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List of Famous Impressionists

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List of famous impressionists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top impressionists in the world? This includes the most prominent impressionists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable impressionists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic impressionists 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 impressionists.

List people range from Will Ferrell to Rich Little.

From reputable, prominent, and well known impressionists to the lesser known impressionists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the impressionist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous impressionists ever?" and "What are the names of famous impressionists?" then you're in the right place. (72 items)


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    John William "Will" Ferrell is an American actor, comedian, producer, and writer. Ferrell first established himself in the mid-1990s as a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, and has subsequently starred in comedy films such as Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Talladega ...more

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    • Age: age 48
    • Birthplace: USA, California, Irvine
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Elf, Saturday Night Live, Wedding Crashers, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, + 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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    Steve Coogan
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    Stephen John "Steve" Coogan is an English actor, stand-up comedian, impressionist, writer, and producer. He began his career in the 1980s, working as a voice artist on the satirical puppet show Spitting Image. In the early 1990s, he began creating original comic characters, leading him to win the ...more

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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: United Kingdom, Middleton
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Hot Fuzz, Tropic Thunder, Despicable Me 2, Night at the Museum, The Other Guys, + more
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    Darrell Hammond is an American actor, stand-up comedian and impressionist. He was a regular on Saturday Night Live from 1995 until 2009, the longest tenure of any cast member in the show's history. Upon his departure, Hammond, at age 53, was also the oldest cast member in the show's history. Hammond has ...more

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    • Age: age 60
    • Birthplace: Melbourne, USA, Florida
    • Profession: Comedian, Actor, Impressionist
    • Credits: Saturday Night Live, Scary Movie 3, Blues Brothers 2000, Scary Movie 5, Epic Movie, + more
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    Dileep
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    Dileep is an Indian film actor, singer, impressionist and producer. He has been featured in more than a 100 Malayalam films. Dileep started his film career as an assistant director to Kamal in 1992. He became popular for his impressionist stage shows and the Comicola television comedy series on Asianet.more

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    • Age: age 47
    • Birthplace: Aluva, India
    • Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Singer, Impressionist
    • Credits: Twenty:20, Mappillai, Dharma Durai, Kalyanaraman, Ee Parakkum Thalika, + more
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    Kevin Pollak
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    Kevin Elliot Pollak is an American actor, impressionist and comedian. He started performing stand-up comedy at the age of 10 and touring professionally at the age of 20. In 1988, Pollak landed a role in George Lucas’s Willow, directed by Ron Howard, and began his acting career. Pollak is an avid poker ...more

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    • Age: age 58
    • Birthplace: USA, California, San Francisco
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Game Show Host, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: The Usual Suspects, Casino, A Few Good Men, Willow, The Right Stuff, + more
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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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    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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    David Alan Coulier
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    David Alan "Dave" Coulier is an American comedian, actor, impressionist, voice actor, and television host. He became known in the late 1980s and the early 1990s for playing Joey Gladstone on the ABC sitcom Full House.more

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    • Age: age 56
    • Birthplace: Michigan, USA, St. Clair Shores
    • Profession: Comedian, Actor, Voice acting, Presenter, Impressionist
    • Credits: Full House, The Real Ghostbusters, Muppet Babies, Farce of the Penguins, Extreme Ghostbusters, + 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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    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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    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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    Alistair McGowan
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    Alistair Charles McGowan is an English impressionist, comic, actor, singer and writer best known to British audiences for The Big Impression, which was, for four years, one of BBC1's top-rating comedy programmes – winning numerous awards, including a BAFTA in 2003. He has also worked extensively in ...more

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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: Evesham, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Comedian, Actor, Voice acting, Singer, Writer, + more
    • Credits: Arthur Christmas, My Life in Ruins, Spitting Image, Leonardo, 2DTV, + more
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    Hugh Dennis
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    Peter Hugh Dennis is an English comedian, actor, writer, impressionist and voice-over artist, best known for being one half of Punt and Dennis with comedy partner Steve Punt, and playing Pete Brockman, the father in the BBC One sitcom Outnumbered. Since 2005, Dennis has been a regular panellist on the ...more

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    • Age: age 53
    • Birthplace: Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor, Impressionist
    • Credits: Outnumbered, Spitting Image, Mock the Week, My Hero, Brass Eye, + more
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    Stanley Baxter is an award winning Scottish actor and impressionist, known for his highly popular British television comedy shows The Stanley Baxter show, Baxter On..., Time For Baxter, The Stanley Baxter Picture Show,The Stanley Baxter Series, Mr Majeika. He began his career as a child actor on BBC ...more

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    • Age: age 89
    • Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Screenwriter, Actor, Writer, Impressionist
    • Credits: The Thief and the Cobbler, Joey Boy, Very Important Person, The Fast Lady, Father Came Too!, + more
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    Bobby Moynihan
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    Robert Lee Moynihan, Jr., professionally known as Bobby Moynihan, is an American actor and comedian, and since 2008 a cast member on Saturday Night Live.more

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    • Age: age 38
    • Birthplace: Eastchester, USA, New York
    • Profession: Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor, Impressionist
    • Credits: Monsters University, Saturday Night Live, When in Rome, Mystery Team, Delivery Man, + more
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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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    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: age 28
    • 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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    Jaaved Jaaffery is an actor.more

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    • Age: age 52
    • Birthplace: India, Mumbai
    • Profession: Comedian, Actor, Voice acting, Dancer, Impressionist
    • Credits: 3 idiots, Fire, Fool & Final, Salaam Namaste, Tara Rum Pam Pam, + more
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    Nicolas Canteloup

    Nicolas Canteloup
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    Nicolas Canteloup is a French impressionist.more

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    • Age: age 52
    • Birthplace: Mérignac, France
    • Profession: Impressionist
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