Joe Bob Briggs Biography (1953-)

Original name, John Irving Bloom; born January 27, 1953, in Dallas, TX; son of Rudolph Lewis and Thelma Louise (maiden name, Berry) Briggs; married JoyceKarns, September 2, 1978 (divorced, August 7, 1979); married Paula Leigh Bowen, July 3, 1988. Addresses: Contact: P.O. Box 2002, Dallas, TX 75221.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Television host, radio host, actor, comedian, composer, writer
Birth Details
January 27, 1953
Dallas, Texas, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • (Scenes deleted) Gonzo Mothcock, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Part 2 (also known as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2), Cannon, 1986
  • Dewey "Daddy-O" Phillips, Great Balls of Fire, Orion, 1989
  • Himself, Back to Hollywood Boulevard (also known as Hollywood Boulevard II), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists Home Video, 1991
  • (As John Bloom) Don Ward, Casino, 1995
  • (As John Bloom) Shock technician, Face/Off (also known as FaceOff), 1997
  • Scrappy the janitor, The Storytellers, 1999
  • Himself, Drive-In Movie Memories (documentary), 2001
  • Himself, American Scary, 2004
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Host, Joe Bob's Drive-In Theatre, The Movie Channel, 1986-1993
  • Host, Mostervision (also known as Joe Bob's Hollywood SaturdayNight and Monstervision and Monstervision and Joe Bob's Last Call), TNT, 1995-2000
  • Contributor, "God Stuff," The Daily Show, Comedy Central, 1996-1998
  • Miniseries
  • Deputy Joe-Bob Brentwood, The Stand (also known as Stephen King's The Stand), ABC, 1994
  • Specials
  • Indecision '92: The Republican National Convention, Comedy Central, 1992
  • The 18th Annual CableAce Awards, TNT, 1996
  • After Sunset: The Life and Times of the Drive-In, 1998
  • Episodic
  • "Blast from the Past," Hooperman, ABC, 1988
  • The Tonight Show, NBC, 1990
  • Billy Ray, "Scared Single," Married ... with Children, Fox, 1993
  • Billy Ray Wetnap, "Shoeway to Heaven," Married ... with Children,Fox, 1994
  • Himself, "Slashers," SuperSecret Movie Rules, VH1, 2004
  • Radio Appearances
  • Series
  • Host, Media America, syndicated, 1988-
  • Host of Joe Bob's Drive-In Review, 1989-91.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • The Chiller Theatre Expo Video, Vol. 1 (also known as Chiller Theatre Toy, Model & Film Expo '92), Exposure Index Independent Cinema, 1992
  • Himself, After Sunset: The Life & Times of the Drive-In Theater, 1995
  • Himself, The Many Lives of Jason Voorhees (short film), New Line Home Video, 2002
  • Himself, Chainsaw Redux: Making a Massacre, New Line Home Video, 2004
  • WRITINGS
  • Radio Series
  • Writer for Joe Bob's Drive-In Review, 1989-91.
  • Television Writing
  • Series
  • Host segments, Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater, The Movie Channel, 1986-1993
  • Host segments, Monstervision (also known as Joe Bob's HollywoodSaturday Night and Monstervision and Monstervision and Joe Bob's LastCall, TNT, 1995-2000
  • Television Scores
  • Series
  • Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater, The Movie Channel, 1986-1993
  • Books
  • (With Jim Atkinson) Evidence of Love, 1984
  • Joe Bob Goes to the Drive-In, Delacorte, 1987
  • A Guide to Western Civilization; or, My Story, Delacorte, 1988
  • Joe Bob Goes Back to the Drive-In, Delacorte, 1990
  • The Cosmic Wisdom of Joe Bob Briggs, Random House, 1990
  • Iron Joe Bob, Atlantic Monthly Press, 1992
  • Profoundly Disturbing: The Shocking Movies That Changed History, Universe, 2003
  • Other
  • Syndicated columns include "Joe Bob Goes to the Drive-In," 1984--, and "Joe Bob's America," 1988--. Contributor of articles and reviews to magazines and newspapers, including Playboy, Washingtonian, Texas Monthly, and The Door. Author of the biweekly newsletter We Are theWeird, Briggs Museum of American Culture, 1985.

Further Reference

ADAPTATIONS

  • Evidence of Love was adapted as a television movie, A Killing in a Small Town.
OTHER SOURCES
    Periodicals
    • Cineaste, summer, 2003, p. 32
    • Reason, April, 2003, p. 17
    Electronic
    • Joe Bob Briggs Official Site, http://www.joebobbriggs.com, April 19, 2004

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