Can be heard as the voice of a vast array of animation and video game characters for Disney, Dreamworks, Warner Bros, Blizzard, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Lucas Arts and Sony Interactive among many others.
A few credits: Winnie the Pooh (Gopher), the Diablo franchise (Deckard Cain), the Gears of War franchise (The Carmine Brothers), Tale Spin (Colonel Spigot), Batman: Arkham Origins (Capt James Gordon), Elder Scrolls: Skyrim (the entire Nord race), Darkwing Duck (Jambalaya Jake), Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor/War (a whole host of Orcs), Tom and Jerry & the Wizard of Oz (Scarecrow), Doc McStuffins (Officer Pete), the voice of Shrek for all kinds of videos, video games, commercials, DVD’s, amusement parks etc.
Commercials and promos include Toyota, McDonald’s, 7-11, Honda, Canon, Budweiser, NBC, CBS, ESPN and USA.
Earned a Masters Degree in Theatre from UC Santa Barbara and has worked in many regional and LA theatres, winning a handful of acting awards along the way.
Is an accomplished musician who has performed and recorded all over the place playing Piano, Keyboards, Theremin, Irish Whistle, Flute and Bagpipes.
Was born in San Jose, CA and grew up in what later became Silicon Valley when there were still a few orchards left.
Received a (small) athletic scholarship from UC Santa Barbara as a shot-putter and discus thrower. He won the collegiate division shot-put at the prestigious Mt. Sac Relays. He coached Caitlyn (then Bruce) Jenner in the shot-put and discus in the weeks leading up to Jenner winning the Olympic gold medal in the decathlon, and coached the throwing events at UCSB.
Was the first person (along with his cousin) to ever ride the Disneyland Pirates of the Caribbean ride. Here's why:
Michael has performed and recorded all over the place playing Piano, Keyboards, Theremin, Irish Whistle, Flute and Bagpipes.
Progressive/Fusion/Celtic/Electronic/Heavy/Medieval is a good starting point. Influences and inspiration include his very talented mom, Keith Emerson, Ian Anderson, Bob Moog.....the list goes on. And on.