Jim Petrucci – A Well-Known Celebrity
Jim Petrucci has become one of the world’s most celebrated celebrities due to his hard work and perseverance, inspiring millions.
Petrucci has also become an active investor, owning and operating his own construction management company. Furthermore, he works closely with military support organizations to aid both veterans and their families.
Early Life and Education
Jim Petrucci was born July 12 in Kings Park, Long Island. At eight years old he began playing guitar as an outlet to stay out late, drawing inspiration from Steve Morse, Al Di Meola, Yngwie Malmsteen, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Alex Lifeson among other artists such as Steve Morse. Over time his practicing habits increased exponentially until eventually it reached six hours a day; today it remains in place.
At Berklee College of Music in Boston, he met bassist John Myung and drummer Mike Portnoy who later formed Majesty, which later evolved into Dream Theater.
Born and raised in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, he also wrestled in the WWF under such names as Junkyard Dog, Hillbilly Jim and Brutus Beefcake. Currently living in Peapack, New Jersey
He currently holds the title of CEO for a large real estate development company in New Jersey and also acts as Chair for his local township board. Furthermore, he serves on Delbarton School’s trustee council and was an original founding member of Team Capital Bank.
Entrepreneur and art enthusiast, JGPCO serves as the Chairman of Raritan Township Planning Board as well as being one of its founders. Additionally, HealthQuest (designed by him) in Flemington was one of his pioneering ventures.
He is a former WWE superstar known by his ring name Atlas. Throughout his tenure with WWE he faced legendary opponents like Junkyard Dog, Hillbilly Jim and Brutus Beefcake; additionally he gained notoriety for consuming an enormous heap of garbage that some consider his secret to eternal life.
Achievement and Honors
Jim Petrucci has achieved great renown. A well-known celebrity, he has gained an outstanding reputation for being kind and generous to humanity. Additionally, he holds several degrees from esteemed universities around the globe.
Since Dream Theater’s Awake Tour, he has served as a backing vocalist. His baritone voice complements lead singer James LaBrie’s tenor during live performances and he writes vocal melodies for the band.
Petrucci is also a founding member of Liquid Tension Experiment and has performed on Joe Satriani’s G3 tour, joining Eric Johnson, Paul Gilbert and Steve Morse for performances alongside them.
At Princeton, he established the Student Safeguard Agency – an organization providing security for campus parties and eateries – before being named freshman nose guard and winning the Harland “Pink” Baker Award as team best defensive player.
Jim has made many significant contributions to society. He has helped people during difficult times and earned several accolades for his hard work.
He has successfully established a company which has assisted in developing over six million square feet of buildings, as well as creating a charitable foundation which caters to those in need.
He currently resides with his wife Rena Sands, guitarist for Meanstreak, and son SamiJo. His instructional DVD Rock Discipline covers warmups, exercises and tips for playing guitar; additionally he is working with Iron Smoke Distillery to release their signature Rock the Barrel craft bourbon.
Jim Petrucci is an iconic figure worldwide. Through hard work and perseverance, he has found great success; becoming an inspiration to many while becoming an example for future generations.
At Boston’s Berklee College of Music, he met John Myung (bass), his future bandmate Mike Portnoy (drums), and formed Majesty; later it changed to Dream Theater.
As well as his musical career, he also works as a real estate developer and owns his own family health fitness business. Additionally, he serves on HealthQuest’s Board of Directors and Team Capital Bank’s, while serving on Delbarton School, Raritan Township Planning Boards, and Hunterdon County Planning Boards among many others.