James Bartholet

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James Bartholet
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James Bartholet in 2008
Born (1959-10-10) October 10, 1959 (age 58)
Berkeley, California

James Bartholet (born October 10, 1959 in Berkeley, California) is an actor and television, radio, and Internet host.

Early life and education[edit]

Born to Ken and Paddy Bartholet, Bartholet attended Los Angeles Valley College between 1982 and 1986, earning a A.A., majoring in theater, cinema, broadcasting, and journalism. Bartholet hails from the Northern California Bay Area.


Bartholet came to Hollywood in the early 1980s.

Since then, he has worked for directors such as Blake Edwards, David Lynch and has appeared on many films, television programs, sitcoms and soap operas in the 1980s and 1990s. Some of these include; General Hospital, Beauty and The Beast, "Night Court", Eve Of Destruction and The Last American Virgin He starred in the pilot episode of The Boneheads for HBO for director George Palelei. Bartholet recently appeared in the mainstream movies; "Isis Rising; Curse Of The Lady Mummy" for TomKat Films, and "Hitchhiker Massacre" for Retro Focus Films. He co starred and co-produced both of these film projects.

Bartholet's first love is the stage, where he began his acting career in Northern California, and has appeared in several award winning productions, and has been nominated for and received several best acting awards.[1]

Bartholet and the program, were also recognized by the City of Los Angeles with a proclamation by the city for his program and his help in increasing tourism and the nightlife in Southern California.

Bartholet began L. A. Nitelife, a cable television program in the Los Angeles area. He also created and hosted the L A Nitelife radio program that originally aired on 870 AM KIEV, then moved to 97.1 FM KLSX, and to Newstalk 870 the new KRLA.

Bartholet also hosted Tonite With James Bartholet on the now defunct KSEX.

Bartholet is the host of the long running and popular radio program; "Inside The Industry" which airs on Wednesday nights on latalkradio.com

Bartholet has also worked as a contributing writer to such publications as BOLD magazine, LA2NITE.COM, Hollywood.com, LA Reader, LA Weekly, GenuineNightlife.com, Excess magazine, Rock City News, Santa Clara Vision in Silicon Valley, and Entertainment Today.

James has also been an entertainment reporter and host for various national television programs, and several Pay Per View Specials.

Bartholet performed several times onstage at the famed Comedy Store on the Sunset Strip as part of the Hot Tamales Live sketch comedy troupe.

Bartholet hosts AVN LIVE seen on AVN.com

Bartholet is also the owner of Galaxy Publicity and Management

Bartholet has also worked as an emcee and announcer. Bartholet has emceed pagents for Hawaiian Tropics and Venus Swimwear, and has been an announcer for the famed Hollywood Christmas Parade for several years.

James Bartholet has gained an international audience by appearing in "non-sex and sex acting roles" in many Adult Film features as well. Some of his many releases include; "Barberella XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, "9 1/2 Weeks; An Erotic Parody", "The Wizard Of Oz XXX", Not The Three Stooges XXX", "Men In Black ; A Hardcore Parody", "Hotel No Tell 1 & 2", "On The Air", "Spiderman Vs. Superman XXX", "American Hustle XXX", Supernatural XXX", The Fast & The Furious XXX", "Grease XXX", "The Beverly Hillbillies XXX", "The Love Boat XXX", "Mac Guyver XXX", "Jersey Boys XXX", "Beauty And The Beast XXX", "Cinderella XXX", "Sleeping Beauty XXX", The Real Boogie Nights, Casting Couch Cuties, Ava Rose Stripped, Exxxtra Exxxtra, "The Rocki Whore Picture Show", "Flight Attendants/Not Airplane XXX", "Not M.A.S.H. XXX", "Breaking Bad XXX", J-Ho, This Ain't The Partridge Family XXX, Not Happy Days XXX, Not Three's Company XXX and Official Halloween Parody. He won the 2011 AVN Award for Best Non-Sex Performance for his role in Not Charlie's Angels XXX.[2] In 2013 he received several XBIZ Award nominations and in 2014 won an XBIZ Award for his role in Not the Wizard of Oz XXX.[3]

James Bartholet's official site is located at www.jamesbartholet.com and www.jamesbartholet.net

Personal life[edit]

Bartholet has one son, Joshua, and a granddaughter Sienna.


  1. ^ "AVN - Michelle Maylene Joins 'Inside the Industry' Radio Program". Business.avn.com. 2009-05-05. Archived from the original on 2009-07-12. Retrieved 2014-06-07. 
  2. ^ "AVN Announces the Winners of the 2011 AVN Awards". AVN.com. 2011-01-09. Retrieved 2011-01-09. 
  3. ^ XBIZ Award Winners 2014, XBIZ, January, 2014