Julian (Trailor Park Boys)

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Julian
Trailer Park Boys character
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First appearanceTrailer Park Boys (1999) (short)
Created byMike Clattenburg
Portrayed byJohn Paul Tremblay
Voiced byJohn Paul Tremblay
(The Animated Series)
Information
NicknamePatrick Swayze
OccupationCriminal
Businessman
HomeSunnyvale Trailer Park, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
NationalityCanadian

Julian "Jules" is a fictional character in the television series Trailer Park Boys. He is one of the three main characters on the show along with Ricky LaFleur and Bubbles, portrayed by John Paul Tremblay, he was created by series creator Mike Clattenburg.[1][2] Julian also appears in four films; one short, and three feature length. Before the show, he appeared in the short film Trailer Park Boys (1999). He appears in the feature-length films: Trailer Park Boys: The Movie (2006), Countdown to Liquor Day (2009), and Don't Legalize It (2013).

Character biography[edit]

Julian is the eldest primary character in the series. He is responsible for hiring the camera crew that follows the characters around, originally meant to document his life. Like Ricky, Julian enjoys marijuana and alcoholic beverages, and he used to smoke cigarettes. In the original 1999 black-and-white movie Trailer Park Boys, Julian sold and used cocaine, and Ricky also indulged. Despite being a career criminal, Julian follows a clearly defined set of morals and often displays a level of honour and selflessness well beyond that of a normal criminal.

He claims to be very well-read and possesses a slightly higher than average vocabulary, which often confuses Ricky. Julian and Ricky have been best friends since childhood, although Julian is often appalled by Ricky's actions. Julian's main goal in life, alongside Ricky, is to get rich quick and retire, and he spends most of the series pursuing this goal via a series of audacious crimes, such as bootlegging, dealing drugs, and stealing barbecues. Julian is very clever and almost always finds a creative solution to the various problems the Boys encounter, though he lacks Ricky's talent for lying to the police.

Although he often appears intimidating to other characters, Julian is actually very compassionate and prefers to avoid confrontations, though he will not hesitate to fight back when things turn violent.

Julian has a muscular build and always wears a tight black T-shirt. As a running joke, he almost always has a glass of rum and Coke in hand, regardless of the situation, including a scene in Season 2's seventh episode in which he emerges from a crashed – and rolled – vehicle with his drink still in hand, and in the film Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day, where he continues carrying it even when impersonating a security guard for an armored car.

He is the only one of the Boys with a proper home, his late grandmother's trailer. Julian reputedly has a lifelong obsession with actor Patrick Swayze and due to an embarrassing childhood incident, he becomes greatly offended when referred to as Patrick Swayze.

Reception[edit]

John Paul Tremblay has received positive reviews for his portrayal. Screen Rant described Julian by saying: "He’s rough and tough and acts as protector of the trailer park where he lives. This is Julian, one of the main protagonists of Trailer Park Boys. The well-loved character is played by John Paul Tremblay, and he is best known for his close friendships with Bubbles and Ricky."[3]

Legacy[edit]

In 2005, John Paul Tremblay in character as Julian, along with Mike Smith and Robb Wells as Bubbles and Ricky, threw out the first pitch at the home opener of the 2005 Toronto Blue Jays season at the Rogers Centre.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.trailerparkboys.com/about/julian/
  2. ^ https://www.looper.com/33666/untold-truth-trailer-park-boys/
  3. ^ https://screenrant.com/trailer-park-boys-julian-facts-trivia/
  4. ^ Zwolinski, Mark (9 April 2005). "@#$%& opener draws 50,560". Toronto Star. Toronto. p. A2. Retrieved 2 August 2019 – via ProQuest. Julian, Ricky and Bubbles—TV's Trailer Park Boys – wrestle early yesterday over who will throw out the opening pitch at last night's Blue Jays home opener against the Boston Red Sox at the Rogers Centre. Bubbles did the honours.