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Uh huh, the resemblance is uncanny.

"If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead."

Most often can be found overseeing marriages in Las Vegas, the Elvis Impersonator (a subtype of Celebrity Impersonator) usually dresses and acts like late era Elvis Presley: portly, with an exaggerated pompadour hairdo, wearing a ridiculously pimped out jacket, and fond of saying "thankyewverymuch".

Impersonators of "young" Elvis (i.e. slim and wearing the gold lamé suit) do exist but, for whatever reason, are not as common in fiction.

A subtrope of this appears a lot in dubs of Japanese media. Because the pompadour is considered Delinquent Hair and most associated with bike gangs, a lot of minor or comedic villains get that hairstyle. In the process of dubbing, they're often turned into (nearly) the only thing Westerners associate with pompadours. Additionally, Elvis has always been very popular in Japan.

The Other Wiki lists three types of Elvis impersonators — look-alikes, sound-alikes, and combinations — who tend to be either professionals, amateurs, Just for Fun types, or those who do their routines for comedy and/or parody. They also state that the earliest known Elvis impersonator was a Canadian teenager who started making stage appearances in 1956.

If Elvis Lives, expect him to participate in an Elvis impersonator contest at some point... and come in last.

Elvish Presley is the totally logical subtrope where the impersonator is an elf.


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  • One Progressive commercial ends with an Elvis impersonator as one of the customers.
  • A Dejope bingo casino commercial in Madison, Wisconsin area has several Elvis impersonators getting haircuts.
  • A State Farm commercial has two Elvises (Elvii?) get into a fender-bender and summon their respective agents by singing Elvis-style. Then two other Elvises come into the scene and summon their agents in even more over the top manners.
  • One Seattle Mariners ad showed pitcher Felix Hernandez (aka "King Felix") dressed as a variety of different kings. One of them was the King of Rock 'n Roll.
  • An old ad for Walkers Poppadums has a Sikh Indian Elvis impersonator.

    Anime and Manga 
  • Digimon Adventure: the second arc's Big Bad Etemon. He had some rockstar traits even before the dub, but in English he's pure Elvis. Since then, it's effectively become a Mythology Gag to give Etemon an Elvis voice in dubbed works, as seen in Digimon Fusion and Digimon World -next 0rder-.
  • One of these, named Chikara, appeared in a Filler episode of Naruto. A princess named Fuku gained weight out of binge-eating from stress and needed Ino, her once Identical Stranger, to pose as her on the day she was supposed to meet her fiance for the first time. Turns out this particular Elvis-wannabe is actually a prince... and a Chubby Chaser. Chikara is a particularly notable example for being a completely incongruent reference in the context of the setting.
  • Headmaster Hellvis from Hell's Angels is one, as his name implies. He's also the biblical Cain.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! GX:
    • The dub version of Ojama King talked like Elvis.
    • Minor character Sangre Guerrero was a Latino professional duelist who used Gratuitous Spanish. Due to his pompadour and outfit that looked similar to Elvis', the English dub changed him to Elroy Prescot, a Memphis professional duelist who talked like Elvis.
  • In the dub version of Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Noboru acts like one, adapted for the dub as a result of his pompador hairstyle. (Ironically, Noboru is a "Heavystrong" duelist, one who tries not to move from his spot during an Action Duel, making his style very unlike Elvis.)

    Comic Books 
  • From the British comic magazine The Beano, Les Pretend's dad has Elvis Impersonation as a hobby.
  • Parodied in The Incredible Hercules, when the titular hero and his sidekick traveled to Hades through a giant casino for dead people in Las Vegas.
    Elder Woman: You are the best Elvis Impersonator I've ever seen.
    Real Elvis: Yeah... Impersonator.
  • And one of the villains in Gold Digger is an Elvis impersonator who learned magic and dubbed himself "SPELLVIS"
  • Though we never see him in his Elvis get up Sangrecco from Mesmo Delivery does this as a hobby and claims not only to have won a competition in the past but that he would have made "A better Elvis than Elvis"
  • One shows up in ABC Warriors and proceeds to hit on Morrigun, an Amazonian Fembot. It does not go well for him.
  • Likely taking a cue from Bubba Ho Tep, the main character in King is a retired Elvis-themed luchador whose current career is a freelance bounty hunter specializing in dealing with the undead.
  • In 13 Rue del Percebe ("13 of Barnacle Street"), a comic by Francisco Ibáñez -the author of Mortadelo y Filemón-, one gag has a Mad Scientist and a Frankenstein-like monster that in one case appears dressed a la Elvis complete with hairdo.
  • Batman: Fortunate Son revolves around an unstable rock musician who has frequent hallucinations of the unnamed "god of rock and roll" and other rock legends. When he travels to Las Vegas, he's disgusted by the many "god" impersonators he sees, viewing "the god" himself as having chosen money and fame over music, and consequently begins repressing his hallucinations. Some of those "hallucinations" turn out to be real impersonators hired by the villain, a record producer who wanted a new rock legend to supersede "the god" in order to make money - and because he was "the god"'s twin brother, who had been adopted by another family and publicly thought to have been stillborn, and felt trapped in his famous brother's shadow.

