Jim Turner (comedian)

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Jim Turner
Born (1952-10-28) October 28, 1952 (age 69)
OccupationActor, comedian
Lynn Freer
(m. 1992)

Jim Turner (born October 28, 1952) is an American actor and stand-up comedian. He is best known for his supporting role as Kirby Carlisle in Arli$$ (1996-2002) and Larry in Bewitched (2005).

Life and career[edit]

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.[1] He co-starred for seven seasons in HBO's comedy series Arliss as Kirby Carlisle,[2] an ex-football-star-turned-agent and an old buddy of sports agent Arliss Michaels (Robert Wuhl).[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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.[3] As part of a marketing stunt, Randee became the dark horse candidate for President.

Turner studied at the University of Iowa.[citation needed]

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.[4]

Turner has appeared multiple times as a guest on The George Lucas Talk Show, most notably with fellow cast members Robert Wuhl and Michael Boatman during the May the AR Be LI$$ You Arli$$ marathon fundraiser, as well as with Robert Wuhl on The George Lucas Holiday Special.

Film and television credits[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]


  1. ^ "Original Duck's Breath comedy troupe brings grand finale tour to The Palms". Davis Enterprise. August 24, 2015. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  2. ^ James, Caryn (June 17, 1997). "Sports Is Catching Up To the Wicked 'Arliss'". The New York Times.
  3. ^ "35 Incredible Things That MTV Gave Us". Rolling Stone. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  4. ^ "Radiobreak Poster Print" (PDF). karenmoss.art.

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