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Check Out Johnny “StiXXX” Careccia’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Johnny “StiXXX” Careccia.

Hi Johnny “StiXXX”, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I was born on February 2nd, 1967 in Bronx, New York. I was an only child, so I spent a lot of time by myself, which I guess is the reason I was influenced by movies and music at an early age. Friends and family started to refer to me as Johnny. My mom took me to the theater often when I was a little boy. I remember enjoying classic films like THE GODFATHER, THE EXORCIST, JAWS and of course my favorite BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID, among others.

When I was ten years old, my love for music started to grow. At age 16, I taught himself to play the drums, like one of my favorite band’s KISS. I eventually earned the moniker “Stixxx” and started playing and gigging with original and tribute bands all over the Tri-State area (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut).

I started acting when I was 26 years of age, taking bit parts in films and television until I eventually met my producing partner Jeff Knite in 2015 while filming AMERICAN PIRATES. Since then, I have appeared in the Hit Documentary WAITING FOR HOWARD STERN, and I co-starred in the upcoming blockbuster film THE COVID KILLER.

I also co-wrote two songs for the soundtrack for THE COVID KILLER film.

The songs are NEW YORK NEW YORK and THE COVID KILLER.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
It has absolutely not been a smooth road. I will be the first to admit that I was no saint. I was a very troubled child who was spoiled by my parents so I was always in trouble with the law. Yonkers police were always after me for doing dumb stuff.

One time I was riding with a friend in a car and the cops were about to pull us over. Little did I realize that the driver of the vehicle had no license and the vehicle had no registration, insurance or inspection. Suffice to say, we were in deep sh-t. My friend decided that he was going to outrun the police. He tried but it did not end well. They caught up to us in the Bronx and cornered us at a dead-end street. My friend jumped over a fence and got away, but they caught me. They pulled my wig off my head and beat the sh-t out of me with billy clubs while laughing. They thought it was funny that a teenage boy lost all of his hair at such an early age and had to wear a wig. It was humiliating. But I learned a lesson that day. You can’t trust no one.

After that, I started to really get into music. It was a way for me to express myself without causing too much trouble. Johnny “StiXXX” was born. I formed a band and eventually went on to perform all over the Tri-State area.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I am a musician, actor, writer and a producer, but my specialty is drums. I believe I am one of the greatest drummers in the world.

I am known for the films:
AMERICAN PIRATES
WAITING FOR HOWARD STERN
THE COVID KILLER

And the songs:
S.O.S.
HALF LIFE
ARMED & DANGEROUS
NEW YORK NEW YORK
THE COVID KILLER

My strange sense of humour is what sets me apart from others.

How do you define success?
A nice fat wallet! LOL

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Image Credits:

Jeff Knite

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