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->"Not only are we going to New Hampshire ... we're going to South Carolina and Oklahoma and Arizona and North Dakota and New Mexico, and we're going to California and Texas and New York! And we're going to South Dakota and Oregon and Washington and Michigan. And then we're going to Washington, D.C. to take back the White House, [[MemeticMutation yeeeeeaaaaaargh]]!"
-->- Howard Dean

Feel free to sort this by politics, sports and others.
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* Quoted above: Presidential candidate Howard Dean, whose enthusiastic, red-faced shouting led to public embarrassment.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5FzCeV0ZFc YEEEEEEAAAAAAAARRRRGHHHH!!!]]
*** Until that moment, the Candidate's hammy persona had been a highly effective fundraising tool.
* Creator/GeneWilder
* The late Creator/BillyMays, known for his energetic, loud performance in his commercials, provides the page image.
* [[Series/CrocodileHunter Steve Irwin]], who was hammy even to the faces of snakes and crocodiles. May he rest in peace.
* Fitness guru Richard Simmons plays this to the hilt on numerous talk shows, and gives every appearance of behaving like that ''all the time''. Among fans of the comedy/improv show ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'', his guest appearance is particularly... infamous.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iaTEgoezNQ Good Lord]]!
* Hamminess in fitness gurus is contagious. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyK-3Em8__c Take Tony Little, for example.]]
* Before Tony Little, there was Susan "Stop The Insanity!" Powter.
* UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, a master of MilkingTheGiantCow and loud speeches set to MusicToInvadePolandTo, and who was particularly inspired by the Germanic, theatrical, bombastic, '''extra ham-laden''' Romantic operas of Creator/RichardWagner.
** [[GodwinsLaw Dude, you got Godwin in my ham!]]
* George Patton
** (From the LargeHam/{{Film}} section): "Interestingly enough, George Patton's daughters said that Scott nailed Patton's personality so perfectly, they felt like they were actually watching their father on the movie screen. The movie actually DOWNPLAYS some of the more crude and vulgar catchphrases that he was famous for."
* General DouglasMacArthur of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. "PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, I HAVE RETURNED!"[[note]] A CallBack to when he was forced to evacuate from the Philippines in 1942, when he announced: "I shall return!"[[/note]]
** Creator/DwightDEisenhower served as [=MacArthur=]'s aide de camp during Mac's term as Army Chief of Staff, and then followed [=MacArthur=] to the Philippines in their next assignment. Later in his career, when asked if he knew [=MacArthur=], Eisenhower replied, "I ought to. I studied dramatics under him for seven years!"
** Brigadier General Anthony [=McAuliffe=] at the Battle of the Bulge famously responded to a request to surrender from the Germans by saying "NUTS!" Large ham indeed.
* UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini was also fond of his own bombastic voice and gestures. "The bullets pass - Mussolini remains!"
** Allegedly, he was hammy even when facing certain death. "SHOOT ME IN THE CHEST!"
* Anna Nicole Smith. "DOOO YOUU LIIIIIKE MY BOOODYYYYYYY?!"
* FidelCastro, notorious for his bombastic, hours-long (!) speeches.
** "''Judge me if you will, I don't care. '''HISTORY WILL ABSOLVE ME!''' ''"
*** Since he said that at his trial by the Batista Regime, which he beat, he might have a point.
* The late Hugo Chávez, who absolutely ''had'' to be the centre of attention at all times. At least until he [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3Kzbo7tNLg got shut down by the King of Spain]] in a manner most [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome.]]
* Don King. Even his ''[[ImprobableHairstyle hair]]'' overacts.
** The English language is unable to sustain his ham on its own, which is why he is constantly ''freestyling new vocabulary.''
* Janice Dickinson, the self-proclaimed "world's first supermodel."
* Any Dungeon Master/Game Master worth their salt is this.
* Chilean ex-President Ricardo Lagos. Specially if he [[GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger whips out his index finger]].
* Another REALLY Large Ham coming from Chile: sport reporter and narrator Fernando Solabarrieta, who is known to ''cry'' and scream when he's hyperventilated. You want to see it? Check [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SYDeGlC2t8 this.]]
