Frank Caliendo

Frank Caliendo


1/19/1974, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Birth Name

Franklin Caliendo


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Frank Caliendo is a stand-up comedian who is best known for his impersonations on FOX's "Mad TV." Though he is no longer on the show, he has found other work. He is now the hilarious in-house prognosticator on FOX's NFL Sunday. Currently, he performs his impersonations on his…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Having gone to college in Wisconsin, Frank is a huge Green Bay Packers fan.

    • In his limited spare time, he enjoys playing video games, watching sports, and settling into his new home in the Hollywood Hills.

    • In 1988, Frank was part of the Amateur Athletic Union/Junior Olympic National championship baseball team. He played two positions: catcher and outfielder.

    • During his youth, Frank dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player.

    • Frank was nominated for College Comedian and Entertainer of the Year by the National Association of Campus Activities in 1999.

    • Over the past few years, Frank has performed at over 300 universities.

    • His first appearance on a network series was on the sketch comedy series "Hype."

    • Frank began performing stand-up comedy after graduating college. He was an MC at a local comedy club.

    • Frank is an alumnus of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

    • In 2002, Frank replaced Will Sasso as the new impersonator of President George W. Bush on "Mad TV."

    • Frank did almost the whole cast of "Seinfeld" in an anti-drug episode. Like almost everything else he does, this was a stand-up act.

    • Before he could even speak, Frank's mother noticed him doing an incredible impersonation of a young Dudley Moore. This is when the family knew that Frank would be something special.

    • He has appeared on "The Late Show with David Letterman" impersonating John Madden. The interesting tidbit about this is that he already comes out dressed as Madden and previews for the show say that John Madden is the guest, not "Frank Caliendo."

    • He learned to break dance as a kid and was a member of the Night Hawks break dance group. He even occasionally break dances to this day.

    • Frank's famous impressions (both on "Mad TV" and while doing stand-up) include President George W. Bush, Jerry Seinfeld, William Shatner and, of course, John Madden (his most famous impression).

    • As prognosticator on FOX NFL Sunday, he loves to imitate the cast, especially Terry Bradshaw.

    • He attended Waukesha South High School in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

    • Frank stands 5'7" tall.

  • Quotes

    • Frank: (on his Al Pacino impression(s)) The 'take' I've created with that character is so silly and fun. It's easy to riff with it.

    • Frank: (on his George W. Bush impression(s)) I've just found so many silly things to say as him...and it just feels so creative.

    • Frank: (on his John Madden impression(s)) I'm known for it, and people react so hugely to it.

  • 15 yard penalty

    I love football but am offended by fox sports and the total inappropriate sleazy bimbo routines this guy puts forth. This is not the good old boys in the locker room yucking it up. This guy needs to be removed or I'm switching channels - I know of few women who find this entertaining - even my husband found it distasteful today.
  • Caliendo vs. Kimmel

    When Jimmy Kimmel left Fox NFL Sunday for his own show, I was thrilled; then Fox replaced him with someone even worse and I didn't think that was possible! Are they using Fox NFL Sunday as their personal jumping off point for a career in comedy or something bigger? They say that everyone has their 15 minutes of fame but both Kimmel and Caliendo have far outlived that. Why? Neither one of them are funny or even astute. Whether they have writers or write their one material it isn't working. Comedians are naturally funny but apparently Fox and ABC haven't figured that out. They need to go back to the drawing board unless of course both are trying to appeal to the teenagers in the world. In short, abysmal.moreless