comedians 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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Dana Carvey age 61

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Jim Carrey age 55

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Kevin Spacey age 57

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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 42

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Kevin Pollak age 59

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Bill Hader age 38

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Billy Crystal age 69

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Dave Coulier age 57

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Tina Fey age 46

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Will Ferrell age 49

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Jay Pharoah age 28

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John Byner age 78

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Aries Spears age 42

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Fred Travalena Died at 67 (1942-2009)

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Kate McKinnon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Celebrity Impersonators Ever
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Simon Helberg is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Celebrity Impersonators Ever
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Steve Coogan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Celebrity Impersonators Ever
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Jay Mohr age 46

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Ben Stiller age 51

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Joe Piscopo age 65

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David Frye is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Celebrity Impersonators Ever
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Pablo Francisco is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Celebrity Impersonators Ever
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Maria Bamford is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Celebrity Impersonators Ever
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Adam Sandler age 50

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Anthony Cumia is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Celebrity Impersonators Ever
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Melissa Villasenor is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Celebrity Impersonators Ever
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Danny Gans is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Celebrity Impersonators Ever
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Rob Brydon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Celebrity Impersonators Ever
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Louise DuArt is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Celebrity Impersonators Ever
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Terry Fator is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Celebrity Impersonators Ever
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Sylvia Traymore Morrison is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Celebrity Impersonators Ever
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George Kirby Died at 72 (1923-1995)

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Vaughn Meader Died at 68 (1936-2004)

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Craig Gass is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Celebrity Impersonators Ever
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Will Jordan age 88