Terry Fator
Terry Fator
Real Name/Full Name Terry Wayne Fator
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Terry Fator
Birth Place: Dallas, Texas.
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 10 June 1965
Age/How Old: 57 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 178 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 10″
Weight: In Kilograms – 78 Kg
In Pounds – 172 lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father –  Jephtha Wesley
Mother –  Edith Marie
Siblings: Jephtha Jr and Deborah
School: Unknown
College: Liberty University college
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Angela Fiore
Kids/Children Name: Unknown
Profession: comedian, ventriloquist, impressionist and singer
Net Worth: $180 million
Last Updated: May 2023

Terry is an American comedian, ventriloquist, impressionist, and singer who won America’s got talent season two, a one-million-dollar prize. He uses 15 different puppets to perform in his acts of ventriloquism. After winning the AGT season two, he was signed at the Mirage hotel and casino at Las Vegas, Nevada as a headliner with a contract of $100million for five years. He is named as one of the highest-paid comedians in the world.

Well, how well do you know about Terry Fator? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Terry Fator’s net worth in 2023, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Terry Fator to date.

Biography and Early Life

Terry Wayne Fator was born to Jephtha Wesley and Edith Marie Clifton on 10 June 1965 in Dallas, Texas. He has two siblings, an older brother, Jephtha Jr, and a younger sister, Deborah. He is also a second cousin to American Idol’s Season six finalist, Chris Sligh.

Fator’s started his ventriloquism when he was in grade 5. He used to entertain his family and friends as he did impersonations of singers and actors as he also did ventriloquism. At ten years, he got his first ventriloquism dummy, and at 18, his mother saved up and bought him his first puppet.

Fator realized that he could impersonate singers as he practiced ventriloquism as he drove his car. He said that he saw people singing in cars, and they looked goofy, so he decided to be singing without moving his lips.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Terry Fator in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Terry Fator’s age is 57 years old as of today’s date 29th May 2023 having been born on 10 June 1965. Though, he is 5′ 10″in feet and inches and 178 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 172 lbs in Pound and 78kg in Kilograms.


There is no record of his elementary school or high school, but in an audio commentary, Fator revealed that he attended Liberty University college in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Terry Fator With Wife Angela Fiore
Terry Fator With Wife Angela Fiore

Terry met his first wife, Melinda, when he was the lead singer of Texas The Band, a local band that functioned from the late 1980s. Fator got married to Melinda in July 19991 but got divorced in 2009. Terry married his on-stage assistant Taylor Makakoa, and they had a wedding in Hawaii on 7 November 2010.

The two later divorced after four years of marriage. Terry’s sister Debi Beard set up Terry with Angela Fiore in April 2015 when Terry was performing in Corsicana, TX, for a charity event. Terry and Angie began dating, where Terry proposed to Angie on stage. The duo proceeded to get married in November 2015.

The is no information on the internet to show whether Terry has kids or not.

Is Terry Fator Gay?

Terry Fator is of a straight sexual orientation. There have been no rumors of him being either gay or bisexual. He has been married since 1991, and he is in a happy marriage with his current wife. There have been no reports of wrangles between Terry and his wife, so their marriage is taking a happy toll and is expected to be so for a long while.

Professional Career

Terry Fator began his career as a lead singer for the band “Freedom Jam” in 1987-1988. The band performed in many high schools and middle schools across Canada and the United States. He later joined a band, Texas the Band, in mid-1988, where he was the lead singer. He also started to incorporate his puppet Walter T. Airedale into his shows at age 23. Terry’s band almost landed a major record deal, but Terry hated the idea of singing in his natural voice, which is what the record company wanted. Terry preferred making impressions.

After leaving the band, Fator had a slow solo career as a comedian and ventriloquist and would have quit if it was not for his family’s encouragement. Terry’s life took a toll for the better when he joined the Americas Got Talent competition in its second season. He started gaining recognition and would gain a standing ovation at the end of almost every show. Terry won the AGT grand prize of one million dollars in 2007.

He took to Vegas after he won the AGT, and his shows were sold out. He signed a $1.5million contract with the las vegas Hilton to do three shows a month between January and May 2008.


Due to his continuous support of the military, Terry was awarded the prestigious Bob Hope Award. He has been named as one of the top-earning comedians by Forbes. His show has been named by Las Vegas review as best Family-Friendly Show, and he was also named the Best Las Vegas Headliners for three years in a row.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Terry Fator in 2023

Terry Fator Net Worth
Terry Fator Net Worth

Terry is categorized as being one of the top 10 highest-paid comedians in the world. His net worth is currently estimated at $180 million as of 2023. He lives a dream life and is expected to grow in wealth even more as his career is getting better and better.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Terry grew up having ADHD
  • He can do over 200 celebrity impressions.
  • He stands at a height of 1.78 m and a weight of 78 kg.

Terry Fator has struggled to be esteemed as a ventriloquist since there have not been many successful ventriloquists in history. His story of hard work and not giving up is a lesson to all upcoming artists.  He recounts that there is no defeat in apologizing and no shame in being wrong. These are factors that help heal and propel someone even further in life.


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