‘Bronx Obama’ Luis Ortiz makes his living off likeness to President Barack Obama

A Bronx native has made a name for himself because of his strikingly similar features to President Barack Obama. Luis Ortiz, a 43-year-old army veteran,

Luis Ortiz, a 43-year-old army veteran, spends his days traveling the globe as a presidential impersonator.

Luis Ortiz, a 43-year-old army veteran, spends his days traveling the globe as a presidential impersonator. (10/6/14)

THE BRONX - A Bronx native has made a name for himself because of his strikingly similar features to President Barack Obama.

Luis Ortiz, a 43-year-old army veteran, spends his days traveling the globe as a presidential impersonator.

"I've been hired to shoot a movie in Japan. I shot a commercial in South Korea, all kinds of speaking events,” Ortiz tells News 12.

Ortiz is of Puerto Rican descent and is a father of two. He says he gets a kick out of pretending to be Obama's double. He says there may be a reality show in his future.

A documentary about Ortiz is now for sale on iTunes, Vimeo and Amazon. It also airs on Showtime at the end of the month.

 

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