The Story of celebtrity lookalike John Allen & James Bond Character
Born and raised in the Philadelphia suburbs, operated a mens clothing store for 15 years, then moved to Florida and operated an art gallery. Professional actor at age 16 touring with Summer Stock Productions working with Howard Keel, Jean Wilder, Arlene Francis, Sir John Gillgood and many others.
Discovered in Florida by an agent having dinner in a Boca Raton restaurant, the agent walked up and said "I can make you a lot of money as a Sean Connery lookalike celebrity impersonator", "I asked him what do you want me to do" he said to "beat up some guy and throw him into Donald Trump's swimming pool" as a James Bond lookalike, that was my first job and I haven't stopped working since. I have flown around the world performing as a Sean Connery impersonator, worked alongside the great Sir Sean Connery as his film double stand-in. I have been honored by my peers winning three Cloney awards and three Reel-Awards presented in Las Vegas. These awards are considered Oscars in the celebrity impersonator industry.
I have appeared on Jay Leno, Oprah Winfrey and made television documentaries and am associate producer of the movie Bamboo Shark featuring fifty five celebrity lookalikes including the real Mickey Rooney. It has been my pleasure to perform in every major casino in Las Vegas as a James Bond impersonator. I have EMCEEd many national charity galas and fund raisers. Almost everyday someone stops me to say how much I look like Sir Sean Connery, whenever I enter an airport I am deluged with fans desiring a photo. It has been my pleasure to perform as James Bond for over one hundred of the top corporations of America. I feel priveleged to have performed and made friends with all of the top tribute acts and celebrity impersonator in the country.