LOS ANGELES—James Bartholet is proving that it’s possible to balance a career in both adult and mainstream with a variety of recent projects. Bartholet recently completed filming Penthouse’s Public Enemies parody, Pubic Enemies; Hollywood’s Nailin’ Paylin for Hustler; and 2040 and 30 Love for Wicked Pictures.
He just finished up some guest-starring work on the sequel to X Play and LFP’s Not the Bradys XXX 4, which wraps filming this week. And Bartholet’s hilarious co-starring role as Terence in X Play and Adam & Eve’s Flight Attendants comes out in September.
“James is our go-to guy when we need a great comedic actor in our parodies,” stated director Will Ryder. “He always brings something special and clever to the roles he portrays.”
Bartholet also had costarring appearances this year in Hustler’s This Ain’t Happy Days XXX, with a spot-on rendition of Mr. Cunningham; as the comical Dr. Morty in XPlay and LFP’s Not Three’s Company XXX; as the frustrated and funny priest in Adam & Eve’s Headmaster 3; and as band manager Ruben in Hustler’s This Ain’t The Partridge Family XXX. Bartholet also appears in a photo shoot for Hustler Magazine, and he will have a new column on www.guyfix.com starting in September.
“Work’s not as plentiful as it was in several years ago, but it’s still steady. I’m always going to be an optimist about this industry that I love to work in,” said Bartholet.
And the veteran performer also is making his presence felt in other media. On mainstream movie screens Bartholet will appear in the upcoming indie romantic comedy Mommy and Me, playing successful screenwriter Linsey Leclaire. On internet radio Bartholet hosts the weekly Inside the Industry program with Michelle Maylene, which is heard Wednesday nights from 8 to 9 p.m. PST, with daily rebroadcasts, on LATalkRadio.com.
On television Bartholet will be featured in a series of infomercials for “The Max” cell phone antenna booster, which will hit the airwaves in September.
“James came in at the last minute and took over for our expert witness, who couldn’t make it, and ended up doing a better job than he would have done,” said director Jennifer James. “SDI-2, the company that produces the product, loved him and signed him to take part in future projects and commercials.”