John Dunsworth As Jim Lahey
James "Jim" Lahey played by John Dunsworth is the supervisor of Sunnyvale Trailer Park and the series' main antagonist. In his youth, Lahey was an idealistic police officer; but since his wrongful dismissal as a result of a prank by Julian, Ricky, and Bubbles on Halloween 1977, he degenerated into a bitter alcoholic. Nonetheless, Lahey has devoted himself to making Sunnyvale a better place to live, accompanied by his devoted assistant Randy. Even in his most incoherent moments, Lahey maintains an extreme affinity for the trailer park and all of its residents except Ricky. Lahey bears a grudge against Ricky and Julian; having been forced to watch them grow from childhood troublemakers to full-fledged criminals, he (wrongly) considers them to be the greatest threat to the safety and stability of the park. As such, he spends most of the series trying to get the Boys thrown back in jail, often neglecting his real, rather mundane duties as trailer-park supervisor as a result. Many characters consider these antics to be more of an excuse to relive his days as a police officer than a genuine quest for justice. In season 1, Julian discovered that Lahey and Randy were having a homosexual relationship. Julian agreed to keep their relationship a secret, but in season 3 both men admitted they were gay. Lahey is in fact bisexual. He has one daughter, Treena, with Barb Lahey. He is known for his numerous metaphors with the negative slang "shit" bizarrely worked in, such as "shiticane", "a shitapple never falls far from the shit tree", "A shit leopard can't change his spots" (Which was actually said by Constable Erica Miller [played by Shauna MacDonald], probably caused by the influence of Jim Lahey), "shiterpillar growing into a shit moth," "shit ropes," "shit hawks," "the winds of shit," "shit blizzard," "shit puppets," "shit line," "shit river," etc. Lahey is assigned to clean out Bill and Alvena's trailer moments after their eviction. He finds footage on a tape labelled "Halloween 1977" that proves that Lahey was not drinking in the events that caused his dismissal from the police force. The Police Force reinstates him at the end of Season 6, but at the end of Season 7 he retires from the force.
February 10th, 2012
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