"Who is Ben Price?" you may be wondering. That's understandable… he often wonders the same thing! On any given day Ben could be Kevin Rudd, Dr Phil, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gordon Ramsay, Tom Cruise, Ian Thorpe, Russell Crowe, Jamie Oliver and many more. His many impersonations can be heard daily on Melbourne's Gold 104.3 FM.
Ben discovered his talent for impersonating voices at the age of 10. Since then he has developed an impressive repertoire of over 100 personas, including Dr Phil, Austin Powers, Sean Connery, John Howard, John Cleese, Barack Obama, George W Bush, Prince Charles, Owen Wilson, Donkey, Shrek, Homer Simpson, Mr. Burns and many more. His impersonations are exact in sound, and in full costume and make-up, Ben can also look the part, mimicking his subject’s exact mannerisms. In his show for the 2007 Melbourne International Comedy Festival entitled “What Were You Thinking?” Ben’s Dr. Phil impersonation is made complete with full prosthetic make-up, enabling the performer to look practically identical to the famous TV psychologist.
Ben is no stranger to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, with sell-out shows in 2000 with 'Melbourne the Musical', 2001 with 'Who Am I?' and 2003 with 'The Best Show Ever'. In 2006 he performed the hugely successful 'Hollywood Live & Uncut' at The Palms at Crown. In 2008 he performed Ben Price Live at Red Scooter.
He recently appeared on Channel Nine’s ‘A Current Affair’ as Dr .Phil, The Comedy Channel on Foxtel and on Channel Ten’s ‘The Panel Christmas Wrap’ as Ian Thorpe. He has appeared on various other TV shows including The Footy Show, In the Limelight and The Good Friday Appeal. Some of Ben’s corporate clients include Qantas, Telstra, AMP, Sony, Mercedes Benz, Sony Ericcson, Microsoft, BT, Tourism Australia and Cadbury Schweppes.
Ben Price has made appearances in TV commercials for such brands as Toyota, Holden and Just Klapp. His many character voices have also been used for several radio campaigns. One of Australia's comic success stories, Ben has performed all over the world.
With so much experience in the corporate sector and circuit work, and with so many characters, it's no wonder Ben Price is known as Australia's Best Impersonator!