Terry Fator is a one-man show… or a 10-man show if you count his puppets.
He’s not only a ventriloquist, but he rocks at stellar celebrity impressions, sings and even throws in a few jokes. The “America’s Got Talent” winner brings his diverse talents and wit to Horseshoe Southern Indiana on March 3.
The Dallas native started ventriloquism as early as fifth grade and got his first dummy when he was 10 years old. He practiced his ventriloquist act in front of others, as well as his celebrity impressions. After touring as a lead singer for a couple of bands in the late ’80s, Fator went solo to work on his comedy and ventriloquism. His claim to fame, however, comes from combining his ventriloquism with impersonations.
During his winning season on “America’s Got Talent” in 2007, his popular performances included Etta James’ “At Last,” Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World,” Nat King Cole’s “Unforgettable” and Garth Brooks’ “Friends in Low Places.” He also added these numbers to his long-running Las Vegas show. He keeps his show fresh by constantly introducing new puppet characters.
Before his “America’s Got Talent” fame, Fator opened for several celebrities including Reba McEntire, Garth Brooks, Neal McCoy and Styx. He stayed in his local band, Texas The Band, until 2001.
Don’t miss Terry Fator’s live show at Horseshoe Southern Indiana this March.