Inflatable Theater
Age (at audition) 54
Sex Male
Act Novelty Act
Seasons 3
Position Reached None

The Inflatable Theater (real name Fred Garbo) was a novelty act from Season 3 of America's Got Talent. It was eliminated in the audition round.


The man behind Inflatable Theater, Fred Garbo, got paid for doing a card trick in 1974 and has been a professional performer ever since.

On Sesame Street, he was the acrobat inside Barkley the Dog. On Broadway, he was the chief juggler in the musical Barnum. He toured Europe, Hong Kong and Australia with the Obie Award-winning Foolsfire, with Bob Berky and Michael Moschen.

Whether tumbling for the New York City Opera at Lincoln Center or dancing with MOMIX in Brazil, Fred brings a gymnast's timing and an actor's presence to his Inflatable Theater Co.

He even was featured on David Letterman's Late Night. Fred Garbo continues to astound and tickle audiences with his pop-action inflatables and hilarious stage presence. For more than two decades, he has been inventing inflatables with artist/builder: George York. Fred has trained and performed with the Master of Illusion: Tony Montanaro. (Fred also trains in “snowboarding “ every chance he gets.) 1


The Inflatable Theater's audition in Episode 306 consisted of someone performing dance moves and jumping jacks in an inflatable costume. Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne, and David Hasselhoff all buzzed the act. At least two judges voted "No", eliminating the act from the competition.

The Inflatable Theatre - MUST SEE - America's Got Talent

The Inflatable Theatre - MUST SEE - America's Got Talent

After the Show

  • Fred made an appearance on Little Big Shots: Forever Young in 2017.

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