Kev J. Boycik
Producer & Founding Member
Master Of Ceremonies

Kev with Richard O'Brien and Patricia Quinn

Kev with Nell Campbell
Name: Kev J. Boycik
Nickname (if any): Kev


When & where did you first see TRHPS?: March of 1987 at the Graceland Cinema in Columbus, OH

When did you join Simply His Servants?: I started performing at the Cedar Lee in 1993, the cast at the time had no name and no organization whatsoever. I was one of the founding members of Simply His Servants, which was formed in 1994. SHS set a new standard and redefined the Cleveland Rocky Horror experience by presenting a more organized, practiced, and distinguished show. In the years since we have been recognized and awarded by The Plain Dealer, Scene Magazine and Cleveland Magazine.

Characters played: Everyone but Rocky Horror and Columbia, and I'd prefer to keep it that way. My performing days are long gone, but every now and then I'll hop into a part if we're really REALLY in need of a role to be filled.

Approximate number of times you've seen TRHPS: I have no clue, I lost count sometime in the early 90's.

Approximate number of times you've performed TRHPS: I couldn't even guess......I've been performing for almost 18 years, so it's safe to say A LOT

What cinemas have you seen TRHPS?: Cedar Lee; the old Coventry theatre; the Esquire Theatre in Cincinnati; Barberton, OH; Lorain Twin Cinemas, Lorain, OH; Avon Lake 4, OH; Graceland in Columbus, OH; the Cinema in Huntington, WV; the Hollywood in Pittsburgh, the Music Box in Chicago, Denver, Crossroads in Indiana, Village East, NY; Chelsea, NY; and many many more that I'll never remember

What Rocky Horror conventions have you attended?: '94 Albany, NY; '95 Albany, NY; '98 Las Vegas, NV; '99 Denver, CO; '99 Tucson, AZ; 2000 Allentown, PA; 2000 25th Anniversary in Las Vegas, NV; 2002 Anti-Con in Merrilville, IN; 2002 Philadelphia, PA; 2004 NYC; Chicago 2006; Atlantic City 2008...I'm sure I'm forgetting one or two others......

In 2009, I put on the Rocky Horror convention THE CELLULOID JAM with my soul brother Cosmo Hetzer, which was held in the Cincinnati area.

What Rocky Horror casts have you belonged to?: The Lorain Twin Rocky Horror Revue (Lorain, OH), Crazed Imaginations (Avon Lake, OH), Simply His Servants, The Official International Shock Treatment Cast, and many one-time shows and guest performances at other theatres and conventions...

Favorite character: Riff-Raff & Eddie

Favorite Rocky Horror actor/actress: Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn, Perry Bedden, Kimi Wong, & Rufus Collins

Favorite song in TRHPS: The thing that I am most passionate about Rocky Horror is the music. I can't narrow it down to one tune because I love all 17 tunes too much to pick a favorite. But I will give you my favorite version of each tune:

  • Science Fiction/Double Feature: TRHPS, the **ORIGINAL MONO MIX** by Richard O'Brien
  • Dammit Janet: 1976 Norwegian Cast
  • Over At The Frankenstein Place: 1974 Original Roxy Cast
  • The Time Warp: TRHPS, the **ORIGINAL MONO MIX** not the soundtrack version
  • Sweet Transvestite: Anthony Head's 1991 solo recording
  • The Sword Of Damocles: 1978 Original New Zealand Cast
  • I Can Make You A Man: 1974 Original Roxy Cast
  • Hot Patootie-Bless My Soul: 1978 Original New Zealand Cast
  • I Can Make You A Man (reprise): 1974 Original Roxy Cast
  • Once In A While: 1973 Original London Cast
  • Touch-A Touch-A Touch Me: 1992 Australian Cast
  • Eddie's Teddy: Kimi & Ritz, 1973--the first (and best) recorded version of the song
  • Planet Schmanet Janet: 1975 Broadway Cast (bootleg)
  • Rose Tint My World: TRHPS, the **ORIGINAL MONO MIX**
  • I'm Going Home: 1973 Original London Cast
  • Super Heroes: Richard O'Brien live at the 20th Anniversary, 1995 (bootleg)
  • Science Fiction/Double Feature (reprise): 1990 London Revival Cast

    What is your greatest Rocky Horror memory?: Have so many, it's impossible to name just one, so I'm gonna throw a whole bunch of them at ya:

  • Getting a big kiss on the lips from Richard O'Brien
  • Singing on stage at the Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas at the 25th & being complimented afterwards by Richard O'Brien
  • Performing Shock Treatment for the first time in 1994
  • I played Frank at a Kent State University show in 1994 & got the most applause I've ever had in my life up to that point. They were on their feet screaming for me before the cape came off. That was some night, it still gives me warm fuzzies...
  • Finally--FINALLY bringing Shock Treatment to Cleveland and getting to do it at the Cedar Lee. Sure, only 6 people came to see it, but doing those shows was a life-long dream come true for me.
  • Singing duets of Kimi & Ritz and Dicky Hart songs with Kimi Wong O'Brien at the 2004 NYC con
  • The week Cosmo and I spent with Perry Bedden & Kimi Wong O'Brien before, during & after our convention was also a wonderful memorable time for me.


    Favorite movies: Shock Treatment, Phantom Of The Paradise, TRHPS, The Ritz, Night Of The Living Dead (1968), Dawn Of The Dead (1978), Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971), Yellow Submarine, The Godfather Trilogy, All That Jazz, Inserts, Victor/Victoria, The Rose, The Commitments, Pennies From Heaven (1981), Do The Right Thing, The First Nudie Musical, Glengarry Glen Ross, From Dusk Till Dawn, Tommy, Ladies And Gentlemen The Fabulous Stains, The Man Who Fell To Earth, North By Northwest, Peter's Friends, Lisztomania, Young Frankenstein, National Lampoon's Vacation and many, many more.....

    Favorite TV shows: Law And Order: Special Victims Unit, 24, Medium, Friends, Twin Peaks, Degrassi Junior High, The Monkees, Roseanne, My So-Called Life, The Golden Girls, The Muppet Show, Now And Again, Lost

    Favorite music/musicians: The Beatles, Paul Williams, Elton John (only from 1970 up to 1976--NOTHING after 1976!) Lindsey Buckingham, The Mamas And The Papas, John Phillips, Billy Joel, The Doors, Fleetwood Mac (every lineup from 1967 to the present), Queen, The Who, John Lennon, Willie Nelson, Stevie Wonder, ABBA, Hank Williams Jr.

    Favorite books: The Dark Tower series (books I to VII) by Stephen King, The Stand by Stephen King, anything by King from 1974 to 1987, The Godfather by Mario Puzo, The Adventures Of Captain Gladys Stoutpamplet And Her Intrepid Spaniel Stig Amongst The Giant Pygmies Of Beckles, Volume VIII

    Fave celebrities: Paul Williams, Lou Adler, George Carlin, John Lennon, John Phillips, Lindsey Buckingham, Phil Spector & Richard O'Brien

    Likes: Tace, Violet, Walt Disney World, my iPod, music, 16mm films, 16mm film collecting, Shock Treatment, Rocky Horror, my friends, LiveJournal, the internet

    Dislikes: ALL sports, TEXTING, winter, snow & cold weather, television, fullscreen DVD's, Wal-Mart, bad drivers, television commercials, people who talk on the phone when they drive

    Favorite web links, etc: The Celluloid Jam 2009


    Kev with Meat Loaf and Lou Adler

    Kev with Kimi Wong O'Brien