Bob Hope Impersonator - Bill Johnson

Why book Bob Hope Impersonator - Bill Johnson?

This experienced comedian will energize the evening and delight your audiences as a Host, Emcee, or simply telling jokes. William Patrick Johnson has entertained audiences for the actual USO (stateside and in the South Pacific), as well as, military groups, festivals, conventions, and corporations. If your are presenting a "USO Style Show," a tribute to WWII Veterans, or your theme is to give some Vietnam Veterans a "Welcome Home" salute, you have found your entertainer. Bill can also help you present your own variety themed show. Give Bill a call for a no obligation talk about your show's entertainment needs.

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VHS Salutes Bill Johnson's Tribute as Bob Hope

Bill,

Veterans Homecare Solutions clients and staff are beyond thankful for your classy and sincere tribute act that you performed for us on May 24th for our first annual Memorial Tribute Show in Pineville, LA. In fact, we believe Bob Hope himself would be proud to know his name is being held with such dignity and honor. Thank you so much for coming out on such short notice and we look forward to working with you again in the near future.

"If you haven’t any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble." – Bob Hope

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Reviewer: Diana C.
Organization: Veterans Homecare Solutions
Event: Corporate Event in Pineville, LA
Event Date: May 24, 2013
Hired As: Bob Hope Impersonator

Response from Bob Hope Impersonator - Bill Johnson:

Thank you so much Diana. In my humble opinion, everyone at Veterans Homecare Solutions are rockstars in my book! Blessings to you all for your service helping our Veterans.I would be thrilled to perform with you good folks of Pineville anytime!
Best regards,
Bill

Mr Hope himself would be proud

Bill, I felt like I was watching him one more time. You brought out the humor and the goodness in one of America's most beloved characters. So proud to work with you, and looking forward to the next time.

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Reviewer: Bob C.
Organization: U.S. Tours
Event: Fundraiser in Virginia Beach, VA
Event Date: Oct 17, 2012
Hired As: Bob Hope Impersonator, 1940s Era Entertainment, Comedy Show

Response from Bob Hope Impersonator - Bill Johnson:

Thanks Bob! The show you produced in Virginia Beach was absolutely "Spec-TAP-ular!" Here's to many more shows with you, and the all the good folks at US Tours/TAP!
Bless, Bill

Best Bob Hope Impersonator Out There!

We were so delighted and impressed with Bill--he was not only a joy work with, professional and courteous, but he is also the best out there!! He was simply amazing and we keep getting compliments about his performance at our Ball. We'll definitely be bringing him back next year!

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Reviewer: Khyentse J.
Organization: 1940's Ball NFP
Event: Fundraiser in Boulder, CO
Event Date: Jun 16, 2012
Hired As: Bob Hope Impersonator, 1940s Era Entertainment, Comedian, Emcee, Impersonator, Look-Alike, Tribute Artist

Response from Bob Hope Impersonator - Bill Johnson:

Thanks a million for your kind words Khyentse! It was a thrill and an honor for me to be part of your magical evening. Plus, it is always a joy to perform in tribute to Veterans. I have to say, with an audience of over 2500, it was just like entertaining the "troops!"
As "Bob" would say, "thanks for the memory!"
Best regards, Bill

Great time, great entertainment

Bill Johnson was great, entertaining a fun evening for all!!!

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Reviewer: SHIRLEE M.
Organization: WALT DISNEY WORLD
Event: Convention in San Francisco, CA
Event Date: Jul 6, 2013
Hired As: Bob Hope Impersonator

Response from Bob Hope Impersonator - Bill Johnson:

Thank you so much Shirley! I had an incredible time performing for the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association. What an awesome group!

Outstanding Bob Hope

Talk about a Classy line up of Professional Tribute Artists'. Bill Johnson as Bob Hope, Kristy Casey as Marilyn Monroe and Levi Silver as Elvis Presley.

Here goes the play by play of this performance best as I could remember.

