- A Wikipedia user named Anthony Devolder made extensive claims about his acting experience.
- The name is a well-known alias of GOP MP George Santos, who has made false claims about his past.
- The wiki bio also said the user performed in drag, which Santos has denied.
A Wikipedia user by the name of Anthony Devolder — a well-known alias for embattled GOP MP George Santos — made a number of fantastic claims about his acting performance, saying he’s been on two hit Disney Channel shows and a movie alongside an Oscar-nominated actress Uma Thurman.
The Wikipedia page containing the user’s biography, first reported by Politico on Friday, has since been removed but remained accessible in internet archives. The biography, which appears to have been last edited on April 29, 2011, is riddled with typos and misspellings. It also includes details consistent with Santos, including stating that the user was born on July 22, 1988 to a Brazilian family of European descent.
It continues: “Anthony Devolder began his ‘stage’ life at the age of 17 as a DRAG QUEEN in a gay nightclub, winning several GAY ‘BEAUTY PAGES’ in the process!”
Santos, who is openly gay this week denied ever having performed in drag after several people told media, including insiders, that they used to know him as a drag performer in Brazil.
The wiki bio states that Devolder “took his step into the beginning of his career when he got his start in a few TV shows and DISNEY Channel shows” including The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and Hannah Montana. . It also said “he recorded his very first film in 2009” which was called THE INVASION and starred “Uma Turman” apparently a misspelling by Uma Thurman.
It is unclear which film the biography was referring 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 Santos representative 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 attended by conservative commentators who were part of the LGBTQ community. He has also given his full name as George Anthony Devolder Santos at various times. 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 used Santos’ pen name and biographical details more than a decade ago.
The biography is the latest development that includes the forgeries and embellishments of the New York congressman. Santos has been accused of lying about his work and education history, the death of his mother and his inheritance.