I think we all have idols growing up, people that we look up to. I know that I wanted to be a Power Ranger for the longest time, then a member of TMNT, and then probably the villain from Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (I was a messed up kid.) Others go the more wholesome approach, choosing to emulate figures that promote sensitivity and caring about others, like Mr. Rogers or Norbert from Angry Beavers. (Again, messed up kid here.)
Dillon has made a name for himself and his alter egos including DJ Hanzel (the German deep house producer), Becky (an upper-class stereotypical white girl), Klaud (a fashion critic from Central Europe) and Treva (a spoiled Australian teenager) via his instagram that currently has nearly 500,000 followers.
Dillon Francis on the other hand really admired Jim Carrey, according to an interview with Village Voice.
The Los Angeles native says he grew up sheltered — he was pretty much only allowed to watch comedies as a kid. “I think during that time Jim Carrey was pretty PG; that was like the main person I was obsessed with when I was younger,” Francis says. “I think that helped a lot with, you know, me just not really caring about what I do and just trying to make people laugh. Because I just enjoy it. It’s one of my favorite things, making people laugh.”
Jim Carrey is one of my personal favorite comedic actors and I can quote many of his movies off-hand, especially Ace Ventura and Bruce Almighty, so it’s nice to see that I have that in common with Francis.
You can read the whole story on Village Voice.