â€œBig Daddy Cool” Johnny Dellarocca is a walking talking reminder of a time long past. He is a tough as nails ex-gangster turned entertainer and Chicago night club impresario supreme.
Step back in time to the swing-era, and swing hard, baby! â€œBig Daddy Coolâ€ Johnny Dellarocca is the performance persona of award-winning actor, singer and magician John B. Pyka. He is a lifelong comic reader and collector, a Star Wars â€œfreakasaurusâ€, pro wrestling personality, and movie fanatic, but is best known for his work onstage as a new vintage variety artist, fusing music and magic with comedy and dance in a 1920s â€“ 1940s style in what is described as â€œDieselpunk.â€ He can be seen performing in theaters, at festivals and cons around the country. He has been seen previously as an official guest/performer at Geekonomicon, Midsouth Con, Indy Pop Con, Nashville Comic Festival, River City Comic Expo, Fandom Fest Louisville, GMX and many more!
â€œBig Daddy Coolâ€ is also the subject of the Dieselpunk pulp adventure series, Tales From the Flip-Side from Pro Se Press and the star of the upcoming web series Big Daddy Cool in the 21st Century! In addition, he is a manager personality with NWA Wrestling and can be heard on the Diesel Powered Podcast, THE Voice of Dieselpunk on iTunes and Stitcher, which consistently is ranked in the top 10 performing arts podcasts!