    Film — Animated 
  • An Elvis Presley-esque RV shows up at the Piston Cup races in Disney/Pixar's Cars.
  • Chanticleer from Rock-A-Doodle.
  • There was one in All Dogs Go to Heaven 2.
  • In The Boss Baby, Tim and the Boss Baby need to get to Las Vegas, fortunately a group of several of these appearing in the airport turn out to be their ticket, as they're all going to a convention in Las Vegas. They end up dressing up as one, and are later pursued by another, who is working as an enforcer for the Big Bad.
  • In Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw, Marvin McNasty's Villain Song "The King of Everything" for some reason has him turn into an Elvis impersonator near the end.

    Film — Live-Action 
  • 3000 Miles to Graceland concerned a robbery during an Elvis impersonator convention, with the perps dressed as Elvis (the better to blend in). Although two of them are later revealed to literally be the illegitimate children of Elvis.
  • One segment of the film ARIA has an Elvis impersonator lip-synching Verdi's "La donna è mobile", from the opera Rigoletto.
  • The prologue of Army of the Dead features a Zombie Apocalypse ravaging through Las Vegas. Prominently shown in one scene is a wandering zombified Elvis impersonator about to be crushed by the collapsing Paris Las Vegas Eiffel Tower.
    Richard Cheese: (interjection) "Watch out, Elvis!"
  • Bubba Ho Tep: Bruce Campbell plays the real Elvis, who had become bored with his life so he switched his identity with an Elvis Impersonator. It was the impersonator who died in 1977, but Elvis lost all legal ties to his old identity in a barbecue accident. Well, that, or he plays Sebastian Haff, an aging Elvis impersonator who's convinced himself that the above is true as a result of old age, dementia and loneliness. The film never says which one is true.
  • Honeymoon in Vegas had the Flying Elvises (Utah Chapter). There's also the Flying Elvi, which were the Elvises of the movie who decided to continue doing it for real.
    • Speaking of Elvis and Nicolas Cage, his performance in David Lynch's Wild at Heart is pretty much an Elvis impersonation played straight. Some viewers have interpreted the movie as a Lynchian take on one of Elvis's own movies, with Cage's character - Sailor Ripley - as less of a riff on Elvis himself than of Vince Everett or Lucky Jackson.
  • In Into the Night, Diana goes to her brother Charlie (an Elvis impersonator) for help, and he throws her out of his house.
    Diana: Elvis wouldn't do this! And I knew him!
    Charlie: You didn't know him. You may have fucked him, but you didn't know him!
  • One shows up in the background in Redline.
  • Invoked in the US Godzilla (1998), where French secret service agent Philippe Roche, played by Jean Reno, manages to pass for an American with a credible Elvis impression. "He was the King."
  • Cult film Six String Samurai had "The Red Elvises", a whole band of communist Elvis impersonators. Surprisingly, said band wasn't invented for the movie; they're a real Russian-American rockabilly band. As of 2021, said band is still together and performing, though their focus is original music.
  • The Leprechaun briefly meets one in Leprechaun 3. Notably, the Leprechaun doesn't try to kill him; the two compliment each others' outfits and do some Elvis-like posing before parting ways.
  • Quebec film Elvis Gratton has the titular character, a crass, boorish French-Canadian Archie Bunker-type, used at the time as a satire of many Quebecois' lack of pride in themselves, contentment with mediocrity and self-loathing. Of course, he takes part in an impersonator contest, which include among others a Chinese impersonator (Elvis Wong), prompting a racist tirade from Gratton.
  • In Dudes, an impersonator who goes by the name of Dared Elvis is something of a Trickster Mentor to the lead characters.
  • The titular character in Eddie Presley.
  • In Independence Day, as Steve Hiller and David Levinson escape the alien mothership, Hiller shouts, "Elvis has left the building!" to which Levinson follows up with, "Thank you, thank you very much!"
  • In Sharknado: The 4th Awakens, when Las Vegas is hit by a sharknado, the heroes attempt to drive to safety. Fin nearly hits an Elvis impersonator, but manages to avoid him.
  • Guns, Girls and Gambling stars Christian Slater as a down-on-his-luck man who enters and loses an Elvis impersonation contest in a Native American Casino. A priceless native artifact is subsequently stolen from said casino by one of the other contestants, setting the plot in motion.
  • Zombieland: Double Tap: At one point, Tallahassee puts on an Elvis outfit and wig and acts like him.
  • Night of the Dribbler: High Top might not dress like Elvis, but he definitely has the moves, and the way of speaking.

