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List of Famous Impersonators

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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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  • Rich Little
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