John Pinette ( born March 23, 1964) is an American actor and stand-up comedian. He has toured the comedy club circuit since the 1980s and has appeared in cinema and television. Besides stand-up, Pinette does impressions of The Chipmunks, Elvis Presley, Gollum from The Lord of the Rings, Herve Villechaize (Tattoo from Fantasy Island), an Ewok, actor Marlon Brando (notably Brando's role in The Godfather), as well as various ethnic accents. He occasionally sings, for example 'Over the Rainbow' from The Wizard of Oz, in stand-up routines. John was born in Boston, Massachusetts and graduated from Malden Catholic High School in 1982. He started a career in accounting, but on the advice of friends left to pursue a career in comedy.
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