Michael Shapiro (actor)

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Michael Shapiro
Michael Shapiro NYTF.jpg
Michael Shapiro at the 2007 New York Television Festival
Born Michael David Shapiro
1966 (age 48–49)
Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Actor, voice actor, theatre director
Years active 1991-present
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Spouse(s) Peggy Stafford
Children 2
Website www.mikeshapiro.com

Michael David Shapiro (born 1966) is an American actor, voice actor and theatre director.

Early life[edit]

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.


From left to right: Ashley Reyes, Peter Brensinger, Rob Riggle, Lori Hammel and Michael Shapiro at the New York Television Festival

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.


Year Title Role
1994 Super Punch-Out!! Announcer
1995 Torin's Passage Torin/ Boogle
1995 3D Movie Maker Mczee
1997 Betrayal in Antara Paolo / Gar Warren / Naku
1997 Spy Fox in "Dry Cereal" Johnny Gecko
1997 Putt-Putt Travels Through Time Merlin the Magician
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 Security Guard Barney Calhoun / G-Man / Nihilanth / HECU Soldiers / Scientists
1998 Blood II: The Chosen Ishmael
1999 Starsiege Squadmate #8
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
2008 Order Up! Tommy Cheesehead / Salty Sam / Male Chef
2013 Dota 2 Oracle
2013 Grand Theft Auto V Local Population

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