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.
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.
|1981||Full Moon High||Eddie||Credited as Jm. Bullock|
Alternative title: Moon High
|2000||Get Your Stuff||Tom|
|2001||Kissing Jessica Stein||Not-Yet-Out Gay Guy (Craig)|
|2004||Men's Mix 1: Gay Shorts Collection||Maurice's Ex||Gaydar segment|
|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"|
|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|
|1999||Queer Duck||Adam Seymour "Queer Duck" Duckstein (Voice)||Unknown episodes|
|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|
- Template:Title without disambig at the Internet Movie Database
- Jim J. Bullock at the Internet Broadway Database
- Jim J. Bullock at Internet Off-Broadway Database
- Jim J. Bullock at TV.com