Fans of the late Robin Williams were left stunned by an uncanny impression of the star by comedian and impressionist Jamie Costa.

After impersonating late comedian and actor Robin Williams in a YouTube video that has now received nearly 1 million views Jamie Costa has gone viral. He channelled the essence of Robin Williams perfectly in the remarkable scene.

In the clip titled “ROBIN Test Footage Scene”, Costa can be seen enacting a moment from the set of Williams’ popular sitcom Mork & Mindy. But who is the man behind the impressions? Keep reading to find out all about Jamie Costa.

Who is Jamie Costa?

Born in May 1990, Jamie Costa is an American actor, director, writer, comedian and impressionist. He was born in Charleston, South Carolina and is best known for his likeness to Robin Williams and impressions of many other characters.

Interestingly, the actor deactivated all of his social media accounts in 2020 including his Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts, however, he does frequently post on his YouTube Community Tab.

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Jamie Costa’s career explored

Whilst Jamie was studying at North Greenville University he realised his passion for performing and became involved in the theatre programme.

After graduating from NGU, Jamie moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. In 2014, he was famed for capturing the likeness and spirit of Robin Williams who had passed away earlier that year. In the video Never Had a Friend Like Him Jamie impersonated several of Williams’ most memorable characters.

In 2015, the impressionist was signed with William Morris Endeavor following a performance at an SNL showcase. More recently, Costa has appeared in a variety of works, including voiceovers for shows such as Jimmy’s Books and My Crazy Ex.

WATCH: Jamie Costa impersonates Robin Williams

In the video, Costa documents Williams’ range of emotions as he overcomes the shock of the sudden death of his friend.

Fans were left stunned at the likeness to Robin Williams of both the impersonation and appearance of Jamie Costa and they applauded his brilliant portrayal of the late comedian.

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