* Pedro Carcuro is another Chilean ham; he may be a bit low-key when compared to Solabarrieta, but still hammy for at least 30 years. Hilariously spoofed in an old TV ad that features his screams as background noise for several planes and car crashes.
* Since [[TheBeautifulGame football]] in Latin-America and some European countries is ''very'' SeriousBusiness, ''every'' single football commentator (whether on the TV or on radio) is required to be VERY hammy. Otherwise they'd never be able to reach the levels of flailing and screaming they get when a specially important and/or well-done goal is scored.
** '''GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO[snip]OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL!'''
** The press boxes of the stadiums in the 2006 [[TheWorldCup World Cup]] were open onto the field, which occasionally meant that the sound from one set of broadcasters was audible in the next box over. The ESPN box was right next to that of a Spanish network during one of Spain's matches. When Spain scored a goal, viewers in the US watching ESPN could hear the Spanish announcers in the next box going absolutely bananas...''for the next '''five minutes!'''''
*** Just so you guys know, this is the ''standard''.
** Sportscaster Galvăo Bueno is the unquestioned Ham Emperor of Brazilian TV. The Ham is [[UpToEleven cranked up to eleven]] when a Brazilian [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbWJHxAZWMI&feature=related wins a Formula One Race]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAMMY7wYLvU Or when Brazil wins]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Uq2Gt5N5Z8 a World Cup.]]
*** Any parody of his also includes his TrrrillingRrrs (since he liked to shout "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykxp-EDF-Cc RRRRRONALDINHO!]]").
** Dutch commentator Jack van Gelder has earned a bit of a reputation for his uncontrolled emotions when Oranje scores. Most notable example is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exlBHTyB1R0 this.]] Of course the Dutch have also subverted this wonderfully in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMBQVaYUhQU this]] commercial.
* Finnish commentator [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRvvfHQ0yVE Antero Mertaranta]] when Finland beat Russia in the ice hockey world championship semifinals.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1uck8UC9pU Bosnian commentator Marijan Miajlovic.]]
* Korean Shoutcasters take sports [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vpuv7VPb2rA very]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMec5aE5Gm0 seriously]]. Described to perfection by [[http://abstrusegoose.com/369 Abstruse Goose]].
* Arabic commentators have a similar reputation, take a look at [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzYI7Ibihvc this one]].
* Diego Maradona seems to be Ham King among the players, and now, also coaches.
* Not that American sports commentators are any more subdued. John Madden, anyone?
** Especially if Madden is talking about [[HoYay 'his Favrerite']] player, Bret Favre. You know Madden has one of those creepy shrines in his basement.
* Pittsburgh Sportscaster Myron Cope was made of ham. Even though he kept kosher.
* Another American sports commentator example is Paul Allen, radio play-by-play announcer for the Minnesota Vikings. His bellowing of "TOUCHDOWN!" at least once a game rivals many soccer commentators, and this applies whether the touchdown is [[http://youtu.be/pgxSzxIxPrY by the Vikings]] or [[http://youtu.be/a_QzwbZJyFg against them]].
* The UK also have their own hammy sports commentator with Jonathan Pearce.
---> '''COME ON, ENGLAND! COME, ON ENGLAND! CORNER KICK! CORNER KICK!'''
---> '''HE'S DONE IT! THE BOOGIE WOOGIE DOOGIE SELHURST BOY!'''
* For baseball, you have Hawk Harrelson of the White Sox, Mike Shannon of the Cardinals, and Harry Caray of the Cubs.
** And [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Sterling_%28sportscaster%29 John Sterling]], who compounds his hamminess by adding [[PungeonMaster bad puns]] to his home run calls.
* Youtube Partner [[http://www.youtube.com/user/he11sing920?blend=1&ob=4 Hellsing920]] is like this on occasions. [[MemeticMutation THIS IS CALLED A LONGBOX!]]
* Youtuber No More Marbles, who is borderline infamous amongst ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' fans (and a few anti-fans) for having developed a bizarrely, gleefully goofy, over-the-top (and admittedly borderline ''creepy'') on-camera persona. Samples: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg8-0lXBkZQ A parody in response to fans' badmouthing the casting of Robert Pattinson in the movie version of ''Twilight'']], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEWjV3qeSlg Getting threatened by Eminem]], "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnJp8_zHKDA&NR=1 NO! Anything but the Volvo!!!]]".
