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Jim Turner (comedian)

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Occupation  actor, comedian
Parents  George Turner
Name  Jim Turner
Education  University of Iowa
Role  Actor
Children  Otto Turner
Spouse  Lynn Freer (m. 1992)

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Born  October 28, 1952 (age 68) Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
Movies and TV shows  Bewitched, Joe's Apartment, Arliss, Meet Dave, The Ref
Similar People  Robert Wuhl, Nora Ephron, Brian Robbins, Ernie Fosselius, Paul Bartel

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Jim Turner (born 1952) is an American actor and comedian.


Life and career

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Turner was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado. His father, George Turner, was in the Air Force and moved his family around often during Jim's youth to several locations, including Quebec, Arizona, and Iowa. Turner married Lynn Freer in 1992 and they have a son, Otto. He is a longtime member of the comedy troupe Duck's Breath Mystery Theatre. He co-starred for seven seasons in HBO's comedy series Arliss as Kirby Carlisle, an ex-football-star-turned-agent and an old buddy of sports agent Arliss Michaels (Robert Wuhl).

Turner has appeared in 22 feature films and shorts, 28 TV series and appearances, 18 stage plays, one-man-shows, and comedy tours. He has created characters ranging from pinheads to Pinocchio. He has worked with Joel Schumacher, Robert Wuhl, Jack Black, Paul Bartel, and Tracey Ullman.

From 1987 to 1990, Turner performed on MTV and Ha! as Randee of the Redwoods, a character he adapted from his days with Duck's Breath Mystery Theatre. As part of a marketing stunt, Randee became the dark horse candidate for President.

Turner studied at the University of Iowa.

Turner is a founding member of the Los Angeles-based comedy group 2 Headed Dog with comedians Mark Fite, Dave (Gruber) Allen, and Craig Anton.

Guest appearances

  • Dharma & Greg (ABC)
  • That 70s Show (Fox)
  • Tracey Takes On... (HBO)
  • Sliders (Sci-Fi channel)
  • Lost on Earth (USA Network)
  • Grace Under Fire (ABC)
  • The Larry Sanders Show (HBO)
  • Tom (ABC)
  • Roseanne (ABC)
  • The King of Queens (CBS)
  • Yes Dear (CBS)
  • Jonas (Disney Channel)
  • Boston Legal (ABC)
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
  • Castle (ABC)
  • Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
  • Anger Management (FX)
  • References

    Jim Turner (comedian) Wikipedia

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