COMEDY hasn’t been the same since the tragic passing of Robin Williams in 2014.
Jamie Costa, 31, is gaining traction for his impersonations of the late Robin Williams.
Who is Jamie Costa?
Born May 12, 1990, Jamie Costa is an actor, producer, director, writer, and impressionist.
Costa grew up in Charleston, South Carolina. He attended Massanutten Military Academy, where he graduated as the highest ranking cadet.
Following a brief stint at The Citadel, Costa transferred to North Greenville University, where he got involved with the theatre program.
After graduating, Costa moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in entertainment.
In 2014, Costa became widely known after he posted a short film entitled Never Had A Friend Like Him to his YouTube channel, in which he impersonated many of Robin William’s most beloved characters. The video is now unavailable.
What other impressions of Robin Williams has Jamie Costa done?
On October 11, 2021, Costa uploaded a video to his YouTube channel in which he acted out a scene as Robin Williams.
The five-minute scene features Costa as Williams backstage at the filming of Mork and Mindy in 1982.
In the clip, Pam Dawber is played by Sarah Murphee, and she breaks the news of John Belushi’s death to a young Williams.
The night of John Belushi’s death, Robin Williams had gotten dinner with the late comedian.
The clip shows Costa-as-Williams go into shock, denying the idea that Belushi could be dead.
“No, I told you, I was with him. John’s not dead, I was with him last night,” said Costa.
The video ends when a knock comes to the door, signaling it’s time to return to set. Costa-as-Williams looks in the mirror, practices his lines, and shakes it off before heading off camera.
What are the reactions to Jamie Costa’s impersonation of Robin Williams?
Fans took to Twitter to share their experience with Costa’s impression of Williams.
“BLOWN AWAY by #JamieCosta in this ‘test’ footage. WE NEED A BIOPIC STAT!” said one tweet.
Another tweet read: “Absolutely blown away by this! To capture a person’s true essence so beautifully in 5 minutes. AMAZING.”
“How unreal is this Robin Williams impersonation? Jamie Costa is this guys name. Give him the award now!!! I had to double take. WOW.” said another tweet.
While there is no official word yet, many fans are hoping for a Robin Williams biopic starring Jamie Costa as the late comedian.
Williams died in 2014 from suicide. On the seventh year anniversary of his death, his son Zak took to social media in tribute to his father.
If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or text Crisis Text Line at 741741.
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