Bill Johnson as Bob Hope opened the show with his classic one liners. Bill Johnson really captures not only the image but the timing of his jokes & respected comedy of Bob Hope. The same goes for Kristy Casey as Marilyn Monroe. Not only did Kristy Casey sing exactly like Monroe, she sang to not only one contest winner but two. Kristy's sexy Marilyn style made one of them blush. Kristy Casey, had everything down perfect, the Marilyn speaking voice, her singing style and even her sexy walk. Next up was Levi Silver as Elvis right out of the Army. Levi had the crowd really going. He got everyone involved. His Elvis voice was amazing! He looked just like Elvis, sex appeal, charm and all. While singing to a woman she couldn't help herself from kissing and hugging him. Then Bill, Kristy & Levi, did a very funny skit, that ended with all 3 of them singing a song together. This trio should go on tour with this act is what I kept thinking. After some awards were giving out

The 2nd set started off with some announcements from the sponsor of the event VHS, then Bill Johnson & Kristy Casey did a skit together. I felt like I was watching a 1960's TV Special. Then Kristy Casey did another set of Marilyn Monroe songs, this time in the classic Red Dress I think Marilyn wore during, "Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend" video. The closing performance was, The very talented, Levi Silver in the classic Elvis American Eagle jumpsuit. Sounding exactly like Elvis and looking very sexy & stunning in the jumpsuit dedicating the last 2 songs to the Fallen Soldiers and Veterans he lead us in a moment of silence then started singing, Dixie Land, This was a very moving moment, Levi mentioned to me after the show, how his dad was a War Hero and how this show meant a lot to him. Finally, Bill Johnson, Kristy Casey and Levi Silver entered the stage one last time while Bill Johnson was singing, it was a beautiful ending to a very enjoyable & sincere tribute to the United States of America, soldiers. Thank You, Bill Johnson, Kristy Casey and Levi Silver for kicking off this Memorial Day weekend on a positive and very sincere note.To whoever put this event together please make it an annual thing. Thank you

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Reviewer: Meagan M.
Organization: Local Events Review
Event: Holiday Party in Pineville, LA
Event Date: May 24, 2013
Hired As: Bob Hope Impersonator, 1930s Era Entertainment, 1940s Era Entertainment, 1950s Era Entertainment, Comedian, Comedy Show, Corporate Comedian, Emcee, Impersonator, Look-Alike, Sound-Alike, Stand-Up Comedian, Tribute Artist

Response from Bob Hope Impersonator - Bill Johnson:

Thanks for your review Meagan! I had a wonderful time doing the show in Pineville. The producer of the show was a group called Veterans Homecare Solutions. They are really nice folks doing very good things for Veterans in the Alexandria/Pineville area. Hopefully, there will be more shows with this line up in the future!
Best regards,
Bill

Amazing act, and Great Man to work with.

Bill Johnson was great to work with. He did a great job of helping us serve the Veterans of Chaves County and surrounding areas.

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Reviewer: Brianna D.
Organization: Church On The Move
Event: Other in Roswell, NM
Event Date: Jun 30, 2012
Hired As: Bob Hope Impersonator

Response from Bob Hope Impersonator - Bill Johnson:

Thanks a million for the kind affirmation Brianna. I will always cherish the time spent at COTM Roswell with Pastor Troy, the talented cast of our show, and all of the Veterans of Chaves County. What an awesome night!

Bob brings his "A" game to our Village

"Bob" was a big hit in our "Welcome Home: A Tribute to the Veterans of Vietnam" program. Within a very few minutes the crowd of 600 people were in the palm of his hand. Bill's presentation was a perfect blend of Bob Hope history and a showing of respect for the Vietnam vets. He received a standing ovation which was well deserved. We'll have him back for sure if we do another tribute.

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Reviewer: Jeffrey L. M.
Organization: Hot Springs Village Voice newspaper
Event: Private Party in Hot Springs Village, AR
Event Date: Mar 23, 2012
Hired As: Bob Hope Impersonator

Thanks for making our client event memorable!!!

Bill Johnson "Bob Hope" did an amazing job entertaining our clients and giving them a special night to remember. We could not have asked for a better experience. It was like working with an old friend.

