Austin Powers Impersonator & 1920s/30s Jazz Singer: RICHARD HALPERN
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Client List & Satisfied Client Testimonials

Check out some of my many corporate clients and then read some GROOVY feedback about my performances, baby, yeah:






I’VE BEEN DOIN’ THIS FOR SOME TIME NOW, BABY! TAKE A LOOK:


MY CORPORATE CLIENTS HAVE INCLUDED:


 


New Line Cinema (the AUSTIN POWERS film company),“AUSTIN POWERS IN GOLDMEMBER” PREMIERE WEEKEND PROMOTION (Arclight Cinemas/Cinerama Dome and several Official CD Soundtrack Release parties); “THE SPY WHO SHAGGED ME” Video/DVD release party; * Electric Pussycat; *Air Techniques; *BENEO, Inc.; *ProSites; * Aircall: * Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound; * Brennan Industries; * BetaSeed * Millennium Dental Technologies (several dental trade shows and corporate events since 2012); *LandRover Jaguar of Ventura; *SmartBox Web Marketing (Nashville Dental Technology Trade Show 2015); * BetaSeed (several corporate events since 2013); * FORTO Strong Coffee;  * MINI of Universal City;  * Ability First of Pasadena; *United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego Counties; * Ontario Firefighters Association; * City of Hope; * Cal Poly, Pomona; * PayRamp; * Cinemark Movie Theatres (several grand openings); * Harrah’s Southern California Resort; * RCI Timeshares; *  British American Business Council; * BritWeek ;* Hard Rock Hotel and Casinos (Tulsa and Catoosa); * Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum (Las Vegas); * JobApp.com; * “Miss Cast Away & The Island Girls” (Motion Picture/DVD); * “Monster Night” (Motion Picture/National Lampoon/Clubhouse); * KIIS-FM 102.7- MILLION DOLLAR BIRTHDAY GAME TV COMMERCIAL/Billboards (Los Angeles); * KTLA Channel 5, Los Angeles; * FOX Television, Los Angeles; *MTV’s TRL (Total Request Live); * Rick Dees’ Weekly Top 40 Countdown, nationwide radio; * Marriott Resorts and Hotels; * Washington Mutual; * Gendarme Fragrances (creators of Austin Powers’ “MOJO” Cologne); * Bank Of America; * Bring It Gear Sportswear; * Dura Pharmaceuticals; * Goody’s Family Clothing; * Skechers Footwear; * Subway Restaurant Corp.; * La Quinta Resort; *  Wichita Wings Soccer Team; * Raging Waters Theme Park; * Taco Bell Corporation; * Entergy Corporation; * Fantasy Springs Casino; * Callaway Golf; * LG Electronics(COMDEX 2001) (NAHB, KBIS 2002) (CES 2005); * Novartis ; * Socially Hazardous; * Goody Hair Products; * Toyota; * Acura; * Continental Airlines; * D2 Audio (CES 2004);* Leviton Manufacturing (NAHB 2004); * Alphameric (NRF 2004) (VICS 2004); * Blue Shield of California; * SUEZ Energy; *Hewlett-Packard; * Immucor; * Verizon Wireless; * Wells Fargo; * Bodybuilding.com; *SwapGift.com; * Golden Spoon Frozen Yogurt; * ComCast; * Southern California Contractors Association; * NAIOP (Maryland); AND THE LIST GOES ON AND ON, BABY, YEAH!


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Satisfied Client Testimonials:


 

"That - looks - fabulous! Really, that looks amazing." -- Mike Myers  (October 1st, 2008, upon meeting Richard Halpern as "Austin", at AFI's "Night At The Movies" Event in Holllywood, California.)

Hi Richard,

     Thank you for your hard work and I appreciate all that you did to make the PNDC a great show.

You are a true gentleman and I appreciate your professionalism, creativity and kind heart. Julia wanted me to tell you how great it was to dance with you and then started yelling Yeah Baby Yeah. You will always be family to me and I look forward to working with you in the future.

 

A loyal friend and true fan,

Jim D. (Air Technique, Inc.)


