The ability to do great impressions, impersonations, voices, accents and characters is not a special gift reserved for the few. It is a learnable skill. Whether your goal is to entertain thousands, spoof your co-workers, or tell entertaining stories at happy hour, YOU can learn the Art of Duplication. These easy-to-follow instructions, unique insights and industry secrets are sure to unleash your inner performer!
Tony Scarpelos is a professionally trained actor, popular impressionist and diversely talented voice artist. He has combined acting theory and practice with 25+ years of personal experience to give you the very best program of proven methods, techniques and perspectives on Impression work. You’ll learn how to study your character effectively and begin duplicating his or her characteristics. Once you get some of the basics down, Tony’s secret weapon is revealed! This brings you into the realm of professional-level impression work.
This book is uplifting and encouraging, above all. Many people believe you must be born with a “good ear” or “good eye” but Tony assures you that, with the right attitude and an arsenal of powerful tools, you absolutely can learn to do what he does: kick-ass impressions.
In his “How to Do Impressions” Course, Tony also includes video instruction and in-depth character case studies on Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, John Travolta, Morgan Freeman, Antonio Banderas, and many more.
Tony Scarpelos was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts to the proud Greek parents Jeannie and Vlassi “Flash” Scarpelos. His early years were spent in restaurants, mostly sitting in the back kitchen on potato sacks by the ice machine watching “Flash” sling BLTs and cheeseburgers in downtown Boston. (Cheeburger! Cheeburger! No Coke, Pepsi!) His extended Greek family provided endless fodder for character studies, ranging from a bristly-mustached uncle who removed bottle caps with his teeth... to an adopted homeless brother with no teeth who routinely insisted he was being wrongly charged for the shooting of Adolf Hitler.
Tony started doing impressions from an early age, and further developed his innate talent with formal actor training at CP Casting in Boston. He later moved to Hollywood where he studied at the Beverly Hills Playhouse under Milton Katselas from 1999 to 2004. He’s done independent film, television, and commercial voice-over work and is excited about the diversity of creative projects currently on his radar.read more
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