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Reviewer: Alyson G.
Organization: The McDaniel Corporation
Event: Corporate Event in Columbia, SC
Event Date: Jan 26, 2012
Hired As: Bob Hope Impersonator

Review by Vincent R.

I had the pleasure of meeting Bill on the USS Midway when Amway rented it out for the Achievers 2010 celebration in Las Vegas. Having actually been a USO photographer and traveling with Bob Hope in 1983-84, I can say first hand that Bill was a spot on impersonator, right down to the voice and mannerisms.

Bill was also the utmost professional!

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Reviewer: Vincent R.
Event: Awards Night in San Diego, CA
Event Date: Dec 5, 2010

Review by Cristina A. R.

Mr. Johnson was the master of ceremonies at Los Angeles City Councilman Tony Cardenas' Annual Veterans Day Celebration. 350 veterans and their families attended the event and walked away delighted with Mr. Johnson's performance! -And what an AMAZING performance it was! "Mr. Hope's" stage presence was remarkable! He did his homework in researching the current political issues and design of Los Angeles and incorporated it into his act. The audience was left with a true sense of in being in the presence of the real Mr. Hope as he received a standing ovation.

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Reviewer: Cristina A. R.
Organization: Office of Los Angeles City Councilman Tony Cardenas
Event: Corporate Event in Los Angeles, CA
Event Date: Nov 11, 2010
Hired As: Bob Hope Impersonator, 1940s Era Entertainment, Comedian, Emcee, Impersonator, Look-Alike, Sound-Alike, Stand-Up Comedian

Review by Cristina A. R.

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Reviewer: Cristina A. R.
Organization: Office of Los Angeles City Councilman Tony Cardenas
Event: Corporate Event in Los Angeles, CA
Event Date: Nov 11, 2010
Hired As: Bob Hope Impersonator, Emcee

Review by Deborah S.

Bill Johnson was our headliner act and boy was he worth it!! The crowd's faces were priceless when this incredibley infectious man took the stage. He was worth every penny and more. Bob Hope to a tee and just a wonderful human being to top it off too! We have already booked him for another performance and plan on referring him as well. Can't say enough good things!

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Reviewer: Deborah S.
Organization: AAWV
Event: Corporate Event in Utica, MI
Event Date: Aug 14, 2010
Hired As: Bob Hope Impersonator, Comedian, Corporate Comedian, Emcee, Impersonator, Look-Alike, Sound-Alike, Stand-Up Comedian, Tribute Artist

Review by Felicia C.

Bill Johnson performed at our Army Birthday Ball in Long Beach, California. This elegant black tie event has been the premier Army social event on the West Coast for decades. Our theme this year was "A Tribute to Veterans" -- what better entertainment than "Bob Hope?" Bill Johnson was a delight. He helped up with a "mini USO-type show" that included Miss America 2010 Caressa Cameron and the reigning Miss California, Jackie Cavendar. It was classic, vintage Bob Hope - slightly corny, endearing and delightful. Bill couldn't have been more professional or accommodating. Our audience, which included very senior leadership from both the Army and the Air Force, loved him.

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Reviewer: Felicia C.
Organization: Greater Los Angeles Chapter, Association of the United States Army
Event: Private Party in Long Beach, CA
Event Date: Jun 4, 2010
Hired As: Bob Hope Impersonator

Review by Jeffrey L. M.

Bill was fantastic to work with and performed great. He is a real delight and I very much enjoyed getting to know him and see him do his Bob Hope routine.

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Reviewer: Jeffrey L. M.
Event: Private Party in Hot Springs National Park, AR
Event Date: Mar 18, 2010
Hired As: Bob Hope Impersonator

Booking Info

  • Fee: $750 and up
  • Insurance: $2,000,000 - Standard Performer's Liability Insurance
  • Languages: English

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Bob Hope Impersonator - Bill Johnson

With a career spanning over twenty-five years, Bill Johnson has forged his niche on stage, screen, and television as a dependable character actor.