My dear Richard…

     Just a note of thanks and appreciation for making my daughter Brenda’s 50th birthday so extraordinary and indeed very special. She absolutely enjoyed every moment of being in the company of “Austin Powers” … She said it was so much more fun than what she had envisioned her party would be … So again, please accept my heartfelt appreciation for helping me to fulfill my daughter’s dream of having you at her party …

God bless you for the joy you brought to our family and friends …

With love and prayers,

Betty Wilmore



"Richard! You are amazing!!! You literally were the highlight of the walk and everyone keeps talking about it! Once we know our event date for next year I’ll reach back out to see if you can save the date. You are awesome, and it was so generous of you to donate your time. Thank you thank you thank you!" -- Katie H. (Senior Director of Development; Arthritis Foundation Pacific Region)


"Hi Richard,
Thank you SO much for joining us! You really made the party a smash!! I couldn't look at you without laughing as Austin Powers is one of my favorite movies!!
Thank you!!!" -- Kathy A. (Operations Manager; Land Rover Jaguar Ventura)


 "Richard:

 Your SUPREME Austin Powers, leading us into happiness, opened the night with such an infectious mirth, that all we had to do was step into your shoes to continue the EXULTATION, that every person felt upon following you onto that Ballroom floor. What a HOME RUN, what a GIFT you have. "

Manfred K. -- SaveVenice.org

 

"Richard,
What a fantastic night it was to have you be Austin Powers for our grad
nite. We all enjoyed it so much we are going to figure a way to have you
back again next year. The kids were throughouly entertained.  I wish I had a mike for you for the weddings so everyone could hear you. That was entertainment in itself. Thanks for working with us!  Have a great summer and I hope to be talking to you again soon."  
-- Debbie M., Vista, California

 


"Hi Richard,


I finally have a moment to catch my breath to send you a long over due Thank You!! The Casino Royale Scavenger Hunt would have not been a success if it wasn't for you.


Everyone is still talking about your Austin Powers character. You made us look good and it will be remembered by all who attended!"


Warm regards,


Stephanie Jenkins


Stephanie Zeverino Jenkins


Community Ambassador


Silverado Senior Living~Beverly Place


 


"Holy Moly, Richard...

     You're truly awwwwesome!!!!! We are really, really...truly and sincerely, can't even put into words... grateful for your time with us! Everyone was talking about it after you left! There are a bunch of FB pictures of you with our guests... we saw some in the booth too... Awesome!!!! I am sooo glad that I ran into your website...

     You made our wedding day soooo memorable! My in-laws loved it...and I can't even tell you how many times we got comments during the night, at the brunch and even still... about how they got to hang out with austin powers!

     I just wanted to tell you made our wedding one of the most memorable days of our life, and we're really grateful that you entertained our guests because our goal was to make sure our guests remember this night as well! 

Thanks!!!!!!"

--Panda & Lowell, Los Angeles, CA

 


"Dear Richard,

      You were absolutely superb as Austin Powers, we enjoyed you , you never lost your charm or enthusiasm and I watched as you went out of your way to work the crowds, when you probably could have got away with just hanging up at the stage as master of ceremonies... while you were in that (had to be hot!!) attire.

Thanks again for entertaining us and helping us with such a good cause!! "-- B. Hofer, Blytheville, AR

 

Richard:    Thank you so very much for an absolutely fabulous show at the Jolson Festival in Phoenix and for singing "Hello Tucky!" for me. I also (and so did many more folk)enjoy the 'after show sing songs' round the piano.  I think you scored another triumph!  Take care dear friend until we meet again,
Kristine

 

"Dear Richard:

     Thank you so much for all your hard work and for adding an incredibly fun, unique and unforgettable dimension to our special wedding day.  Everyone loved your antics and performance.  We can't thank you enough for making our wedding day even that much more special.  People are still calling us about the wedding!! Best Wishes,"-- Ted and Lisa (Philadelphia, PA)

 

"Richard: 

     No, thank you!  Our delegates were delighted to have the opportunity to meet "Austin Powers" and couldn't say enough about your performance!  You and Holly (as Felicity) were definitely two of the highlights of the entire conference...." --Susan P., Charleson, SC



"Dear Richard-   We wanted to let you know you made our party a smash!!  You are such a talented entertainer and all of our guests couldn't get over your likeness to "Austin Powers". Your humor, engaging personality and fun spirit really made the evening a memorable one. Thank you again." -- Stephanie and Kent H., Palos Verdes, Ca.


 

"What a great night, Richard.

It was fantastic to have you there and everyone enjoyed your work!!!...Thank you for your help in making it a great party!!!"

--John F., Manhattan Beach, California.

