About Fred Travalena
Entertainer, Impressionist and Comic...FRED TRAVALENA received his STAR on The Hollywood Walk of Fame in February 2005. This prestigious notoriety applauds FRED as one of the top performers in our country and recognizes him as not only a variety performer, but a television star, actor of many films, a singer and songwriter/lyricist and Entertainer who's name will go down in history as ONE OF THE BEST. FRED recently returned from a USO Tour where he entertained our troops in the Balkans and Austria, where he performed at the US Embassy in Vienna.
FRED TRAVALENA was born in the Bronx, NY and raised on Long Island. As a young adult he served in Special Services with the US Army. He moved to Los Angeles 30 years ago to build his world of entertainment. He has delighted audiences worldwide throughout his multi-faceted career with his characterizations of highly visible public figures and has earned nicknames such as “The Man of a Thousand Faces”, “Mr. Everybody”™, and “World Famous” by NBC’s EXTRA!
FRED TRAVALENA’s television credits range from hosting his own television specials, i.e., “THE FUNNY WORLD OF FRED & BUNNI”, “THE MANY FACES OF FRED TRAVALENA”, “COMEDY IN THE OVAL OFFICE”, “ANYTHING FOR MONEY” and “BABY RACES”. Many appearances on National television and news programs range from: "FOX & FRIENDS", "CNN", "LARRY KING', "VH-1, THE LIST", "E-HOME ENTERTAINMENT", LATE NIGHT w/DAVID LETTERMAN", "LIVE w/REGIS & KATHI LEE", "THE TONIGHT SHOW", "NASHVILLE NOW", "BEVERLY HILLS 90210", "WALKER TEXAS RANGER", "THE LOVE BOAT", movie of the week, "SHOOTING STARS", the classic series, "KOPYKATS", and the list continues. The upcoming PAX comedy favorites, "BANANAS" features "A NIGHT w/FRED TRAVALENA" will air in 2005 and be available in video stores. BRANSON JUBLIEE, a variety show with performers from BRANSON and around the country will feature FRED in 6 upcoming shows in 2005. His appearances on many telethons always help the final totals, as well as his co-host/MC abilities on the Arthritis Telethon for four years. Continual praise in the feature film roles as VCR in the comedy, “BUY & CELL”, and Mad-Mad Mancuso in “THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY” supports his abilities as an actor.
As a songwriter, FRED TRAVALENA continues to make in-roads. Michael Feinstein endorsed FRED as a "songwriter and lyricist" when he added "LADY MANHATTAN" to his act. This song is one of 11 originals written about New York at Christmastime, from "The Manhattan Christmas Suite". In 1998 FRED wrote love songs, "We All Need Love Today" which continues to be a DJ's favorite. In 2004 the CD, "I Thought About You", which is a tribute to Frank Sinatra, was sung and produced by this singer. A patriotic CD, "The Spirit of America" was written for 9/11 and prevails as one of FRED's highlights in his act.
As a variety performer, FRED frequently appears at the casino theaters in Las Vegas, Reno, and Atlantic City as well as Performing Arts Theaters around the country, and “In-Concert” performances for many Fortune 500 Corporations. A concert show during the Holiday Season, “A HOLLYWOOD HOLIDAY CONCERT” filled with all holiday music as well as voices of popular TV & Movie Stars is a major hit every December.
FRED was honored recently when he was asked to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC. on behalf of the USO, which FRED is very dedicated to and travels to foreign countries to entertain our servicemen. He was also honored by Club Italia with a Merit Achievement Award for his contributions to society. He has been honored as Angel of the Year by The Women in Show Business, an Award of Excellence by the Film Advisory Board, Congressman's Merit Award for his contribution and support to the POW and MIA cause, BEST SINGER by the All Army Entertainment Award, and Man of the Year by the National Italian American Foundation.
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