Charlie Chaplin ~ Allan Viner
- Serving San Diego CA
Allan Viner Charlie Chaplin Look Alike has portrayed the Lovable Tramp of the Silent Film Era in everything from Motion Pictures, the Navy Reserves, Theatre openings, and home parties.
Coming Soon:In Yreka, the County Seat of Siskiyou County, Allan will be performing his "Charlie Chaplin" antics, to kick off the Siskiyou Golden Fair, on Friday, August 10, 2007 and Saturday August 11, from 5PM to 10:30 PM. Hope to see you there!
Friday August 31 through Monday September 3, 2007, see Allan perform at Pier 39 near Fisherman's Wharf, in San Francisco. He'll be available to have his picture taken with you.
Recently: In February, Allan danced to the song "Smile" from the Charlie Chaplin movie, "Modern Times" at The Stage Door cabaret in Mt. Shasta, California.
In March, Allan was in the Lakehead Bunny Parade, on the North end of Shasta Lake, 25 miles North of Redding, California. He won a trophy for first place for individuals.
In April, Allan entertained on the sidewalk as people were driving by in their classic cars as part of Redding, California's Kool April Nights event.
In May, Allan entertained people walking the newest Redding landmark, the Sundial Bridge, located along the Sacramento River by Turtle Bay Museum.
In June Allan entertained people on stage at A Taste of Redding, in Redding, California.
On July 4, 2007 Allan performed as Charlie Chaplin as people were running in the Mt. Shasta Run along Alma and Pine Streets in Mt. Shasta, causing many of the runners to have a chuckle as they passed by.
On July 7, 2007 Allan was in the Railroad Days parade in the quaint little town of Dunsmuir, California, with beautiful Mt. Shasta looming in the distance. He entertained people as they toured the trains, he played with the children, and rode in the "speeders" on the railroad tracks. Many people had their photos taken with him. He later danced for the public while the band played. Allan also did "Chaplin" in front of the Brown Trout Gallery near the railroad tracks in Dunsmuir.
For Hire: Allan is available for hire, as a Charlie Chaplin entertainer or for pantomime classes, or private parties. He will travel to the Sacramento or Bay area, and from Redding, north to the Oregon border and beyond. He has also played Charlie Chaplin in Southern Oregon, in Ashland, and will travel to Ashland, Medford, or Klamath Falls, Oregon. Fees would include his travel fare.
Personal History: Originally from Northern California, in the Bay area, "Chaplin", as he calls himself, studied the legendary entertainer, Charlie Chaplin, as a kid. "When I was young, I watched all his movies," he says. Allan attended Long Beach Community College, studying dance, voice, and acting. Allan has been in many movies as an extra, also. He has been in movies with Arnold Schwarzenegger. He portrayed his elf, in a Christmas movie, "Jingle All the Way." He was the stand-in for the sheriff, in a scene from "Meet the Fockers," He had seen Dustin Hoffman before, and when they were working together on "Meet the Fockers," Dustin Hoffman came over to sit with Allan and talk. Allan has been in over 500 movies, working with many famous actors and actresses, as an extra.
Currently: Allan is back in Northern California now, even further north. He is living in the alpine village, Mt. Shasta City, in Siskiyou county, near the Sacramento river, Lake Siskiyou and majestic Mt. Shasta. When he first moved to Northern California he was working at the California Theatre, as Chaplin, in Dunsmuir, doing his pantomime act, meeting and greeting people outside of the theatre. He also held classes at the California Theatre, teaching pantomime.
Allan has been interviewed on local public television and has been in many newspaper articles in the area, including the Record Searchlight, in Redding, the Mt. Shasta Herald and the Dunsmuir News.
Allan was also associated with the "Art Bus" of Siskiyou County, California, as Chaplin. They traveled around Siskiyou County promoting art done by children.
Previously: Allan performed at Ports O' Call, near San Pedro, California, as Charlie Chaplain for ten years. This includes a variety of acts, dancing with bands, and performing. He was also the star in a "movie short," Captain Nostalgia, which was filmed at Ports O' Call. Charlie Chaplin is his Screen Actors Guild name.
Allan performed in many different activities, such as "The Jeffery Foundation For the Handicapped" and many functions, events, and parties. He performed for Hornblower Cruises along with a variety of look-a-likes, including "Marilyn Monroe." He entertained an entire ship of Japanese students in Long Beach.
Press Release: November 8, 1998; VA Competition in Houston, Texas. Allan Viner, as Charlie Chaplin, won the No. 1 rank in the U.S. for drama. The department also won a gold medal at the International Veterans Creative Arts Festival. He also performed for Dr. Joyce Brothers at the University of Texas, Huston. He and others entertained USO style for the servicemen and women.
U.S. NAVY Reserves 1985-1994: The Navy promoted Allan as Charlie Chaplin in all of their NAVY newspapers. Allan attended Navy events, and parties for adults and children, as Charlie Chaplin.
Motion Picture Network: He received the "Gold Award" for best entertainer. Allan was teaching Pantomime classes at the Paul Robeson Community Center, located in South Central Los Angeles. The class was intended for students from eight to eighteen years of age.
Allan won a trophy at the Fairview Development Center in Orange County, California performing for students.
Allan is now also an Elvis Impersonator!
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