Actor, author and the John Wayne body double, look-alike and impersonator,


Ermal has dedicated his career to keeping the image of John Wayne alive.

Ermal received the 2003 IGCITA Best Male Impersonator of the Year Award in Las Vegas.


Ermal's Award Winning Performance

Ermal is also an author of seven Western novels that can be purchased on line!

Click on any of the following books and take a good look at books by Ermal Walden Williamson -

Across the Brazos

Man from the Brazos

Call of the Brazos

We Conquer or Die

The Last Bullet

The Ghost of Ginny McBride

Beyond the Brazos

Order Any of Ermal's Book(s) Today in Time for Christmas! - CLICK HERE

Review his books here


As a body double, he appears in all the Coors Light Beer computerized commercials as the Duke!


Ermal's first Coors Light Beer Commercial premiered at the Super Bowl XLIX Commecial Feb 4, 2012 with Lee Ermey

Ermal's Coors Light Beer Commercial - with the Cartrights

Ermal's Coors Light Beer Commercial - scene from "El Dorado"

Ermal's Coors Light Beer Commercial - scene from "Trouble Along the Way"

The director, cast and Ermal pose for this photo on the set for a scene from "El Dorado"

Has performed 16 years as John Wayne aboard Duke's yacht,  the "Wild

Has filmed two John Wayne/John Ford documentaries; and much much more since 1987.
Has ridden in three Tournament of Roses Parades AND
He even rode a TV Commentator's horse through Duke's house the night they razed it. "Try that sometime, Dude!"

Click here to see our MOVIE TRAILER for

"Across the Brazos"

Please contact us A.S.A.P. if you are an interested investor and/or producer. Thank you.

His award-winning novels can be found on his book website. Please click here.

Salute to our Vets

As America's champion female yodeler, and John Wayne look-alike,

the couple performs "A SALUTE TO OUR VETERANS", keeping God and patriotism in our country, describing the origination, meaning and importance of our flag
"Ermal is a John Wayne look-alike who knows more about John Wayne than John Wayne's family. For many years, he has served as his double. Paula is a national champion yodeler. There may be an occasion when you are hosting out of town or out of country guests, and may be interested in something like this. They have relocated here after a career doing shows in Branson. Their cell is 417-598-0088 and the email is Duke@ . . . Stephen Helm, Museum of the West"

Ermal's Appearance and Performance Schedule

Contact Ermal for a Special Event at 417/598-0088

He's available for Birthday and Anniversary Parties, Special Events, Corporate Events, Opera Houses, Theatrical Performances

Book him for anything you can think about - AND he's usually accompanied by his partner of many years, Paula Erlene

Think about having John Wayne for a fun-filled event.


Sit back and watch her YODEL, (a 6-times National Champion Yodeler)
as she also pays tribute to PATSY CLINE

as well as several other Country/Western gals.

Here is an unsolicited testimony about their performance in Branson that is a keeper.

"Branson On Line. Years ago, I promised Rex Allen Sr. that I would keep the Western in Country and Western Music.
One of the reasons that I am a huge fan of Paula Williamson and Ermal Williamson is because they also do just that.
You would never be dissapointed if you book these two for your event or venue. And by the way you will never meet two nicer folks."


Paula Erlene is now co-starring as America's Yodeling Sweetheart with Ermal Williamson as John Wayne in "John Wayne - American". Both have recently appeared at Silver Dollar City in "A Salute to the Great American Cowboy", and are available also for corporate events, trade shows, schools, churches, anniversaries, birthday parties, and such.

Ermal is also a cowboy poet, performing his own recitations as well as others such as John Mitchum's "America, Why I Love Her" album with Paula adding background music and songs.



Go To the John Wayne Show Page for More!

"I saw your show. Great!" Burt Kennedy (the late and great writer-director for "The Train Robbers", "War Wagon". "Support Your Local Sherif") and much, much more.

Army Colonel Gene Rafanelli "I've known Ermal (aka John Wayne) and Paula (aka patsy Cline) for about a year. They will stir your event with toe tapping music and feelings of patriotism."

Rick Mashburn "Best Entertainment I've seen in years. Paula has a fantastic voice and Ermal talked and acted just like John Wayne. His mannerisms were stunningly so similar to 'The Duke'."

From Branson, Mo., they now reside in Mesa, AZ.

Ermal is also a key note, motivational and after-dinner speaker for corporations, conventions, and major events,

A testimony from Michael S. Mertens, President, MSPMA (Parkway Schools) Missouri.

