I’m an Australian actor/writer/comedian who’s been touring the USA and the world for the last 15 years headlining in major comedy clubs including Caroline’s, Standup New York, Broadway and The Laugh Factory. I’ve performed at The Borgata in Atlantic City and in 45 of the United States including the IG Corporate 53 City Tour across Canada in sold-out 2000+ seat theaters.
I also headline and perform for English-speaking Greek communities in Canada the US and soon, Australia.
I’ve been lucky enough to share stages with Jerry Seinfeld, Larry the Cable Guy, Kevin Nealon, Caroline Rhea, The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Weird Al Yankovic and alongside Brad Garrett from Everybody Loves Raymond at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Since my arrival in the US, I’ve appeared in TV commercials.
I’ve had principal and supporting roles in the award winning movies Mona, Broadway's Finest, Uncle Melvin's Apartment, This Is Reality and in the TV series, A Crime to Remember.
I’m extremely proactive and passionate about several feature films I’ve written as vehicles for myself including All My Friends Are Getting Married which has a sale agent already in place based on the strength of the script and its commercial box office potential. They’ll even pay for marketing! All I need is the financing. That’s easy, right? :P
I’ve recently performed my one-man show in New York City called, SKITSO at the 72nd St., Triad Theater where I play over 35 original characters and celebrities. Charles Messina is the director. The project has attracted the attention of Broadway producer Robert Blume. It’s also going to be part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival at the Underground Theater in June.
On stage, I talk about relationships, being an Aussie in America and I mimic movie stars contorting my face so that I can look like them too. Nothing gives me greater joy than entertaining people and making them laugh!
Name: Jim Dailakis
Lives in: New York City, New York
Occupation: Actor, Comedian and Screenwriter
A Crime to Remember
Television by Christine Connor (Documentary and Crime) Actor A look back at famous cases from the past.
Uncle Melvin's Apartment
Film by Craig Weintraub (Comedy) Actor Danny, a germaphobe from Chicago, travels to New York to meet with publishers about his new novel. A rejection, a fall and a broken leg land him in the care of his scam-artist Uncle who he hasn't seen in almost 10 years. It's also been about that long since his Uncle Melvin's apartment has last been cleaned. Written by Anonymous
This is Reality
Film (short) by Felipe Vara de Rey (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Actor November 2011. Greece collapses financially. Prime Minister Papandreu announces a Referendum initiative on his austerity plan. In the meantime, the life of Stavros, a Greek immigrant in New York, is about to change forever.
Film by Stephen Marro (Action, Comedy and Drama) Actor Broadway's Finest is a diverting story about three struggling men who impersonate New York City under cover cops and chase down a notorious drug dealer in order to create their own cutting edge police drama. Desperate for success, they enter the dangerous world of undercover police work to get the authentic material they need to create their show. As the exploits of the ill-prepared detectives get them deeper and deeper into the case, they are driven to extremes. Do these guys really know what they're playing with? Will they survive the dangers of the street? Things are rarely what they seem in this gritty dramatic comedy. Written by Anonymous
Film by Alan Kirschen (Comedy and Romance) Actor Ever know somebody too nice? Lovable, but you just want to smack them? That's Bob, 34, witty and self-deprecating. Bob meets the right girl. Smart and beautiful. Her beauty turns out to be a problem, because now Bob has to compete. Eric has known Bob for 15 years. They roomed together when they first hit New York. Eric is forced to move back in with Bob. During the move, Bob brings along his new girl, Mona. She's 22 and comes from an affluent background, but wants to make it on her own. She longs for the bohemian life-style she read about in books, but her temp job is dousing her dreams. That's when Mona meets Eric. He makes a nutty pass at her, half hoping she slaps him. She doesn't. Mona loves Bob, but with Eric there are sparks. Now Eric and Bob are living together and Mona is the minefield between them. Are the guys kidding themselves about her, or is this a love worth losing a best-friend? Written by Robert McCaskill
Television (Comedy) Actor, Stunts Billy Mahoney is a young salesman who through many failed attempts at securing steady employment, suffers both emotional and physical taunting at the hands of his colleagues.