Paul Zerdin Biography
|Date of Birth:||1972 , August-21|
|Age:||48 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United Kingdom|
|Height:||5 Feet 9 Inch|
|Birth Name||Paul Zerdin|
|Birth Place/City||London, UK|
British comedian and ventriloquist, Paul Zerdin is the winner of the 10th season of America’s Got Talent. He is mostly known for his appearances in The Convention Crasher (2007), The World Stands Up (2004) and The Royal Variety Performance (2009).
Early Life And Career Of Paul Zerdin
Paul Zerdin was born on 21st August 1972 in London, UK under the birth sign Leo. His mother worked as a presenter on Radio 2, whereas his father was a BBC World Service Provider.
He was weak in studies since childhood and was more interested in drama and comedy.
“I wasn’t interested in school work, apart from English and drama. My reports always said things like, ‘He has the ability but he’s lazy… must try harder’.”
Having failed his GCSEs, Zerdin than started working in a magic shop following his heart. He also started learning them by reading the book and practicing in front of the mirror. He then discovered ventriloquy after reading one of the Ray Alan’s books titled how-to book, Gottle o’ Geer.
“I’d seen other books on being a ventriloquist and they all made it sound really hard, but Alan’s book said it was mostly a question of practice."
In 1982, Zerdin started attending Puppet Theater and appeared in several shows. He also practiced speaking without moving lips in a different voice.
Zerdin made his TV debut on the BBC’s Tricky Business as a magician. In 1996, he won The Big Talent Show with more than 100,000 votes.
In 2015, June, Zerdin then went to the audition of America’s Got Talent, where he was selected and sent to the next round. He gave his best every time. People loved his unique comic timing and his puppets named Sam, Albert and Baby became really popular. Eventually, he won the trophy of America’s Got Talent.
Moreover, Zerdin made his guest appearances in 2017 American television game show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. The same year, he also performed in a stage show, Paul Zerdin All Mouth in UK Tour, and Dick Whittington as Idle Jack in The London Palladium.
Paul Zerdin’s Net Worth
As of 2018, Paul Zerdin has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million. In 2015, he won America’s Got Talent trophy along with $1 million cash prize.
Moreover, he also won a 10-week headline show at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
Paul Zerdin’s Personal Life
As of 2018, aged 45, Paul Zerdin is in a relationship with girlfriend Robyn Mellor for a long time. The couple often shares several photos on their Instagram.
Zerdin lives a low-key life and nothing much is revealed about his personal life.
After winning America's Got Talent, Zerdin was accused by Ronn Lucas and David Strassman of stealing their acts and presenting it as original on AGT. He was said to have fooled the Judges.
Since Zerdin never claimed that he invented those tricks and many other professionals also use the same tricks to their acts that cannot be termed as stealing.