For most Americans, there's nothing like being in the presence of the President of the United States. We know we're touching history, and for a few moments we feel bigger than life. A chance encounter with the President is a wonder we can't wait to describe to our friends. When it happens, we want to get as close as possible, shake hands and exchange a word—so we can tell our grandchildren.
John C. Morgan is a rare phenomenon. He was recently hired to add the “Extra WOW factor” for a John C. Maxwell training event. Most people don't realize that he's an impersonator, because he's just that good. But even if they're expecting an impersonator, John takes them by surprise. He's amazingly gifted with George W. Bush's physical appearance, and he has assiduously cultivated the President's mannerisms and speech patterns. The hair, the shrug, the laugh, the nod, even the verbal Bush-isms—John C. Morgan makes you feel like you're speaking with the President himself. That's what Dick Cheney, Jeb Bush and Barbara Walters thought when they met John C. Morgan in character!
On top of it all, John C. Morgan is a showman, musician, actor and comedian who plays the bit for all it's worth. That's how he guarantees events are full of surprises in which everyone participates. Whether "W" shows up in a limo with secret service agents to fire your starting gun, appears on the 7th tee to give some pointers and pose for pictures, shows up to make a foreign policy speech at your banquet, or all of the above and more, your guests will have a grand and unforgettable experience.
Stage presentations run the gamut from comedic and musical to dramatic and motivational. John's performances not only entertain your guests but inspire them to focus on the purposes and themes of your gathering.
John will work with you personally to develop just the right performance elements for your event. His flexible approach allows for periods of spontaneous interaction, alternating with scripted performances.
JOHN MORGAN travels as "the face" of President George W. Bush at corporate, comedic, and faith-based events around the world, bringing joy and inspiration to millions of astonished people who might otherwise never have an audience with America's Commander in Chief. With a small cadre of "Secret Service" agents stationed around him, John nods his head and greets the crowd with the President's trademark Texas drawl. John's show combines his hilarious but respectful impression of President Bush with a few famous George W. faux pas, blended with a mix of parody songs and finishes up with an inspiring message about hope and determination. He elicits heartfelt laughter from both sides of the political aisle.
Discovered at a "Bush For President" rally in 2000, Morgan went from selling appliances to performing at the President's Inaugural. By 2007, John was bringing his big- time comedic impersonation to arenas all across America, appearing live before tens of thousands on Sean Hannity's "Freedom Concerts" and before hundreds of thousands on "The Winter Jam Tour Spectacular," where he amazed audiences with his guitar playing and singing.
Millions more have seen him on America's Got Talent, The Family Feud, Headline News, Hannity & Colmes, E! Entertainment Network, ABC's "The View," and The 700 Club. Fans even voted him a finalist on ABC TV's celebrity reality show, "The Next Best Thing." John was awarded America's # 1 Bush Impressionist along with two "Mirror Image" awards and a 2005 Cloney award for "Best Historical Impersonation" voted on by his peers. Has also been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, and interviewed in dozen’s of newspapers such as The Sunday London Times.
John was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. He and, his wife of 29 years, Kathy, still reside in sunny Orlando with their four sons, Christopher, Stephen, Daniel and Jonathan, two wonderful daughters-in-law, and three exciting grandkids. John's inspiring journey is chronicled in print. My Life as a Bush…and My Heart for Imitating Jesus, with forward by Governor Mike Huckabee, is filled with laugh-out-loud stories, audacious encounters, and spiritual insights. Each chapter of John's story encourages readers to become imitators of the greatest Man who ever lived.
"Our guests loved Mr. Morgan! When he came in everyone was standing and whispering and taking out their phones… they were on the edge of their seat to know if it was really him… The feedback on our confirmation cards was overwhelmingly positive and people really enjoyed both what he shared as ‘W’ and his personal story of he and his wife. Several folks mentioned that was really impactful for them. Lots of our guests wanted pictures afterward and there was another event going on at the hotel, many of their guests wandered in to get pictures too."
“Everyone had a great time as John was beyond our expectation in his delivery with humor, music parodies, and Bushism’s. He really got the crowd engaged and entertained. Perhaps the most powerful moment of the night was the fact that he shared his wife’s testimony and their heart for the unborn and women facing unplanned pregnancies. Our donors had a great time taking photos with John and smiling the whole way through. John and his wife where so generous with their time interacting with the crowd from the time they walked into the event until the program was over. They were gracious in caring for our donors and attendees making it a great evening for all including the staff! The response for the appeal was the best ever for us!”
“We had an absolutely wonderful time! It's the most fun any of us have ever had at a banquet - including me. I don't usually have fun at our banquet. Too much to be doing and thinking and fretting about. John Morgan, AKA George W. Bush, is an absolute gem, which you already know. So easy to work with, and everyone was convinced, initially, that he really was GW. After they figured out he wasn't GW, they loved his act, and the laughter just kept on coming. It was so nice that he was not just an entertainer, but had a connection to our issue and a testimony to share. More than one person commented to me on that. I would highly recommend him to any pregnancy center or pro-life organization looking for a speaker, though I have to issue a caveat that is much more challenging to get people to come out to hear a Celebrity Mystery Speaker than it is a known quantity.”