A Zach Galifianakis impersonator is earning $250,000 per year just by impersonating the 45 year old actor.
The real Zach became famous worldwide after staring in blockbusters like Due Date and The Hangover franchise and now his impersonator is making headlines because of the hundreds of thousands of dollars he makes by impersonating the actor.
Meet Thaddeus Kalinoski. Profession – star impersonator, residence – Las Vegas, Nevada, salary – $250,000 per year. Not so long ago Thaddeus’ wife died and around the same time he also lost his job. The guy did what any other person in his shoes would do – he gave into his sorrows and depression. He started gaining weight, stopped shaving and didn’t see any hope for his future up until he realized that his new self (20 pounds heavier and with a big, bushy beard) resembled Zach Galifianakis’ looks. In fact, Thaddeus looked so much like Zach that he decided to become a professional impersonator of the actor. Thaddeus is currently making $250,000 per year, which means more than $20,000 per month just by impersonating Zach! He’s currently charging $1,000 just to make an appearance somewhere and he’s having the time of his life by acting as a member of The Hangover’s iconic Wolf Pack.
Not only that, but he’s also been a member of the Wolf Pack! A few years ago he was hired by the franchise’s crew to work as a body double for the real Zach during the shooting of The Hangover Part III. It’s not clear how much Thaddeus earned from this gig, but the real Zach Galifianakis was paid the whopping $5,000,000 for the previous movie.
Thaddeus spoke about his life to the media and shared that he has been having a great time ever since he realized he could become an impersonator. He loves his new job so much, that he stated it was the best thing that has ever happened to him!