books).

Jim Valenti is a character on the science fiction series Roswell, New Mexico. He is Kyle Valenti's deceased father.


Jim Valenti was the type of person to help a teenager in need. He gave Alex Manes his hunting cabin because Alex needed a safe place away from his abusive father, and he helped Rosa Ortecho get sober.

Jim had multiple affairs during his marriage, and he went through a twelve step program twice for drinking problems.


Jim knew Master Sergeant Jesse Manes, and they were both aware of the existence of aliens. Their sons Alex and Kyle were friends. Jim was aware of the abuse Jesse gave his son and he tried to look out for Alex.

Jim died of cancer, and close to death he wasn't fully cognizant, such as being unable to recognize his close family members and saying things that didn't make sense. Before his death, he told his son Kyle, "If you see the hand print, go to Manes," although he and Jesse Manes were not close at that point. Before his death, he left his hunting cabin to Alex and did not inform his wife or Kyle.

Powers and abilities

  • Police training: Jim was a trained sheriff.


  • Grant Green suggests to Liz Ortecho that Jim's death was not natural, that he was instead killed due to his knowledge of aliens.[1]



  1. Episode 5 Don't Speak.
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