Will the real Bill Clinton please stand up?"
That's what you would say if President Clinton and "Mr. President" Tim Watters sat in the same room together. Watters is a comedian and actor whose appearance is so authentic that when the real president speaks on television, his two year old son says "Daddy!"
A former real estate agent from Florida, Tim Watters recalls, "Not a day would go by when someone wouldn't come up to me and ask if I'm Bill Clinton, or tell me how much I look like the president." Watters found all this amusing, considering that it all started as a big joke around the office about the time of the presidential election. "Every day, when I would return to my office, there would be another picture of Bill Clinton on my desk... so I decided not to let the opportunity pass me by."
Tim Watters now pursues the role of Bill Clinton and "Mr. President" on a full time basis for television, film and special events. To prepare, he wets his hair, applies a gray mousse, and then blows it dry using white hair spray for highlights. The final look is extremely believable, but it doesn't stop there. Watters is accompanied by four or five people dressed as Secret Service agents, complete with earpieces and sunglasses, and occasionally has a limousine decked out with American flags with the stereo blasting Hail to the Chief!
The likeness to Bill Clinton as "Mr. President" has garnered Tim Watters national recognition on such shows as The Tonight Show, Entertainment Tonight, CBS Morning News, CNN, Larry King Live and Dateline NBC. Tim Watters has also been a celebrity guest on television shows from Japan to Germany, AND he has even learned to play the saxophone.
Tim Watters' greatest satisfaction came at a political rally where Bill Clinton was running late. Hillary Clinton was sent to greet the crowd; as she walked five feet in front of him, the first lady did a HARD double-take. Later, one of the president's campaign workers came up and shook his hand, saying, "I just had to meet the 'CLINTON CLONE"'.
Watters' future prospects involve greater national exposure. He has appeared dozens of times on The Tonight Show, in the motion picture, Naked Gun 33-1/3, and was featured in the Warner Brothers motion picture, Contact, with Jodie Foster and Matt McConaughey. One should expect to see more of Tim Watters in the future. In fact, the next time you see Bill Clinton on television, in the newspaper, or at your local McDonald's, you may want to take a closer look. It just might be "Mr. President"...Tim Watters!