Michael Shapiro (actor)
Michael Shapiro at the 2007 New York Television Festival.
|Born||Michael David Shapiro
1966 (age 47–48)
Springfield, Mass, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, voice actor, theatre director|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
Michael Shapiro was born in Springfield, Mass, 1966. In 1987 he helped launch the Annex Theater and performed in many of their productions. For a time he lived in Seattle until moving to Brooklyn, New York in 2000.
Michael Shapiro is most famous for voicing Barney Calhoun and the G-Man in the computer games Half-Life, Half-Life: Opposing Force, Half-Life: Blue Shift, Half-Life: Decay, Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode One, and Half-Life 2: Episode Two. Games in which he is credited as “Mike Shapiro” are Freddi Fish 4: The Case of the Hogfish Rustlers of Briny Gulch, Blood II: The Chosen, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and Torin's Passage. He has also voiced many radio and TV commercials. Michael is a director of television shows and theater productions, with some of his shows being shown on Strike.TV. In 2007, his TV pilot Family Values, starring Rob Riggle, was screened at the New York Television Festival.
|1995||Torin's Passage||Torin/ Boogle|
|1997||Betrayal in Antara||Paolo/ Gar Warren/ Naku|
|1997||Putt-Putt Travels Through Time||Merlin the Magician|
|1997||Spy Fox in "Dry Cereal"||Johnny Gecko|
|1998||Police Quest: SWAT 2||Sergeant Markossian/ Suspect/ Gangster/Vehicle Driver|
|1998||Pajama Sam 2: Thunder and Lightning Aren't so Frightening||Andrew Glimmer|
|1998||Half-Life (video game)||Security Guard Barney Calhoun/ G-Man/ Nihilanth (uncredited)/ HECU Soldiers/ Scientists|
|1998||Blood II: The Chosen||Ishmael|
|1999||Half-Life: Opposing Force||Barney Calhoun/ Otis/ G-Man/ Security Guards/ Scientists/ Male Black Ops|
|1999||Gorky 17||Additional Voices|
|2000||Sanity: Aiken's Artifact||Tiger Cage Guy|
|2001||Half-Life: Blue Shift||Barney Calhoun/ Otis/ Miller/ Security Guards|
|2004||Half-Life 2||G-Man/ Barney Calhoun|
|2005||Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories||Richard Goblin|
|2006||Half-Life 2: Episode 1||G-Man/ Barney Calhoun|
|2007||Half-Life 2: Episode 2||G-Man/ Barney Calhoun|
|2008||Order Up!||Tommy Cheesehead/ Salty Sam/ Male Chef|
|2013||Grand Theft Auto V||Local Population|
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