His Irish charm and boxing prowess endeared John Duddy (The Derry Destroyer) to Irish Americans across America. Now retired from boxing, John has taken up acting. Duddy played the title character in the 2011 production of Kid Shamrock, the bartender in the Matt Glasson “Hard Times”, and a boxer in the music video for the Bon Jovi song “Because We Can” For the 2013 film “Grudge Match”, John Duddy helped Robert De Niro train for boxing sequences; and De Niro himself called to offer Duddy the role of legendary Scottish boxer Ken Buchanan in the 2016 movie “Hands of Stone”.
On Saturday May 20th, John will appear at the “Spring Lake Irish Festival” on behalf of Peter Grandich and Trinity Financial, Sports & Entertainment Management Company. Festival details to follow. Here’s video of 2015 festival (last year was rained out – rain date this year is May 21st).