Zach Galifianakis Impersonator Makes $250,000 a Year as Hangover Character

Thaddeus Kalinoski as Alan
A man that impersonates Zach Galifianakis' Hangover character Alan makes a serious chunk of change every year — find out how much! Front Page Media

Does he use a fake baby?

Thaddeus Kalinoski is getting the last laugh. The former hotel manager now brings in a whopping $250,000 a year, all thanks to Zach Galifianakis' The Hangover character Alan.

Kalinoski, 28, began to impersonate one fourth of the wolf pack after he lost his job and his wife left him. During the transition, he gained 20 pounds and grew a beard, making him realize that he could pull off Galifianakis' laugh-out-loud, satchel-wearing character.

The Hangover cast
The Hangover cast Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

According to The Insider, Kalinoski pays the bills while living in Las Vegas. His dead-on resemblance even landed him a part in The Hangover Part III as Galifianakis' body double. He also makes money by charging $1,000 for private or corporate events.

Thaddeus as Alan with Bradley Cooper
Front Page Media

Kalinoski often gets asked to take photos when he wears Alan's shades and similar gray T-shirt. "I picked up these sunglasses, absurdly huge and dark, and put them on in the parking lot. People just stared, and I figured it was because I looked like an escaped lunatic," Kalinoski recently recalled, via Bro Bible. "I don't remember the last time I paid for a drink," he added, laughing. "I sit in VIP far too often for a dude who’s not actually famous."

"I still have to pinch myself that I actually make a living doing this," he added to Daily Mail. "I have had some of the craziest nights out partying with people, and have laughed nonstop about the whole process — it's the best thing that ever happened to me."

Sign up now for the Us Weekly newsletter to get breaking celebrity news, hot pics and more delivered straight to your inbox!

Want stories like these delivered straight to your phone? Download the Us Weekly iPhone app now!