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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!

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 GalifianakisThe Hangover character Alan.

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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

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.

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Thaddeus as Alan with Bradley Cooper

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.”

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“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.”

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