Frank Caliendo grew up in Waukesha , Wisconsin , where he attended Waukesha South High School . He studied at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee , where he graduated in 1996 with a degree in mass communications, with a focus on television journalism. During his studies he began to appear as an MC and comedian.
Caliendo made his television debut in 2000 when he appeared on the sketch show Hype alongside Jennifer Elise Cox and Nadya Ginsburg . After only one year he was hired to replace Will Sasso as a permanent member of the comedy show MADtv , where he regularly imitated celebrities such as John Madden and George W. Bush alongside Michael McDonald and Ike Barinholtz .
Since then, Caliendo has focused primarily on imitation voices, adding people like Jim Rome , Robert De Niro , Al Pacino , Bill Clinton , Andrew Rooney , Morgan Freeman and Robin Williams to its repertoire . Caliendo performed at the 2006 White House Correspondent's Dinner, playing then-President Bush with what the Washington Post said was a "hilarious performance."
Caliendo has been married since 2003 and has two children.
- 2000: hype
- 2001-2006: MADtv (TV show, 117 episodes)
- 2007: The Comebacks
- 2011: Hot in Cleveland (TV series, episode)
- 2011: Phineas and Ferb ( Phineas and Ferb , animated series, an episode)
- 2014: Welcome to Gravity Falls ( Gravity Falls , TV series, an episode)
- Make the Voices Stop (2002)
- Frank on the Radio (2003)
- Frank on the Radio 2, Volume 1 (2007)
- Frank on the Radio 2, Volume 2 (2007)
- All Over the Place (2008)
- National Lampoon Live: Unleashed (2009)
- Steven Yaccino: Frank Caliendo , usnews.com , September 19, 2008, accessed January 28, 2015
- Cheney Hits His Mark At Correspondents' Salute to Congress , washingtonpost.com , March 30, 2006, accessed January 28, 2015
- Luaine Lee: Frank Caliendo says he isn't a people person, but he sure can mimic a lot of different people , catholic.org , November 19, 2008, accessed January 28, 2015
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Caliendo, Franklin|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American comedian and actor|
|DATE OF BIRTH||19th January 1974|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Chicago , Illinois|