 

"Hello Richard,

             Thank You so much for the Great job,  and we have had so many wonderful comments about you...  I hope the party you went to (after our event) enjoyed you as much as we did. Thank You once again." --Kay L., Pet Project Foundation,  San Clemente/Dana Point, California

"Richard,
    
Thank you for attending our event.  The campus is still talking about you!  I appreciate your help in making today a success.  I hope that we are able to have you out again in the near future.  Thank you,"--Crystal W.  California State University, Fullerton


"Richard,
Thank you so much for your participation in our fundraiser yesterday. You are so entertaining…You stage presence and personality helped make our day much more enjoyable..."--Mara E., Playa Del Rey


"Hi Richard (AKA Austin),
    
You are simply the BEST!  You were an absolute hit at our National Night Out event.  Everyone is still raving about you.  I just adore you.  You did a flawless impression of Austin Powers. Thank you for making our National Night Out such a great success!  We were an absolute hit with the young and old attending the event...."--Michelle M., Orange, California


"Dear Richard:
     Thanks for making the event special! Michelle from the PD and everyone was very impressed and you were just great. Look forward to have you at the next event soon and will keep you posted. Your enthusiasm is infectious!  Amazing how one person can lift the spirits of so many!" 
--Dan F., Orange, CA


"Dear Richard:
     .....
Nick's shouting out to me as I write this, "Be sure to tell him that his
"Austin" was frickin' fantastic and everyone at the party
thought that he WAS Mike Myers.  He was so incredibly professional and
didn't hesitate to jump into character whenever we needed him.  At one
point he even busted into his Austin Powers during his break when he had
food in his mouth...  He is such a nice guy and was a pleasure to work
with, and he made the party a huge success!"  What else can we say...  You were a big hit!
Thank you for everything! "--Gari J., Portland, OR


"Hi Richard,
     I just wanted to say thank you and let you know how much we appreciated your work at the party on Saturday. You’re spot on in your role and everybody said “The band was great but that Austin Powers guy was terrific!”
    
I thought you would also like to know that the staff had nothing but positive comments about how easy you were to work with. I also had many parents say that even when you were busy you took the time to be friendly to their kids and you never refused a photo opportunity even though you were roasting in the heat.
    
We can’t thank you enough and we hope we can come up with a theme for the next party that still includes Austin...Take care."-- Dave, Sally, Rachael and Annie B.,Wilsonville, Oregon


 


"Richard- 
     I just wanted to say "THANK YOU" very much for helping us highlight Frederick County and especially for entertaining our guests-----they thought you were great and we did too!  Thanks again----yeah, baby!!!!" -- Jodie B. Frederick County, MD


 


"Hey Richard,
     It was great to work with you! -easy going and funny.  All of the feedback has been fabulous about you!!!  I knew it would!..." --CK Touma, Cardinal Newman School, Columbia, SC


 


"Dear Richard:


     You are such a joy to work with. I wanted to let you know what a great time we had working with you yesterday, and that we look forward to working with you on alot more things in the future. I am so glad that we met you. Thanks for all your time, we greatly appreciate you." --Tina T.


 


"Hi, Richard:


     You are fabulous!   We still talk about how wonderful you were at the Open House.  Carolyn had set up a slide presentation at our recent Holiday Party.  Your pictures at the Open House were included and brought out much laughter.  You are truly gifted at what you do.  Thank you so much." --Julie K.


 


"Dear Richard:


     Yeah baby! Nigel Powers had 3 sons: Austin, Dr. Evil (Douggy) and this guy who came to my birthday party (YOU!). I saw babes fainting and guys jealous of the Brit lad...


Thanks "Austin"...it was a dream come true--thanks again for being such a professional."-- Nestor M., Potomac, Maryland


 


"Richard:


     I just wanted to thank you so much for the wonderful job you did for my husband’s 50th birthday party this weekend.  Everyone was absolutely blown away!!!  I had so many people ask me “How did you get Mike Myers to come here???”.  You were absolutely amazing!  I knew you would be good, but I had no idea you were THIS good!!!!!  I can’t thank you enough! -- Sharyn O., Santa Rosa Valley



"Thank you SO much for entertaining us at our Open House last week. Everyone is still laughing and talking about how FUN you made our event...We really appreciate the atmosphere you provided, and the above-and-beyond things you did to make everything so special for us. It was truly a night to remember for our company. Since the whole thing was my idea, you made me look good to my boss, who in turn looked good to his boss! I can’t thank you enough. I certainly hope to have the chance to work with you again."--- C.F.C., Marketing Manager, Coffman Engineering


"On behalf of our company, thank you for exceeding our client’s expectations and providing such a memorable experience for Julie, her boss, and all attendees.  It is especially nice to hear that not only was your performance appreciated, but your attitude towards the client (helping to put her at ease and being pleasant to work with), was mentioned – we appreciate your attention to this aspect very much..."---R.K., Essence Entertainment


