We hired the real bearded Santa Joe last year. He was amazing. Rave reviews. We shared all is information with our friends who also used him. Unfortunately this year he canceled the night before our party and sent another Santa that was no where near the talent we paid for. Never gave of us choice of who he was sending. :(
For example - I am featured as the real Santa in Mariah Carey's 2015 video to promote her 2015 Holiday Show in NYC. In the slide show above, you will find video of my 30-minute show for NBC-TV's "Sunny Side Up with Chica."
The Event Director at Backstage Magazine says of my work at their annual get-together for Broadway entertainers: ""Joe is the best Santa this side of the North Pole. I am still not sure if Joe dresses up as Santa for the holidays or if Santa dresses up like Joe the rest of the year."
Two of the big three TV networks in NY hires me as Santa for the Holiday party they host every year in their Manhattan television studios for the families of their hundreds of employees and television celebrities. I am the CoHost of the MTV Christmas Special with Nick Cannon.
I am not just a "tell me what you want for Christmas" Santa. I also am a classically trained singer - as a lead character - in NY Shows. As of this writing (July 29th, 2016) I am in rehearsal as a principal character (clean shaven at that time) in a special presentation of Ragtime on Ellis Island . I have performed in more than 60 more than 40 movies and videos.
I take pride in ALWAYS being on time and ready to perform. Most of the time, unless circumstances are unusual, I will arrive in costume and in character. See my web site for photos of its quality. It is the best you can buy and I replace it every season with a fresh one.
I carry $3 million dollars in professional liability insurance and I can provide a recent background and criminal check by a major resource. Booked clients may request documentary confirmation of both those features.
Do I know kids? I am the proud father of 5 children (now all grown up, with advanced degrees and professional careers). I have 7 Grandchildren and one GREAT-GRANDCHILD.
My own natural language is English but I speak some Spanish and German.