The legendary Michael Winslow from the Police Academy films is coming to Newbury’s Corn Exchange on Friday June 1 at 7.45pm. Tickets cost £15 from the box office on 01635 522733 or http://www.cornexchangenew.com
A true Hollywood legend, best known for playing Sgt “Motor Mouth” Jones in the hugely successful Police Academy films, is coming to Newbury for the first time ever with his critically acclaimed total Edinburgh Fringe sell-out 2011 show, ‘The Man of 10,000 Voices’.
This whirlwind of a show is like nothing before; a true smorgasbord of special effects and astounding sounds that garnered amazing reviews and sold every single seat during his month’s run at the prestigious arts festival last August.
The original vocal artist of the 20th century, Michael Winslow can imitate the impossible using only his voice. Whether it’s the frenzy of Jimmy Hendrix playing the guitar or a special treat for Star Wars fans, Michael is the master of vocal gymnastics.
Born in 1958 on Fairchild Air Force Base, Michael would imitate the airplane noises and jet engines. Years later whilst living homeless in Venice Beach, Michael auditioned for the Gong Show, hosted by the infamous Chuck Barris, and soon moved on to LA to perform in the local comedy clubs. It was here that he was discovered by Bud Friedman, founder of the New York Improvisation Comedy Club and who, in the past, has launched the careers of the likes of Bette Midler, Andy Kaufman and Jay Leno. Friedman featured Michael in the famous Evening at the Improv and in 1984 producers Hugh Wilson and Paul Manslanski witnessed his talent and wrote him into the script of the Police Academy movies.
A star was born, and Michael went on to provide the voice of Stripe in Stephen Spielberg’s Gremlins, and to star in National Lampoon’s Robo Doc and Mel Brooks’ Spaceballs. You can also hear him in various episodes of Family Guy, King Of The Hill, and Robot Chicken.
New Line Cinema have announced the making of another Police Academy movie. This should be one hell of a show.