Scot Stevie Starr – famous as a Professional Regurgitator – came fourth, while British wizard John outpost der Put – behaving as Piff a Magic Drago – also done a tip 10.
He has achieved during a Royal Variety Performance in 1997, 2002, and 2009. He has also seemed on The Jerry Springer Show.
Telegraph censor Mark Monahan wrote of his coming during a 2013 Edinburgh Festival: “You don’t need any sold gusto for ventriloquism to recognize that Paul Zerdin is a category act. His technique is exemplary.
“There is roughly nothing of that awful ‘Gook gat gee, gi can geek gigouk googing gy giks’ that we get with second-raters in his contention and, what’s more, a coherence and inventiveness of his ‘voice’ are remarkable.
“It’s one thing, for example, to be means to do a near-perfect impersonation of Alec Guinness as Obi-Wan Kenobi, utterly another to be means to do it regulating usually your throat.”
Zerdin, who is also a former children’s radio presenter in a UK, won one million dollars.
He initial achieved as a wizard on a BBC’s Tricky Business before going on to horde Rise And Shine for GMTV, carrying been desirous to go into ventriloquism a decade progressing when a family crony done him a puppet theatre, with that he put on shows during a age of 10.
His characters embody impertinent pre-teen Sam, licentiate Albert and Baby.
He has formerly said: “The genuine branch indicate was when we was given a book on ventriloquism by a mythological Ray Alan. By a time we strike my teenagers we was spending half an hour a day in front of a counterpart practising articulate but relocating my lips.”