JM J. Bullock

Active - 1987 - 2014  |   Born - Feb 9, 1955 in Casper, Wyoming, United States  |   Genres - Comedy, Comedy Drama

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  • Originally aspired to be an evangelistic singer.
  • Caught the acting bug in high school when he played the dad in Bye Bye Birdie.
  • Attended Oklahoma Baptist University on a music scholarship, but departed for Los Angeles after a couple of years. 
  • Big break came when he landed the role of Monroe Ficus on Too Close for Comfort in 1980.
  • Famously paired with Tammy Faye Messner for a 1996 talk show titled The Jim J. and Tammy Faye Show.
  • Has played five different roles in theatrical productions of Hairspray, most notably on Broadway as Wilbur Turnblad.
  • Is an active AIDS advocate and has been HIV-positive for more than 20 years.