George Santos appears to have claimed he appeared in ‘Hannah Montana’

  • A Wikipedia user named Anthony Devolder made elaborate claims about his acting experience.
  • The name is a known alias for GOP Rep. George Santos, who has made false claims about his past.
  • The Wiki biography also said the user performed in drag, which Santos has denied ever doing.

A Wikipedia user named Anthony Devolder — a well-known alias for troublesome GOP Rep. George Santos — made a number of fantastic claims about his acting record, saying he appeared in two successful Disney Channel shows and in a movie alongside an Oscar-nominated actress Uma Thurman.

The Wikipedia page with the user’s biography, which was first reported on Friday by Politico, has since been removed but was still available in internet archives. The bio, which appears to have been last edited on April 29, 2011, is full of typos and typos. It also contains details consistent with Santos, including that the user was born on July 22, 1988, to a Brazilian family of European descent.

It goes on to say that “Anthony Devolder started his ‘stage life’ at the age of 17 as a gay nightclub DRAG QUEEN and with that won several GAY ‘BEAUTY PAGENTS’!”

Santos, who is openly gay, this week denied having performed in drag after several people told media outlets, including Insider, that they used to know him as a drag performer in Brazil.

The Wiki bio said Devolder “took the plunge early in his career, starting out in a few TV series and DISNEY Channel shows,” including “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody” and “Hannah Montana.” It also said that “he shot his very first film in 2009,” which was called “THE INVASION” and starred “Uma Turman,” apparently a misspelling of Uma Thurman.

It is unclear which film the biography referred to. A movie called “The Invasion” came out 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 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 an event in New York City in 2019 that featured conservative commentators who were part of the LGBTQ community. He has also at various 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’ alias and biographical details.

The bio is the latest development involving the New York congressman’s fabrications and embellishments. Santos has been accused of lying about his work and educational history, how his mother died and his inheritance.

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