Scheiffer Bates is an Impressionist and Voice Actor from Cardiff. He has built an impressive following on YouTube, dazzling his viewers with an exceptional likeness of those he impersonates. The first video he ever uploaded instantly went viral, achieving an astonishing 500,000 views within a couple of days. This created the perfect platform to expand his repertoire of voices, which now stands at well over 200. This new found spotlight has created some creditable opportunities in the process, while he also uses Vine habitually to entertain his significant following on this platform.
From late 2012 Scheiffer began to write sketches and create content for his YouTube channel and now has gained a fan base of over 50,000 subscribers and accumulated over 4.5 million views. He is widely considered among the industry as one of the most adaptable and talented young impressionists around with a startling array of perfected voices. This talent earned him his own E4 prank show entitled Scheiffer Bates: ICON, which aired in early 2016 achieving viewing figures 25% up on slot and channel average.
Scheiffer is arguably most renowned for his impersonations of the cast from HBO’s ‘Games Of Thrones’ and in June 2015 appeared on the ‘Jimmy Kimmel Show’ in Hollywood to perform in front of some of the shows cast members including Kit Harrington. His impressions prompted features with the likes of The Rolling Stone, Independent, LA Magazine, TIME, Wall Street Journal and ABC News.
Other credits include The One Show (BBC), The Dev Show (Radio 1), Seth Greens’ Robot Chicken (Adultswim), Tinkershrimp and Dutch (Nickelodeon) .Scheiffer Bates continues to work on his craft whilst working in TV, gaming, narration and commercial voice overs, as well as juggling is social channels with weekly uploads.