  • Craig Shaw Gardner's short story A Planet Called Elvis takes place on a resort planet filled with Elvis impersonators.
  • Not really an impersonator, Robert Rankin's 'Armageddon Trilogy' featured the real Elvis traveling through time with a sprout, knowing Karate, which went with the 'sickle and an amazing rotary machine gun like Blaine had in Predator.
  • In Time Scout, Wagers of Sin, during a discussion of the Church of Elvis, Malcolm does a fairly good rendition of "Heartbreak Hotel", finishing it with "thankyouverymuch".
  • In John Grisham's novel The Firm, Tammy Hemphill's truck driver ex-husband actually believes he's Elvis come back to life. He even changed his name to Elvis Aaron Hemphill and moved the family to Memphis (the main setting of the story) so he could be closer to Graceland. His role in the book is more substantial than in the movie version where he is relegated to having little more than a cameo.
  • In Robert R. McCammon's Gone South, a bounty hunter is unwillingly partnered with an apprentice who dresses like Elvis.
  • PN Elrod's short story "All Shook Up" involves Rick Cooper, who was born with the vibe (the ability to read people) and no clue how to shut it off, so he works as an Elvis tribute artist as a buffer to ensure he mostly gets good vibes coming his way.
  • Rodney Dangerfield recounts his experience meeting Elvis in Las Vegas and talking with an impersonator in his autobiography.
    Dangerfield: Years ago when you spent $25 to see a show, you saw a star. These days, you pay $50 to see someone impersonate a star.
  • In the Drake Maijstral series by Walter Jon Williams, the not-exactly-hostile alien empire which conquered Earth decided to accept Elvis as a divine figure, so, not only is dressing and singing and moving like Elvis now considered a religious activity, performed by priests of his church, but many of the impersonator-priests are aliens of various species, some of whom are not-at-all built for grinding their hips like that.
  • InCryptid: On Verity and Dominic's road trip from New York to Portland, they stop in Las Vegas and are married by a chupacabra Elvis impersonator.
  • In the Phule's Company series, converts to the Church of the King have their faces surgically altered to look like Elvis's. Yes, even the female converts.
  • Star's Reach: These are apparently pretty popular in the deindustrial future of Meriga, and are common enough that they're collectively referred to as "elwuses". While on the road to Troy, Trey meets an elwus named Cash, who rakes in a decent amount of bits with his travelling act.

