What's the difference

Look-alikes are typically hired for meet-and-greets for photos and usually don't serve as entertainment beyond the fun of having them in the room. Many good look-alikes can impersonate the speaking voice of their celebrity, but often just with characteristic snippets — “I'll be baaaack,” for example. Impersonators, on the other hand, should sound and act like the legends they are copying, and are typically available for both meet-and-greets and tribute acts.

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