Probably best known as Officer Larvelle Jones from the hilarious “Police Academy” film series, Michael has seen a resurgence in the recent GEICO Commercials! He also starred in “Spaceballs” and lent his voice for the creatures in “Gremlins”. Whether he is recreating the frenzy of Jimi Hendrix playing the guitar, or one of his 1,000 sound effects, his versatility is truly remarkable.
After winning the Gong Show’s top honors twice, he made his film debut in “Cheech And Chong’s Next Movie” followed by “Cheech And Chong’s Nice Dreams”. His movie career continued with featured roles in “Alphabet City” with Vincent Spano and “Grand View USA” starring Jamie Lee Curtis.
When “Police Academy” became a smash success, his celebrity status was all but assured. He then went on to play a part in Mel Brooks’ “Spaceballs”, a film that helped to further spotlight his unique style of comedy. He was also heard, but not seen, when he supplied the voice of Stripe, the evil little creature, in the hit movie “Gremlins”.
Michael, a master of vocal gymnastics, can imitate over 1,000 sound effects using his voice alone. Whether he is recreating the frenzy of Jimi Hendrix playing the guitar, or the roar of a jet plane, his versatility is truly remarkable.