    Live-Action TV 
  • An Elvis impersonator ends up as a murder suspect in CSI.
  • A trio briefly appear in Babylon 5. Zack Allen has just had a visit from PsiCop, Bester, and is already fazed by his situation and decides to leave before anymore interesting figures walk through the door.
    Allen: With my luck it'll be the Second Coming. And I'm still three commandments short on my penance.
    [cue three Elvis Impersonators walking in just as he leaves]
  • Albert (of all people) dresses as one as part of a scam in the Hustle episode "Big Daddy Calling".
  • On Lois & Clark, Editor-in-chief Perry White was re-imagined as an Elvis nut. He inevitably dressed up as the King at one point, serenading his cleaning lady while under the effects of a love potion. (Her husband punched Perry out in the middle of "Burning Love".)
  • An episode of The Weakest Link had Elvis impersonators as contestants, including the Latino Elvis, "El Vez".
  • Sledge Hammer! once had to disguise as one to solve a case, the case was about someone killing Elvis impersonators. 15 Elvis killed in three weeks!
  • Jarod befriended one (played by Metal Gear's Paul Eiding) on The Pretender when he was working at a casino.
  • Sort of a weird one: On the Red Dwarf episode "Meltdown", the crew pops into the middle of a war between good and evil waxdroids - wax androids originally intended to be part of a theme park, but who had broken their programming. A waxdroid Elvis was on the good side.
  • On Father Ted, Ted, Dougal and Jack won a contest by all impersonating Elvis at different points in his life.
  • The Twilight Zone (1985): In "The Once and Future King", Gary Pitkin is a very talented Elvis impersonator who is trying to make it as a musician in his own right. He mostly performs for disinterested audiences in seedy hotel lounges and is extremely reluctant to take his act to Las Vegas as it killed the real Elvis Presley. He is eventually sent back in time to July 3, 1954 and takes Elvis' place after accidentally killing him. Possibly inspired by 
  • The short lived Canadian series Taking The Falls had an episode that strongly implied that the real (but not dead) Elvis was hiding out at a convention of Elvis impersonators.
  • One episode of Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers involved a Halloween party, and Those Two Guys, Bulk and Skull, actually considered Elvis costumes; Skull as young Elvis and Bulk as "Vegas" Elvis. They wound up rejecting the idea and eventually went as "punks" instead (read: themselves - not that they realized this).
  • Showed up on one episode of The Golden Girls, when a mix-up had them accidentally invited to Sophia's quickie wedding. One of them was played by Quentin Tarantino (!).
  • Sheriff Aaron Viva of The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. bore a very close resemblance to Elvis, right down to the fried banana sandwiches and sunglasses he'd invented himself.
  • No big shocker that the pilot episode of Memphis Beat was crawling with these, to the point of being a visual Running Gag.
  • Really big Elvis fan Jesse Katsopolis briefly worked as one in an early Full House episode.
  • One of the Whammies on the original Press Your Luck was clearly modeled on Elvis (and injured himself during his hip shake). You can find him at the end of this collection of Whammies.
  • In an episode of Married... with Children, Peggy sees Elvis at the local mall. Several Elvis-sighting chasers arrive at her house to celebrate, accompanied by a line of Elvis impersonators— "Asian Elvis, Black Elvis, handicapped Elvis..."
    Peggy: Look Al, Elvi!
  • Either an impersonator or The King himself makes an appearance in Good Eats in the cheesecake episode to explain that the dessert is actually a custard pie.
  • Played with in an early episode of Sliders. One of the Earths the group visits is a world where Rembrandt was The King instead of Elvis, but died young, and there are loads of Rembrandt Impersonators. Rembrandt-Prime reveals himself and almost stays on that world to live a life of luxury, but it turns out the Rembrandt of that world wasn't really dead; he just faked his death to get away from it all.
  • On an episode of Corner Gas, it's revealed that Oscar and Emma had never been married. Near the end of the episode, at their rehearsal dinner, it was revealed that they are married, but had lied to cover up their embarrassing "Elvis wedding". The townspeople all agree that being married by a guy dressed as Elvis isn't such a big deal and proceed to enjoy the dinner. Later, Oscar and Emma are seen burning their wedding photos in a fire. They're the ones dressed as Elvis. Both of them.
  • In a first-season episode of How I Met Your Mother, Marshall, Lily, and Barney end up hanging out with Korean Elvis one night.
  • On Sons of Anarchy Bobby Munson is an Elvis Impersonator in addition to being a Badass outlaw biker with a sizable body count. When another impersonator tries to steal his gig, he has the guy savagely beaten.
  • On Castle, in the episode "Heartbreak Hotel", Castle, Ryan, and Esposito are in Atlantic City investigating a murder during a convention. They get kicked out by the casino manager, and Castle's plan for sneaking back in involves going full Elvis. Including Esposito as 'brown Elvis', or "Elvez".
  • Emil Hamilton of all people turns into one during a What Did I Do Last Night? plotline involving magically-spiked champagne on Smallville. Seriously.
  • Miami Vice: Switek briefly goes undercover as a very bad one in "Everybody's in Showbiz." He sings a few off-key bars of "Heartbreak Hotel" before another character cuts him off.
  • The Fall Guy: In the episode "Dead Ringer", Colt and Howie visit an Elvis impersonator convention/contest in search of one of the entrants, wanted for check forgery. Two other men are also there looking for of them wants the man to forge his uncle's will to leave everything to him. Howie winds up entering the Elvis impersonator contest, but is so God-awful that he wins...for WORST Elvis impression!
  • The Sopranos: In "Commendatori", Big Pussy kills an Elvis impersonator named Jimmy Bones for running into him while meeting with his FBI handler.
  • In The Big Bang Theory Zach mentions Penny and him being married by an Elvis impersonator in a drunken ceremony in Las Vegas: "Of course he was an impersonator- we could never afford the real Elvis!"
  • Brřdrene Dal has a guy show up dressed exactly like Elvis. Turns out that he just happened to share his fashion sense, and has never actually heard of the King of Rock. He's more of a classical music fan himself, and doesn't really like rock'n'roll.
  • Hamishand Andy's Caravan of Courage: Hamish & Andy have an "Elvis wedding" at the Graceland Wedding Chapel, and are forced to play along with the impersonator's endless Elvis puns. Said impersonator also notices that they are having a gay marriage.
    "Elvis": I promise to always love you tender..
    Andy: To always love you tender...
    Hamish: I'll always love you tender unless you wanted a bit rougher, but we'll have a safe word.
    "Elvis": And never return you to sender or treat you like a hound dog...
    Hamish: I'll treat you like a hound dog again, unless you want that, but we will have a safe word.
    "Elvis": I now pronounce you husband and... husband.
  • Tiger King: Downplayed by Curtis Hill, the Attorney General of Indiana who pursued charges against Tim Stark to shut down his zoo. He doesn't put on a flashy costume (at least onscreen), but he proudly demonstrates his ability to do a mean impression of the King.
  • Wishbone: In "Mixed Breeds", Wanda finds herself getting attracted to an Elvis impersonator named "Lou Dublin", unaware that he's actually Bob Pruitt, the kids' English teacher, whom she's already seeing. Thus, Wishbone likens the situation to The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
  • In Toby Terrier and His Video Pals their version of Elvis Presley is named Elkhound Pupsley.

