Born on 10th June 1965 in Texas Terry Wayne Fator famed as Terry Fator is America born Comedian and Singer. He came into prominence after winning the second season of America’s Got Talent. He currently is affiliated with The Mirage Hotel and Casino of Las Vegas. He was born to father Jephtha Wesley and mother Edith Marie Fator. He was raised alongside two siblings with love and care. While he was in fifth standard he came to know about Ventriloquism. He later bought dummy and won prize of 25 dollar as he performed at a church function. He in his small age entertained his family and friends with his mimic acts and comedy.
In the year 1987 he was seen touring with a band namely Freedom Jam where he was lead vocalist. This band performed all over the high schools of America and Canada. Later he joined the band Texas the Band as main vocalist. After leaving the band he focused on solo singing and ventriloquism. In the year 2007 he performed at Texas where he got only one audience who was 12 years old. After being discouraged he planned to change his career but his family forced him to give audition at America’s Got Talent. After working hard and performing well he was crowned the winner of America’s Got Talent Season 2. Although he had not believed to win the show his dynamic ability of singing and mimicking earned him the title. After the title he performed at Las Vegas Hilton where Elvis Presley had performed for years. He dealt with Las Vegas Hilton to do three more shows for which he was paid 1.5 million dollar. Before presenting himself at The Oprah Winfrey Show he became the member of Charity Organization namely Ronald McDonald House Charities. He in 2008 signed five year deal worth 100 Million Dollar with The Mirage Hotel. Reportedly he is amongst those artists whose shows tickets are sold very rapidly. This entertainment deal with Fator is one of the highest paid deals in the history of Las Vegas. For his performance the hotel named the theater name as Terry Fator Theatre. Fator again was seen in America’s Got Talent as guest and performed some acts. After performing in the finals of America’s Got Talent he got chance to give his voice to a character in Mickey Mouse. He in May 30, 2013 completed his 1000th performance in The Mirage Hotel and Casino. Till date he has used many puppets for his shows and some of them are Emma Taylor, Johnny Vegas, Duggie Scott Walker and The Fifth Beatle. He has earned huge fame and name due to his extraordinary talent. He is frequently seen mimicking Michael Jackson. He few years back was frustrated with his career and wanted to change the track. But few years later he is very well known and famed for his work. He has earned the net worth of $100 Million Dollar from his professional career.
Talking about his personal life, he was married to wife Melinda in the year 1991. He met his future wife while he was in the band Texas the Band. But later she left her husband and filed a divorce against him. The divorce was finalized in 2010. Then in same year he got married to his girlfriend cum second wife Taylor Makakoa. Their wedding took place in Hawaii. He since his second marriage is living happy life. He currently lives in Texas and Las Vegas.
He and his wife in 2012 Presidential election supported contender Mitt Romney. He is seen donating in various charities. He to support underprivileged family did show in Utah in the year 2007. He has performed in various places to raise the fund for charity organizations. In 2009 he aired his first DVD which features his performance at The Mirage Hotel. This DVD was sold very fast and got huge acclamation from his fans.
More about this multi-talented person can be found in his personal sites. His biography is easily found in Wiki, IMDB and in other public sites. As he is avid social networking site user we can easily find his account in Twitter.
- June 10, 1965
- ventriloquist, impressionist, comedian & singer
- Dallas, Texas, United States
- 100 Million USD
- Taylor Dew (m. 2010), Melinda Fator (m. 1991–2010)
- Terry Fator
- Wiki, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube