John Bloom

John Bloom


John Bloom was born on Feb 19, 1944 in USA. John Bloom's big-screen debut came with Up Your Alley directed by Art Lieberman in 1971, strarring Bruno. John Bloom is known for Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country directed by Nicholas Meyer, William Shatner stars as Captain James T. Kirk and Leonard Nimoy as Spock. The upcoming new movie John Bloom plays is Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country which will be released on Dec 06, 1991.

The big, beefy and extremely tall John Bloom was an imposingly massive 7 foot, 4 inch bulky hulk of a man who was born on February 19, 1944 and grew up in and around Los Angeles. He originally worked as an accountant who was coerced into acting in 1971 by legendary Grade Z schlock exploitation drive-in filmmaker Al Adamson. Bloom made his debut as Frankenstein's monster in the hilariously horrible Dracula contre Frankenstein (1971). He also appeared in supporting roles in both Brain of Blood (1971) and Angels' Wild Women (1972)_ for Adamson as well playing a hulking warrior and a motorcycle gang member respectively.Among Bloom's more memorable roles are a gentle, dim-witted behemoth handyman who has the head of a vicious criminal killer grafted onto his body in the deliciously cheesy Amok, l'homme à deux têtes (1971), a murderous extraterrestrial who terrorizes Los Angeles in the not-half-bad sci-fi/horror outing The Dark (1979), the intimidating bodyguard for an Indian pimp in the hilariously raunchy and raucous Le palace en folie (1984), the Reaper, a cannibal hillbilly in the terrible La colline a des yeux n° 2 (1984), and an enormous antagonistic alien who fights with William Shatner in Star Trek VI : Terre inconnue (1991).Bloom continued working throughout the 1980s and early 1990s playing tall and hulking thugs or seedy criminals in minor to small roles in movies and TV shows until health problems led to his semi-retirement by the mid 1990s. Being a giant, he also suffered from acromegaly his entire life which took a toll on his health leading to an enlarged heart, among other physical problems. John Bloom died of heart failure on January 15, 1999 at age 54.

  • Birthday

    Feb 19, 1944
  • Place of Birth

    Los Angeles, California, USA

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