* Some Russian leaders from the 20th Century on have quite a lot to say in regards to hamminess:
** Nikita "WE WILL BURY YOU!" Khrushchev. Extra points for walloping the table with his shoe.
** Vladimir Ilich Ulianov aka Lenin was like this in most of his speeches: "COMRADES! The REVOLUTION, the importance of which was spoken about for such a long time by BOLSHEVIKS... '''HAS HAPPENED'''"
** LeonTrotsky was somewhat of a ham too.
** In one of history's greatest missed opportunities, the combined 70-year leadership of the USSR doesn't reach the level of ham supplied by Boris Yeltsin by himself. If ordering the army to fire live ammunition at your country's parliament because you're facing impeachment, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9e2lV0ar1Gc dancing like you're inebriated in front of millions of your countrymen]], or generally being inebriated aren't hammy, nothing is.
* Perhaps underestimated for his hamminess is Soviet astronaut Alexei Leonov. During a press conference in the US while training for the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, he stated his wish to become a movie star in Hollywood. During the mission, he said, in addition to English and Russian, a third language was spoken on the mission: "Oklahomski", referring to his American counterpart, Tom Stafford.
* Music/MeatLoaf. Look at any of his music videos, or anything of him on Youtube... [[{{Pun}} he really should be named for THIS meat]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4d6j-lnhtw Tony Robbins]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcerBrY816c Don Cherry]], of Coach's Corner infamy in Canada. Also, his suits. And intro music. And his [[http://doncherryjacketwatch.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/doncherryhnic20090511-hat.jpg hats]]. Oh dear sweet lord, his ''[[http://www.sportsmemorabilia.com/image_php_127505.jpg hats]]''
* Michael Buffer was famous for this. But his ham is nothing compared to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLDPFzw0Xu4 Lenne Hardt]].
** Impressive, but in his favour, Buffer had his ham ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Buffer#Trademark trademarked]]''. "'''[=LLLLLLLLLLLLLLet's=]''' ''get ready to'' '''RRRRRRRRUUUUMMMMMMMMBBBBBLLLLLLLLEEEEEE!'''"
* [[BorisJohnson Boris "Bojo" Johnson]]
* Many real-life pirates were known for this, in particular Blackbeard (who was genuinely attempting to scare people so he could rule by fear) and Bartholomew Roberts, who wore a giant diamond-encrusted cross on a necklace. Yes, Black Bart Roberts had ''bling''.
* HI, I'M BARRY SCOTT! AND THIS IS CILLIT BANG! AND I'M BEING PAID BY THE DECIBEL!
* There are a couple of professional poker players who deserve mention here, including but not limited to...
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnqFZVHb_90 Humberto "DE SHARK" Brenes!]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kh49fHFMUTg Hevad "THE BULLDOZEEEEEERRRRR!!!" Khan!]] (Though he had to stop doing... everything in that video due to a new rule instated mainly to keep him from acting like that ever again.)
* For better or for worse, President BarackObama. YES WE CAN!
** His Hamming Skills fall well short of Senator Huey Long.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32ZLYQqnhzs WHO WILL PROTECT THIS HOOW-UUUUSE!?]]
* Creator/JohnBarrowman.
* Cleveland sports tv and radio personality Bruce Drennan, with his trademark "IIIIIIII lovvvve ya Cleveland!"
* From the world of bodybuilding, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronnie_Coleman Ronnie Coleman]], the most pumped-up ham since [[Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger Ahnuld]], as well as the closest thing to a RealLife SmugSuper. Watching him lift ''insane'' amounts of weight on youtube straddles the line between {{H|olyShitQuotient}}SQ and {{Narm}}, but it is always undeniably ham.
-->''YEAH BUDDDAAYYY!'' '''LIGHT WEIGHT!!!'''
* Some Brazilian preachers are prone to this ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KC0on_LpoMM borderline/hilarious example]]).
