TMZ -“Trailer Park Boys” actor John F. Dunsworth — who played Jim Lahey on the show — has died. Dunsworth’s daughter told a Canadian outlet her father died after a brief and unexpected illness. John was a part of the show’s original cast, and played a former cop-turned-security supervisor at Sunnyvale Trailer Park.
He broke into show biz as a casting director in the late ’80s before making it big on the Canadian comedy. “Trailer Park Boys” has been on air for 11 seasons.
Dunsworth was 71.
If you’re anything like me, and if you read this blog even semi-regularly, then you’re likely a fan of the Canadian TV show turned Netflix staple, Trailer Park Boys. Stumbled onto this show my senior year of college and never looked back. An absurd show that has no business being as funny as it is for as long as it has. Granted I didn’t find it on Netflix until like 2010, its been on TV since 2001! Julian, Ricky, Bubbles, Randy, J-Rock; all great characters, but they pale in comparison to the always hilarious (and loaded) Jim Lahey. The alcoholic Sunnyvale trailer park supervisor was one of the funniest characters on TV that I still quote on the regular. May shithawks lead you in, Mr. Lahey. RIP.