Who is Terry Fator? Wiki, Age, Wife, Net Worth, Ethnicity, Height

Terry Fator

Terry Fator is a Dallas, Texas native who performs as a vocalist, ventriloquist, comedian, and impressionist. His more than 100 ventriloquial impersonations are what make him most famous. Fator employs 16 distinct puppets when performing. He was a part of the Freedom Jam band between 1987 and 1988.

Quick Facts

Celebrated Name:Terry Fator
Real Name/Full Name:Terry Wayne Fator
Age:58 years old
Birth Date:June 10 1965
Birth Place:Dallas, Texas‎, U.S
Height:1.78 m
Weight:78 kg
Sexual Orientation:Straight
Marital Status:Married
Wife/Spouse (Name):Angie Fiore (m. 2015), Taylor Dew (m. 2010–2015), Melinda Fator (m. 1991–2010)
Profession:American ventriloquist, impressionist, stand-up comedian, and singer from Dallas, Texas
Net Worth in 2024:$150 million

Terry Fator Biography

Jephtha Wesley and Edith Marie Sligh, whose name was later changed to Marie Sligh, welcomed Terry Fator on June 10, 1965. Fator is the middle child, having a younger sister named Deborah and an elder brother named Jephthah Jr. Texas’ Dallas is where he was born.

His second cousin is Chris Sligh, a finalist on season six of American Idol. Fator studied at Lynchburg, Virginia’s, Liberty University. The details are drawn from his 2009 Terry Fator: Live from Las Vegas audio commentary.

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Terry Fator’s Age, Height, Weight

Terry Fator was born on June 10, 1965; He is 58 years old as of 2024. He stands 1.78 meters tall and weighs 78 kilograms.


Terry Fator has played in two different bands. He served as the band’s lead vocalist for 1987 and 1988. The ensemble had performed in more than 200 high schools in Canada and the United States, averaging three performances per school day. The Young American Showcase was the producer.

Second, he was a member of a band in Texas, where he also sang lead. When he joined it at 23, he added T. Airedale, his puppet, to the program.

Terry entered America’s Got Talent competition after realizing that his celebrity was not as great as he had assumed. On June 19, 2007, he made his first national appearance on the program. He finally triumphed.

Fator also provides character voices. After combining all his skills—including ventriloquism, impersonations, singing, and comedy—he found career success. He kept performing at events after America’s Got Talent. On May 13, 2008, he appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Awards and Successes

As a ventriloquist, Terry Fator won America’s Got Talent in 2007.

Terry Fator’s Net Worth in 2024

Terry Fator’s projected net worth as of February 2024 is $150 million. His primary source of revenue comes from his appearances at events. After winning America’s Got Talent competition, he received the $1 million prize. He agreed to a $1.5 million contract with the Las Vegas Hilton in December 2007. In January through May of the following year, Terry was to put on three shows per month. Fator and the Las Vegas Strip agreed to a five-year, $100 million contract on March 3, 2008.

Terry Fator is a talented ventriloquist and impersonator. He triumphed in the 2007 season of America’s Got Talent. He frequently mimics singers like James Taylor, Etta James, Garth Brooks, and Dean Martin. He is thriving today because he didn’t give up after showing up to a theater with a capacity of 1000, only to discover that there was only one person in the audience. Fator gave himself a chance, and in the end, he succeeded.

Terry Fator Wife, Marriage

Melinda, Fator’s first wife, was a massive fan of his band. On January 8 of that year, 1991, the two were wed. Melinda decided to leave him and moved to Texas from Las Vegas. In 2009, she made divorce papers. In November 2010, an agreement was achieved after it was submitted twice more.

On November 3, 2010, in Las Vegas, Fator and Taylor Makakoa exchanged wedding vows a day after the divorce was officially finalized. On November 7 of the same year, a ceremony came next. When Fator proposed to Angie Fiore, he was still wed to Makakoa. He did that on a stage in front of her then-wife, adding insult to injury. In August 2015, he went ahead and divorcéed her.

Terry and Angie wed on September 4, 2015, one week after his most recent divorce. It is reasonable to assume that Fator is uncommitted to marriage.