comedy The Best Celebrity Impersonators Ever

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The best celebrity impressionists ever include some legendary comics and impersonators like Rich Little, Will Jordan, and Will Jordan, along with some modern-day comedians like Jim Carrey, Dana Carvey and, more recently, Jay Pharoah. This list includes some of the masters of comedic impressions and impersonations, but it isn't complete: be sure to add any of your favorite impressionists and impressionist comedians who are missing (and vote for the best).

Doing a truly great impression of someone else takes great skill. It's more than just scrunching up your face and saying "Come on, make my day" and then passing it off as Clint Eastwood. Anyone who can do amazing impressions must be able to pull off physical comedy. It's about getting the gestures, the voice inflection and the attitude of the person just right. On top of that, you've got to be funny. That's a tall order, but several great comedians have found the perfect formula.

Who are the best celeb impersonators? Some of the best impressionists ever are (or were) cast members on 'Saturday Night Live' or other sketch comedy shows. Among them: Phil Hartman, Joe Piscopo, Dana Carvey, Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell, and Darrell Hammond. Tina Fey earns a place of honor on this list for her hilarious, and nearly perfect, impression of Sarah Palin.

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Rich Little is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Celebrity Impersonators Ever
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Robin Williams Died at 63 (1951-2014)

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Dana Carvey age 60

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Jim Carrey age 53

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Kevin Spacey age 56

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Frank Gorshin Died at 72 (1933-2005)

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Phil Hartman Died at 50 (1948-1998)

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Jimmy Fallon age 41

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Billy Crystal age 67

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Kevin Pollak age 58

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Dave Coulier age 56

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Eddie Murphy age 54

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Bill Hader age 37

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Tina Fey age 45

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Will Ferrell age 48

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Jay Pharoah age 28

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John Byner age 77

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Aries Spears age 40

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Will Sasso age 40

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Fred Travalena Died at 67 (1942-2009)

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Simon Helberg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Celebrity Impersonators Ever
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Jay Mohr age 45

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Debra Wilson age 53

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Adam Sandler age 49

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Steve Coogan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Celebrity Impersonators Ever
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Danny Gans is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Celebrity Impersonators Ever
Danny Gans Died at 53 (1956-2009)

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Ben Stiller age 50

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Louise DuArt is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Celebrity Impersonators Ever
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Anthony Cumia is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Celebrity Impersonators Ever
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David Frye is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Celebrity Impersonators Ever
David Frye Died at 78 (1933-2011)

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Terry Fator is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Celebrity Impersonators Ever
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Rob Brydon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Celebrity Impersonators Ever
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Joe Piscopo age 64

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George Kirby Died at 72 (1923-1995)

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Sylvia Traymore Morrison is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Celebrity Impersonators Ever
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Vaughn Meader Died at 68 (1936-2004)

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Craig Gass is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Celebrity Impersonators Ever
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Will Jordan age 88

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Cooper the Comedian is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Celebrity Impersonators Ever
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Steve Bridges Died at 49 (1963-2012)

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Stuart J Smith 47 - Stuart has been an impressionist for 30 years, specialising in movie impressions of actors including Morgan Freeman, Alan Rickman, as well as Nicolas Cage, Jack Nicholson and many more. Stuart's voices have appeared on radio TV and ...