Marc Metral was a French ventriloquist who appeared on Britain's Got Talent in Series 9. He took his dog, Miss Wendy, to his audition. He started by asking his dog whether she could speak English. When Miss Wendy nodded yes, he began performing with her.
He then told Simon Cowell that she was not only his speech therapist but also his partner and they lived together in Paris. After getting positive feedback from the judges, Marc continued on to the next round of the competition. There he performed "I'm Not Going Home Without My Dog" by Joni Mitchell.
In 2014, he returned for another tryout at the end of Series 9. This time he sang "Pure Imagination" by Sir Richard Thomas.
Again, he made it through to the next round. This time he performed "Happy Birthday" for his grandmother who turned 100 years old. She loved his song and gift which consisted of puppies playing poker. After the performance, she gave him a big hug and said it was her favorite birthday party ever.
Later that year, he released a single called "Let's Get Small". It was written by Marc Metral and Edouard Sayn-Wittgenstein et al. and produced by Edouard Sayn-Wittgenstein.
Terry Fator: Terry Fator was the first ventriloquist to win America's Got Talent; Paul Zerdin came in second, and Darci Lynne came in third.
Zerdin is a famous ventriloquist from America who won the second season of America's Got Talent. He is also known for being one of the original judges on The X Factor. Before he became a judge, Zerdin was a successful entertainer with his own show, Voodoo Z Studios. He has been performing since he was five years old and started making dolls when he was eight. His best-known doll is called Victor Argo.
Fator is an American ventriloquist who has won multiple awards including two Golden Globe Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, four People's Choice Awards, and four World Series of Poker Main Events. After winning America's Got Talent, Fator went on to become one of the most popular contestants ever, appearing in several other games shows such as Dancing With the Stars, I Love New York, and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
He has also appeared in numerous films and television series including The Simpsons, Conan the Barbarian, and Iron Man 3. Fator has received two Grammy Award nominations for Best Comedy Album and has released two bestselling books about his career.
Edgar Bergen was the most famous ventriloquist of the twentieth century. Bergen trained himself ventriloquism and commissioned Charlie McCarthy, a ventriloquist's puppet (called a "dummy" for ventriloquists). They were an act that was very popular on radio shows in the 1930s and 1940s.
Other famous ventriloquists include Harry Anderson, William Avery, Harvey Ball, John Brunner, George Burns, Buster Cabot, Sid Caesar, Doug Clifford, David Copperfield, Edward de Vere, Duke Ellington, Edgar Berge, Fred Blassie, Georgie Lee, Groucho Marx, Hank Williams, James Cagney, Jimmy Stewart, Jon Lovitz, Karen Finley, Larry Harmon Jr., Louis Armstrong, Lyle Waggoner, Milton Berle, Oliver Hardy, Orson Welles, Paul Stanley, Phil Hartman, Rolf Harris, Scott Glenn, Steve Brodie, Terry Fator, Thomas Lennon, Tom Kenny, Vince Vaughn.
Ventriloquism is still popular among some comedians: Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Maher, Jerry Seinfeld, Pete Davidson, Conan O'Brien, Andy Samberg, Kevin Smith, and Sarah Silverman are just some of the famous people who do it as a hobby or a career choice.
On her way to class, she encounters Robbie Shapiro (Matt Bennett), a bashful teenager who frequently chats via his ventriloquist dummy, Rex Powers, and Cat Valentine (Ariana Grande), a ditzy girl. Inspired by this meeting, Shapiro decides to create a new character named Vicious, a snarky vampire who acts as his voice.
After graduating from high school, Vicious goes to college where she meets Professor Calculus (Rob Lowe). They fall in love but when Calculus learns that she is a vampire, they part ways because he does not want to be turned into a vampire.
Later on, Calculus builds a robot body for himself which turns out to be very effective in fighting vampires. He uses this new body to fight Vicious's former gang until she joins him in order to save his life. Together, they go back in time where it is revealed that it was Shapiro who turned Vicious into a vampire in order to help her escape from her family's restaurant after discovering that she had feelings for him.
Shapiro then chases after Calculus and Vicious but ends up getting killed by her before turning into dust. This leads Vicious to believe that Shapiro is actually her father and she has been chasing her own tail all this time.