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Dante Cimadamore
Dante Cimadamore
Actor information
Full name Dante Michael Cimadamore
Nickname(s) Dante Motion
Tesla D
King Dick Supreme (credited as this in Master Chief vs Leonidas)
DJ Dante
Born May 23, 1984 (age 40)
United States
YouTube channel Give Me Motion
Physical description
Hair Black
Eyes Brown
Appearance information
Appeared in Genghis Khan vs Easter Bunny
Master Chief vs Leonidas
Frank Sinatra vs Freddie Mercury
Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney
Doc Brown vs Doctor Who
Gandhi vs Martin Luther King Jr.
Nikola Tesla vs Thomas Edison
Blackbeard vs Al Capone
David Copperfield vs Harry Houdini
Deadpool vs Boba Fett
J. R. R. Tolkien vs George R. R. Martin
Gordon Ramsay vs Julia Child
James Bond vs Austin Powers
Ash Ketchum vs Charles Darwin
Theodore Roosevelt vs Winston Churchill
Nice Peter vs EpicLLOYD 2
As Jesus Quintana
A Spartan
Freddie Mercury (additional vocals)
Abe Lincoln's bald eagle (green screen)
A Dalek (voice only)
An Indian Independence March Extra
Nikola Tesla (body actor, additional vocals)
A gangster
Criss Angel (body actor)
A street tough
John Bonham
John Paul Jones
Jimmy Page
A member of the blue team
Manny Stixman
The March of Progress
George Washington (body actor)
Thomas Jefferson (body actor)
Cameo appearance
Dante Cimadamore Cameo
Cameo information
During EpicLLOYD's first verse
Location(s) Wardenclyffe Tower
Dis Raps for Hire
Appeared in Diamond
As A corporate douche
Role on the production
Duration Hulk Hogan and Macho Man vs Kim Jong-il to Ronald McDonald vs The Burger King
As Writer
Music supervisor
Audio engineer
Supporting editor

Dante Cimadamore portrayed Nikola Tesla in Nikola Tesla vs Thomas Edison and several cameos in twelve episodes of Epic Rap Battles of History. Furthermore, he held the claws of the bald eagle that lifted Abe Lincoln in Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney and supplied additional vocals for the end of Freddie Mercury's verses and the outro of Frank Sinatra vs Freddie Mercury. He was also the body actor for both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson in Theodore Roosevelt vs Winston Churchill, with Nice Peter's face later added on. He has often given ERB fans hints about the upcoming rap battles, starting with Steve Jobs vs Bill Gates. He also made a cameo appearance in the Dis Raps For Hire episode "Diamond" as a corporate douche. He also made a cameo appearance as himself in Nice Peter vs EpicLLOYD 2.

Information on the actor

Dante Michael Cimadamore, also known as Give Me Motion, was born May 21st, 1983, in the United States. He attended SUNY Oneonta where he received a B.A. in Music Industry.[1] He is a musician, writer, actor, YouTuber, and member of the Epic Rap Battles of History crew. He is the music supervisor, playback, audio engineer, and one of the main writers for the series. His YouTube channel consists of his own music, vlogs, and music covers. He was previously engaged to former ERB crew member, Mary Doodles. As of August 6th, 2014, he has become a user on this Wiki. His account can be found here.



Season 1:

Season 2:

Season 3:

Season 4:

Season 5:

Bonus battle:

Dis Raps For Hire:

Season 2:

  • A corporate douche (cameo)

¹ denotes non-speaking role

² denotes voice only

Hints given

Steve Jobs vs Bill Gates:

  • "Employment Vs Entrances"

Frank Sinatra vs Freddie Mercury:

  • "Blue Vs Red"

Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney:

  • "Both rappers are known for running."
  • "Their fathers would better prefer a World Cup than a Super Bowl."
  • "They have publicly battled before."
  • "Their full names share the letters a, e, and r."

Doc Brown vs Doctor Who:

  • "1.21, 13, 88"
  • "@TrianglesShape: @givememotion Something tells me the next battle will be the best of all TIME."
    • "How did you know?"
  • "color vs question"

Bruce Lee vs Clint Eastwood:

  • "East Vs West"

Batman vs Sherlock Holmes:

  • "The main theme: Something Bruce Lee does well."
  • "Filming the new ERB today. It's going to be a cinematic one."
  • "Schools, tools, and attention to detail."

