Anthony Atamanuik

Anthony Atamanuik (/əˈtæmənɪk/;[3] born June 15, 1974) is an American writer, actor, and comedian. He impersonated former U.S. President Donald Trump during the campaign and his presidency, first on the Trump vs. Bernie debate tour[4] and then on The President Show.

Anthony Atamanuik
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Atamanuik at the 2016 Politicon[1]
Born (1974-06-15) June 15, 1974 (age 48)
Alma materEmerson College[2]
OccupationWriter, actor, comedian
Years active1997–present

Early lifeEdit

Atamanuik was born to Marlena J. Yannetti,[5][6] an actress, choreographer[7] and dancer of Italian[8] and Ashkenazi ancestry with credits including How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and Lawrence Peter Atamanuik, a drummer of Ukrainian ancestry with credits including Seatrain, Alison Krauss, and Canadian legend Crowbar.[9][10][11][12]

CareerEdit

In 1997, Atamanuik graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in film theory from Emerson College. He moved to Los Angeles and worked for Jim Henson Interactive, Mr. Show, and Suzanne Somers. He moved to New York in 2000. In 2002 he began training and performing at the Upright Citizens Brigade.[2] Atamanuik appeared in the shorts My Wife, The Ghost, and The Incredible Drunk.[13][14][15][16] He is a member of the improv team Death by Roo Roo and as a co-host on ASSSSCAT3000 and The Tony Show With Anthony Atamanuik[17] and wrote for Time Traveling Bong.[1]

On television, he appeared in Brett Gelman's Dinner in America (2016), 30 Rock,[18][19][20] Broad City, Hulu's Difficult People, MTV's Teachers' Lounge, What We Do in the Shadows, and, as himself, bartending on Watch What Happens Live.[21]

Atamanuik created and starred in The President Show,[22] which ran for one season on Comedy Central, with 20 episodes, from April to November 2017. On the show, he impersonated Donald Trump in both sketches and interviews with real guests.[23][24][25][26] Atamunuik also parodied Trump on Tracey Ullman's Show and Tracey Breaks the News. According to NBC, Atamanuik has watched "every rally" in order to learn how best to impersonate Trump.[27]

Trump impersonations outside of The President ShowEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ Name pronounced by himself, "Anthony Atamanuik Auditions for Countess LuAnn in 'Real Housewives the Movie". September 4, 2015. Archived from the original on August 18, 2017. Retrieved July 17, 2017.
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  8. ^ "Stars Of 'The President Show' Present An 'Off The Rails' Version Of Trump". NPR.org.
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  13. ^ "Master Trump Impressionist Anthony Atamanuik Talks New TV Show and the Huge Tip Howard Left Him During His Table-Waiting Days". Howard Stern. May 17, 2017. Retrieved August 17, 2017.
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  15. ^ "You Made It Weird #374: Anthony Atamanuik". Nerdist.com. July 12, 2017. Archived from the original on August 18, 2017. Retrieved August 17, 2017.
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  17. ^ "The Tony Show With Anthony Atamanuik". UCB Theatre. Retrieved August 17, 2017.
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  32. ^ "Trump Dump - Mar 8 - Salt Lake - Wiseguys Comedy Club". wiseguyscomedy.com. Archived from the original on December 1, 2017. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
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  42. ^ "Trump vs Bernie: The Debate! Starring James Adomian and Anthony Atamanuik on May 25 at 8 p.m." Groupon. Retrieved August 17, 2017.
  43. ^ Moody, Chris (February 11, 2016). "Comedians with scary-perfect Trump and Sanders impressions". Video by Alexander Rosen. CNN Politics.
  44. ^ Rottenberg, Josh (April 29, 2016). "Anthony Atamanuik and James Adomian have turned 'Trump vs Bernie' into a comedy hit – LA Times". Los Angeles Times.
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