  • Jimmy Buffett's song "Elvis Imitators" is sung in that Elvis Presley-fake-mumble and includes the lyrics:
    Well I'm an an Elvis imitator and I just can't stopImitating Elvis from the bottom to the top
    I imitate the way he walked, the way he smiled
    I throw away my scarf and make the crowd go wild
    This imitation Elvis may not be the king
    But baby I'm the next best thing!
  • Tortelvis, lead singer of spoof rock band Dread Zeppelin.
  • The music video for "Waking Up In Vegas" features Katy Perry and her Love Interest being married by an Elvis impersonator. The lyrics themselves also reference this trope:
    Did we get hitched last night
    dressed up like Elvis—
    why am I wearing your class ring?
  • Mitch Benn's Everybody's Elvis and If Elvis Were A Northerner. The former is based on the statistic that, if Elvis impersonators expand at the current rate, they'll comprise a third of the population before long; the latter is based on an Oop North Elvis impersonator who said "I'm just like Elvis would be, if he came from Yorkshire".
    If he did his quiff with chip fat and he couldn't really sing,
    If Elvis were a Northerner, I'd be just like the king.
    • For the purposes of these songs, and other Elvis pastiches, Mitch himself is a sound-alike Elvis impersonator. He also takes on the role in the "Ask Elvis" slot on BBC Radio 2's Steve Wright Show.
  • Bon Jovi's music video for It's my life have a group of 4 Elvis impersonators who the main character bump with.
  • Phil Ochs had a gold lamé suit made and wore it on the cover of the ironically-titled Greatest hits. To his everlasting woe, he also wore it onstage, incurring no shortage of hisses and boos. According to the singer, the album name and Elvis getup were intended as a shout-out to early rock stars, and a self-effacing gesture of indebtedness to them; Critics saw it as further evidence of Och's conflicted identity, futilely trying to be both "Elvis Presley and Che Guevara."
  • Carrie Underwood's song "Last Name" about getting drunk and married to a stranger contains the line "Dreamin' 'bout Elvis somewhere in Vegas."
  • Danish band the Cartoons, best known for a cover of Witch Doctor, included a pair of busty female Elvis impersonators.
  • The Manic Street Preachers mock one of these in the opener to their album Everything Must Go, "Elvis Impersonator: Blackpool Pier".
  • Michael Daugherty's composition "Dead Elvis" for solo bassoon and chamber ensemble usually requires the solo bassoonist to dress as the King.
  • Eminem has a particular kinship with Elvis Presley, as another great white artist innovating in a Black genre who inspired mass moral panic, and occasionally - as his Villain Protagonist alter-ego, Slim Shady - self-declares himself to be the second coming of him (or a star even greater).
    • He reinforces this by dressing as Elvis in his music videos a couple of times:
    • In "Fall", he turns his Elvis impersonation into a boast to antagonise the Black Israelite rapper Lord Jamar (in Eminem's telling, "the weak link in Brand Nubian"), who called Eminem a "guest in the house of hip-hop":
      And far as Lord Jamar, you better leave me the Hell alone
      Or I'll show you an Elvis clone
      Walk up in this house you own, thrust my pelvic bone
      Use your telephone and go fetch me the remote
      Put my feet up and just make myself at home (Yeah)
      I belong here, clown!
    • In "The King and I", Eminem claims he and Elvis are so similar that they are bound together like prisoners, and concludes, "yeah, I stole Black music".
  • Spın̈al Tap's video for "The Majesty of Rock" crudely edits Janis, Roy, Buddy, and "Celebrity Impersonator" to perform with the band.

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    Professional Wrestling 
  • The Honky Tonk Man in the WWF. At least once he claimed to have never heard of Elvis and know nothing about him.
    Rollover Elvis! Let the Honky Tonk Man show you how to rock & roll!
    Elvis who? He couldn't carry a tune if it had handles on it!
  • During a 2001 episode of Raw in Memphis, Edge and Christian came to the ring as "Fat Elvis" and "Really Fat Elvis".
  • For a short time after it debuted, TNA had a stable of Elvis impersonators in their high-flying X Division. They were dubbed — what else? — The Flying Elvises.
  • In WWE's territorial wrestling parody Southpaw Regional Wrestling, Heath Slater plays "The Impressive" Pelvis Wesley. Like everything in SRW, the impression is deliberately poor: Slater doesn't attempt the voice, the wig he wears is utterly terrible, and his red beard doesn't help the resemblance any.

    Tabletop Games 

  • In Elvis Has Left the Building by V. Cate, it's 1970 and the real Elvis has gone missing. His manager is desperate to find an Elvis impersonator within 24 hours. Depending on the production, the Elvis impersonators may not actually sing or look much like the real Elvis.
  • The Pharaoh from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a parody of Elvis.

