Meet Our Actors: John Racioppo

Right alongside SamTam is Jym, the driver who gets the thieves out of the museum and us into the play. We open tomorrow! Come see Untameable, featuring many including the fast driving, quick talking John Racioppo as Jym.

Name: John Racioppo

Hometown: Toronto, Canada

Favorite Role to Date: Judas in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guirgis

Tell Us About Your Character: Jym is the getaway driver for the thieves. He's dating SamTam, he's in love with Nel, and he hates stealing things. Go figure.

A Childhood Story that Explains Who You Are as a Person/Actor:
Back in the days when I was playing a lot of baseball, there was this one game where a ball was hit in my direction, I chased it down, dove, and it just hit my glove and got by me. It was nearly a terrific play, but I had just missed it. On the drive home, I remember my Dad said it was pretty impressive, but "if you can touch it, you can catch it". Like all good sports metaphors, I think it's damn good advice both on the field and off the field; at my best, I'm always extending myself a little further to see how far I can reach.

Something Untameable: The lame answer is New York City, but any place that lets me drink until 4:00am and then cap the night off with a 99 cent slice of pizza ain't taking orders from nobody.

Diamonds or Love: Love... Diamonds look silly on dudes.