Jim Labriola, born and raised in Queens, New York, always had a natural flair for comedy. During his youth, he spent hours a day listening to his favorite comedy records like Pat Cooper, George Carlin and, his personal idol, Don Rickles. In 1989, Jim opened for Tim Allen at Governor’s comedy club on Long Island. This fortuitous meeting sparked a close friendship and a big boost for Jim’s career when he was offered a character on the hit show, Home Improvement. He soon landed guest spots for several network sitcoms and motion pictures, including Disney’s huge hit, The Santa Clause. His role on Home Improvement grew from his first guest appearance to the very popular recurring character of Benny Baroni. Jim now travels the country speaking at business meetings and motivational seminars, and he continues to have appearances on television and film.
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