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Caliendo in 2019
|Birth name||Frank Caliendo|
|Born||January 19, 1974|
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Medium||Stand-up comedy, television, burlesque|
|Subject(s)||Impersonations, popular culture|
|Spouse||Michele Vitale (2003–present)|
|Notable works and roles||Frank TV|
Fox NFL Sunday
Frank Caliendo (born January 19, 1974) is an American comedian and impressionist, best known for his Jon Gruden impersonation on the Fox Network television series MADtv, and as the in-house prognosticator for Fox NFL Sunday. Furthermore, he was an addition to the Pardon My Take Podcast broadcast by genius at Barstool Sports in 2019. In 2007 and 2008, he performed his impersonations on his own show, Frank TV, which aired on TBS. He is known for his impressions and for his frequent appearances on The Bob & Tom Show. He has released six solo CDs. From 2009 to 2011 he had a show at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
Early life and education
Caliendo was born in Chicago, Illinois, on January 19, 1974, and grew up in Waukesha, Wisconsin, where he attended Waukesha South High School. He is of Italian ancestry. Before graduating from University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Caliendo began performing stand-up comedy at local night clubs and comedy clubs, eventually taking a job as a master of ceremonies at a local comedy club. Within a few years, he was active on the college circuit. Between 2000 and 2001, Caliendo made his television debut on sketch comedy series Hype, later gaining exposure on the comedy series MADtv.
Caliendo has performed stand-up on Premium Blend, Late Show with David Letterman, Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, The View, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. He was featured in Comedy Central's animated series Shorties Watchin' Shorties in 2004.
His John Madden impression has appeared on Fox NFL Sunday, The Best Damn Sports Show Period and Mohr Sports. Caliendo has also appeared on Comedy Central's Comedy Central Presents, as well as the radio shows The Free Beer and Hot Wings Show, Randy Baumann and the DVE Morning Show, The Dan Le Batard Show, The Dan Patrick Show, The Junkies, Bob & Sheri, The Bob & Tom Show, Mike and Mike in the Morning, Opie and Anthony, The Don and Mike Show, Rise Guys, Bubba the Love Sponge, The John Boy and Billy Big Show, The Howard Stern Show, Mike and the Mad Dog, Elliot in the Morning, The Sports Inferno, The Rick and Bubba Show, The Roe Conn Show, Pardon My Take, The 105.7 WAPL Rick and Len Show, Preston and Steve, Bob and Brian, The Glenn Beck Program, Holmberg's Morning Sickness on 98 KUPD in Phoenix, and Lamont & Tonelli on 107.7 The Bone in San Francisco. From 2001 to 2004, he also made appearances on the KQ Morning Show's annual "Live from Las Vegas" simulcast, appearing on the panel throughout the show and reprising a few bits from his stand up act.
Fox NFL Sunday
On November 5, 2000, Caliendo appeared on Fox NFL Sunday. He returned again the same season on January 7 during the playoffs.
In 2003, Caliendo joined Fox NFL Sunday as a regular castmember, giving his predictions for the day's NFL games.
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Caliendo officially joined the cast of MADtv in 2001 as a repertory performer, for the seventh season. In 2002, Caliendo replaced Will Sasso as the impersonator of George W. Bush. Caliendo also did the announcing for the best of scenes on the MADtv season 1 DVD.
In August 2006, Caliendo announced he would not return to MADtv for its 2006–2007 season.
Radio-Television Correspondents Dinner
In early 2008, TBS announced that they ordered eight more episodes, which ran later that year. The show ended after the fifteenth episode, which aired on December 23, 2008.
The Comedy Festival Presents: Funniest Movies of the Year 2008
During The Comedy Festival Caliendo hosted a special called The Comedy Festival Presents: Funniest Movies of the Year 2008 where, from Caesars Palace, Caliendo introduced the top ten list for funniest films of 2008 based on an Internet poll.
Podcast Appearances: 2019
Caliendo is a recurring guest on the popular podcast, Pardon My Take, from Barstool Sports.
|2003–2012||Fox NFL Sunday||Himself/Various|
|2004||Comedy Central Presents||Himself|
|2004||National Lampoon Live: New Faces - Volumes 1 & 2||Himself/Host|
|2004||Wisconsin Born & Bred: The Entertainers||Himself|
|2005||Mind of Mencia||George W. Bush||Voice only|
|2007||Frank Caliendo: All Over the Place||Himself|
|2007||The 2007 White House Correspondents Dinner||Himself|
|2007||The Comebacks||Chip Imitation|
|2008||The Comedy Festival Presents: Funniest Movies of the Year 2008||Himself/Host|
|2011||Hot in Cleveland||Kenny||Season 2; episode 13: "Unseparated at Birth"|
|2014||Sullivan and Son||Ralph||Season 3; episode 6: "Lyle and Son"|
|2014||The Birthday Boys||Himself||Season 1, episode 4: "Rock and Roll"|
|2014||Gravity Falls||Sergei||Season 2; episode 3: "The Golf War" (voice only)|
- Make the Voices Stop (2002)
- Frank on the Radio (2003)
- Frank on the Radio 2, Volume 1 (2007)
- Frank on the Radio 2, Volume 2 (2007)
- All Over the Place (2008)
- National Lampoon Live: Unleashed (2009)
- Thompson, Kevin D. (October 30, 2008). "TV Talk Q&A: Master Impressionist Frank Caliendo". Archived from the original on June 20, 2013. Retrieved June 18, 2013.
- Caliendo, Frank. "To all my fans who've ben asking-I wont be back atFOX this season.I love those guys,but its time 4 my next venture". Twitter. Retrieved 3 August 2012.
- "Rob Riggle set to replace Frank Caliendo on Fox NFL pregame". USA Today. 2012-08-27. Retrieved 2012-09-23.
- TBS Orders Eight More Episodes of Hit Late-Night Sketch Comedy Frank TV, Starring Frank Caliendo, The Futon Critic
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