    Video Games 
  • Battle Circuit features the boss Johnny, who can attack with his guitar, stun the player with his notes and upon defeat, turns into Fat Elvis!
  • In Civilization 1 and 2, the "Entertainers" who boost Luxury in cities are represented by Elvis heads. When looking at the city, the entretainer is a full-on Elvis impersonator on modern times, but on ancient times it's... still Elvis, but with a Lute. On higher difficulties, the Luxury stat will be the bane of your existence; entire cities will revolt if deprived of a single day of hip shaking.
    • The Attitude Advisor is the biggest impersonator in the game, and retains the iconic hair, manner of speech, and sunglasses, whether he's dressed up like an ancient Roman, medieval European, or modern American costume.
  • In the original Grand Theft Auto, you'd sometimes come across wandering rows of Hare Krishnas you could run over for a quick bonus. In the sci-fi sequel, GTA2, they were replaced with... wandering rows of Elvis Impersonators.
    • In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, you can see plenty of Elvis Impersonators in Las Venturas. The game actually keeps track of how many you've killed. Sometimes they converse. ("Do ya ever feel like someone is copying your style?") There is also a cheat that turns all pedestrians into Elvis Impersonators.
    • A Cosmetic Award in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. Achieving 100% completion unlocks an Elvis outfit for Toni to wear.
    • Also, Paulie Sindacco, one of the main antagonists in Liberty City Stories IS an Elvis Impersonator, while the rest of the Sindacco Family in the game are styled after Greaser Delinquents.
  • Ninja Clowns: One of the enemy types you face in the game is Elvis Impersonators holding an accordion.
  • The 2007 shovelware game Rock 'n' Roll Adventures has you play as one named Elviz. He uses his guitar to fight, swinging it at enemies and strumming sonic waves. He also says "Uh huh huh, thankyewverymuch", but only in the tutorial; he's silent otherwise.
  • Maxi from the Soul Series dresses similarly to Elvis, but is otherwise a Bruce Lee Clone.
  • Shima Sakon as depicted in the Samurai Warriors series has the hairdo and a couple of Elvis-inspired lines, at least in the English version.
  • One of the hats you can now get in Team Fortress 2 is "The Hound Dog"—it turns the Heavy into an Elvis impersonator.
  • In Theme Hospital, "King's Syndrome" is a disease that causes people to compulsively dress and act like Elvis, and is cured by a Psychologist.
  • In Kingdom of Loathing, you can get an anthropomorphic "Jumpsuited Hound Dog" with a Pompadour hairdo as a familiar (as a nod to the Presley version of the song "Hound Dog"). Like most other dancing familiars he increases item drops, and he also increases the rate of combat encounters.
  • Michael Sobut a.k.a "Clash" from Knuckle Bash is clearly based on Elvis, with his outfit and hairstyle, albeit if Elvis is reimagined as a One-Man Army badass fighter who beats up copious amounts of mooks.
  • In Fallout: New Vegas, the entire gang "The Kings" is like this, although only the head honcho (who confusingly enough calls himself The King) and his Number Two do the voice, because the holotapes of Elvis himself broke a good while ago. Because it's a couple hundred years After the End, nobody actually remembers who "The King" is, but after finding a school filled with memorabilia, instructions on how to act like him, and a metric ton of hair gel, they figured it MUST be a place of worship and they'd keep his memory alive. They're not wrong, per se...
    • Uniquely, they're all very specifically impersonating young, slender, handsome Elvis — many Kings (including the King's right-hand man, Pacer) wear replicas of his outfit from "Jailhouse Rock," for instance. Given that the world of Fallout had never really moved on from the Fifties, it's understandable.
    • The best part is that, although they're admittedly weird as hell, they're one of the nicest groups in the Mojave. They build their lives around the idea that every man can be a king. One suspects Elvis would approve.
  • Trauma Team has Hank Freebird.
  • An early villain in Fossil Fighters Champions is named Rockin' Billy, and talks in extremely exaggerated Elvis references.
  • The final boss in Lollipop Chainsaw, Killabilly, is one of these. An eighty-foot-tall, homicidal one, but still an Elvis impersonator. Fat Elvis, specifically.
    I love you like I love cheeseburgers!
  • Wandering weirdo Big Joe in the original Xenogears. He encounters the party in the game's most bizarre moments: During the Aveh tournament he is a crowd favorite, accepting thrown confetti (and HP) from the audience; he cons 5000 G from you in the Nortune Civil Block; he plays cards against you on Yggdrasil when you visit Thames; he is a prisoner in the Ethos HQ; while Shevat is under attack he is found in the air ducts pondering his life; and he is a boogie dancer in the Level 2 area of Etrenank. At the end of the game, he provides a Sound Test with the aid of an antique jukebox.
    "Hey, it's Joe Time!!"
  • The first ClayFighter game has Blue Suede Goo, who uses his giant hair to fight and says "thankyewverymuch!" upon winning.
  • Cho Aniki has Sabu, a robotic ship that's basically Elvis crossed with a pagoda.
  • The downgraded (read: Playstation 2 and Nintendo Wii) versions of Guitar Hero III have Elroy Budvis, an unlockable character whose bio says he was inspired by a rock legend (no prizes for guessing who) to become a rockstar himself. He doesn't appear in the seventh-gen versions.
  • In MapleStory, the town of Amoria – where players can marry their characters – has Wayne, an Elvis impersonator who runs the small chapel, based on the typical Vegas 24-hour chapel. (Unlike a real one, using it requires some preparation and a reservation, just not as much as the large chapel.)
  • One is present inside the Golden Grin Casino in PAYDAY 2. You get an achievement if you kill him and finish the job without raising the alarm. You can become one yourself with the "The King" mask (an Elvis wig and shades), unlocked via a separate Golden Grin achievement.
  • The male costume of the "Performer" job in Bravely Default is a "young Elvis" version: a white, fringed Nehru jumpsuit with red trim, open to the navel.
  • The Space Quest V manual mentions Elvis sightings throughout the galaxy, until an Elvis impersonator is spotted behind the counter of a Monolith Burger. This is revealed to be a gimmick to promote the new Monolith Burger Banana Sandwich Combo.
  • One can be heard during the Logo Joke in Comix Zone during the "Sega!" part.
  • In Death Road to Canada, "Alvis" is the game's resident Elvis impersonator (or could be the real thing). He's considered to be one of the best rare characters in the game, with incredibly high fighting stats. He also has the ability to restart his morale if it gets too low, in exchange for changing forms. There's an achievement for breaking him twice.
  • Brawlhalla has a skin which includes a white suit and a pompadour for, of all characters, Lord Vraxx. It's even called "Vraxx the King". It also includes skins for his weapons, giving him pimped-out guns and a microphone stand instead of his rocket lance.
  • Trick or Treat Beat!: Johnny Bravo is dressed up as Elvis Presley for Halloween.
  • Uphill Rush 4 has people who dress like Elvis and have a similar hairstyle, and you can drive into them.
  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon: The Pompadour line of enemies (Pompadork, Rockabillian, Johnny Gale and The Twister) are all based on greasers, with the last one being an Elvis impersonator sporting the classic white, fringed Nehru jumpsuit.

