Troy was in his early 20's when he appeared on STARCADE! At the time, he was the top Gene
Simmons (of the Rock Group Kiss) impersonator on the West coast and had
been for six years. In May '84 after the taping of his STARCADE! show,
Troy sent us several phots of himself and his Kiss group (see photos
below). Troy told us that each year he "made new costumes for the
group and did all the makeup." Pretty cool, Troy.
He saw STARCADE! on his
local TV station and answered our call for Contestants because, as he
said, "I think it would be a fun experience and I like to play video
One of Troy's ambitions was
to start his 'own production company.' And as you will see as you read on,
he has done just that.
Today (2002), according to Troy, he is "still
very much into Kiss. I still on occasion dress as Gene Simmons for
Halloween parties and have a blast doing it. I get so much attention with
it. Since being on Starcade, I have been lucky enough to meet every member
that has ever been in Kiss (at least once - most several times) except
guitarist Mark St. John.
"I have become very involved in music and video production. I have
been producing a music video show for over six years now called Rock Candy
which airs on a few Public Access channels in Northern California. I host
and produce the show which features music videos from big name commercial
hard rock bands such as Kiss, Poison, Motley Crue, etc.
"I also interview the rock stars on occasion. Between my show and just being lucky, I have met well over 150 different rock stars since being on STARCADE! Most of those I met before starting Rock Candy."
Troy has recently achieved his
goal to open his own production company. "Last
year I started my own business, Correia Productions. Right now it is very
small, focusing on video duplication, graphic art, and web page design. In
the next six months to a year I hope to be doing full video production
work for clients. Right now the only video production I am doing is on
Rock Candy (his music video show)."
Of his STARCADE! experience, Troy says, "I had a lot of fun and want to say 'Thank You' for the experience and for creating the STARCADE! website. It brought
back some fun memories. I still think about the show every time I am in
San Francisco and pass by the studio (all the STARCADE! shows were taped
in studios in San Francisco). Now to see STARCADE! immortalized online is