Top 20 Ventriloquist celebrities in the world

Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Ventriloquist celebrities [Updated January 30, 2023].

1. Terry Fator

Terry Fator net worth 2020
Terry Fator was born on June 10, 1965 in Dallas, United States.
He was the lead singer of Freedom Jam and Texas the Band. He and the band turned down a record contract after the label representative told him to stop impersonating other singers.

Net Worth 2020: $160 Million

2. Jeff Dunham

Jeff Dunham net worth 2020
Jeff Dunham was born on April 18, 1962 in Dallas, United States.
He began satirizing terrorism in the early 2000s with a dummy called Achmed the Dead Terrorist, and the routine sketch video had over 200 million views by 2009.

Net Worth 2020: $140 Million

3. Edgar Bergen

Edgar Bergen net worth 2020
Edgar Bergen was born on February 16, 1903 in United States.

Father of Candice Bergen, who was the ventriloquist of dummy, Charlie McCarthy. The duo had their own show as part of The Chase and Sanborn Hour.

He made headlines around the world due to his popularity on radio as a ventriquilist, which was very rare.

Net Worth 2020: $2 Million

4. Jimmy Nelson

Jimmy Nelson net worth 2020
Jimmy Nelson was born on December 15, 1928 in United States.
He appeared in more than 50 episodes of The Buick-Berle Show featuring his Texaco Pitchman character.

Salary 2020: 3.7 million USD (2019)

5. Darci Lynne Farmer

Darci Lynne Farmer net worth 2020
Darci Lynne Farmer was born on October 12, 2004 in Oklahoma City, United States.
She used a puppet named Kate in a local talent show called Edmond's Got Talent that she would win. 

6. Jeff Panacloc

Jeff Panacloc net worth 2020
Jeff Panacloc was born on September 8, 1986 in France.
Since his comedy success, he and his puppet Jean-Marc have dabbled in music, releasing the singles "J'suis quand même beau" and "J'temmerde."

7. Sari Aalto

Sari Aalto net worth 2020
Sari Aalto was born on March 13, 1987 in Finland.
She was introduced to the performing arts by her father Simo Aalto who was a professional Finnish magician. 

8. Paul Zerdin

Paul Zerdin net worth 2020
Paul Zerdin was born on August 21, 1972 in London, England.
He has appeared on The Jerry Springer Show and entertained at the Royal Variety Performance on a number of occasions.

9. Steve Hewlett

Steve Hewlett net worth 2020
Steve Hewlett was born on April 29, 1975 in Basingstoke, England.

Ventriloquist who appeared on ITV's Britain's Got Talent in 2013, placing 4th in the grand final with his puppets Arthur Lager and celebrity lookalike puppets Little Simon Cowell and Little Sinitta.

Since Britain's Got Talent, he has earned a place atop the list for comedy ventriloquists in the UK. His first UK tour was called Thinking Inside the Box.

10. David Strassman

David Strassman net worth 2020
David Strassman was born on September 6, 1957 in Los Angeles, United States.

Ventriloquist who performs a side-splitting comedic act with his dummy's Chuck Wood and Ted E. Bare. In 1980 he acted in Roger Corman's horror movie Humanoids from the Deep.

He had a short-lived series called Strassman in 2002.

11. Señor Wences

Señor Wences net worth 2020
Señor Wences was born on April 17, 1896 in Spain.

Famous for his work on The Ed Sullivan Show, the ventriloquist known as Senor Wences also performed in Las Vegas, on Broadway, and on the small screen in The Muppet Show. He was the 1996 recipient of the U.S. National Comedy Hall of Fame's prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.

His popular act featured comedic puppets named Pedro and Johnny.

12. Marc Métral

Marc Métral was born on August 5, 1953 in France.
He came under fire for allegedly mistreating his dog and making her wear a muzzle to look like she was singing.

13. Keith Harris

Keith Harris was born on September 21, 1947 in England.

British ventriloquist with puppets named Orville the Duck and Cuddles the Monkey who starred on his own show, The Keith Harris Show, from 1982 to 1990. Keith Harris released an album called At The End of The Rainbow in 1983 which peaked at #92 on the UK Albums Chart.

Keith Harris had a UK Top 10 single called "Orville's Song."