Today we’d like to introduce you to Camille Terry and Leon Wasiak.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I have been a tribute artist and celebrity impersonator for 3 decades now. I started as an actress in New York City, but found the tribute artist industry more suitable for me and much more lucrative.
In Feb 1989, I moved to Hollywood, CA and worked for the biggest celebrity look-alike agency of that time. It was there that I learned “the ropes” of the industry; both in front of the cameras as both Marilyn Monroe & Jayne Mansfield, as well as booking other impersonators for various events and gigs. I did a lot of television work (A Current Affair, Entertainment Tonight, Hard Copy, Coke-Cola Commercial in Mexico City & Japanese TV) especially, which I found the tribute artist industry had many avenues I could use as “stepping stones” for a successful full time career as an entertainer. I returned to NYC in 1990 and continued expanding my impersonations of celebrities (Madonna, Annie Lennox & Nancy Sinatra). I worked with countless impersonators and would help get them work in this industry. It seemed agents and clients trusted my judgement of booking my colleagues for their events.
I returned to NYC in 1990 and continued expanding my impersonations of celebrities (Madonna, Annie Lennox & Nancy Sinatra). I worked with countless impersonators and would help get them work in this industry. It seemed agents and clients trusted my judgement of booking my colleagues for their events.
I then moved to Palm Beach County, FL in Feb. 1996 and was hired immediately by many who caught wind that I had moved here. I worked everywhere here from Key Largo, to Miami, Naples, Orlando, Jacksonville and now all over FL. In 2004 I finally started my own company, Camilleon Impersonators, LLC. and continued to expand my list of impersonations (Rita Hayworth, Mae West, Elvira, Morticia Adams) and other tribute shows (Peggy Lee). Of course, my Marilyn Monroe tribute show “Silver Screen Star” (the film career & music of Marilyn) has always been my breadwinner!
In Feb 2011, Camille had posed as the 1966 “Catwoman” (Julie Newmar version) and caught the eye of a man on Facebook, Leon Wasiak (from Massachusetts). Leon was an Adam West impersonator of the 1966 “Batman” TV show. So he came to work for me, as a meet n greet look alike, as well as behind the scenes with meat events. We had instant chemistry! Leon then pointed out to me, “You realize that the last 4 letters in ‘CamilleLEON” is MY name, Leon! Kismet, perhaps?
Leon & I married June 2013 and continued expanding the company together as partners, where Leon has now developed his own impressions of many celebrities (Elvis Presley, John Travolta, Andy Warhol, Clint Eastwood, Charlie Chaplin), historical men (Abraham Lincoln) and fictional characters (Austin Powers, Beetlejuice, Gomez Adams, Phantom of the Opera & Santa Claus) for all types of corporate events, private parties, community clubhouse shows, senior lifestyle communities, singing telegrams, car shows and trade shows, from south FL all the way up to New England!
Also, Leon has developed several websites for our divisions: www.comiccamilleon.com and www.camilleasmarilyn.com, including a new Christmas Entertainment website, featuring unique holiday tribute acts, bands, DJ’s. As well as traditional Santa & Mrs. Clauses, carolers, toy soldiers, elves and even Christmas props! A complete “one stop shop” for event planners to book all of their holiday entertainment needs: www.acamilleonchristmas.com
Our company has really taken off since we jump started our business websites and social media sites; all very powerful tools to gaining popularity thus generating new business!” 2018 promises to be our most exciting year to date as our calendar is filling up fast with events all over South Florida! Camille & Leon are the dynamic duo behind Camilleon Impersonators!
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Getting our name out there. I started long before social media and the internet. I came from the old school of advertising. Also, learning how to handle difficult clients, event planners and at times, talent.
Plus, keeping up with current stars in a fast paced world of never ending celebrities!
However, we have learned to overcome many of these challenges through the seminars at Sunburst Convention of Celebrity Impersonators & Tribute Artists, in Orlando (produced by Greg Thompson). We have formed a family of support in our special industry.
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Camilleon Impersonators story. Tell us more about the business.
We specialize in providing celebrity look alikes for meet n greets & photo ops at events and tribute acts for shows. We create an illusion that the audience sees a re-creation of famous actors, singers, comedians, dancers, athletes and even politicians. We bring smiles to people’s faces; we are true entertainers!
Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
Not luck at all; just hard work that has finally paid off!
- Address: Attn: Camille Terry
Camilleon Impersonators, LLC.
2212 22nd Way
W. Palm Beach, FL. 33407
- Website: www.comiccamilleon.com www.camilleonimpersonators.com www.camilleasmarilyn.com www.acamilleonchristmas.com
- Phone: 561-602-0655
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Facebook: camilleonimpersonatorsllc/meetngreets/palmbeach,fl
- Other: www.gigmasters.com/impressionist/camilleterry
Felicia as Cyndi Lauper & Lucille Ball, John as Sean Connery, Dianne as Liz Taylor, Cappy as Bogart, Sharon as Joan Rivers, Heather as Melania Trump, Holly as Hillary Clinton, Monica as Audrey Hepburn & Madonna, Betty as Lady Gaga & Cher. Matt as Johnny Depp (Capt J), Antoinette as Judy Garland (Dorothy) & Camilleon cast. Leon as Elvis, Adam West’s ’66 Batman & more! Camille as Marilyn and Julie Newmar’s ’66 Catwoman.