JIM DAILAKIS BIO
New York-based Australian Greek actor/writer/comedian Jim Dailakis has been touring the USA and the world for the last 15 years headlining in major comedy clubs including Caroline’s, Standup New York, Broadway Comedy Club and Dangerfield’s in New York City. He's performed at The Borgata in Atlantic City and in 44 of the United States, on the IG Corporate 53 City Tour and IG Ontario Tour across Canada in sold-out 2000+ seat theaters as well as performances in Australia, Scotland, Singapore and Malaysia. He’s also performed at the Montréal, Halifax, and Edinburgh Comedy Festivals.
Dailakis has shared the stage Jerry Seinfeld, Larry the Cable Guy, Kevin Nealon, Caroline Rhea, The Temptations, Aretha Franklin and Weird Al Yankovic. He's performed alongside Brad Garrett from Everybody Loves Raymond at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Since his arrival in the US, Jim has appeared in TV movies, TV series and international commercials.
Including roles in several independent award winning movies Mona and Broadway's Finest, Uncle Melvin's Apartment, This Is Reality and a principal role in the TV series A Crime to Remember, The Hunt with John Walsh and currently working on a film called 10-42.
Jim is working on several feature films he’s written as vehicles for himself including All My Friends Are Getting Married which has a sale agent already in place based on the strength of the script.
He recently performed his one-man show in New York City called, SKITSO at the 72nd St., Triad Theater in New York City where he plays over 35 original characters and celebrities. Charles Messina is directing. The project received rave reviews and has attracted the attention of Broadway producers Robert Blume and Arnold Engelman. The website for Skitso is available here. www.skitsotheplay.com
On stage, Dailakis talks about relationships, love and mimics movie stars with an uncanny ability of being able to contort his face so he can look like them too. His performances have earned him standing ovations and adoration from audiences across the world.
Comedians and bookers alike have said that they call upon Jim to do a show “When you need a guaranteed homerun!”
As one critic put it after seeing him perform, “Jim is friendly, charming, quick to respond, cool in a crisis and always guaranteed to bring the house down.”
If you'd like to put Jim for your event, you will be getting a dynamic, expressive, animated performer who doesn't pick on anyone, is a sure fire, safe bet professional and friendly comedian, onstage and off, who will have your clients laughing from beginning to end. Call 347-482-1282 to book Jim for your fundraiser, theater show or corporate event.