Where to find him: Venice Beach
Telltale signs: Sikh attire, sick licks
Fun fact: Perry is pretty handsome for a busker in his 60s... that smile! Those eyes!
Interesting, iconic characters abound in LA—here are ten of the city's wackiest, past and present.
This being LA and all, celebrities—and celebrity wannabes—are everywhere. But somewhere between the Joseph Gordon Levitts and the chain-smoking Spidermen on Hollywood Boulevard, there's a breed of stardom that's a bit more special. Every neighborhood in every city has its characters, they're just a tad more colorful—and perhaps a tad more famous—in Tinseltown. Here are eight of our favorites, known for everything from chiseled bods to animal rights, er, activism. How many have you spotted?