** The young Peruvian "preacher" [[http://www.lahoradelbreak.com/2008/07/nezareth-casti-rey-el-mono-y-la-mona-producen-monitos.html Nezareth Castillo]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJOd0hlCmD8 is no slouch either]]. His infamous "EL MONO Y LA MONA!" speech has reached MemeticMutation levels.
** Hell, let's just say preachers and televangelists in general. Just look up clips of Benny Hinn, Pat Robertson or Jim Bakker on Website/YouTube.
*** One that was perhaps the biggest example as far as televangelists would be Robert Tilton, as the clip [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fXjZpPMmaQ from the 1991 ABC PrimeTime expose]] illustrates
* The deceased [[ThePope Pope John Paul II]] had also his share of hamminess as well, specially in his first decade of pontificate (when his health still was more or less good). I.e., his visit to the still-under-dictatorship Chile had him reuniting a crowd of 90.000 in the Estadio Nacional [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOnJ4ZuKWjc for a speech]], and the most recalled phrase he said there was a simply bombastic "No tengáis miedo... DE MIRARLO A ÉL!" (roughly translated as "Do not be afraid... OF STARING AAAAAT HIIIIIIIIIM!") (Him being God, obviously).
** He did some acting before entering the priesthood, sometimes it showed.
* Judge Ana Mari­a Polo from "Caso Cerrado":
-->'''CASO CERRADO!''' [whack!]
* The Lakota (Sioux) language has special constructions for rhetoric (in other words, it marks ''hamminess'' in its grammar the way Japanese marks politeness) -- and men's speech is marked by using them. Apparently, the Sioux believed [[ChewingTheScenery Real Men Chew Scenery]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrzThqzV4fM&feature=player_embedded This]] anti-gay marriage ad is made of GOD'S HAM. Even if you don't agree with the ad, it's entertaining to watch.
* LargeHam/{{Film}} and LargeHam/{{Theat|er}}re version: Ken Page. He took over the role of [[Theatre/{{Cats}} Old Deuteronomy]] from '''Creator/{{BRIAN BLESSED}}''', and voiced the villainous ham [[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas Oogie Boogie]]. Even when put on the spot, he doesn't fail to [[strike: shine]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Iv5NLYsBbQ ham it up]].
** It's also worthmentioning that Page has voiced Audrey II in a couple of runs of ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors''. You know, the plant that [[ChewingTheScenery literally chews the scenery]]?
* Jean-Bedel Bokassa, who crowned himself as Emperor of Central Africa, and spent 20 million just for his coronation.
* Roberto Benigni, who ran down the chairs - not the aisle between the chairs, but the actual armrests of the chairs - when he won his two Oscars (Best Foreign Language Film and later Best Actor). He then proceeded to announce he wanted to make love to everyone in the room. And then there was his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uS9xI1BoSkE appearance]] on Creator/ConanOBrien's talk show in which the most calm thing he said was "THANK YOU, CONAN O'BRIEN!"
* Richard Quest. He has quite possibly the most outrageously British voice of all time.
* The German commentator during the final game of the soccer world cup 1954. Even more than fifty years later, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0avCtHStIk this is the stuff of legends!]]
* Linus Torvalds, introducing himself at the 1998 Linux Expo, Durham, NC: ''"My name is Linus Torvalds, and [[AGodAmI I am your God]]."''
** Also infamous for aiming a PrecisionFStrike at nVidia during a conference for their uneven software support.
* Gene Shalit. Just watch his review of ''[[Film/TheMummyTrilogy The Mummy 3]]''.
* State-run TV news anchors can be very hammy in their support for their autocrats. [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/8401362/Libya-Gun-toting-newsreader-vows-last-drop-of-blood-for-Gaddafi-on-live-TV.html Take this AK-47 toting Libyan news anchor for example.]]
** If you have no idea what he's saying, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M62JCcS-XfU BBC released a translation on Youtube.]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rG-LBz-QsHA Hala Misrati, also a Libyan state-television anchor,]] truly takes the ham levels UpToEleven. Ironically, she surrendered to the rebels without a fight after Tripoli fell.
