James Robert Davis (born July 28, 1945) is an American cartoonist, best known as the creator of the comic strips Garfield and U.S. Acres (a.k.a. Orson's Farm), the former of which has been published since 1978 and has since become the world's most widely syndicated comic strip. Davis's other comics work includes Tumbleweeds, Gnorm Gnat and Mr. Potato Head.
Davis wrote (or in some cases, co-wrote) all of the Garfield TV specials for CBS, originally broadcast between 1982 and 1991; and was one of the producers behind the Garfield & Friends Saturday Morning series, which aired on the channel from 1988 to 1994. Davis was also the writer and executive producer of a series of CGI-direct-to-video feature films about Garfield, as well as one of the executive producers on the CGI-animated TV series The Garfield Show. He continues to work on the strip.