Listen to Will Roberts interviewing Hollywood Gun Coach and Gun Spinner Joey Dillon:
This week, TheReenactors.com’s Will Roberts interviews Hollywood gun coach and 3 time world champion gun spinner, Joey Dillon of www.JoeyDillon.com. This interview is packed with valuable information about guns along with cowboy stories and tips on being a better reenactor, performer, and gun handling. I spent many years traveling around the world with Joey, doing Wild West shows in all types of places. During this time, I came to find out that he is not only the smoothest and most technical gun handler, but he is also the best at getting a crowd going at an event. I hope you all enjoy Joey Dillon's interview and words of wisdom.
About Joey Dillon
Joey Rocketshoes Dillon is a multiple world title holder in Trick Gunspinning and Handling, a world renown traveling One Man Cowboy Stage Show, an actor, a history expert, a weapons coach for actors, an on set armorer, a gunsmith, a fabricator, and a singer songwriter. An artist in many areas, Joey has adapted his God given abilities to entertaining others any way he can.
Rocketshoes! ......As I said he’s the fastest thing I’ve ever seen, but he’s humble-not an ass-he has no attitude, and we got along brilliantly.
(after training with Joey for “Jonah Hex”)
He has won the World Championships of Gunspinning three times and has turned that into a living made by the gun. This has lead to numerous film and T.V. credits as an actor or on screen expert. Acting has always been the end all, and Joey’s cowboy experience, stand up comedy background, acting study, and creativeness have led him through many acting doors.
It takes a lot to hold an audience at bay for an entire show, let alone a one man show. That means there is a lot more to Joey Dillon then guns that keep people tuned in! Comedy, personality, and an easiness on stage make this show shine!
Joey still travels nationwide, and in some cases worldwide with his unique cowboy themed gun handling show, but makes his home now in southern california with his wife and kids, near the film industry.
He also gets called on to teach actors the art of gunspinning, quick draws, roping, and tomahawks and other weapons. Besides that Joey customizes guns and props to the studio’s or production’s needs. The recent Warner Bros. “Jonah Hex,” and Cirque Du Soleil’s Las Vegas show “Viva Elvis” both feature Joey’s work with customizing six guns and or teaching. www.JoeyDillon.com
Stay tuned for Joey Dillon in the following:
- “The Big Valley” remake. Trained Josh Stewart, the lead gunslinger.
- “Looper,” starring Joseph Levitt and Bruce Willis. Trained Noah Segan.
- “Duke.” Trained Carmine Giovinazzo of “CSI N.Y.” As well as a hand double
- “Gangster Squad.” Starring Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Anthony Mackie, Giovani Ribisi, and Robert Patrick. Trained Robert Patrick.
Will is TheReenactors.com's historical news team's Editor in Chief. He is also a featured cowboy act in the Cirque Du Soleil show “Viva Elvis" in Vegas. He is a commentator on PBS's Oklahoma Horizon and an internationally syndicated humorist of the cartoon, "Will Says - A Modern Day Will Rogers." Will believes that "In this modern day and age American`s newest slogan is: Mom, apple pie and high speed Internet. They say you can live two weeks without food, a day or so without water, but take someone`s Internet access away and they won`t last five minutes." You can follow him on TheReenactors.com and at www.Twitter.com/WillRogersUSA, or learn more about "The Good Will Tour" at www.WillRogersUSA.com.