Dolan is the son of the late James “Doc” Dolan, a career criminal with ties to organized crime figures Carlos Marcello and Santos Trafficante. As the Dallas representative for the American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA) from 1958 to 1961, Dolan was acquainted with Jack Ruby. He was later interviewed by the House Select Committee on Assassinations. Jim Dolan, a Dallas psychotherapist, has actively researched his father’s life and the Kennedy assassination for a number of years. Recorded June 2, 2006, and June 1, 2018.