Harry Shearer, star of such movies as “This is Spinal Tap,” “Dick” and “A Mighty Wind,” and a “Simpsons” voice actor for over 25 years, has taken on his greatest role to date — Ted Cruz.

In a video Shearer tweeted out early Tuesday (April 5), the actor introduces himself by saying, “With Ted Cruz’s stumbling and struggling in the Republican presidential primary race, I’m auditioning for the role of Ted Cruz going forward.”

He then launches into his best Cruz impersonation, which is of course spot-on from the talented voice actor.

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“When Donald Trump attacked my wife Heidi, he proved himself to be a sniveling coward,” says Shearer as Cruz. “I think I can say without undo modesty that during my 20-plus-year career defending and protecting the Constitutional liberties of all Americans, I have proven myself to be, at the very least, a sniveling hero.”

“There comes a time in the lives of all great nations when the choice comes down to the better of two snivelers. So I earnestly and sincerely and yes, sniveliciously, seek your vote. If for any reason you cannot bring yourself to help elect me, I urge you to use your God-given right to go elect yourself. Thank you.”

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."