Steve Mackall

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Steve Mackall
Born Stephen James Mackall
(1959-12-09) December 9, 1959 (age 57)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Residence Brentwood, California, US
Other names
  • Steven Mackall
  • Steve Mackell
  • Stephen Mackall
Occupation
Years active 1980s–present
Website http://www.stevemackall.com

Stephen "Steve" Mackall (born December 9, 1959) is a Canadian-American voice-over announcer, voice actor, and screenwriter,[1] known as the voice of NBC's Must See TV",[1] and for being the voice of the lead character of Marsupilami in both the Disney animated television series Raw Toonage (1992) and Marsupilami (1993).[2]

Background[edit]

Mackall graduated from Padua Franciscan High School and Ohio University.[3] After having won a trip to Los Angeles as first prize in a 1986 HBO comedy contest in Washington D.C.,[3] he decided to leave Washington and live in Los Angeles, working as a copywriter while pursuing his comedy career.[1][3] He began doing voice-over work in commercials in 1989.[1] Representative samples of his commercial work include being the voice of the cereal box for General Mills' 1993 Fingos promotion campaign,[4] and products and companies including CompUSA and Froot Loops, as well as being voice-over announcer for NBC, The WB, and Fox Kids Network.[3]

He is also recognised as the voice of 'Hyperman' in the Adventures of Hyperman CD Rom Game released in 1995 which was followed by the Hyperion Animation/CBS Television Series, The Adventures of Hyperman, that aired from November 4, 1995 to August 10, 1996.[5][6]

Filmography[edit]

Television voice[edit]

Film voice[edit]

Screenwriter[edit]

Theater[edit]

  • Wherever I Go, There we Are[8]
  • The LAF Supper[8]

Recognition[edit]

Los Angeles Times wites that "Mackall is one of a small group of Hollywood artists who have achieved a faceless fame..." "probably best known as the voice of NBC's Must See TV",[1] and Cleveland Plain Dealer wrote that he was "valued as an artist who can improvise voices for anything from animals to inanimate objects."[3]

Of Mackall's one man show, Wherever I Go, There we Are. LA Weekly wrote that his "wealth of experience as a voiceover artist and comedy scribe manifests itself in his artfully layered, near flawlessly timed and often funny solo act." They noted that his personal enthusiasm connected with the ausience in a manner that reminded of Will Rogers.[8] In their review, Backstage West wrote that when recounting the nine stories which made up his performance, "Mackall is a strong performer" whose "speaking ability commands the attention and carries the audience through captivating and well-detailed portraits of near-otherworldly scapes."[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Morin, Monte (December 26, 1997). "A Voice For All Seasons". Los Angeles Times. 
  2. ^ "Steve Mackall". The New York Times. Retrieved 16 October 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Feran, Tom (July 10, 2001). "Parma Native has A Voice to Remember". Cleveland Plain Dealer. 
  4. ^ Elliott, Stuart (August 2, 1993). "THE MEDIA BUSINESS: Advertising; General Mills Tries to Position Cereal Beyond the Breakfast Table. (page 2)". The New York Times. Retrieved September 1, 2012. 
  5. ^ Moore, Scott (September 10, 1995). "Old, New and Out of the Blue". Washington Post. Retrieved September 1, 2012. (subscription required (help)). 
  6. ^ "The Adventures of Hyperman". Hyperion Pictures. Retrieved 16 October 2010. 
  7. ^ Rooney, David (October 17, 2002). "Avenging Angelo". Variety. 
  8. ^ a b c Crogan, Jim (August 14–20, 1998). "stage review: Wherever I Go, There We Are". LA Weekly. 
  9. ^ Neil, Ken (July 30, 1998). "theater review: Wherever I Go, There We Are". Backstage West. 

External links[edit]