Jimmy Della Valle aka Brooklyn Buddha is a personable guy, who's like a "breath of fresh air". This good looking "Character" Actor/Comedian grabs the attention of his audience and keeps them on the edge of their seats, while discussing his life's experiences from what it was like to grow up in a dysfunctional blue collar family with a gambling problem since he was 3. Jimmy pushes his audience's humor button to the next level with surprising one-liners, impressions, weird anecdotes, crazy stories as well as his audience interaction and amazing Improvisation off the audience's responses which always makes for an extremely funny show. He is constantly writing new material and would compliment any show with headlining performances that are always on the edge.
Jimmy is no stranger to the comedy stage. Don't let his young looks fool you. He has been a comedian his whole life and got kicked out of catholic school in the 5th grade for being the class clown and was forced by the nuns to go to public school. He has been making a living as a full time comedian since 1991 from the first time he stepped on the comedy stages in New York City with his unique point of view, otherwise known as Jimmyisms. He has done over 5,000 comedy shows in all 50 states as well as performing for the Army, Navy, Airforce and Marines at over 10 different bases Nationally and Internationally two and three times at each base over his comedy career. Jimmy D Della Valle can be seen Headlining all the major comedy clubs, casinos and colleges across the country as well as corporate events. Jimmy also has many TV credits such as the Emmy winning HBO's The Sopranos, CBS's Without a Trace, NBC's My Name is Earl, Nickelodeon's Unfabulous, HBO's Oz, and Sex and The City to name just a few. He has played many different characters in several independent feature films. He has also had a major recurring role as a comedian and favorite of Judge Piers Morgan on the summers hit show NBC's America's Got Talent where he shared the Stage with Las Vegas's Mirage Casino and Favorite Headliner Ventriloquist and winner of America's Got Talent Terry Fator, and The Three Redneck Tenors. Jimmy has also been seen on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, Nuvo TV's Stand Up & Deliver series produced by Jennifer Lopez and other countless Stand up TV shows. He also has a hit CD called "Its Just A Jimmyism" which has sold over 100,000 copies. Jimmy has also had his own XM satellite radio show that ran for 1 year on National Lampoon Comedy Radio as well as being heard on Sirius many times over the years. With his unique character look, streetwise flare and macho vulnerability you will understand instantly why people love him whether it is in person on the comedy stage, TV or Film. From the second he opens his mouth and your here his sexy NY accent all women instantly love him and all guys want to hang out with him after the shows. Jimmy "D" in the world of comedy is what you call a sure thing.
Jimmy has extensive acting training: at NYU, T.Schreiber Studios, ABC Primetime Casting's Marci Phillips, Marcia Turner, Weist Barron's Master Scene Study,Improv Teacher David Shuman. He also has been taught by one of New York City's best "Sitcom" Acting Coaches JoAnna Beckson who trained Ray Romano and Kevin James two of the most famous sitcom comedians ever. Jimmy is also very athletic don't let his little belly fool you when it comes to pretty much any sport he can hold his own. If you don't believe me just play him and you will lose your shirt as well as probably some money. Not only has Jimmy been an acting student he also helps teach stand up comedy to aspiring young comedians as well as Improv and coaches fellow actors for auditions. Jimmy is the real deal he's a true NY Character, Actor, Comedian, Voiceover Artist, Writer and Master of Improvisation as well as he can pick up any Accent in a matter of minutes. When not filming a TV show Commercial, Voiceover or Film, Jimmy is auditioning for Television and film roles almost everyday in Los Angeles thanks to his wonderful agents. He is constantly studying acting in the master acting class at the Actors Academy with his favorite acting coach Lewis Smith who was a Movie Star in the cult favorite The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai The Heavenly Kid and Quentin Tarantinos Django to name just a few. Lewis Smith is Jimmy's mentor and was also a favorite student of all the great acting coaches such as Lee Strasberg, Sandy Meisner, Stella Adler, Roy London and he also lived with the great Acting Icon Paul Newman who taught him all his little acting secrets which he has now passed onto Jimmy.
Jimmy Della Valle, born and raised in NY, now living in Los Angeles, confesses - "Once a New Yorker, always a New Yorker." His streetwise edgy flare, macho vulnerability, and blue-collar twists are what allow Jimmy to keep audiences on the brink of laughter. For well over a decade, he has been a stand up comedian entertaining at comedy clubs, casinos corporate events and colleges with his quick comedic timing, and his uniquely skewed observations. Jimmy is the real deal he's a true NY Character Actor/Comedian, Voiceover Artist, Writer and Master of Improvisation and Accents. Jimmy was born in Syracuse NY, then moved to Brooklyn, NY where several years later he met his wife in the famous Hamptons. Jimmy is now Living and Happily married in Los Angeles with his wife who is his biggest fan and supporter as well as their Russian Blue Kitty Marvin.
Most recently, Jimmy was on the hit summer NBC show "America's Got Talent" where Judge Piers Morgan said, "I wanted to hate you with every bone in my body, but I loved you. You have the greatest comedic timing and delivery, I have ever seen in my life. You are hilarious!". Jimmy was on 3 episodes of America's Got Talent where 40 million plus TV viewers watched each night for 3 weeks. That ladies and gentleman is Millions of comedy fans overnight and if you are lucky you can be next.