A Wikipedia user called Anthony Devolder has made elaborate claims about his acting experience. The name is a known alias of GOP Representative George Santos, who has made false claims about his past. Wiki’s bio also said the user performed in drag, which Santos denied ever doing. Something is loading.
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A Wikipedia user by the name of Anthony Devolder – a known alias of beleaguered GOP representative George Santos – has made a host of fantastic claims about his acting record, claiming he’s appeared on two hit Disney shows Channel and in a film alongside an Oscar-nominated actress. Uma Thurman.
The Wikipedia page containing the user’s biography, which was first reported on Friday by Politico, has since been removed but was still accessible in the Internet Archive. The biography, which appears to have been last edited on April 29, 2011, is riddled with typos and spelling errors. It also includes details that match Santos, including saying that the user was born on July 22, 1988, into a Brazilian family of European descent.
He goes on to say that “Anthony Devolder started his ‘performing’ life at 17 as gay nightclub DRAG QUEEN and with that won multiple GAY ‘BEAUTY PAGENTS’!”
Santos, who is openly gay, this week denied ever performing in drag after several people told media outlets, including Insider, that they knew him from drag in Brazil.
Wiki’s bio stated that Devolder “took his first steps in his early career in which he started in a few DISNEY Channel TV shows and shows” including “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody” and “Hannah Montana”. He also said “he recorded his very first movie in 2009”, which was called “THE INVASION” and featured “Uma Turman”, apparently a misspelling of Uma Thurman.
It is unclear which film the biography was referring to. A movie called ‘The Invasion’ was released in 2007, but it starred Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig – not the ‘Pulp Fiction’ actress. No “Anthony Devolder” — or George Santos — has been listed in the cast on IMDb.
A representative for Santos did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
Santos has used the name Anthony Devolder in the past. In a recently resurfaced video, Santos introduced himself as Anthony Devolder at a 2019 New York event that featured conservative commentators who were part of the LGBTQ community. He also repeatedly listed his full name as George Anthony Devolder Santos. He also went by the name George Devolder in social media posts in 2020, CNN reported.
Politico noted that if the Wiki biography was not written by Santos, that would mean it was written by someone who over a decade ago used Santos’s pseudonym and biographical details.
The bio is the latest development involving fabrications and beautification from the New York Congressman. Santos has been accused of lying about his work and school background, his mother’s death and his heritage.