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Jim Florentine from "That Metal Show" is one of the hosts of the VH1 Classic heavy metal talk show, where legends of rock hang out and discuss their past and current projects in front of a live studio audience full of metal maniacs.

In July 2001 Jim Florentine released "Terrorizing Telemarketers, Volume 1." After numerous plays on "The Howard Stern Radio Show," his CD ranking on Amazon.com went from 282,363 to No. 2. The CD features a series of recorded telephone conversations, wherein Florentine turns the tables on often aggressive telemarketers by being deliberately difficult and creating awkward situations.

After the release of "Terrorizing Telemarketers, Volume 2" in late 2001, Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla took a liking to his prank calls and hired him for a show to debut in June 2002 on Comedy Central called "Crank Yankers." Jim voiced Special Ed, a mentally retarded 16 year old, and Bobby Fletcher, a rude-and-insulting man and Ed's older cousin.

After the first season, Eminem took a liking to Jim's characters and flew him out to his Detroit studio to do prank calls together for the second season. The following year Eminem and Jim did a bit together on the "MTV Music Video Awards," where Eminem beat up Special Ed. "Crank Yankers" lasted three seasons on Comedy Central before moving over to MTV2 in 2006 for one season. Jim's Special Ed character that he created is still played at various Sporting Events at stadiums across the USA.

Jim was featured on the series premiere of "Down and Dirty with Jim Norton," a stand-up comedy series that aired on HBO on October 3, 2008. The series spotlights new and established talent, including Artie Lange, Bill Burr ("Chappelle Show"), Patrice O'Neal ("Scary Movie 4") and Andrew Dice Clay.

In 2004 Jim worked one season on HBO's "Inside the NFL" performing various comedy sketches. The show won an Emmy that season and Jim has proudly said in various interviews that when he was single he kept it on his night stand and it would close the deal anytime he had a date over. He called it his "Mariano Rivera."

At the same time Jim released two hidden camera DVD's called "Meet the Creeps" where him and partner Don Jamieson pull outrageous pranks on people including going to an all-you-can-eat buffet and pulling their chairs right up to the buffet and eating from it. The DVDs got in the hands of some Comedy Central executives and they brought "Meet the Creeps" to their Broadband Channel called "Motherload." After two successful seasons, Comedy Central did a pilot, but it was deemed too mean-spirited and the show never made it on the air.

Between 2004 and 2008 Jim made three appearances on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on ABC. He also appeared on the "Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn" and "Last Call with Carson Daly." In 2007 Jim appeared on the last episode of "The Apprentice" season 4 doing his edgy stand-up comedy at a conservative charity event. He asked Donald Trump's partner George Ross if he wears a diaper. Needless to say, Jim has not been asked back.

In 2008 Jim made an appearance on HBO's "Down and Dirty Show with Jim Norton" and was an occasional guest on the late-night Fox News Channel show "Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld."

Florentine also filmed an independent dramedy, "A Little Help," starring Jenna Fischer ("The Office"), and has been seen on "The Opie and Anthony Show," "The Howard Stern Show," Spike TV's "Video Game Awards," "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn" on Comedy Central, VH1's "The List," and "Louie Anderson's Comedy Showcase." He also voiced the redneck radio host Bobbie Ray in the video game "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories." Florentine is also part of The Killers of Comedy tour.

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Age: 52 years old
Birthday: August 18, 1964
Height: 5' 11"

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