Biography

ABOUT JAMES BARTHOLET

James, who originally hails from the San Francisco Bay Area, came to Los Angeles in the early 80’s, via New York, to further his acting career. He has appeared in numerous film and television programs, and stage productions.

James’ television appearances include roles on Co Ed Confidential (Cinemax), THE BONEHEADS, GENERAL HOSPITAL,  BEAUTY  AND THE BEAST,  DESIGNING WOMEN, MURDER SHE WROTE, THE NEW WKRP IN CINCINATTI, PRIVATE EYE, QUANTUM LEAP, THE BONEHEADS, Attack Of The 50 Foot Reel, Soft Focus with Jenna Freidman (Adult Swim), Hot Girls Wanted (Netflix).

James’ motion picture appearances include roles in: Hitchhiker Massacre, Murder Motel, Isis Rising Curse Of The Lady Mummy,  LAST AMERICAN VIRGIN, POLICE SQUAD “NAKED GUN”,
BLOOD BEACH, EVE OF DESTRUCTION, THE JANE MANSFIELD STORY, DEMON NIGHT, SUNSET,
and IRISH WHISKEY.

James has also hosted programs on Pay-Per-View, and Direct TV in such productions as NETWORK ONE, EXPOSED, CASTING COUCH CUTIES, and HOT SHOTS.

James has also guest appeared in numerous adult film parodies in the early 2000’s and won many awards for his comedic portrayals, including the AVN, XBIZ, and Nightmoves Awards.

James was twice nominated for a Drama-Logue Award for his stage performances, and has received other acting awards.

He has also performed as a standup, improv, and sketch comedian, appearing at regularly at The Comedy Store, Brerubian Theater, and Ice House in the Los Angeles area, and comedy clubs nation wide. James is still working as a much sought-after Master of Ceremonies, voice over talent,and stand up comedian and actor.

James has worked for everything from the annual Hollywood Christmas Parade on the TinselTown Stage along the parade route (which he returns to do every year) to the annual Hawaiian Tropics and Venus Swimwear Contests, and annual the Retro Fests, Best of  L A , Gourmet L.A. Estilo! Entertainment’s annual Labor Day Weekend Party, Singles Fest LA, Los Angeles Garlic Festivals, the annual SFNYE Superior Bash New Years’ Eve Event at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, The Annual Nightmoves Awards in Tampa Florida, CyberFest 1999, and The 2004 IP Awards in Beverly Hills.

James has also worked as a promoter of many nightclubs and special events.

James started L.A Nitelife, the cable television program here in the Los Angeles area. He then realized that just cable television was not enough, so he  then ventured into radio.
He hosts the L A Nitelife Radio Program that is heard weekly on LA Talk Radio and Sirius XM Channel 415 Vivid Radio.
He has also hosted radio broadcasts on, 870 AM KIEV, then he moved to  97.1 FM  KLSX, and Newstalk 870  the new KRLA and apeapred numerous times on Playboy Radio.
James‘ popularity grew, and it still wasn’t enough. He also worked as a contributing writer and reporter to such publications as BOLD  magazine, LA2NITE.COM, Hollywood.com, Excess magazine, Rock City News, and the Santa Clara Vision in Silicon Valley, and most recently, Magnate magazine, Fox Ch. 6 San Diego, and Entertainment Today.
James created, the official L.A. Nitelife web site at: www.lanitelife.tv and insidetheindustry.net
James can also be seen in the LA Guns music video, “Tie Your Mother Down”, with aclaimed actress Sally Kirkland.