John Pinette was born on March 23, 1962, in Boston, Massachusetts. He is an American actor and stand up comedian. He graduated from Malden Catholic School and started a career in accounting, but he changed career after an advice he received from a friend. The breakthrough point was when he asked to make a tour with Frank Sinatra, in addition, he is performing frequently on "The Tonight Show" and on "The View". John Pinette also makes impressions of Chipmunks, Elvis Presley and Gollum from the "Lord of the Rings". Besides stand up Pinette has appeared on TV and made some music albums. For his work, he was named Stand Up Comedian of the Year by the American Comedy Awards in 1999 and received a Gemini Award nomination for his performance in Montreal Comedy Festival in 2000.