- Sir Donald Sinden, in the BBC Radio adaptation of Death On The Nile. And the BBC Radio adaptation of The Hound Of The Baskervilles. The TV series Never The Twain was one long Ham-Off between him and Windsor Davies.
- From Spitting Image:
Sir Donald: Do you serve... a ham salad?Waiter: We serve salad to anyone.
- From Spitting Image:
- The radio version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy features a particularly hammy performance from their Zaphod Beeblebrox. This can also apply to the TV version, it used the same actors, but the low-budget second head tends to reduce the ham. Also the corporate executive Hig Hurtenflirst, who only appeared in the radio version of the franchise.
- Ray Goulding, one-half of radio satirists Bob & Ray, who used his classic theatrical baritone to great effect in skits calling for this character type. Partly justified by the medium he was parodying, but mostly just because he was having a whole lot of fun.
- Edwin Blackgaard is an in-universe example from Adventures in Odyssey, but he's almost as bad off-stage. It makes for a very sharp contrast with his evil brother, Regis, who gives a quieter, more even-handed performance and is scarier for it.
- Regis even lampshades this when he's talking to Jason, saying "My brother may be a scenery chewing ham, but he does have excellent taste."
- On That Mitchell And Webb Sound, both Mitchell and Webb have their moments:
- Webb's would be the title character of the recurring sketch, "The Surprising Adventures of Sir Digby Chicken Caesar", an insane hobo who thinks he is a dashing adventurer.
- Mitchell's more prone to histrionics, but is not likely to top the series 3 finisher, where he played a man with no arms, legs, torso, or neck, engaged in a feverish and increasingly ludicrous description of the world's most beautiful art object.
- "ANGELA! SPIT VACUUM!"
- Basil Rathbone: "I love Radio, but then I am an awful ham!"
- Anthony Head ([yes, Giles from Buffy) as gloating Card-Carrying Villain Mr Gently Benevolent in Dickensian parody Bleak Expectations
- Tom Baker as Sir Edward Marshall Hall in The Trials of Marshall Hall. Justified, since Sir Edward was well-known for his florid, theatrical style in court.
- BBC film critic Mark Kermode can go into this category sometimes, especially when he gets into his trademark rant modes.
- Riders Radio Theater: Pretty much the whole cast, given it is satirical radio melodrama.
- Anyone and everyone involved in The Navy Lark. The show had to be on the radio — there's no way the BBC could have ever afforded all the scenery the cast would have eaten.
- Brian Regan.
- Dane Cook can be one. Frankly, he'd probably be boring if he didn't tell even the most mundane of jokes by running in circles and screaming.
- Robin Williams
- Lewis Black
- German cabaret artist Serdar Somuncu often poses as a Large Ham, intentionally exaggerating the trope.
- Patton Oswalt
- The FIRE-BREATHIN' DRAGON in "St. George and the Dragonet," lampshaded by an exchange when St. George busts him for maiden-devouring out of season.
Dragon: Out of season?! You'll never pin that rap on me, do you hear me, cop?
St. George: Yeah, I hear you. I've got you on a 4-12, too.
Dragon: A 4-12? WHAT'S A 4-12!?!
St. George: Overacting. Let's go.
- VERY common with Tabletop RPG Game Masters. When the interactive lifespan of your average NPC is measured in a handful of combat rounds, you have to make the most of it!
- The color commentary mechanic in The Splinter rewards this. Professional players can pause in the middle of an action and describe what they're doing, similar to how reality tv shows cut away in the middle of an event so that the participants can describe how they felt and what they saw and did. Depending on how awesome and over-the-top their description is, that player can get a bonus to their dice pool.
- Seemingly every person of higher rank in the Imperium of Man, Chaos, or other factions in the Warhammer 40,000 universe comes with a large slice of ham.
- KILL! MAIM! BURN! KILL! MAIM! BURN! KILL! MAIM! BURN! KILL! MAIM! BURN! KILL! MAIM! BURN! KILL! MAIM! BURN! KILL! MAIM! BURN! KILL! MAIM! BURN!
- Or Khorne's.
- BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD! SKULLS FOR THE SKULL THRONE!HARRIERS FOR THE CUP!
- Ciaphas Cain gets his own Large Ham even, in Cain's Last Stand, when he gives a propaganda speech to the planet. Even Inquisitor Vail has no comment on it, because quite frankly it's so out of character that it speaks for itself.
