Jim Turner
Born 1952
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Character portrayed in Sliders Michael Mallory

Jim Turner (born 1952) is an American actor and comedian, 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 places including Quebec, Arizona, and Iowa. He married Lynn Freer in 1992 and they have a son. A long time member of the comedy troupe Duck's Breath Mystery Theatre, he is best known for his seven seasons co-starring in HBO's hit comedy series Arli$$ as lovable lout Kirby Carlisle, an ex-football-star-turned-agent and an old buddy of sports agent Arliss Michaels (Robert Wuhl).

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 an assorted group of cult favorite characters, ranging from pinheads to Pinocchio. He has worked with talents like Joel Schumacher, Robert Wuhl, Jack Black, Paul Bartel, and Tracey Ullman.

From 1987-1990, Turner played a character on MTV adapted from his days with Duck's Breath, Randee of the Redwoods. As part of a marketing stunt, Randee became the dark horse candidate for President.

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