- A Wikipedia user named Anthony Devolder made elaborate claims about his experience as an actor.
- The name is a well-known pseudonym of Republican Representative George Santos, who has made false claims about his past.
- The Wiki’s biography also said that the user presented himself as a cross-dresser, something Santos denied having done.
A Wikipedia user who goes by the name Anthony Devolder – a well-known pseudonym of Republican Republican George Santos – has made a number of fantastic claims about his acting record, saying he has appeared in two hit Disney Channel shows and a movie alongside alongside Oscar-nominated actress Uma Thurman.
The Wikipedia page with the user’s biography, which was first reported on Friday by Politico, was taken down but was still accessible in Internet archives. 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 align with Santos, including saying that the user was born on July 22, 1988, into a Brazilian family of European origin.
He goes on to say that “Anthony Devolder started his ‘stage’ life at 17 as a DRAG QUEEN of a gay nightclub and in doing so earned himself several GAY ‘BEAUTY PAGES’!”
Santos, who is openly gay, this week denied performing in drag after several people told the media, including Insider, that they knew him as a drag performer in Brazil.
Wiki’s biography said that Devolder “has taken a step towards the beginning of his career in which he started on a few TV shows and DISNEY Channel shows”, including “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody” and “Hannah Montana”. It also said that “he shot his first movie in 2009”, which was called “THE INVASION” and starred in “Uma Turman”, apparently a misspelling of Uma Thurman.
It is unclear what 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 – was listed in the IMDb cast.
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 performed as Anthony Devolder at an event in New York City in 2019 that was attended by conservative commentators who were part of the LGBTQ community. He has also several times 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, more than a decade ago, used Santos’ pseudonym and biographical details.
The biography is the latest development involving the New York Congressman’s inventions and embellishments. Santos was accused of lying about his work and educational background, how his mother died and his inheritance.
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