- Some of the many alien powers in Cosmic Encounter seem designed to encourage players to play them this way, but especially the Sniveler.
- And the Silencer, for whom booming 'SILENCE!' at the top of your lungs is almost mandatory.
- In Exalted, it seems like one of the prerequisites for becoming one of the titular Exalted is to be a colossal ham, and The Fair Folk, Demons and Deathlords get in on it too.
- Infernals have an especially large slice, since they can appease their demonic masters by ranting about their Evil Plan.
- Anyone in Chuubo's Marvelous Wish-Granting Engine with the (Overacted) Speechlessness Bonus XP condition will most likely be devouring the scenery at the drop of a hat. The pregen character Leonardo de Montreal from Glass-Maker's Dragon would be the standout here.
- Also those with the Fist-Pump/Salute XP condition, as displayed by pregen character Jasmine Apocynum.
- Ooblar is definitely this in Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast, possibly even more-so than in the movie. He is completely overwhelmed with happiness on the opportunity to take-over the world, taking the opportunity to remind that to the riders at every turn.
- Electro in The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, who always makes it joyfully clear to everyone that he has electricity powers.
- Tower of God:
- Rak. Being a 4 meter tall alligator does that to you.
"OF COURSE! A GAME WITHOUT ME IS A GAME NOT WORTH WINNING!"
- Then, there's Androssi:
"You dare kick the great Androssi in the face?! Do you realize what you are doing to humanity's greatest cultural heritage?"
- Rak. Being a 4 meter tall alligator does that to you.
- Gundham Tanaka from Dangan Ronpa 2 yells almost every line and is constantly boasting that he's a demon from hell, he also calls his four pet hamsters the 'Dark Devas of Destruction'. His whole demeanor is that of a super-villain, though he sometimes gets sheepish when Sonia compliments him.
- Lucifer is played this way in many of his incarnations... It's so common that presenting him as low key or mellow is a subversion of his normal character. A good example of deviled ham would be Viggo Mortenson as Lucifer in The Prophecy. Possibly an even better one is Al Pacino in The Devil's Advocate, but then it is Al Pacino: "GOD is an ABSENTEE LANDLORD!!"
- Anyone listening to the audiobook of Neverwhere can tell that Neil Gaiman had a blast reading the part of Mr. Croup.
- Elvis Presley is caricatured as this sometimes.
- Jacob P. Galvatron of My Way Entertainment's Transformers parody.
- George the Volcano, from the UK Volvic ads. "Hel-lo, Tyrannosaurus Allan! I'm filling my water with volcanicity!"
- Some many parodists on Hamiright.com can be extremely hammy including Hogrimorfee (Agrimorfee), Red Ham (Red Ant) and Hammy G (Chucky G).
- Peyton Manning can really CUT THAT HAM in his commercial appearances.
- State-run TV news anchors can be very hammy in their support for their autocrats. Take this AK-47 toting Libyan news anchor for example.
- Peter Travers for the Rolling Stone makes hammy video reviews. See for yourself...
- Steve Ballmer in this Windows commercial.
- Vince Offer. He practically sells himself.
- I AIN GON' WALK AGINNN....NOT EVEN ONů CRUTCHEYEZZZZZ. Actually, the whole thing is a master class on Ham.
- Among furries, Dr. Samuel Conway, also known as Uncle Kage, is notorious and much-loved for his delightfully over-the-top persona in public. Just watch a few of his performances.
- Let's Player azuritereaction is a good example of this, and many of his videos have over-the-top rages, loud voice acting, and tons of randomness, such as here, here, and here.
- Bas Rutten.
- "EAAARRRTHQUAAAAAAKE WAAAARNIIIING HAS BEEN ISSUUUED FOR...CALIFORNIA!"
- Several incarnations of Santa Claus are quite hammy. There's a commercial for iHeartRadio airing the 2012 Christmas season that's just plain over the top. "THIS ONE'S FOR YOU, RUDY!"
- The TFWiki.net article on Shokaract, already a large ham in-fiction anyway, has every caption written in a similar hammy style, even when he's talking in Buffy Speak. Behold, the first caption:
Shokaract: MISERABLE INCONSEQUENTIAL WORMS, I AM SHOKARACT, MASTER OF TIME, SPACE, AND SELF-AGGRANDIZING HYPERBOLE!