** They certainly take after [[UsefulNotes/MuammarGaddafi their]] [[EvilIsHammy boss]] quite well.
* Peter Travers for the RollingStone makes [[http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/blogs/the-travers-take/video-travers-praises-the-best-and-trashes-the-worst-movies-of-2010-20101227 hammy video reviews.]] [[http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/blogs/the-travers-take/peter-travers-country-strong-and-season-of-the-witch-belong-in-the-scum-bucket-20110106 See for yourself...]]
* Microsoft CEO [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvsboPUjrGc Steve Ballmer]].
* Some people with UsefulNotes/{{Asperger|Syndrome}}'s are this. Those who are like that tend exaggerate nearly all of their emotions and reactions. Some others with Asperger's are [[TheStoic the opposite]], and never have very strong reactions to 95% of things.
** And some have a love affair with [[DeadpanSnarker sarcasm]].
* Sarmatism was a cultural movement popular in XVII-XVIII Century Poland and Lithuania. In theory, it was meant to emulate the customs of ancient Sarmatians, but in practice, it was like an exercise in creating a WorldOfHam. Heavy cavalry? Have them wear leopard skins and giant metal wings. A speech? Infuse it with so much [[AltumVidetur Gratuitous Latin]] there's hardly any Polish left, and don't forget to cry. Political protest? Fall to the ground, block the door with your body, rip your shirt and shout you'll let no one pass. Funeral? Doesn't count if there's no fully-armed Hussar riding into the church in full gallop and breaking his lance against the coffin stand, and ritual demolition of the dead man's insignia of office.
* A fairly mild case, but Creator/JohnKricfalusi's speech mannerisms tend to be very uneven. He's mumbling one word and he's literally shouting the next one. Especially obvious on the commentaries on ''[[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow Ren & Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon]]'' episodes.
* Toronto Maple Leafs play-by-play commentator Joe Bowen qualifies, as does Buffalo Sabres play-by-play man Rick Jeanneret are both known for their complete absence of subtlety.
** Hockey announcers approach Latin American football announcers in hamminess, especially when the play gets close to or results in a goal. Vancouver Canucks play-by-play man John Shorthouse is well-known for his trademark "GREAT SAVE, LUONGO!!!"
*** Though NOBODY, and I mean NOBODY can even come close to Boston's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4Ov16bkxQA Jack Edwards]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJXs5AaWIbY Some of his finest moments are here]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vylsMKgkGqQ here]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NVmIsUtAv8 here]].
* Former New Zealand cricket player Danny Morrison, bar none. His commentary work for the IPL is so eccentric, he's practically synonymous with this trope for cricket fans. Here [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpXM91F2rkc are]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqDgduWX2oY some]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5Nv0Fed7kg highlights.]]
* Internet sensation [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMgyi57s-A4 Phil Davison]] falls somewhere between this and SanitySlippage.
* Toddlers. Ever told your kid he couldn't have a cookie because it's too close to supper? Theatrical meltdowns may ensue.
* '''Creator/{{BRIAN BLESSED}}!'''
* Creator/WilliamShatner
* Creator/ChristopherWalken
* Justin Roiland. He supplied the [[NoIndoorVoice voice]] and [[TheScream scream]] for [[TheMentallyDisturbed neuroatypical]] characters such as [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime Lemongrab]], [[WesternAnimation/FishHooks Oscar]], and [[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls Blendin Blandin]]. He's also the main brain of "The Grandma's Virginity Podcast," the creator of "House of Cosbys" and "Doc and Mharti," and one of the main writers/directors/producers of Channel 101's "Acceptable TV." Justin Roiland is most famous for his distinctive character voice- a high-pitched, grating, cracking voice that sounds a [[TheMentallyDisturbed neurotic]] teenager going through [[{{Nerd}} puberty]], and (for obvious reasons), his [[HollywoodToneDeaf hilarious singing voice]]. He can make the sentences "WELCOME TO TALES FROM RAAAILROOOAD TIIIMES!!!" and "Aaaaie am next in llline to thee throwne!" sound funny.
* Longtime Creator/{{ABC}} White House correspondent Sam Donaldson is a self-admitted example, stating at one point, "A lot of people say there's a lot of ham in me."
* Scientist RichardFeynman has been described as "All ham, no baloney".
