A lifelong fan of Charlie Chaplin, Damian's obsession began at the tender age of three, when his parents showed him a copy of 'The Gold Rush'. Instantly hooked, his love of Chaplin turned into a childhood obsession with silent film, which in turn morphed into a passion for performing.
His impersonation of Charlie the Tramp comes not only from his deep admiration for Chaplin the artist, but also for the unique everyman-character he created. Having studied every detail of Charlie's mannerisms, costumes, and personality for 20-plus years, Damian Blake is able to bring you a heartfelt and accurate tribute, perhaps one of the most unique to date. Using the skills he has honed as a sideshow-variety performer, Damian incorporates pantomime, juggling, sleight of hand, acrobatics, and humorous sight gags to every performance.
Damian has provided silent comedy to countless venues across the United States, in nightclubs, theaters, event spaces, corporate functions, weddings, commercials, on film, in historic landmarks, and at private parties... and the list keeps growing.
If you need a proper Charlie Chaplin for film, print, or to entertain in the flesh, look no further than Damian Blake.