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Rye Resident Moonlights As Donald Trump Impersonator

Benjy Greenberg performing his Donald Trump impression
Benjy Greenberg performing his Donald Trump impression Video Credit: Benjy Greenberg
Benjy Greenberg performs as Donald Trump outside Trump Tower.
Benjy Greenberg performs as Donald Trump outside Trump Tower. Photo Credit: Benjy Greenberg

RYE,  N.Y. -- Benjy Greenberg, a Rye native, has a yuuuge impression that he's hoping to take advantage of for at least four years, believe me.

Greenberg has been showing off his uncanny impression of Donald Trump and now with Trump being elected, is hoping numerous opportunities will come his way to show off his take on Trump.

Greenberg says he can do over 100 impressions, with everyone from Batman characters like The Joker, The Riddler and The Penguin to The Beatles.  He initially started out doing impressions of Ronald Reagan and Ed Sullivan. His uncanny ability as a mimic even landed him on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in 2004 where he was billed as "The Master Of Accents. and got to meet Drew Carey and Richard Branson.

"I love doing Donald Trump," Greenberg said. "I say whatever comes to my mind in his voice."

Greenberg even had some fun performing his Trump impression outside of Trump Tower and ended up on TV in India.

When he's not playing the president-elect, Greenberg is a driver. He said impressions have always come naturally to him.

"It's just something I like to do," Greenberg said. "I can't explain it. I listen and feel their voice."

Once he gets the voice down, he starts to work on someone's mannerisms. Trump has a lot of movements with his hands and posture, while when it comes to George W. Bush, his expression is all he needs.

"He looks like a pickle," Greenberg said. "It's a funny expression."

Greenberg is also known for his performances at Beatles festivals, where he not only does The Fab Four, but producer George Martin and Ed Sullivan.

"People usually like to go up and perform Beatle songs, I go up and do all these Beatle characters," Greenberg said. "I took the ball and ran with it, people were laughing."

While he has nailed down Trump, other members of Trump's administration are have been hard.

"I don't have a handle on Mike Pence," Greenberg said. "Nothing stands out for him."

A ride with Greenberg as your driver can see him crack up his passengers as he takes them on a tour of celebrity impressions, accents and animal noises.

"My passengers would always start talking about the election," Greenberg said. "I would always say, 'guess what I do?'

For more information, contact Greenberg at benjy444@yahoo.com.

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