A true entertainer, Terry Fator captured the imagination of America with his incredible talents. Not your standard ventriloquist, Fator combines accomplished singing, spot-on impressions, and masterful throwing of the voice into a show that’s as unique as it is entertaining…a must see!
Fator was persuaded to audition for “America’s Got Talent” when he saw a ventriloquist from season one on the “The Late Show with David Letterman.” During his audition, Fator stunned the judges with his puppet Emma Taylor and her impression of Etta James. The process of getting from the auditions to the first episode was incredibly challenging for Fator, but he made it and opened with the same showstopper that got him there, Emma Taylor doing “At Last.”
Fator never truly believed he could win, rather he just kept hoping to make it through to one more episode. This mentality continued throughout the entire season, culminating in the final episode. A stunning Roy Orbison performance of “Crying,” courtesy of Winston The Impersonating Turtle, led to an eruption of praise from the audience, the judges and America. His life would never be the same.
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.