Mark Moseley (actor)

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Mark Moseley
Occupation Voice actor, stand-up comic, writer-sketch performer
Years active 1994–present
Spouse(s) Unknown (2 children)

Mark Moseley (born March 12, 1948) is an American actor, stand-up comedian, and a writer-sketch performer for radio. Even though he has appeared in a variety of films, TV shows, and video games, he is probably best known as a sound-double for Eddie Murphy.

Career[edit]

Moseley has also played Mushu the dragon for Disney in everything except the original film Mulan, where Eddie Murphy played Mushu. This includes starring in the sequel, Mulan 2, the former Mulan parade, and a trove of theme park attractions, TV shows and pilots, and video games, most recently in the Square Enix game Kingdom Hearts II. He also voiced several characters in Shrek 2, and sang in Murphy's place in the Shrek extra ending, Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party and Donkey in the Shrek video games. Moseley has also sound-doubled Arnold Schwarzenegger, most notably in the video game Terminator 3: The Redemption, in which Moseley's voice is often heard 'side-by-side' with Schwarzenegger's original recordings for the previous Terminator game. Moseley has appeared on numerous hit TV series-mostly in voice-over roles. These include The Sopranos, The PJ's, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, My Life as a Teenage Robot, Father of the Pride, Disney's House of Mouse, and others.

In the video game God of War III released for the PlayStation 3 in March 2010, Moseley voiced the character King Minos. In Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian video game, Mark played the role of Teddy Roosevelt, as portrayed in the movie by Robin Williams. For Star Wars: The Old Republic, Mark plays 8 roles in the game.

In 2007, Moseley was chosen for the voice of President Schwarzenegger in The Simpsons Movie. The producers had toyed with the idea of having the Schwarzenegger voice sound realistic (Moseley is known for his authentic-sounding impression of Arnold), as opposed to a parody. In the end, they used the original cast member Harry Shearer, who performs the Schwarzengger parody 'Ranier Wolfcastle' in the TV series, in the US theatrical and DVD version of the film, though English-speaking Simpson fans around the world can hear Mark's version-producers decided to use Mark's portrayal of Arnold in the Simpson's International English version of the movie.

Previously in his career, he was a morning personality for Miami's leading pop station, Power 96. Beginning in January 2013, Mark reunited with his own radio friend DJ Laz to be a part of Laz's morning radio show in LA on KXOL-FM, and in Miami on WRMA.

Personal life[edit]

Moseley has two children in the entertainment industry. His daughter, Amanda Moseley, (whose professional name is Mandy Rain), was a cast member of the Nickelodeon series Star Camp, produced by host Nick Cannon, Quincy Jones, and Quincy Jones III. She has gone on to be one of the stars of Nick Cannon's girl group School Gyrls, a '360' project that includes a TV movie, music, and merchandising- including a tween-aimed book series. His son, Matthew Moseley, most notably has appeared in multiple episodes of the MTV series Punk'd, on ABC TV's "Dancing With the Stars", on NBC TV's "The Voice", and three times as a special guest on Fox TV's So You Think You Can Dance?.

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