Adam vs Eve:

  • "The oldest continuous battle…"
  • "@BobKing26: @givememotion Does the upcoming ERB have anything to do with Love and War?"
    • "It sure does."
  • "Skins. Some shed, some peeled, some original."

Gandhi vs Martin Luther King Jr.:

  • "Shots."
  • "Some laws were made to be broken."

Nikola Tesla vs Thomas Edison:

  • "Step up."
  • "Bro. Penn Station."

Babe Ruth vs Lance Armstrong:

  • "The reason we celebrate Pi Day has a lot to do with these rappers."
  • "Sticks and stones. One used, one lost."
  • "Longhorn relatives."

Mozart vs Skrillex:

  • "End of the alphabet."

Rasputin vs Stalin:

  • "-isms and -izations."
  • "There's 5 ways I could do this…"
  • "I could give you 12 if you're following along."
  • "who doesn't like a government vacation once in a while?"
  • "Candy canes would have to pick a side"

Blackbeard vs Al Capone:

  • "One wears this proudly. The other could to cover up an old "war wound""

Miley Cyrus vs Joan of Arc:

  • "Don't get your panties in a twist!"

Bob Ross vs Pablo Picasso:

  • "A battle of styles."
  • "1 advocates theft The other is 1."
  • "Silly Sally would invite them both to her picnic."
  • "They 'battle' with hair and their hairstyle (or lack of) is a defining feature for both rappers."

Donald Trump vs Ebenezer Scrooge:

  • "Perhaps when the clock strikes 1"
  • "These MCs are not known for discretion."
  • "@StokinStokan: question about the ERB. What form of media would I likely know these MCs from? TV, movies, books, etc."
    • "All of the above."
  • "It will be golden."
  • "Gold vs coal put through a steam engine bound 2 death."

Goku vs Superman:

  • "Lt Ripley would hit these 2 with a flamethrower"

Stephen King vs Edgar Allan Poe:

  • "Though both are dark, one MC walks a colorful distance."
  • "@DriskillSeth: @givememotion you think we could have a hint for the new battle? #suspense"
    • "#suspense is right"

Sir Isaac Newton vs Bill Nye:

  • "You'll be in a knot."
  • "Both soon and near."

Artists vs TMNT:

  • "Lloyd is getting his crotch rubber cemented shut."
  • "For this battle we'll need an octagon."

Ghostbusters vs Mythbusters:

  • "Flip Mode would have these rappers' backs as their names imply. It's what they do with rhymes."

Romeo and Juliet vs Bonnie and Clyde:

  • "A couple of couplets."

Zeus vs Thor:

  • "It's going to be out of this world."
  • "Nonsense! These MCs know no bounds. Mortals will marvel!"

Lewis and Clark vs Bill and Ted:

  • "Travelers."

David Copperfield vs Harry Houdini:

  • "Police land"

Terminator vs Robocop:

  • "It will be more a mix of periodic elements than Ozzy vs Dio."

Eastern Philosophers vs Western Philosophers:

  • "I rap, therefore I am."

Shaka Zulu vs Julius Caesar:

  • "Surprise salad"

Jim Henson vs Stan Lee:

  • "Animals, men, and minds"

Deadpool vs Boba Fett:

  • "Cranking out magic and assembly line whimsy…"

J. R. R. Tolkien vs George R. R. Martin:

  • "I would give you a pinch but you'd still take an inch!"

Gordon Ramsay vs Julia Child:

  • "Next battle is really gonna mix it up."

James Bond vs Austin Powers:

  • "The next rap battle involves women, but doesn't have a woman in it."

Awards and nominations

Awards and nominations for Dante Cimadamore
Year Award Show Category Result Recipient(s)
2014 4th Streamy Awards Best Writing Won Nice Peter, EpicLLOYD, Zach Sherwin, Dante Cimadamore, and Mike Betette
2015 5th Streamy Awards Best Writing Nominated Nice Peter, EpicLLOYD, Zach Sherwin, Dante Cimadamore, and Mike Betette
2016 6th Streamy Awards Best Writing Nominated EpicLLOYD, Nice Peter, Zach Sherwin, Dante Cimadamore, and Mike Betette


  • Nice Peter said Dante was his first ever helper in writing music.
    • He introduced Peter to his first recording studio.
  • Dante Cimadamore is one of two people other than Nice Peter and EpicLLOYD to appear in five seasons, the other being Zach Sherwin.
    • However, unlike Sherwin, Dante only raps in one season.


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