Comic-Con is already a nerd’s fantasy, but throw in a real-life Peter Griffin and it gets even better.
His name is Robert Franzese and he characterizes himself as your average “Joe” who turns into a big celebrity at Comic-Con for his ultra real-life impression of the Family Guy patriarch, Peter Griffin. Franzese, 26, rose to internet fame after a video of his himself impersonating Peter Griffin at the 2014 New York Comic-Con viral.
The video immediately garnered 7 million views on YouTube and Franzese pretty much became Comi-Con royalty.
“It’s incredibly humbling, it really is,” he said. “I read the comments from fans sometimes, and I just have to sit back and say ‘wow.’ It can be very moving, to see how I impact people.”
He said he’s been going to Comi-Con since 2008 but it wasn’t until 2012 that threw on the round-framed glasses, green pants, and white shirt; Peter Griffin’s signature apparel.
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