LOS ANGELES—James Bartholet, who is starting his fourth year in the industry, is ending 2009 in triumph after receiving a 2010 AVN Awards nomination for his portrayal of Howard Cunningham in Hustler’s This Ain’t Happy Days XXX, directed by Axel Braun.

“I want to thank everyone at AVN for the nomination,” Bartholet said. “There are a lot of talented fellow actors I’m nominated with in this category this year. I really enjoyed working on this project and the sequel. Parodies are so much fun to do, and with some of these I worked on the original mainstream production, so it’s a kick that years later I’m doing a porn version of them.”

Bartholet recently wrapped principal photography filming on season 4 of Cinemax’s Co-Ed Confidential, playing the role of the Film Professor. “I had a great time working on this series,” Bartholet said. “Everybody in the cast and crew was great, and it was an honor to be working on this hit series.”

Bartholet also completed filming on Hustler’s Dancing With the Stars parody. Bartholet is also in a parody of The Dukes of Hazzard for Vouyer Media, in which he plays two roles, including the voice-over as the Balladeer. Bartholet also has a hilarious turn in the star-studded sex comedy Flight Attendants, from X-Play/Adam & Eve.

“The parodies are definitely a hot trend in adult now, and I have been fortunate to have shot so many of these this year. Parodies are something that the consumers love to watch, and I’ve got a lot of fans telling me how much they love them, and enjoyed the various different characters I’ve portrayed” added Bartholet.

Some of Bartholet’s other projects this year have included Hollywood’s Nailin Paylin for Hustler; Bradys XXX 4, Married With Children XXX 2 and Flight Attendants 2 for X-Play; Headmaster 2 for Adam & Eve; Pubic Enemies for Penthouse; This Ain’t Happy Days XXX: Fonzie Luvs Pinky and This Ain’t The Partridge Family XXX for Hustler; 2040, 30 Love and The Vow for Wicked Pictures; and Not Three’s Company XXX for LFP.

Bartholet is also in two comedy skits that will air on the upcoming 2010 AVN Awards program in January. He also hosts the weekly radio program Inside the Industry, heard on LAtalkradio.com and InsideTheIndustry.net. James Bartholet is represented by A List Talent (AListTalent.com).