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This list of famous male ventriloquists is ranked by their level of prominence, with photos when available. This greatest male ventriloquists list contains the most prominent and famous ventriloquist performers from today and throughout history. You might also be interested in the best Jeff Dunham characters and our list of famous female puppeteers. There are many men working as ventriloquists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Famous ventriloquists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a guy aspiring to be a ventriloquist then the people below should give you inspiration.

No best ventriloquist list would be complete without the likes of Nacho Estrada, Dan Horn, or Alex King. You'll also spot a ventriloquist comedian or two, like Jeff Dunham.

While this isn't a list of all male ventriloquists, it does feature many a popular ventriloquist and many ventriloquist comedians, brining the laughs with their sometimes equally famous ventriloquist puppets. Who are the most famous male ventriloquists? Who are the best male ventriloquists?

Jeff Dunham is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Ventriloquists
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Jeffrey "Jeff" Dunham is an American ventriloquist, producer, and stand-up comedian who has also appeared on numerous television shows, including Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central Presents, The Tonight Show and Sonny With a Chance. He has six specials that run on Comedy Central: Jeff Dunham: Arguing with Myself, Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity, Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special, Jeff Dunham: Controlled Chaos, Jeff Dunham: Minding the Monsters, and Jeff Dunham: All Over the Map. Dunham also starred in The Jeff Dunham Show, a series on the network in 2009. His style has been described as "a dressed-down, more digestible version of Don Rickles with multiple personality ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 55

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Ventriloquist, Actor

Credits: Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity, Jeff Dunham: Arguing with Myself, Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special, Jeff Dunham: Controlled Chaos Jeff Dunham: Controlled Chaos (2011)

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#33 on The Funniest Comedians on the Howard Stern Show

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Terry Fator is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Ventriloquists
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Terry Wayne Fator is a ventriloquist, impressionist, comedian, and singer from Dallas, Texas. Fator is capable of doing over 100 ventriloquial impersonations, and uses 16 different puppets in his act. He was the winner of season two of America's Got Talent, and received the million dollar prize. The following year, he was signed on as the headliner at The Mirage hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 52

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Singer, Impressionist

Credits: Terry Fator: Live from Las Vegas

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#41 on The Best Celebrity Impersonators Ever

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Edgar Bergen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Ventriloquists
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Edgar John Bergen was an American actor, comedian and radio performer, best known for his proficiency in ventriloquism and his characters Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd. He is also the father of actress Candice Bergen. He died on September 30, 1978 in Las Vegas, Nevada due to kidney disease. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 75 (1903-1978)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Comic book creator, Comedian, Ventriloquist, Radio personality, Actor, + more

Credits: The Muppet Movie, Fun and Fancy Free, Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood, You Can't Cheat an Honest Man, + more

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Paul Winchell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Ventriloquists
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Paul Winchell was an American ventriloquist, actor, and comedian whose career flourished in the 1950s and 1960s. From 1950–1954, he hosted The Paul Winchell Show, which also used two other titles during its prime time run on NBC, The Speidel Show, and What's My Name?. From 1965–1968, Winchell hosted the children's television series, Winchell-Mahoney Time. Winchell made guest appearances on Emmy Award-winning television series from the late 1950s to the mid 1970s, such as Perry Mason, The Dick Van Dyke Show, McMillan & Wife, The Donna Reed Show, and two appearances as Homer Winch on The Beverly Hillbillies in 1962. In animation, he was the original voice of Tigger, Dick Dastardly, Gargamel, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 83 (1922-2005)

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

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Inventor, Ventriloquist, Actor, Voice acting

Credits: The Fox and the Hound, The Aristocats, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Smurfs, + more

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#71 on The All-Time Best Voice Actors

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