Julian Fernandez

Hometown: Walnut, CA

What drew you to doing impressions: I was practically raised in front of the TV. I always loved watching cartoons, still do. As a kid, I wanted to grow up and be a cartoon character, so I started trying to mimic cartoon voices and got really good at a lot of them. When I got older and learned what celebrities were, I started moving on to doing impressions of celebrities and haven't stopped.

Who was your comedic inspiration: I've been a fan of Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias for most of my life and he was the one who inspired me to go out and pursue a career as a comedian. He's very real onstage and that influenced how I perform onstage as well. Some other inspirations include Doug Benson, James Adomian, and Louis CK.

Why do you think you'll be America's favorite impressionist: I feel I'll be America's favorite impressionist because I try to be very versatile and strive to do dead-on impressions. I not only do modern-day celebrities and characters, but I also do some old-school voices that I think older audiences will enjoy because they will be surprised that someone my age knows a lot about these older celebrities.

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