Jerry is an American video game art director and filmmaker best known as Art Director on Gears of War from Epic Games and as the Director on the Warner Bros. feature film Thundercats. He co-authored the book Destroyed Beauty: An Inside Look at Gears of War. O'Flaherty began in the game industry at sixteen years old. By age twenty-four he was part owner of video game developer KoP Media and sold it to Seventh Level two years later.
He was one of the original owners and founders of game company Ion Storm. In 2003, O'Flaherty was named Studio Art Director of Epic Games, handling the direction of Gears of War and Unreal Tournament 3. He worked on the Command & Conquer series while employed at the groundbreaking but now defunct Westwood Studios in Las Vegas, later absorbed into EA Los Angeles. In the summer of 2007 O'Flaherty moved to California and signed on to direct the Warner Bros. feature film Thundercats.