Jim J. Bullock

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Jim J. Bullock
BornJames Jackson Bullock
(1955-02-09) February 9, 1955 (age 58)[1]
Casper, Wyoming, U.S.
Other namesJm J. Bullock
Years active1981–present
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Jim J. Bullock
BornJames Jackson Bullock
(1955-02-09) February 9, 1955 (age 58)[1]
Casper, Wyoming, U.S.
Other namesJm J. Bullock
Years active1981–present

Jim J. Bullock (sometimes credited as Jm J. Bullock) (born February 9, 1955) is an American comedian, stage, television and film actor.


Early life

James Jackson Bullock was born in Casper, Wyoming, and raised in Odessa, Texas, in a Southern Baptist home.[1] As a youth, Bullock planned to study to become an evangelical Christian minister.[1] He received a music scholarship to attend Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, Oklahoma, but he left school without graduating.[2]

Bullock was known by his friends as Jimmie. He was not openly gay as a high school student. His interests were acting and singing, and he was often the center of attention because of his entertaining personality. He had the ability to hear a song only once and then play the song perfectly on the piano, although he could not read sheet music.


Bullock became a notable entertainment figure in the 1980s when he co-starred on the sitcom Too Close for Comfort (credited as "Jm J. Bullock") and was a regular "square" on John Davidson's updated version of Hollywood Squares (1986–1989), also substituting for Davidson as host on occasion. He also appeared as a semi-regular on Battlestars. He later became a semi-regular on ALF (from 1989–1990 as Neal Tanner).

After the sitcom went off the air, Bullock remained active with theatre, television, and film work. He briefly hosted a syndicated talk show with ex-televangelist Tammy Faye Messner. The Jim J. and Tammy Faye Show debuted in 1996, but Messner exited the program a few months later following a cancer diagnosis. Bullock continued with new co-host, Ann Abernathy, and the show became The Jim J. and Ann Show until it was canceled.

Bullock was the voice of Queer Duck in the animated series of cartoons of the same name which have appeared on both the internet and the cable TV network Showtime. In 2000, Bullock was a regular panelist on the revival of I've Got a Secret. He also performed on the national tour of the Broadway production Hairspray as Wilbur Turnblad, a role he took to the Broadway stage starting September 18, 2007. Some of his other noteworthy roles include the pilled-up narcoleptic Prince Valium in the 1987 Mel Brooks movie Spaceballs, and the "Not-Quite-Out-of-the-Closet" character in the date montage at the beginning of 2001's Kissing Jessica Stein. From 2004 to 2007, he had a recurring role as Mr. Monroe, a teacher at the fictional James K. Polk Middle School on the Nickelodeon live action sitcom Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide.

He played "Edna Turnblad" in the Arvada, Colorado, production of Hairspray from June 21 through July 17, 2011.

Personal life

In 1985, while Too Close For Comfort was being retooled as The Ted Knight Show, Bullock learned that he was HIV positive. In 1996, Bullock's partner of six years, John Casey, died from AIDS-related complications.[1][2] Bullock is a longtime survivor of the virus and, as of 2011, was still healthy due in part to antiretroviral drugs.[1][3]

On February 17, 1999, Bullock was arrested outside a bar in West Hollywood, California for possession of crystal meth; he received probation as a result.[2][4]


TV series1980–1987Too Close for ComfortMonroe Ficus119 episodes
Film1981Full Moon HighEddiecredited as Jm. Bullock
Alternative title: Moon High
Film1987SpaceballsPrince Valiumcredited as JM J. Bullock
Film1988DeGarmo & Key: Rock Solid...The Rock-u-mentary!News Reporter
TV series1989Super Sloppy Double DareHimself/Guest Host
TV series1989ALFNeal Tanner"He Ain't Heavy, He's Willie's Brother"
"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"
"Break Up to Make Up"
"Happy Together"
5 episodes total
TV series1990ALFNeal Tanner"Love on the Rocks"5 episodes total
Film1991SwitchThe Psychic
TV series1992SeinfeldAttendant #1"Airport, TheThe Airport"
TV series1994–1995Boogies DinerGeraldunknown episodes
Animated TV series1994Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man"Cellar Beware"voice actor
TV series1996RoseanneAl"Satan, Darling"
Animated TV series1999Queer DuckAdam Seymour "Queer Duck" Ducksteinvoice actor; 20 episodes
TV series2000E! True Hollywood StoryHimself"Jim J. Bullock"documentary
Documentary2000Eyes of Tammy Faye, TheThe Eyes of Tammy FayeHimself
Film2000Get Your StuffTom
Film200110 AttitudesTex
Film2001Kissing Jessica SteinNot-Yet-Out Gay Guy (Craig)
TV series2001Intimate PortraitHimself"Tammy Faye"documentary
TV series2001PopularJudge"The Brain Game"
Short film2002GaydarMaurice's Ex20 minutes
included in the Direct-to-video compilation film Men's Mix 1: Gay Shorts Collection
TV series2004Ned's Declassified School Survival GuideMr. Monroe"First Day & Lockers"
"Bathrooms & Project Partners"
"Teachers & Detention"
"Seating & Tryouts"
"Crushes and Dances"
"Sick Days & Spelling Bee"
"Rumors & Photo Day"
"School Elections & Talent Show"
17 episodes total
TV series2005Bold and the Beautiful, TheThe Bold and the BeautifulSerge, Wedding Planner2 episodes; 12 episodes total
TV series2005Ned's Declassified School Survival GuideMr. Monroe"Notes & Best Friends"
"Cheaters & Bullies"
"Emergency Drills & Late Bus"
"New Semester & Electives"
"Video Projects and School Clubs"
"Vice Principals & Mondays"
17 episodes total
TV series2006Ned's Declassified School Survival GuideMr. Monroe"Dares and Bad Habits"17 episodes total
Animated film2006Queer Duck: The MovieAdam Seymour "Queer Duck" Ducksteinvoice actor; Direct-to-video release
TV series2007Ned's Declassified School Survival GuideMr. Monroe"Spring Fever & the School Newspaper"
"Tests and When You Like Someone Who Is Seeing Someone Else"
17 episodes total
Film2008One, Two, ManyDerek
Animated TV series2008Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the WorldJacques-Jean/Emerald Joe"Wickeder"voice actor
TV series2009Bold and the Beautiful, TheThe Bold and the BeautifulSerge10 episodes; 12 episodes total
Short film2009Cost of LivingBill15 minutes
Film2009Fish, TheThe FishJim-Jay "The Star"
Documentary2010Frances: A Mother DivineHimself
Film2012Ron and Laura Take Back AmericaBob Zackie


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