Denny Delk

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Denny Delk
Born Denny Delk
Occupation Voice actor
Years active 1979–present
Agent Tisherman Gilbert Motley Drozdoski Talent Agency
Spouse(s) Karen Jones Delk
Website
http://www.dennydelk.com

Denny Delk is an American actor and voice actor. He is best known for providing the voice of Murray in the Monkey Island series as well as a range of voices in LucasArts games.

Background and career[edit]

Delk learned a knack of acting from his mother, who read bedtime stories to him and had done all voices of characters. After getting education at University of St. Andrews,[1] he worked as a disc jockey and later got in radio, and then into commercials.[2] In the 1970s he worked with George Lucas for first time, playing a minor role in More American Graffiti for Lucasfilm. He voiced the medical droid 2-1B in The Empire Strikes Back,[3] and later played roles for LucasFilm in Ewoks (the voice of Wicket in the second season) and in Howard the Duck.[4][5] Then, in 1992, he got up with LucasArts, voicing the "talkie" version of Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis. He continued working for LucasArts as in-house actor, voicing many roles in their games, although players know Delk most for playing the talking skull Murray from Monkey Island series of quests. Delk tried to make character little more comical than he was and tried to give him a bit of himself.[6] The players liked Murray, and he turned up as frequent comic relief in the series.

Delk is a freelance voice-over artist, but his name is mostly associated with LucasArts. He also has years of improv experience.[7]

Denny Delk is also known as the spokesman for the long-running Got Milk? series of commercials.

Personal life[edit]

Delk lives in San Francisco Bay Area. His wife is writer and producer Karen Jones Delk.

Known works[edit]

Video games[edit]

Year Video game Role Notes
1993 Day of the Tentacle Hoagie, Purple Tentacle, other voices
1994 Star Wars: TIE Fighter Admiral Zaarin
1997 Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II 8t88
1997 The Curse of Monkey Island Murray, Skully, Father Pirate
1999 Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance Admiral Zaarin
2000 Escape from Monkey Island Murray, Mister Santiago
2000 Star Wars: Early Learning Activity Center Slingshot Announcer
2001 007: Agent Under Fire Nigel Bloch
2006 Star Wars: Empire at War Narrator
2009 Tales of Monkey Island Murray
2009 The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition Narrator, Pirate Leader III, Citizen of Mêlée
2010 Iron Man 2 (video game) A.I.M agent
2010 Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge Narrator, Bruno, Fred, Larry, Voodoo Priest[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Denny Delk's profile at LinkedIn.com
  2. ^ Interview with Denny Delk by site The Legend of Monkey Island, 2 June, 2004.
  3. ^ http://starwarsinterviews1.blogspot.com/2010/01/denny-delk-interview.html
  4. ^ Denny Delk talks with Star Wars Book Zone, July 7, 2010.
  5. ^ Howard the Duck (1986): full cast and crew.
  6. ^ Site SCUMM Bar.com gives an interview to Denny Delk, July 22, 2003
  7. ^ Delk's profile at Voice123.com
  8. ^ The Secret of Monkey Island 2 Special Edition - Credits

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