* David Copperfield. His shows are about 10% magic and 90% ham, as he often hilariously lampshades, deconstructs and spoofs his own tricks.
* Try a predominantly black Baptist Church. The preacher, the choir, the congregation take God to a new level of Ham.
** Or any Pentecostal/Charismatic church, regardless of race.
** It's safe to say that pretty much EVERY religion will have at least ''one'' faction of Large Hams within its congregation. Even religions whose lifestyle centers around being the total opposite of one.
* The voiceovers in between songs on the [[http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%BAsica_grupera Grupera music]] radio stations, as the [[http://www.lamejor.com.mx La Mejor]] chain of stations can attest.
* [[UsefulNotes/MuammarGaddafi Colonel Mu'ammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al Gaddafi, Brother Leader and Guide to the Revolution]].
* GilbertGottfried to the point that a recording of his normal voice when calling to schedule for Howard Stern is the stuff of legend.
* Creator/VicMignogna. Plenty of his voice-acting roles are non-hammy, but his real-life persona is pretty much all ham, all the time. The fact that [[WebVideo/StarTrekContinues he's playing Captain Kirk]] is evident enough.
* Conductor Arturo Toscanini would often throw highly theatrical tantrums during rehearsals. He would shout. He would rage. He would snap his baton in half (they're cheap). He would tear off his wristwatch and stamp on it (it was always a two dollar watch, never one of his expensive ones). He would snatch the score from his music stand and tear it up (again, not hard to replace). One time, having snatched up his score, he remembered just in time that it was a new piece, that the publisher was in Europe, and that he was holding the only copy of the score in North America. Not wanting to wait for days or weeks while a new copy was brought in (or resort to sticky tape) he hurled it to the floor, stormed off, and got a flunky to pick it up and straighten all the pages.
* Many conductors do this with their face - a calm-looking conductor will walk out, but once his/her back is to the orchestra, ridiculous facial expressions ensue.
* The reason that people who act as if they are on a theatre stage come off as, well, overly theatrical, is due to the limits of acting at a distance from the audience far greater than most camera angles. You can't have a close up of a facial expression or fingers tapping to portray tension, only grand motions of the hand, body, and voice will convey the plot to the audience on the theatre stage. Thus, while clamping a hand over your heart and raising your fist to the heavens while booming out the plans for your revenge may come off as a bit much in a television or film production, its what is needed to convey the emotions of the scene on a live stage. Actors mention the difficulty of transitioning from the stage to the screen in this manner, so dropping a renowned theatre actor in as guest star on your television sitcom will have hilariously over the top results. Its not always ego.
** The fact that so many of the actors from the silent movie era had a background in theatre (and the popularity of melodrama), along with the incredible amounts of makeup they had to wear to look properly on film at the time, led to the way early films looked and were made.
* Mirriam Defensor Santiago of the Republic of the Philippines performed so hammily in the Impeachment of Chief Justice Corona. Not only did she give the prosecution team a painful scolding but also [[ChewingTheScenery chewed the scenery]] to dust. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uM9wl7Rx3uA Check]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRqXfN-ZyXc&feature=plcp&context=C3642f29UDOEgsToPDskJ7CrjuB6_Uzy45ikf5Zs2c these]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=7IMGwhpvmlk out]]
* Creator/SharonStone. Modesty was never her strong suit.
* French Canadian cable sports network [=RDS=] had its mini-putt tournament hosted by Richard Vleminx whose spectacular French hamminess turned an otherwise filler show into a gripping life-or-death struggle of titans. His calling out of a birdie rivaled that of the Latin soccer commentators mentioned above.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeYscnFpEyA This guy]] is made of the PEOPLE'S HAM. Even if you don't agree with him, he's still fun to watch.
* T. E. Lawrence. The portrayal of him in [[Film/LawrenceOfArabia the movie]] wasn't too far off the mark.
* UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt. [[CatchPhrase Bully!]]
* Julie D'Aubigny: Duelist, opera singer, and all-around ham.
* [[Creator/MattSmith MATT SMITH]]. IS. '''TALKIIIIIIIIIIIING!!!!!'''
