January 18, 1949 |
|Years active||c. 1978-present|
Jamie Alcroft (born January 18, 1949) is an American comedian and voice actor. He was half of the comedy duo Mack & Jamie. He currently is the co-founder and president of Community Funding Solutions, a social enterprise that has innovated a way, through local businesses, to raise funding for schools and charities.
Early life and education
Alcroft was working as a disc jockey at a Key West radio station in 1979 when cartoonist Mack Dryden left a note for him at his studio. It read, "You must be one of the funniest men in Key West; I'm the other one." The pair got to know one another and began performing as a stand-up act in Key West.
They had been working together for less than two years when they were invited to appear on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. That and other TV appearances led to their own syndicated show in 1985, called Comedy Break. They taped 125 half-hour shows in less than a year. Their appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, prompted Leno to call them,"The funniest Duo working today."Mack and Jamie continue to perform at Corporate Events around the world and have earned the reputation as Clean Comedians.
As a voice actor, Alcroft has provided numerous voices for commercials, animated series, and video games such as Gears of War I, II and III and Call of Duty: United Offensive as Lieutenant Lehmkuhl and Sgt. Ramirez. He plays Wheel House in Transformers, several voices in Ninja Gaiden 2 and Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights. He also played the voice as the interviewer from the intro and epilogue of Spyro The Dragon, and other numerous dragons.
He was named 2009 Westlake Village Citizen of the Year and has been voted one of the "25 Most Influential People" in Ventura County. He is the co-founder and president of Community Funding Solutions.com which has discovered a way, through local businesses, to raise funding for schools and charities.
Marriage and children
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- Prazen, Susan (1984-05-27). "When Comedians Get Home the Adrenalin Starts Flowing". The Miami Herald. p. 1B.
- "Pair Rockets Into TV Comedy". Sacramento Bee. 1985-12-13. p. S11.
- "Two Aren't Consistently Twice As Funny As One". Sacramento Bee. 1986-05-01. p. S04. "Mack Dryden and Jamie Alcroft, whose syndicated 'Comedy Break' TV show started but failed to finish the season on Sacramento's KRBK..."
- Schenden, Laurie K. (2000-12-21). "Family; Disney History, Packed on Ice; Skate show brings together characters from 75 years of entertainment". Los Angeles Times. p. F45. "Married to Jamie Alcroft, half of the comedy team Mac and Jamie, Kawahara takes their three kids along during rehearsals in Florida ..."