  • The Fox Sister: Both Alex and Yun Hee are huge Elvis fans, and Alex likes to impersonate him - with mixed results.
    Alex: I won my unit's Elvis impersonator contest. Twice.
    Yun Hee: The judges must have been very kind to you.

    Western Animation 
  • Yakko Warner from Animaniacs did it in one scene (although he wasn't fat) where he was sitting at a piano and introducing something.
  • One is found in the episode of The Fairly OddParents! where Timmy wished that he was the strongest person on the beach.
  • In an episode of Tutenstein, Tut visited a CONVENTION of Elvis Impersonators.
  • Fireman Sam could arguably be included here, given that one of the firefighters is not only also called Elvis, but he also has a very similar hairstyle, plays the guitar and often sings rock ‘n’ roll songs to himself. An accompanying soundtrack album was released in 1989 which included a song about each character; no prizes for guessing which artist Elvis’ song was a pastiche of.
  • In the VeggieTales cartoon Lord of the Beans, Larry the Cucumber does his traditional Silly Song, while playing the fearless ranger Ear-a-corn. He dons fake elf ears and sings "Silly Songs With Elves," while wearing a suspiciously familiar bouffant wig and sparkling jumpsuit. The song is interrupted by elven archer Leg-o-lamb, who pulls off one of the ears and declares, "I knew it! You're not a real elf — you're an elvish impersonator!"
  • In The Jungle Show, Elvis Elephant is typically seen in the titular Elvis get-up.
  • Johnny Bravo is Elvis in looks (except for the hair color) and mannerisms (though quite a bit less successful with the ladies). In fact, Johnny Bravo originated as an Elvis impersonator in animated short Mess O' Blues by creator Van Partible, where he had dark hair and wore his white jumpsuit.
  • One episode of Cyberchase had The Hacker take over Happily-Ever-After as their king, and couldn't decide on which historical king he should dress up as, so he decides to dress up as Elvis as a result of this.
  • King Cryolophosaurus from Dinosaur Train is a famous, but reclusive, singer who sounds like Elvis Presley. In his debut episode's learning segment, Dr. Scott says that Cryolophosaurus's crest reminded its discoverers of Presley's hair.
  • One episode of Stunt Dawgs had Fungus buy a casino and hire Whiz Kid as an Elvis Impersonator. His act was of Elvis dying.
  • A fat Elvis Impersonator shows up in Winx Club's second movie, trying to woo Bloom. Last we see him, he had just copped a feel on Bloom's butt, and is running with his pants on fire and chased by Bloom's Dragon Fury spell.
  • The Darkwing Duck episode "Paraducks" had a pair of robber brothers like this from when Darkwing was a kid; the elder brother and leader of the little gang had a guitar that could do a fair amount of damage. This turned out to be a case of a Not-So-Harmless Villain when the present day Darkwing's attempts to thwart their robbery let them take over St. Canard.
  • In Ed Eddn Eddy's Boo Haw Haw, Eddy dresses up as a zombie Elvis. He doesn't really act much like Elvis, though.
  • A Pup Named Scooby-Doo: One episode had an Elvis expy named Purvis Parker and the gang met one of his impersonators.
  • In the pilot episode of The Life and Times of Juniper Lee, June has a Genie in a Bottle in her backpack who is dressed like Elvis (but doesn't act like him).
  • On Little Princess, the Prime Minister's costume in "I Want to Dress Up" is this, complete with an awful attempt at "All Shook Up."
  • In Lilo & Stitch, as the former was using Elvis as a role model to make the latter into a "model citizen" as seen in a montage, it eventually culminates into Stitch dressed as Elvis playing "(You're the) Devil in Disguise" on guitar impressing the beachgoers... until they start taking pictures of him. Stitch also impersonates Elvis again several times (to varying degrees) in two of the sequel films and in some episodes of Lilo & Stitch: The Series.
  • In the Gravedale High episode "Night of the Living Dad", the invisible student Sid spends the entire episode impersonating Elvis Presley.
