|Also Known As:
Joe Bob Briggs, John I Bloom, Fred Baratta
|Born: || January 27, 1953
||Cause of Death: ||
|| Dallas, Texas, USA
critic, TV host, comedian, actor, comedy writer, journalist, TV and radio commentator, singer, auto mechanic
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(1997) Prison Medical Technician
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Worked as an auto mechanic in Texas and later as a singer in Oklahoma in the early to mid 1970s
Served as critic for the DALLAS TIMES HERALD
Wrote for TEXAS MONTHLY magazine
Was columnist with DALLAS TIMES HERALD
Wrote the syndicated newspaper column "Joe Bob Goes to the Movies"
Began touring as alter ego Joe Bob Briggs
Film debut, "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Part 2"
Hosted "Joe Bob's Drive-In Theatre" on The Movie Channel
Wrote second syndicated column "Joe Bob's America"
Wrote and hosted the radio show "Joe Bob's Drive-In Review"
Hosted "Monstervision" on TNT
Acted in Martin Scorsese's "Casino"
Began contributing to "The Daily Show" (Comedy Central); segment called "God Stuff" in which clips from various televangelists were aired for satirical effect
Had featured role in "Face/Off", helmed by John Woo
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Nashville , Tennessee
Some sources give 1959 as Mr. Bloom's birth year
Joyce Karns. Married in 1978; divcorced in 1979.
Paula Leigh Bowen. Married in July 1988.