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Terry Fator

Terry Fator

Terry Fator is an American Ventriloquist, comedian and singer who is from Dallas. Terry Fator is famously known to include over 15 puppets in his act and was also a winner of America’s Got Talent. The following year he was signed into as the headliner at The Mirage Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, Nevada. He was born in Dallas and started to play with ventriloquism dummy when he was ten years old. He was always entertaining his friends and family by providing them with some of the best ventriloquism and made impressions of others. He also practised singing in ventriloquism which allowed him to get the hand of the lip movement.

Fator was also a member of the band in 1987-88 called the Freedom Jam. They performed at high schools and middle schools across America and Canada. Later in 1988, he was the lead singer of the band called ‘Texas the Band’. He later left the band and started with his solo act combined with his comedy and ventriloquism that allowed him to have a few successes. This was a low point according to him as with 100 seats in the audience he entertained only one.

He was later discouraged, but with the help of his family, he started to pursue his dreams. This allowed him to enter America’s Got Talent in the hopes of exposure and made it to top 20. Fator started to gain attention with his combined efforts of singing, ventriloquism and was also a lead singer in many bands. He later decided to combine all the efforts into one and bring out a performance which helped him revamp his act and was loved the audience which also received a standing ovation.


With his appearance in America’s Got Talent, he received a lot of recognition. It was one of the things which kept him going. He made his first national appearance on America’s Got Talent and later came out speaking to the audience and how he found a platform. After he won the show, he got a Letterman gig fourteen times before he had the chance to perform. After he won the show, he appeared at the Jubilee Theatre at Bally’s which was 15 minutes long and due to a few unknown reasons he had to drop the gig. He later performs at the Christian Rock legend Larry Norman on his 60th Birthday party. He later flew to the tapping of America’s got talent and also his debut show at the Las Vegas Hilton.

Fator has taken up being a ventriloquist quite seriously and wants to make sure that he is bringing in everything when it comes to being the best ventriloquist. He wants to bring in a change in the way people see ventriloquist where people began to take our jobs seriously. He is also seen impersonating singers alongside his puppets and one of the most famous Michael Jackson puppets is something that he often includes in his acts. As a ventriloquist, he is often seen hiding in lips to help have a seamless conversation.

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