Christopher Walken Meets His Match
Radio producer Jeff Hoover
Friday, March 5, 2010 17:02 GMTCHICAGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) To accurately impersonate Christopher Walken, one must walk the walk, talk the talk, and wear a gorilla suit.
That worked for Chicago man Jeff Hoover, who just won the Christopher Walken impression contest held to promote the iconic actors new stage play, A Behanding In Spokane.
Walken wannabes were asked to recite a short speech from Walkens play where hes making an awkward phone call to his mother.
Hoover made his video submission while wearing a gorilla costume and thick glasses so hed stand out. He admittedly doesnt have the best Walken voice, but thinks his weird costume secured the win.
Hoover believes a solid Walken impression must have the same creep factor and quirkiness the actor is known for.
Its crucial to nail Walkens run-on speech pattern, which seems to lack punctuation marks. Sudden pauses and a few dance moves should also add authenticity.