Paula's yodeling at the start of the show was outstanding. . . I've never heard anything like it before. Ermal, your portrayal of John Wayne was magnificent. "

" . . . You and Paula totally captivated and facinated everyone in the room with your depiction of the Duke and Paula's performance. I heard a lot of very complimentary comments throughout the day on you, Paula, and the show. Thanks again for kicking our event off to a great start. You and Paula definitely helped make our 2011 Fall Conference a big success. I hope to have another opportunity to see you and Paula perform again."

We still talk about "John Wayne Day" at Providence Baptist and how Paula sang during the service, and the free concert at the restaurant after church. Paula, your impersonation of Katherine Hepburn was "dead on". I'm already busy publicizing your movie here at work tonight.
Thank You.
William B. Mock (Bill Sr.) Distribution Team Manager Sun Products Corporation 487 Central Ave. Bowling Green, KY. 42101

"Thanks again for making the trek to south central Iowa for our conference, your presence certainly provided substance to our "True Grit" conference theme!
I truly found myself living the stories you were telling, and envisioning similar persons in my past that had helped our Iowa native grow into his adulthood and eventual acting career. A most memorable evening for many of us!"
Thomas F. Hazelton
Chief Executive Officer
Iowa's County Conservation System

Stillwater Strawberry Festival

"Everyone is talking about you around town! All of the other library branch managers now have you e-mail address. I told them to check out Paula also. You were a big hit! I knew you would be!!:) I can't thank you enough for coming, I'm glad you and my husband made me come back to meet you in Branson. I hope we can keep in touch, and I want to purchase any new titles you write. Ermal, again you have made friends for life here at our library! God bless you and keep you safe always!"

Ermal is the author of 7 "Old West" books written in the style and tradition of Louis L'amour and Zane Grey

Book Reviews on all seven Western novels


Across the Brazos

Across the Brazos

Man from the Brazos

Call of the Brazos

We Conquer or Die

The Last Bullet

The Ghost of Ginny McBride

Beyond the Brazos


For More Information on Paula Erlene

    Before performing as a top and most versatile female singer in Branson, Missouri and with Ermal in the John Wayne Show for over ten years, she has appeared as a yodeler in the Silver Dollar City Fall Festival since 2002, won the Silver Medal at the Patsy Montana Yodeling Contest in 2004 performed as a regular at Dogpatch USA, toured Canada, performed at the Missouri State Fair, as well as Iowa State Fairs and was the talent winner for the All-American Girl Pageant for the regional state and national levels. As a singer and yodeler, Paula won the All-American Girl Pageant, toured Canada, performed at the Missouri and Iowa State Fairs and taped a national TV commercial for U S Cellular. As a member of Western Music Association, she is also a Six-Time National Female Yodeling Champion. Paula appeared with Joan Cusack on the U S Cellular national commercial, yodeling for her kids to come home. In Branson, she performed as a tribute artist to Patsy Cline in the “Hank and Patsy Revisited”, “Patsy and Friends”, the “John Wayne Show” and with Pretty Miss Norma Jean from Nashville at the Cowboy Church. “The John Wayne Show” is a fast moving, fun filled show about John Wayne, written and told through anecdotes by Ermal Williamson. Paula mixed it up with singing country-western music Being popular in Branson, she appeared in three separate shows in a week’s time. As a learned actress, doing skits in the “John Wayne Show”, Paula performs as Miss Lucille Ball, Kim Darby as Mattie Ross from "True Grit", Katherine Hepburn as Ula Goodnight from "Rooster Cogburn", and as Maureen O'Hara. She pays a tribute to both Patsy Cline and Patsy Montana in her own “The Two Patsy’s” Show. She has performed as a one-woman act in “The Patsy Cline Show” in the dinner theater in Sedona, AZ to a packed house and a great applause.
  • As a member of the Western Music Associatio, she is a 6-Time National Female Yodeling Champion n
  • Appeared in the Silver Dollar City Fall Festival since 2002
  • Was the 2004 Midwestern Idol Talent Search Winner
  • Appeared in the Silver Dollar City Fall Festival since 2002
  • Appeared at the Pomme de Terre Black Powder Rendezvous from 2000 to 2004
  • Performed at Dogpatch USA
  • Toured Canada
  • Performed at the Missouri State Fair
  • the Iowa State Fairs,and the
  • Talent winner for the All-American Girl Pageant for the regional, state, and national levels
  • Paula has released seven CDs and will serenade you with her sweet voice.

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