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Sylvester Stallone Celebrates a ‘Rocky’ Impersonator

by Chase Thomas
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The star of the iconic Rocky movies Sylvester Stallone gave a special shoutout today to Mike Kunda as the best impersonator for his iconic character.

In an Instagram post, the legendary actor began by mentioning he is writing, something he has always done, but he does not specify what he is writing about. Perhaps a new script idea or book idea? Who knows.

Stallone says in the Instagram post, “Round 2 coming up! Also my gratitude to the ultimate fan ! Please check out Mike Kunda and his #theyophillyrockyfilmtour.”

Sylvester Stallone on Rocky Impersonator

Sylvester Stallone goes a step further in his video tribute saying that Kunda is the greatest Rocky impersonator in Philadelphia and encourages folks to go check him out. Even cooler, we learn Kunda wrote Stallone a note.

Yes, you will be happy to know that Stallone revealed the impersonator wrote him the kindest of notes and that it meant a lot to the star. Isn’t that cool? You can tell the note from Kunda to Stallone meant a lot to him as he gets a bit emotional talking about him. He doesn’t reveal what the message entailed, but you can bet it was a nice, memorable one based on Stallone’s reaction. Kunda has essentially dedicated his career to Rocky.

Mike Kunda Rocky Impersonator Tours

Kunda is still at it. He does the “Yo Rocky” tours in Philadelphia where he still resides and where the iconic movies took place. Wouldn’t you know it, Kunda always wanted to be Rocky growing up, dating back to 1979 when it all began. It took some time, but in 2006, Kunda actually won a Rocky Look-A-Like contest. As they say, the rest is history.

His videos are all over YouTube as he makes his way through Philadelphia in that memorable Rocky clothing. Folks stop him for pictures and conversation as if he is the real Rocky Balboa. According to Kunda, he preformed in front of crowds of three thousand people and more at all kinds of venues around Philadelphia. It’s delightful stuff.

Kunda is available for future bookings as Rocky, per his website. Like we mentioned, he has the approval of the man who played Rocky in those movies himself. In the Instagram video, Stallone encourages any Rocky big-time fan to sign-up for Kunda’s tours around the city and how cool it was for him to send him such a heartfelt message. To wrap, Stallone also posted a heartwarming photo with him and Kunda sharing a smile at an earlier event.