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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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#56 on The Best Solo Artists Who Used to Front a Band

#46 on The Greatest Broadway Stars of All Time

#96 on The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time

#41 on The Greatest Black Actors in Film History

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Jay Pharoah is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Impersonators
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Jared Antonio Farrow, better known by his stage name Jay Pharoah, is an American actor, stand-up comedian, impressionist, rapper, and voice actor. He joined the cast of NBC's Saturday Night Live in 2010, for its thirty-sixth season. In 2015, he was ranked the 55th greatest Saturday Night Live cast ...more

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Age: 29

Birthplace: Chesapeake, Virginia, United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Actor, Impressionist

Credits: Saturday Night Live, Ride Along, Get Hard, Top Five Lola Versus, + more

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#63 on The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time

#18 on The Best Celebrity Impersonators Ever

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Steve Bridges is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Impersonators
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Steve Bridges was an American comedian, impressionist, and actor who "developed a repertoire of over 200 impressions, including TV characters Barney Fife and Homer Simpson, broadcasters Tom Brokaw, Paul Harvey and Rush Limbaugh, and political leaders Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama and ...more

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Age: Died at 49 (1963-2012)

Birthplace: Texas, USA, Dallas

Profession: Comedian, Actor, Impersonator

Credits: Lange Flate Ballær 2

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#49 on The Best Celebrity Impersonators Ever

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Ross Marquand is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Impersonators
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Ross Marquand is an American actor from Denver, Colorado. He has appeared on film, stage, and television. ...more

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Profession: Actor, Voice acting

Credits: Woodshop, Sabbatical, A Lonely Place for Dying, Saturday Night Special Amira & Sam, + more

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Pokwang is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Impersonators
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Marietta Subong, better known by her stage name Pokwang is a Filipina comedienne, actress, TV host, singer, impersonator and salon co-owner. She started in a reality show in ABS-CBN and subsequently appeared in dramas and sitcoms of the network. She also received the Best Comedy Actress award from ...more

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Age: 46

Birthplace: Philippines, Iloilo City

Profession: Businessperson, Comedian, Musician, Actor Impersonator, + more

Credits: Banana Split, The Healing, A Mother's Story, D' Anothers Cinco, + more

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