“Human sound-effects machine” Michael Winslow first achieved prominence on the standup comedy circuit in the early ’80s. The African-American Winslow went on to a few TV guest spots, including an impressive “straight” role as an emotionally disturbed student on The White Shadow.
His greatest fame lay not in dramatics, however, but in his awesome ability to create remarkably convincing sound effects — police sirens, helicopters, machine gun fire, to name a few — using nothing more than his voice. This singular skill was one of the few saving graces of the many Police Academy movie raunchfests of the 1980s, wherein Michael Winslow was cast as Sgt. Lavel Jones. the only character to appear in all the installments of Police Academy, including all seven movies, the cartoon, and the TV series.
Since then, apart from smaller roles in movies and TV, Michael has been touring as a stand-up comedian, displaying some of his vocal prowess as the “Man of 10,000 Sound Effects”. He is also a spokesperson for the Cancer Foundation. Supanova is proud to have Michael joining us again in 2010.
Michael looks forward to seeing all his fans at both the Sydney and Perth shows and will be appearing each Saturday 10.30am to 5.30pm and each Sunday 11am to 5pm for autograph* and photo* sessions, with one general public access Q&A daily per expo.* Autograph ($30 each) and photograph ($40 each) fees apply
- Guest confirmed health and other commitments pending