Through the years, Bill has been "murdered" on CSI, portrayed Michael Imperioli's banker in High Roller: The Stu Unger Story as well as roles in films such as Ocean's 11, Scare Tactics, Larry the Cable Guy's Christmas Spectacular, and Three Days to Vegas starring Peter Falk.

Bill has also appeared on "True Beauty" Season 2 for ABC-TV, in addition to national commercials for American Credit Card Solutions, CPAP Care Club, Timeshares Only, and Santa Fe Salsa.

His Tribute Act to comedians similar to Bob Hope has played across the United States, Tokyo, Japan, and the island of Guam to rave reviews.

Bill's tribute was recently showcased in New Orleans, LA at "Experience the Victory," the grand opening of the National WWII Museum's expansion project- which included the premiere of the film "Beyond All Boundaries" in which Academy Award winning actor, Tom Hanks, served as Executive Producer. In the ceremony, Bill was honored to introduce NBC-TV broadcast journalist Tom Brokaw, and perform a brief moment of comedy with Mr. Hanks.

Other notable appearances include USO Galas in Tokyo, Japan, on the island of Guam, and stateside for USO Ft. Hood (which featured a live appearance by the legendary Wayne Newton), USO Hampton Roads and Central Virginia (in a large scale show produced by US Tours/SpecTAPular Partners), and in Seattle for USO Northwest. As an Emcee, Bill’s tribute has been featured at the 2012 & 2013 edition's of the 1940’s Ball in Boulder, CO, the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial in Paris, TX, "The Secret City Festival" in Oak Ridge, TN, the Woodlands Auditorium of Hot Springs Village, AR in “Welcome Home: A Tribute to the Veterans of Vietnam” for REMAX and the Hot Springs Village Voice Newspaper, the Church On The Move's (COTM)"USO Style Veterans Appreciation Show" in Roswell, NM, and "Hope In Your Heart-" the entertainment portion of the American Heart Association's 2012 Northeastern Maine Heart Ball, in Bangor, Maine.

Bill was honored to appear in San Francisco at the 2013 national convention of the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association. While at the convention, Bill served as the Emcee for a "USO style show" reminiscent of the era of the Vietnam war.

Other performance opportunities and venues include Planet Hollywood, the Riviera Hotel and Casino, and the “Railhead” inside Boulder Station in Las Vegas, ABC TV's The Next Best Thing, WGN TV's Santa Salutes the Stars, as well as corporate events for clients such as Michelin, Staples, American Express, U.S. Tours, the Amway Achievers Celebration in San Diego aboard the USS Midway, The Yuba Sutter Chamber of Commerce 2012 Awards Gala at Beale AFB, the McDaniel Corp., the WPO Winter Getaway at the prestigious Sinatra Rancho Mirage Estate, and Emcee duties for the Delta Co. MI Chamber of Commerce Annual Recognition Awards, under the auspices of the Bonkerz Comedy Club organization.

Bill recently returned from Seattle, WA where he was the Emcee for a "USO Show" for Aegis Living. Over 700 Seniors attended this wonderful event.

Earlier this year, Bill served as the Emcee for “Legends of Palm Springs” at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, CA in a show produced by Terry Hill and Associates. Mr. Hill was the producer of the Official Memorial Tribute Show to Bob Hope.

He just completed a 5 week run at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans in the Stage Door Canteen's production of "Thanks For the Memories: Bob Hope and his All Star Pacific Tour." To read a review of this show from the New Orleans Times- Picayune, please copy and paste the link below to your browser:
http://www.nola.com/arts/index.ssf/2013/09/stage_door_canteen_recreates_b.html#incart_river

Testimonials

“Bill Johnson is the ultimate “Bob Hope”!!! His humor and strong resemblance to the real Bob Hope is unbelievable. Bill made our last two veteran shows a hit and added a true USO experience for the audience. I would recommend Bill for his professionalism and sensitivity to all things patriotic. He is a one of a kind actor, comedian and overall performer!”

– RE/MAX of Hot Springs Village – 501 922-3777

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