ABOUT TERRY FATOR
Best known for his victory on “America’s Got Talent,” Terry Fator captured the hearts…and funny bones…of America in 2007 with his unique combination of celebrity impressions and unparalleled ventriloquism. Yet his rise from his time with an obscure cover band to his eponymous theatre at The Mirage Hotel & Casino was 32 years in the making.
Fator first discovered his knack for impressions at the age of six, when he began performing Bill Cosby comedy routines for his family and friends. A few years later, Fator found his true passion through the book Ventriloquism for Fun and Profit and quickly learned how to throw his voice, resulting in his first paying gig at the age of 12. Only one year later, Fator first meshed ventriloquism, puppetry and celebrity impressions resulting in a lion puppet, fittingly named Jackyl Mikeson, to sing “Rock With You” by the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. As a kid, Fator worked long, hard hours for his family’s cleaning business, during which he would practice his impressions.
In one year, Fator went from small-town appearances to “The Today Show,” “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and, at long last, “The Late Show with David Letterman.” Finally in 2008, his biggest dream was realized when he signed a multi-year contract to perform in his very own theater at the legendary Las Vegas resort, The Mirage. In December 2008, Fator released “Who’s the Dummy Now?,” a candid autobiography chronicling this story and his “overnight” success. Performing on the Las Vegas Strip has been a dream of Fator’s for more than 12 years, a dream he never gave up on.
March 2011 marked Fator’s two year anniversary as a successful headliner on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. From the anniversary emerged his newest character, the fabulously happy Berry Fabulous, a former lawyer turned entertainer. Berry joins a cast that includes Winston The Impersonating Turtle, cowboy Walter T. Airdale, Hyphen, Julius, Emma Taylor, Duggie Scott Walker, Vikki “The Cougar” and Wrex the crash test dummy. Each character allows Fator to sing a different genre in an unbelievable manner with performances ranging from Gnarls Barkley, Black Sabbath and Garth Brooks to Cher, Etta James and Guns N’ Roses – Terry Fator does it all without moving his lips.