Christy Jones was born on a farm that was part of Dublin Airport, during World War II. He was the eldest of eight children. When he was 21, he emigrated to the U.S.A and settled in New York City. He was soon drafted into the Army. But he joined the National Guard and after serving his six months of Active Service, he was out of the Military. He attended the Stella Adler Theatre Institute, graduating after two years. Christy had been named after his grandfather, Kit. His granddad had owned a Taxi Service in the town of Rush. Christy decided to support himself by driving a Taxi in New York City. He pursued an acting career, appearing in many off Broadway shows and writing five plays. He has recently completed this memoir Taxi to Broadway.
Taxi to Broadway
“Hey, did anyone tell you look like James Dean!” It happened once in a while. I had just lit a cigarette… (can’t resist the slice of ham). Drawing into myself; playing the dead actor behind the wheel, cigarette dangling loosely from my pouting lips; angry at life… scowling at the world! ...