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Famous Male Ventriloquists

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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?

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    Ronn Lucas

    Ronn Lucas (born 1954) is an American ventriloquist and stand-up comedian....  more
    • Birthplace: Texas, USA, El Paso
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Profession: Ventriloquist, Actor, Stand-up comedian
    • Credits: The Muppets Take Manhattan, Now That's Funny
  • Wayland Parrott Flowers Jr. (November 26, 1939 – October 11, 1988) was an American actor, comedian and puppeteer. Flowers was best known for the comedy act he created with his puppet Madame. His performances as "Wayland Flowers and Madame" were a major national success on stage and on screen in the 1970s and 1980s....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 48 (1939-1988)
    • Birthplace: Dawson, Georgia, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Actor, Puppeteer
    • Credits: Solid Gold, Madame's Place, Norman... Is That You?
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    Wayne Federman (born June 22, 1959) is an American comedian, actor, author, writer, comedy historian, podcaster, and musician. He is noted for numerous stand-up comedy appearances in clubs, theaters, and on television; a biography of "Pistol" Pete Maravich; and supporting comedic acting roles in The X-Files, The Larry Sanders Show, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Crashing, Legally Blonde, 50 First Dates, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and Step Brothers. He was the head monologue writer for NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in its first season. He co-produced the Emmy-winning HBO documentary The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling....  more
    • Age: 62
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Musician, Screenwriter, Author, Actor
    • Credits: Knocked Up, Legally Blonde, Step Brothers, Funny People, Unaccompanied Minors

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    Jim Barber is an American ventriloquist, comedian and singer who performs Internationally. ...  more