I recall seeing one at Mayberry Days many years ago and the resemblance was amazing. His deputy, however, couldn't have looked more unlike Barney if he tried. He should have teamed up with David Browning.
Well Art... he's not really an Andy impersonator he is an old Andy look a like but isn't considered an Andy impersonator.
Thanks for the info.
The person that Keevy say was Sterling White. He won a look-a-like contest *several* years ago and he does look a LOT like Andy Taylor.
There aren't really any "Andy" tribute artist/impersonators out there and I believe the reason is that a person would have to look like Andy to be "Andy Taylor." You see, Andy's character didn't have any "quirks" for some body to be able to play up and act like Andy. All the other character had something, or many things, specific that a tribute artist can exaggerate...but not Andy. Andy's character is a "straight man" to all the other characters...he's "normal"....not like Barney, Floyd, Goober, Ernest T, etc.
Anyway...that's my take from actually being one of the tribute artist and seeing what folks enjoy seeing from us.
--Allan "Floyd" Newsome
I was going through some photo albums at a family reunion last weekend and came across a pic of Sterling White and myself taken at Mayberry Days in the early 90's; I'll post when I get a chance.
Thanks for the info. That does make sense.
The next time I run into a jinx I need to rub your head!
You better hurry, Joe!
There is the Mt. Airy mayor in the background and the "Barney" that was with Sterling is J.T. Garrett.