"From the moment we (Dan & Cheryl Todd of AZFirearms.com) met the multi-talented Joey "Rocketshoes" Dillon, we knew we had met a kindred spirit! We share a passion for vintage firearms, a love of history, and a zest for excellence; and we immediately knew we wanted to work together! Take a moment to read about our friend, Joey – then check out his website...and tell him Dan & Cheryl at AZFirearms.com sent you!”
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, (read more about this at bottom of page), 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 a**-he has no attitude, and we got along brilliantly."
~Josh Brolin (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. (See Resume for more info) Acting has always been the end all, and Joey’s cowboy experience, standup 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.
Stay tuned for projects currently in the works:
"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.