  • In The Crumpets episode "The Courting of Ms. McBrisk", one of the men visible to McBrisk in the online dating site is an Elvis Impersonator.
  • The Monster Farm episode "Elixir of Chicken" has Count Cluckula attempt to have better luck with the ladies by drinking a formula made by Dr. Woolly that's intended to make him more handsome. When he first drinks the formula, Count Cluckula turns into an Elvis impersonator.
  • Toonsylvania featured this in the Igor's Science Minute segment "Earthquake Boogie", which had Igor sing a song about earthquakes while dressed as Elvis Presley.
  • Tamagotchi Video Adventures: Ginjrotchi, for some reason, has Elvis' hair and outfit as well as a penchant for dancing. He has the same deep voice, too... except he speaks the gibberish-sounding Tamagotchi language like most of the other characters.
  • In Episode 7 of What If…? (2021): "What If… Thor Were an Only Child?", an Elvis impersonator is seen amongst the crowd who witnesses Thor's arrival at the Vegas Strip. After the worldwide party starts, the same impersonator is later seen officiating a Vegas Wedding between Darcy and Howard The Duck.
  • An episode of The Cleveland Show had Holt and Donna's sister Janet eloping to Vegas and ending up married by a fat impersonator. In a twist the impersonator does this not to honor the King, but to mock his decline and undignified death.
  • In the My Dad the Rock Star episode "Kant Buy Me Love" an Elvis impersonator shows up at the Zilla family's yard sale.
    • In "King Of The Desert" Rock hallucinates an armadillo dressed as one.

    Real Life 
  • Andy Kaufman, Elvis' favorite Elvis Impersonator.
    • To give an idea of how this worked in his act: Andy would go on stage already in his Foreign Man character and give a series of terrible impressions, mostly consisting of "Hello, I am [person x]" in the same "foreign person" voice. Then, just as he was about to completely lose the audience, he would announce his Elvis impression. When he turned around, Foreign Man was completely gone and replaced with a completely flawless Elvis.
    • Not only was his Elvis impression absolutely spot-on, but he also pre-dated the "impersonator" trend.
      Hey, Andy did you hear about this one? Tell me, are you locked in the punch?
      Hey, Andy, are you goofing on Elvis? Hey, baby. Are we losing touch?
  • The Welsh singer Shakin’ Stevens starred in a theatre production of a musical based around the life of Elvis Presley before his solo career took off in the early 1980s. He released a highly successful string of hit singles, some of which were sung in a similar rockabilly style to Presley, leading people to assume him to be an Elvis impersonator; comparisons between the two singers are still drawn to this day. Some interviews, however, have suggested that Stevens does not necessarily appreciate the comparisons.
  • TK-4321, the Elvis Trooper. Yep. There's an Elvis Stormtrooper; he's part of the 501st Legion, the Star Wars villain costuming group. Sometimes he's Indiana Elvis, Ghostbuster Elvis, or Elvis Solo.
  • An old joke about Elvis claims that, shortly before his death, he entered an Elvis Impersonation contest without giving his name and came in third place. The joke was originally published by the Weekly World News (not a reliable periodical by any means) and has been misunderstood to be factual by people who do not know the source. The origins of the joke may have originated with Charlie Chaplin, who actually did enter a Charlie Chaplin lookalike contest once, and was believed to have come in third.note 
  • San Diego musician Mojo Nixon had a song some thirty years ago titled "(619) 239-KING," which was a hotline for people to report Elvis sightings.
  • Isao Sasaki began his musical career as an Elvis impersonator, thanks to his baritone voice and Elvis's aforementioned popularity in Japan.
  • Taggish Elvis, who lives in Canada's Yukon Territory.


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