From Feb. 23-24, 2015, the most requested Sean Connery-James Bond lookalike impersonator, John Allen, took part in an event. While there, this special guest recognized agents during the Sales Kickoff 2016 at the “License to Sell Conference.” The event was hosted by Violin Memory at the Grand Hyatt San Francisco in San Francisco, California.
Allen has won many awards and recognitions as Bond. Two of them include being the 2013 winner of the industries most prestigious award, “The Mirror Image Award,” plus he was named by “Cosmopolitan Magazine” as one of “The Most Unbelievable Celebrity Lookalikes Ever” (April 2014).
The first evening included John Allen as OO7 posing for meet and greet for unique Bond-like photos. The next night he wowed the audience from the stage!
Tuesday’s night theme included a single live female violinist playing a Bond concerto, shown on six screens. Choreography of the screens included them moving around showing different images, including the violinist. There was fade to black, followed by a Bond-themed trailer with “Sean Connery’s James Bond” entering the stage. “Bond” welcomed everyone to the Sales Kickoff 2016!
John Allen’s resemblance to the Hollywood legend has earned him the privilege to work along side Sir Sean Connery as his stand-in double. Allen has thrilled audiences with his appearances adding an elegance and sophistication expected from James Bond. Whether acting as Master of Ceremonies and recreating Sean’s famous voice while handing out awards or interacting with VIPs as well, this talented celeb impersonator’s on stage ease and professionalism make every event exciting and memorable.
“During the event I posed for photo ops and, later, was on stage with the violinist playing Bond themed music. I introduced Tom Mitchell, the senior VP of worldwide sales. In addition, I announced all the agents in attendance who had earned a ‘License to Sell.’ Also shared was the announcing of the special ‘agent weapons’ that have helped Violin Memory surpass all the competition worldwide.” – John Allen
Following this mission, John Allen will be flown home on Her Majesty’s Secret Service jet. Soon after, he will fly on to Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands to help support yet another mission, a cancer fundraiser.
Enjoy slideshow of OO7 at the event, as well as on other missions. Also enjoy video of John Allen as Sean Connery’s James Bond!
Event Photos: Orange Photography for Violin Memory, Courtesy John Allen