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List of famous impersonators, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top impersonators in the world? This includes the most prominent impersonators and impressionists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. You will also enjoy people who impersonated celebrities to commit crimes and the best Christopher Walken impressions (featuring Bradley Cooper). This list of notable impersonators is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic impersonators were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned impersonators.

This list of famous impressionists include celebrity impersonators like Rich Little, Frank Caliendo, Jay Pharoah, and many more. You might have seen many of these comedian impersonators on TV or in film. 

From reputable, prominent, and well known impersonators to the lesser known impersonators of today, these are some of the best professionals in the impersonator field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous impersonators ever?" and "What are the names of famous impersonators?" then you're in the right place. 

Rich Little is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Impersonators
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Richard Caruthers "Rich" Little is a Canadian-American impressionist and voice actor, nicknamed "The Man of a Thousand Voices," by voice actor Mel Blanc. ...more

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Age: 78

Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada

Profession: Comedian, Actor, Impersonator, Voice acting, Singer, + more

Credits: One Crazy Summer, The Pink Panther Show, Trail of the Pink Panther, Bébé's Kids, The Raccoons, + more

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#22 on The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time

#1 on The Best Celebrity Impersonators Ever

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Frank Caliendo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Impersonators
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Frank Caliendo is an American comedian and impressionist, best known for his work on the Fox Network television series MADtv, and as the in-house prognosticator for Fox NFL Sunday. In 2007 and 2008, he performed his impersonations on his own show, Frank TV, which aired on TBS. He is known for his ...more

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Age: 41

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Profession: Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor, Impersonator, Impressionist

Credits: Hot in Cleveland, Mad TV, The Comebacks, Mike & Mike, Frank TV, + more

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#4 on The Best Celebrity Impersonators Ever

#16 on The Most Successful Mad TV Cast Members

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Mike Yarwood is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Impersonators
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Mike Yarwood, OBE, in Bredbury, Cheshire is an English impressionist and comedian. He was one of Britain's top-rated entertainers, regularly appearing on television from the mid-1960s to the late 1980s. He left Bredbury Secondary Modern School in 1956 and worked as a messenger and then salesman at a ...more

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Age: 75

Birthplace: Bredbury, United Kingdom

Profession: Comedian, Actor, Impersonator

Credits: Will The Real Mike Yarwood Stand Up?, Mike Yarwood In Persons

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Sammy Davis, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Impersonators
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Samuel George "Sammy" Davis Jr., was an American entertainer. Primarily a dancer and singer, he was also an actor of stage and screen, musician, and impressionist, noted for his impersonations of actors, musicians and other celebrities. At the age of three Davis began his career in vaudeville with ...more

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Age: Died at 65 (1925-1990)

Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Television producer, Musician, Film Producer, Actor, Singer, + more

Credits: Ocean's 11, That's Dancing!, Family Feud, Sammy and Company

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#50 on The Greatest Broadway Stars of All Time

#45 on The Greatest Black Actors in Film History

#30 on The Best Emmy Hosts Ever

#31 on The Best Oscar Hosts Ever

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