Richard Carmichael has taken impersonation to new heights with his rendition of Minnesota Governor Jesse ‘The Body & Mind’ Ventura. Richard’s impersonation of Governor Ventura has placed him in heavy demand for work in comedy clubs, corporate meetings, conventions, political fund-raisers, films and even as a double for Mr. Ventura in television.
Richard set the look-alike bar to a higher level during the Republican, Democratic and Reform Party conventions. According to one reporter, “Philadelphia is still convinced that it was Jesse Ventura that visited their city, and the switchboards at the Minnesota State Capitol Building were shutting down for three weeks with calls from the media.” Richard is ‘A Natural’ when it comes to his impersonation of Governor Jesse Ventura. Aside from the fact that he’s ‘The Body’s Double,’ Richard has also perfected the Governor’s voice, dialect and mannerisms.