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List of Famous Impersonators

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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, living and dead, both in America and abroad. 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.

List people include Rich Little, Sammy Davis, Jr. and many more.

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. (19 items)


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    Sammy Davis, Jr.
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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 his ...more

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    • Age: Died at 65 (1925-1990)
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Harlem
    • Profession: Television producer, Musician, Film Producer, Actor, Singer, + more
    • Credits: Diamonds Are Forever, The Cannonball Run, Cannonball Run II, Robin and the Seven Hoods, Porgy and Bess, + more
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    Rich Little
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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: age 77
    • 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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    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: age 41
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor, Impersonator, Impressionist
    • Credits: Hot in Cleveland, Mad TV, The Comebacks, Mike & Mike, Frank TV, + more
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    Mike Yarwood
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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: age 74
    • Birthplace: Bredbury, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Comedian, Actor, Impersonator
    • Credits: Will The Real Mike Yarwood Stand Up?, Mike Yarwood In Persons
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    Steve Bridges
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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 Arnold ...more

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    • Age: Died at 49 (1963-2012)
    • Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Actor, Impersonator
    • Credits: Lange Flate Ballær 2
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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 the ...more

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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: Iloilo City, Philippines
    • Profession: Businessperson, Comedian, Musician, Actor, Impersonator, + more
    • Credits: Banana Split, The Healing, A Mother's Story, D' Anothers, Cinco, + more
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    Reynold Garcia, known as Pooh, is a Filipino actor, comedian, impersonator, singer, host. He is known for currently starring in the comedy gag show Banana Split. He is also known for impersonating boxer and congressman Manny Pacquiao. He was the 2006 and 2007 awardee for Aliw Award best male stand-up ...more

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    • Age: age 41
    • Birthplace: Catbalogan, Philippines
    • Profession: Businessperson, Comedian, Actor, Impersonator, Singer
    • Credits: Banana Split, Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo, Care Divas
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    Awilda Carbia
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    Awilda Carbia was an actress, comedian, and impersonator.more

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    • Age: Died at 71 (1938-2009)
    • Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico
    • Profession: Comedian, Radio personality, Actor, Impersonator
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    Jayson Gainza is a Filipino, actor, impersonator and former reality show contestant. Gainza was the first runner-up in Pinoy Big Brother. He garnered 312,258 votes, equal to 27.5% of the total votes. He is best known for his role as Bhoy in the Banana Split segment NNNN and Banana Nite segment Ihaw Na.more

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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: Batangas City, Philippines
    • Profession: Comedian, Actor, Impersonator
    • Credits: 1 vs. 100 (Philippines), Banana Split, You Got Me!, Cinco, Shake, + more
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    Gene Greytak was a retired real estate broker, made a career as an actor by impersonating Pope John Paul II because of his facial resemblance to the pontiff. Greytak was Catholic, and had at least the tacit permission of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to impersonate the pope. Greytak died on February ...more

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    • Age: Died at 85 (1925-2010)
    • Birthplace: Trumbull, USA, Connecticut
    • Profession: Real Estate Broker, Actor, Impersonator
    • Credits: Sister Act, Miss Cast Away
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    Reggie Brown

    Reggie Brown
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    Reginald D. "Reggie" Brown is an American comedic impersonator and look-alike of U.S. President Barack Obama. Reggie Brown is best known for the controversy surrounding his performance at the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference, his occasional television appearances, and his activity on YouTube.more

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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: Maywood, Proviso Township, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Impersonator
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    Jim Meskimen
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    James Ross "Jim" Meskimen is an American stand-up comedian, actor, impressionist, voice artist, and comedian. He is known for his work on Whose Line Is It Anyway?.more

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    • Age: age 56
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California
    • Profession: Comedian, Cartoonist, Actor, Voice acting, Artist, + more
    • Credits: Apollo 13, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, There Will Be Blood, Magnolia, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas, + more
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    Danny Gans
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    Daniel Davies Gans was an American singer, comedian and vocal impressionist.more

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    • Age: Died at 53 (1956-2009)
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Singer, Impressionist
    • Credits: Bull Durham, Open House
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    Dave Coulier

    Dave Coulier is the father of actor David Alan Coulier.more

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    Frank John Gorshin, Jr. was an American character actor, impressionist, and comedian. He was perhaps best known as an impressionist, with many guest appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show and Tonight Starring Steve Allen. His most famous acting role was as The Riddler on the Batman live-action television ...more

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    • Age: Died at 72 (1933-2005)
    • Birthplace: Pittsburgh, USA, Pennsylvania
    • Profession: Comedian, Actor, Impressionist
    • Credits: 12 Monkeys, Batman, Batman, Rudolph's Shiny New Year, The Meteor Man, + more
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    Mario Cantone is an American stand-up comedian, writer and actor, with numerous appearances on Comedy Central including Chappelle's Show. He also played Anthony Marentino on Sex and the City. His style is fast-paced and energetic, with much of his humor coming from his impersonations of various ...more

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    • Age: age 56
    • Birthplace: USA, Massachusetts, Stoneham
    • Profession: Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting, Singer, Stand-up comedian, + more
    • Credits: Sex and the City, Sex and the City, MouseHunt, Sex and the City 2, Surf's Up, + more
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    James Adomian
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    James Adomian an American stand-up comedian, actor, and impressionist. He is best known for his work on Comedy Bang Bang, Last Comic Standing and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson where he impersonated President George W. Bush until 2009.more

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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: USA, Nebraska, Omaha
    • Profession: Comedian, Actor
    • Credits: WordGirl, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, The Big Lebowski 2, Freak Dance, Murdock, + more
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    Jon Clegg

    Jonathan "Jon" Clegg is a British comedian and impressionist, best known for finishing seventh in the eighth series of Britain's Got Talent.more

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    • Age: age 45
    • Profession: Comedian, Impersonator, Impressionist
    • Credits: Britain's Got Talent
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    Robert Brydon Jones, MBE, known as Rob Brydon, is a Welsh actor, comedian, radio and television presenter, singer and impressionist. He played Dr Paul Hamilton in the Australian/British comedy series Supernova, Uncle Bryn in the sitcom Gavin and Stacey and Keith Barret in the BBC comedy series Marion ...more

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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: Baglan, Neath Port Talbot
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter, Radio personality, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Shaun of the Dead, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, First Knight, 24 Hour Party People, + more
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