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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 and impressionists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. You will also enjoy people who impersonated celebrities to commit crimes and the best Christopher Walken impressions (featuring Bradley Cooper). 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.

This list of famous impressionists include celebrity impersonators like Rich Little, Frank Caliendo, Jay Pharoah, and many more. You might have seen many of these comedian impersonators on TV or in film. 

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. 

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Darrell Hammond is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Impersonators
Darrell Clayton Hammond (born October 8, 1955) is an American actor, stand-up comedian and impressionist. He was a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1995 to 2009. Upon his ...more

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Kate McKinnon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Impersonators
Kathryn McKinnon Berthold (born January 6, 1984) is an American actress, comedian, and musician widely known as a regular cast member on The Big Gay Sketch Show (2007–2010) and Saturday Night ...more

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Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Impersonators
John William Ferrell (; born July 16, 1967) is an American actor, comedian, producer, writer and businessman. He first established himself in the mid-1990s as a cast member on the NBC sketch ...more

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Jim Carrey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Impersonators
James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, writer, musician, and artist. He is known for his energetic slapstick performances.Carrey first gained ...more

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Steve Coogan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Impersonators
Stephen John Coogan (; born 14 October 1965) is an English actor, comedian, and producer. He began his career in the 1980s, working as a voice artist on the satirical puppet show Spitting Image ...more

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Rich Little is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Impersonators
Richard Caruthers Little (born November 26, 1938) is a Canadian-American impressionist and voice actor. He has been nicknamed "The Man of a Thousand Voices".

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Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Impersonators
Elizabeth Stamatina "Tina" Fey (born May 18, 1970) is an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and playwright. She is best known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series ...more

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Bradley Cooper is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Impersonators
Bradley Charles Cooper (born January 5, 1975) is an American actor and filmmaker. He has been nominated for many awards, including seven Academy Awards and a Tony Award, and has won a Grammy ...more

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Sammy Davis, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Impersonators
Samuel George Davis Jr. (December 8, 1925 – May 16, 1990) was an American singer, musician, dancer, actor, vaudevillian, comedian and activist known for his impressions of actors, musicians and ...more

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Rob Brydon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Impersonators
Rob Brydon
Robert Brydon Jones, (born 3 May 1965) is a Welsh comedian, actor, radio and television presenter, singer and impressionist. He played Dr Paul Hamilton in the Australian/British comedy series ...more

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Kevin Pollak is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Impersonators
Kevin Elliot Pollak (born October 30, 1957) is an American actor, impressionist, and comedian. He has appeared in over 80 films; his roles include Sam Weinberg in the legal film A Few Good Men, ...more

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Jay Pharoah is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Impersonators
Jared Antonio Farrow (born October 14, 1987), better known by his stage name Jay Pharoah, is an American actor, stand-up comedian, impressionist, and rapper. He joined the cast of NBC's Saturday ...more

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Chris Barrie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Impersonators
Christopher Jonathan Brown, known professionally as Chris Barrie (born 28 March 1960), is a British actor, comedian and impressionist. He worked as a vocal impressionist on the ITV sketch show ...more
Frank Caliendo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Impersonators
Frank Caliendo (born January 19, 1974) is an American comedian and impressionist, best known for his impersonations on the Fox Network television series MADtv, and as the in-house prognosticator ...more

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Fred Travalena is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Impersonators
Frederick Albert Travalena III (October 6, 1942 – June 28, 2009) was a U.S. entertainer, specializing in comedy and impressions.
Aries Spears is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Impersonators
Aries Spears (born April 3, 1975) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and writer from New York City. Spears was a regular on Fox's sketch comedy series MADtv, appearing in 198 episodes, ...more

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Terry Fator is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Impersonators
Terry Wayne Fator (; born June 10, 1965) is a ventriloquist, impressionist, stand-up comedian, and singer from Dallas, Texas. Fator does ventriloquial impersonations, and uses 15 different ...more

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Hugh Dennis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Impersonators
Peter Hugh Dennis (born 13 February 1962), known professionally as Hugh Dennis, is an English comedian, actor, writer, impressionist and voice-over artist, best known for being one half of Punt ...more
Ross Marquand is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Impersonators
Ross Wayne Marquand (born August 22, 1981) is an American actor and impressionist. He is best known for playing Aaron on the television series The Walking Dead from 2015 to present, as well as ...more
Rory Bremner is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Impersonators
Roderick Keith Ogilvy "Rory" Bremner, (born 6 April 1961) is a Scottish impressionist and comedian, noted for his work in political satire and impressions of British public figures. He ...more
Frank Gorshin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Impersonators
Frank John Gorshin Jr. (April 5, 1933 – May 17, 2005) was an American character actor, impressionist, and comedian. He was perhaps best known as an impressionist, with many guest appearances on ...more

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Freddie Starr is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Impersonators
Freddie Starr (born Frederick Leslie Fowell; 9 January 1943 – 9 May 2019) was an English stand up comedian, impressionist, singer and actor. Starr was the lead singer of Merseybeat pop group the ...more

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Danny Gans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Impersonators
Danny Davies Gans (October 25, 1956 – May 1, 2009) was an American singer, comedian and vocal impressionist.
Mario Cantone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Impersonators
Mario Cantone (born December 9, 1959) is an American comedian, writer and actor, with numerous appearances on Comedy Central including Chappelle's Show. He also played Anthony Marentino on Sex ...more

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Alistair McGowan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Impersonators
Alistair Charles McGowan (born 24 November 1964) is an English impressionist, comic, actor, singer and writer best known to British audiences for The Big Impression (formerly Alistair McGowan's ...more