Mark Moseley (actor)
|Born||August 2, 1961|
|Occupation||Voice actor, stand-up comedian, writer-sketch performer, radio personality, radio imaging, radio programmer|
Mark Moseley (born August 2, 1961) 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.
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, for example, 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 Fairly Odd Parents, 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 Schwarzenegger 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, WPOW Power 96, from 1986 through 2002, and then again from 2005-2007(he performed remotely from his home in Los Angeles). While at WPOW, in 1986 Mark created the novelty hit song "Ronnie's Rap", under the name "Ron And The DC Crew". Originally created as a comedy sketch for his morning show, the song was distributed by Profile Records, and became a club hit in 1986.
In 2014, Mark joined DJ Skee in his new venture Dash Radio, the world's largest all original digital radio network. At Dash, Mark is Director of Classic Programming, curating 13 of Dash Radio's music stations. Mark also provides the imaging voices for all of the stations he programs, as well as hosting multiple shows on various Dash stations.
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 went on to be one of the stars of Nick Cannon's girl group School Gyrls, a '360' project that included two TV movies, music, and merchandising- including a tween-aimed book series. She is now a solo music artist, and a radio host and programmer at Dash Radio. 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?.
- Mulan (1998 film) Additional voices (1998)
- Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party as Donkey (singing voice for Eddie Murphy) (2001)
- Shrek 2 as Dresser (2004)
- Mulan II as Mushu (2004) (replacing Eddie Murphy as his sound double)