About Us – James and Barbara Maggio


MY NICKNAME IS JIM. I am a retired aerospace engineer. I graduated from New York University College of Engineering with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. I graduated with honors and was inducted into the honor societies Pi Tau Sigma and Tau Beta Pi.

WORK EXPERIENCE: My entire engineering career has been in the aerospace industry working for Republic Aviation, Grumman Aviation, Reaction Motors, Kearfott Electronics and ITT Aerospace Communications. Pictured below are just two of the projects that I worked on.

Pictured: Republic F-105 Thunderchief Fighter-Bomber

Pictured: ITT Digital Voice Terminal

SINCE RETIRING: I have busied myself in activities poles apart from aerospace and engineering. I have been involved in screenplay writing, self-publishing, and editing.

TO DATE, I have written five SCREENPLAYS: “Third Man in the Ring”, “When Love’s Window Closes”, “The Prime Minister of the Underworld”, “Do Not Disturb the Dead”, and “Triumph”. Indepth Information about these screenplays can be seen by clicking on each script name in the left sidebar on this page.

IN ADDITION TO THE SCREENPLAYS, we wrote, produced, and acted in a short film also called “Third Man in the Ring”, the YOUTUBE LINK of which can be seen by clicking on ‘Video and Books’ also in the left sidebar on this page. Visitors are encouraged to view the 13-minute video to hear Barbara’s narration.

Pictured: Barbara and Jim


EDUCATION: I am a graduate from American University with a Bachelor in Fine Arts degree. I majored in communications, speech and drama. After graduation, I pursued a career as an actor. I appeared in major feature films and television productions.

MEMOIR: I wrote my memoir entitled “My Life with The Third Man in the Ring” (Amazon). The third man in the ring, the referee, being my father, Teddy Martin (birth name Louis Stolfi), a Boxing Hall of Fame prizefight referee in 1940’s and 1950’s.

SCRIPT: I also co-authored the script “The Third Man in the Ring’ that was inspired by my memoir. In addition to acting, I was involved with the Hoboken (NJ) International Film Festival and the Passaic County Film Commission.

Additional Information: Sadly, Barbara is no longer with us. She passed away in 2020 after a long illness.

To commemorate Barbara’s passing, a MEMORIAL of sorts has been produced in the form of anecdotal posts involving actors that Barbara acted with in film and TV in her theatrical career.

The preface to the posts, “Requiem for an Actress – Why Now?”, can be seen at the top of the “About Us'” page and each anecdote can be reached by clicking on the actor’s name in the left sidebar..