About Jim 2

A Biography of Jim Pinkoski

Me an “Actor”??

My job in Gatlinburg was mainly to manage the museum, and (as I’ve mentioned elsewhere on this website) my wife Sandra performed in the Passion Play — and we did 175 performances a year!  BELOW:   I too have “gotten into costume” now and then — here I am dressed up as a Roman soldier when I was in the 1985 NATIVITY DRAMA that was performed in Takoma Park, Maryland , which is near Washington, D.C.   (Hmmmmm — I didn’t know that Roman soldiers wore glasses . . .)

Me, Frank Araujo the director, and my friend Mark Pedro

SPECIAL NOTE:  Frank Araujo had the honor of being the very first Christian play producer who was able to stage the 1981 and 1982 Jerusalem Passion Play in Shepard’s Field in Bethlehem!  A $25 hardcover photobook entitled The Last Hours with Jesus was published in 1982 by Doubleday, and it was a great honor to work with this very talented director in 1985!  Yes, we filmed our 1985 Nativity Drama — we had horses and camels and sheep, and, if I remember right, we got our costumes from a rental place that had the costumes that were used in the movie The Ten Commandments!

The “ACTION 60s” TV Show

Back in 1991 I was a guest on the Herman Bailey’s well-known “ACTION 60s” talk show — on this program I was there to discuss the Sabbath/Sunday issue, not the discoveries.
ABOVE:  Herman Bailey, me and Sandra.   BELOW: Me on the set being interviewed.
BELOW:  This was one of my banners that I did for a 1990 Christian tent crusade in Florida.
As I mentioned at the beginning of this page, I became a Christian at the age of 34 back in 1984 — but what was I doing BEFORE I became a Christian?  I think I have some of my old photos around here somewhere . . .

Jim Pinkoski’s “Early Days”

(Hey, this is MY website — and I can put anything up here that I want to put up here, RIGHT? )

ABOVE: With long hair and no beard in 1975 — my Mom at my comic shop in 1976 — me in 1981

ABOVE LEFT: I got my 1st drumset when I was 15.   ABOVE RIGHT: Here I am jamming with a rather well-known New York cartoonist by the name of Jim Steranko in 1978.  Drums were only a “hobby” for me over the years — most of my time was spent drawing!  Do I still have my drums?  Nope — I got rid of them back in 1993 or so.

Jimi Hendrix !?!

ABOVE:  While we are on the subject of “music,” I saw JIMI HENDRIX perform twice!  This is a photo I took with my old instamatic camera of Hendrix performing at an outdoor concert in 1970 at the Sacramento Fair Grounds in California.

BELOW:  I was at the CREAM concert in San Francisco in 1968 the weekend they recorded the live portion of their “Wheels of Fire” album — and I was very appreciative of Ginger Baker’s amazing drum solo!  After all, I WAS a drummer too!  ( That’s MY photo on the right . . . )

BELOW:  Back in 1968 I took an old army shirt and painted it with bright psychedelic glow-in-the-dark colors, and I wore it to some of these concerts — here it is modeled by one of my old girlfriends.  I wish I had a photo of the back of the shirt, but I don’t seem to have one — that shirt looked spectacular under a black light!

BIO continued in Part 3 . . . 

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