Real Beard Santa - available for personal appearances, at malls, parties and special events etc. I am a British actor, with a crisp English accent, but can also be an American Santa if preferred. I have a great deal of improvisation and performance experience. I spent 2 Christmas seasons as Santa at the 'Polar Express Experience' at SeaWorld in Orlando (American Accent) and have considerable experience of working with children, including 3+ years at Disney's Magic Kingdom, and Universal Studios, in Orlando and Los Angeles. I have also hosted many events such as weddings, parties and music festivals etc, as a master of ceremonies.
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What to Expect
I am equally at home framing up great photo opportunities for quick 'catch and release' interactions, improvising responses to children, on Santa's lap or at parties and family gatherings, or engaging in witty banter, with adult party guests, or taking center stage as a storyteller or master of ceremonies at both small and large scale events. I have memorized the "Twas the night before Christmas" story and am comfortable performing this at any size gathering.
I'm 6' tall and have a broad open smile and warm friendly personality, which usually means I can quickly put children at ease. I am a British actor, trained at one of London's top drama schools, living in the US for over 20 years. I am considerably younger than I look, as Santa, and have the health and stamina for events which require concentration or physical activity over extended periods.
Influences & Inspiration
When I performed as a one of the Polar Express Santas, at SeaWorld, in Orlando, it required taking on a persona like Tom Hanks from the movie. I found that I was also influenced by movie director John Houston; using his rich vocal cadences as the starting point for my American Santa.