Jack "J." Taylor joined the Pearland, TX, Fire Department in May 2022 as the fire chief. Taylor, a 31-year veteran of the fire service, previously served as fire chief for the Town of Trophy Club, TX. Prior to that, he served with the City of Irving, TX, where he rose through the ranks to assistant chief where he retired after 25 years of service.
Taylor is a professional actor, author, and presenter. He also was a NCAA Division 1 football referee for over 20 years where he served in the Western Athletic, Big Twelve, and Southeastern conferences. He was assigned 20 consecutive postseason assignments with his last game prior to football retirement being the 2018 College Football Playoffs National semifinal between Clemson and Notre Dame.
Taylor resides in Pearland with his wife, Staci and they have two grown sons, Jack and Nick.