When he was growing up, we doubt Thaddeus Kalinoski would ever predict his occupation as a professional celebrity impersonator.
And good thing he went that route — considering he brings home $250,000 a year dressing as a lookalike of Zach Galifianakis' famous character from The Hangover, Alan!
The 38-year-old got his start posing for pictures with crazy fans on The Strip in Las Vegas. He began dressing up as the character at a low point in his life, following a split from his wife and a weight gain of nearly 20 pounds.
One of ‘In Touch Weekly’s’ editors poses with the Alan lookalike in Vegas!
What started out as a fun escape for Thaddeus quickly turned into a professional gig. He says he gets paid $1,000 to make appearances as the sole member of the one-man wolf pack and his uncanny likeness even helped him nab the role of Zach’s body double for the third installment of the beloved series.
Thaddeus says he knows this lifestyle won’t last forever — but for now, he’s enjoying himself and the partying that comes with success.
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“I cannot see myself doing this for more than a few more years. It is fun, but it is hard on my liver and sleep patterns. I am not sure how long the fascination with the movies will last,” he tells ‘The Daily Mail.’ “But it’s been an unbelievably great ride.”
And Zach’s not the only celebrity with a totally convincing doppelgänger — check out seven more celebrities and their lookalikes!
Courtesy of In Touch Weekly, r/r