Comedy Ventriloquist Pete Michaels
With major Film and TV credits like: Dummy; with Oscar winner Adrien Brody; Late Night with Conan O'Brien; Showtime At The Apollo; Canada's: Comedy At Club 54; Uptown Comedy Club; Comedy Central; Let's Laugh with Sherman Hemsley, and many others-- It's no wonder why Pete Michaels is one of the most IN DEMAND performers today!
Pete first appeared on stage at the tender age of five. His fascination with music, comedy, puppets and ventriloquism also began as a child; with his influences being Edgar Bergen, Paul Winchell and Jimmy Nelson. He continued performing during his high school years, often playing the musical comedy leads. An alumnus of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, he furthered his acting studies with Weist-Barron and studied voice with Robert Marks.
He developed his talents further by showcasing his comedy and ventriloquism at numerous venues. Pete continued to perform in Comedy Clubs and on Cruise Ships, quickly gaining wide acclaim and was soon a regular at the world famous Apollo Theater with his black puppet pal; Woody D. The duo performed dozens of television shows, concerts and special events at the landmark venue.
Several television appearances (Showtime At The Apollo, Uptown Comedy Club, Comedy Central) and tours followed. Including opening spots for such luminaries as: Sherman Hemsley, Jamie Foxx, Bobby Vinton, Michael Amante, Gabe Kaplan, Pat Cooper, Jerry Vale, Al Martino, Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge, The Coasters, The Drifters, Sinbad, David Alan Grier, Mark Curry, Martin Lawrence and many others.
With his wooden alter-ego Buddy, more tours and television followed. Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Canada's "Comedy At Club 54," The Daily Show, America's Talking and many more.
His current line-up of puppet friends include: The space alien Krelmin, The flamboyant Milo DeVille, and the lovable Papa. Not to mention his finale; the "re-union" of Sonny & Cher with real HUMAN puppets!
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Years Experience: 30