A nobody who dreamt of becoming a somebody…or three, maybe more.
When you’re a bullied, weak and tiny Greek Australian boy, have the physique of a stick insect, resemble a pretty girl, talk to yourself more often than is considered normal, inspired by American icons and want to be Chinese; your choices in life are often limited to becoming a comedian, an actor or comedian.
To escape the constant teasing, beatings and the harshness of his elementary school reality, Jim found solace, peace and comfort watching American TV shows. From his first comedic inspiration, Bugs Bunny, and a desire to be just like his American movie star heroes, he promised himself to be an Academy award-winning A-list actor, the next Bruce Lee and the second fastest martial artist in the world. In Skitso, these icons all come pay him a visit in an effort to help him live out his dreams and to become
a stronger, better, faster more motivating force. He plays all of them; over 25 stars and celebrities as well as original characters.
Join Jim Dailakis on this entertaining, fast paced, animated hilarious, dramatic, sad, happy, definitely crazy and inspirational journey where he continues failing his way to success.
Australian born actor/writer/comedian and voiceover artist Jim Dailakis spent many years in New York City working on his craft. He attended the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute, received private coaching from lifelong members of the Actors Studio and trained at AIDA.
Jim has appeared in TV commercials in the US and in Australia, had roles in the independent award winning movies Mona and Broadway's Finest. He had a supporting role in the movie Uncle Melvin's Apartment, played a Greek immigrant in the film This Is Reality, a music producer in the music video Fly Away and most recently had a principal role in the TV series A Crime to Remember.
Forever creating opportunities for himself and others, Jim is working on several feature films he’s written as vehicles for himself and one of them already has a sales agent in place based on the strength of the script. The same agent is interested in working out a deal with his other screenplay Not until She Sings.
As a comedian, he has worked with the likes of 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. He recently performed his fast-paced, highly animated, inspirational and very funny one-man show in New York City called, SKITSO! where he plays over 30 original characters and celebrities. Charles Messina is director. The project has attracted the attention of former CEO of the Drama Desk Awards Robert Blume and producer Gary Smith. SKITSO! had a night at the Bellmore Theater October 17, 2014 and was very well received. (See Review) See it at The 72nd St., Triad Theater December 6 and 13, 2014.
CHARLES MESSINA (director)
Charles Messina is a NYC born and bred writer/director and one of the strongest voices on the downtown theater scene. His notable stage works include MERCURY: THE AFTERLIFE AND TIMES OF A ROCK GOD, CIRQUE JACQUELINE, and the upcoming Broadway production of A ROOM OF MY OWN. Projects in development include the musical THE WANDERER based on the life and music of Rock & Roll legend Dion, and the feature film THUNDER & LIGHTNING about the life of fighter Arturo Gatti, starring John Leguizamo.