Frank Caliendo was born on January 19, 1974, in Chicago, Illinois. He started touring with his stand-up routine after college and within a short time became the headliner at a local comedy club. Within years of starting his career, Caliendo was starring on the network television series Hype. After a year on that show, he joined the hit sketch series MADtv, where he performed his well known John Madden and George W. Bush impersonations, among others. He stayed with the show for six years and now hosts his own eponymous sketch show, Frank TV. Also in 2001, Caliendo became a guest to NFL Sunday prognosticator Jimmy Kimmel and later took Kimmel's place. On the show, he frequently impersonates the cast, including John Madden. Besides his full time work, Caliendo has performed his impersonations on both the Premium Blend and Presents series on Comedy Central, many of the late-night network talk shows, and numerous radio shows, including Howard Stern. He was also the guest comic for the 2007 White House Press Correspondents Dinner.
Over the years, Frank Caliendo has created impersonations that feature many personalities from the acting, sports, political, and fictional worlds. Caliendo has accumulated dozens of impressions, including Al Gore, Robert De Niro, James Gandolfini (and his Sopranos character Tony Soprano), Terry Bradshaw, and William Shatner. However, his most well known are that of Bill Clinton, George Bush, John Madden, and William Shatner, from his work on NFL Sunday and Dish Network commercials. He has also impersonated fellow stand-up comedians Robin Williams, Jerry Seinfeld, and Ray Romano. With a nearly endless supply of celebrity personalities to choose from, Frank Caliendo has developed himself into one of the premiere comedic impressionists of the last ten years.