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


Born James Jackson Bullock in Casper, Wyoming, Bullock was raised in Odessa, Texas. He became a notable entertainment figure in the 1980s when he co-starred on 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 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.

Personal life

In 1985, while Too Close For Comfort was being retooled as The Ted Knight Show, Bullock learned that he was HIV positive. Bullock is a longtime survivor of the virus and, as of 2001, was still healthy due in part to antiretroviral drugs.[1]


Year Film Role Notes
1981 Full Moon High Eddie Credited as Jm. Bullock
Alternative title: Moon High
1987 Spaceballs Prince Valium
1991 Switch The Psychic
2000 Get Your Stuff Tom
2001 Kissing Jessica Stein Not-Yet-Out Gay Guy (Craig)
Circuit Mark
2004 Men's Mix 1: Gay Shorts Collection Maurice's Ex Gaydar segment
Direct-to-video release
2006 Queer Duck: The Movie Adam Seymour "Queer Duck" Duckstein (Voice) Direct-to-video release
2008 One, Two, Many Derek
2009 Cost of Living Bill
The Fish Jim-Jay "The Star"
Year Title Role Notes
1980–1987 Too Close for Comfort Monroe Ficus 119 episodes
1989–1990 ALF Neal Tanner 5 episodes
1992 Seinfeld Attendant #1 1 episode
1994–1995 Boogies Diner Gerald Unknown episodes
1994 Duckman Voice 1 episode
1996 Roseanne Al 1 episode
1999 Queer Duck Adam Seymour "Queer Duck" Duckstein (Voice) Unknown episodes
2001 Popular Judge 1 episode
2004–2007 Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide Mr. Monroe 17 episodes
2004–2005, 2009 The Bold and the Beautiful Serge - Wedding Planner 11 episodes
2008 Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World Jacques-Jean/Emerald Joe (Voice) 1 episode


  1. Falcon, Mike. June 6, 2001, USA Today, "Jim J. Bullock reflects on AIDS anniversary". Accessed November 24, 2008.

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