Terry Fator Answers Fan Questions On His New DVD, ‘America’s Got Talent,’ His Old Band
Terry Fator, the ventriloquist extraordinaire and season 2 winner of America’s Got Talent, is even more excited than usual these days — this time about the release of his new DVD, Terry Fator: Live In Concert. “This thing was many, many years in the making and the first DVD, I was pressured to making I didn’t feel like I was quite ready,” Fator told uInterview exclusively answering fan questions collected in uInterview’s Facebook app. “It’s got tons of great impressions, tons of great comedy, and I’ve never been more proud of anything in my entire life.”
Fator gained notoriety for the first time after wowing the audience with his puppet Winston’s tuneful performance Etta James’ classic “At Last” on AGT. “All of a sudden that puppet opens its mouth and I gotta say all of the expectations were very low because they didn’t expect much from ventriloquists,” he told Uinterview. “That really was the one impression that completely was the game changer for me.”
But Fator had been working to perfect his craft long before auditioning for AGT. Starting practicing ventriloquism in the fifth grade, Fator devoted a considerable portion of his formative years practicing and improving his impressions. He grew up watching the likes of Paul Winchell, Jimmy Nelson and Jeff Dunham. “I was a big fan of Jeff Dunham growing up,” he told uInterview. “When I was 10, I got to meet him I had only started a few months earlier.”
Terry Fator: Live In Concert DVD will be available Feb. 18 at Walmart and Walmart.com.