"...Our National Sales Meeting theme, MISSION: COMMISSION 2007 was quite successful at motivating our reps and at providing many thematic options for music, décor, and events... and as you know, our company contracted Richard Halpern as “Austin Powers” and Holly Beavon as “Felicity Shagwell” to provide meet and greet services and photo ops for the opening reception of our meeting....I must confess, we have never done anything like this at one of our corporate events and...Richard and Holly were so colossally amazing!! They went above and beyond the original scope of what was expected, pretty much running the evenings events and keeping everyone engaged until the very last moment! I cannot say enough how vital their professional and wildly entertaining show was in contributing to the success to our entire event! Richard was so dead spot on and given the character’s, shall we say, non-politically correct nature, he managed to completely create the illusion without ever stepping over the line that would have had our HR director turning 8 shades of purple. I was most impressed by Richard’s ability to improvise and incorporate things into his act, meaning he went way beyond all of the canned catch phrases common to the character; he is a true professional with a high degree of command over his craft...Together, Richard and Holly really worked the crowd and every last attendee was still raving and talking about it in the ensuing days. I just can’t say it enough…what a couple of truly talented performers!...Given the opportunity we will gladly bring Richard and Holly back for a repeat performance. On top of their stellar performance they were both so sweet and helpful."--J.R., Senior Administrative Specialist Marketing, VQ Orthocare



"Good afternoon, Austin - I mean Richard:

     Thank you so very much for your outstanding performance. I have heard all good things and that everyone enjoyed having you there. ALL said it was a great idea and a nice way to liven it up a bit. Plan on returning next year!" --Rob Y., Newport Beach


     "...Well, I have heard nothing but KUDOS for you, to you from the Verizon group on Sunday morning!  They LOVED you and were just thrilled for the treat.  I hope we can use you again soon, we will keep you in mind as a great Look a Like! 
All the best!"
-- A.G.  PRA Destinantion Management

"Thank you so much for all your hard work on the Wells Fargo Awards Dinner at the Paradise Pier Hotel.  You were great to work with from our first phone conversation through the entire event.  As Austin Powers, you kept everyone, including myself, laughing the entire evening...We look forward to working with you in the future."  --A.J.  Extraordinary Events


"...First and foremost, Richard volunteered his time for our event.  As a not-for-profit organization, we had a very limited budget, and upon learning our event was for a homeless shelter, Richard immediately waived his usual fees.  We were delighted the he agreed to donate his time and talents for our event when many other performers we contacted would not.  Second, Richard is an uncanny double for Austin Powers, both in appearance and mannerism.  Virtually all of our guests did a "double take" when "Austin Powers" greeted and welcomed them at the entrance... We raised over $15,000.00 for the homeless shelter....It means so much to us that Richard supported and directly helped raise these funds...He elevated our event from good to GREAT!..." --C.W.L.  YPG Benefit Planning Committee


"Hi Richard,

Just a quick note to thank you for the show you gave to us (in Toronto). You have developed in to an amazing entertainer. I enjoyed the entire performance, but the take you did on "A Plantation Act" and on "The Jazz Singer" simply blew me away. It was marvelous! You are an amazingly talented performer, and I thank you for sharing your talent with your many friends in the Jolson Society.

Best regards, -- John Wehrman, Past President/International Al Jolson Society"

 

"Richard: ...On a more personal note, your tribute to Rudy (Wissler) singing "Bluebell" to (his) picture was something which brought many a tear to many an eye on the night, and will continue to do so whenever we talk about it. It was obviously heartfelt, and...was one of the most memorable moments of the show... Thank you for a magic moment." -- Steve J., Member/International Al Jolson Society

"Hello Richard:    I just wanted to say again how knocked out I was by your performance of  "Never Again" with Dean Mora's band (at the Sweet & Hot Music Festival).  The elements which I think you borrowed from Mr. Jolson were the essential subtleties of rhythm: sounds had a well defined starting and ending.  It was quite a compelling performance and I hope to hear more of you soon." --David S.




"Hi, Richard!   It was great working with you in Reno, you and the whole presentation exceeded my expectations. Thanks again and have a Happy Thanksgiving!" --Becki C., Microsoft


"Entertainment Comments: Richard Halpern was a great entertainer and definitely worked the crowd.  He was very personable, humorous and played the Austin part to a T!  Thank you..." -- Lisa P., Denver, CO

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