** AND [[Creator/DavidTennant TENNANT'S]] '''NOT LISTENING'''-'''''AH!'''''
* Donald Wolfit is an Ur-Example. He was roundly ridiculed in his time for his overblown Shakespearean acting, but he didn't leave this onstage. His angry rants and huge ego (deliberately hiring second-rate co-stars to focus attention on himself) made him the laughingstock of peers like Olivier and Gielgud. The play and movie ''The Dresser'' provide a fictionalized version of Wolfit.
* NancyGrace, a former trial lawyer who currently hosts a show on HLN. She takes each and every story ''very'' personal, which often results in emotionally-charged and heated debates with her guests. She also has a serious case of MissingWhiteWomanSyndrome. As a result, she has developed a LoveItorHateIt fan following. Some of her haters have even accused her of being an example of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trial_by_media Trial by Media]].
* Tiger Woods, despite always being nearly monotonal during interviews, has been known to completely lose his shit over making a putt. The best example is probably the double fist pump flex and yell from when he made a putt on the 72nd hole of the 2008 US Open to force a playoff. He looked like a DBZ character powering up.
* Many coaches in sports can be this. Though 'most' are contained in post game interviews, during live competitions, emotions can get a little out of control. Notable examples include:
** Former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher. He was called the Bulldog partly because of a noticeable underbite, and partly because whenever anything bad happened during a game, he could be seen jumping up and down, flailing, yelling, spitting, snarling, and probably swearing on the sidelines. And when something good happened, he'd often be jumping up and down, flailing, yelling, spitting, snarling, and probably swearing with a psychotic smile on his face.
** Current New York Jets coach, Rex Ryan. He's one of the rare ones that is a ham in interviews. His staggering, ''loud'' confidence in his team provides interesting contrast to how embarrassingly bad they are.
** Former Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox holds the record for most ejections from MLB games, due to his frequent, over the top arguments with umpires whenever he didn't like a call.
* [[Creator/Anonymous13B Anonymous 13 B]] is quite the ham. Listen to virtually any of his recordings, and you'll see.
* Siamese cats, with their insistent, loud meowing.
* Italy is a [[WorldOfHam Country of Ham]]: Italians tend to speak out loud and passionate and [[ItaliansTalkWithHands make relatively wild gestures]], and speak a particularly flowery language, resulting in them appearing hammy to most non-Italians and often ''not realizing that non-Italians are being hammy''. Case in point: to Italians, Benito Mussolini (mentioned above) is ''not hammy'', Roberto Benigni is ''somewhat hammy'', and Roberto Da Crema (a notorious telemarketer) is not ChewingTheScenery in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dj2qdMplBo this video]] (but only in this video, as he had little time. [[UpToEleven If he has enough time, he gets a lot hammier]]).
** The TropeCodifier in Italy is Gigione, a theatrical character so hammy ''[[UpToEleven even for the standards of Italian theatre]]'' that his name is now the Italian equivalent of LargeHam. He had originally been created as a ''parody''.
* Creator/HenrikWergeland. He was possibly the largest ham Norway has ever known. Riding his horse up a stairway to greet his hosts during a formal party may have been an exaggeration, and it may not be. Cracking a bottle over his head to get attention when everybody else wanted to shut him up also counts. Wergeland was also taller than the regular guy, so his sole appearance was hammy.
* Wergeland`s father, ''Nicolai Wergeland'' had it coming during the 1814 constituent assembly, but he was arguably only one of a longer list of hams attending it. The Norwegian constituency that year assembled more hams than ever before, or possibly since.
* Richard Sherman, cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks, got a lot of heat for his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkTq__jd4I4 loud comments]] after making the game saving play to send his team into the Super Bowl for the 2013-2014 season which the team won. However, days after the backlash, the heat against Sherman was subverted and focused on the many people on social media that made rude and racist comments against Sherman, blowing the thing way out of proportion.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXwRgnZ990I This]] man who, being interviewed by a street reporter, gave a two and a half minute long speech until finally ripping his shirt open.
* The famous NYC/California weathercaster Lloyd Lindsay Young, often beginning his forecasts with his trademark saying, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjQqyjv-Zm0 Hellooooooooooo, (PLACE)!]]
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