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Born in Dallas, Texas, USA
Birth NameJohn Irving Bloom
Nickname Joe Bob Briggs
Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Mini Bio (1)

John Bloom is an investigative reporter, essayist and actor who was born in Dallas, raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, and attended Vanderbilt University on a sports-writing scholarship. Bloom began his writing career in Texas, earning two National Magazine Award nominations for his work with Texas Monthly. He was later fired from the Dallas Times-Herald for writing (as "Joe Bob Briggs") a parody of the then-popular song, "We Are The World". Joe Bob Briggs began his television career on The Movie Channel, hosting Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater (1987) for nine years. During this time, it became TMC's highest-rated show, earning two ACE award nominations. He currently hosts TNT's Monstervision (1993) on Saturday nights, and is at work on an autobiographical screenplay.

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Spouse (1)

Paula Bloom (? - ?) ( divorced)

Trivia (6)

Attended Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee)
Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, Vol. 130, pp. 38-40. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005.
Loves drive-in movies.
Gave expert commentary for the DVD release of I Spit on Your Grave (1978) (aka "I Spit on Your Grave").
Inducted into the Horror Host Hall of Fame in 2012, as his character Joe Bob Briggs.
Lives in Hoboken, NJ and New York City.

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