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Michael Winslow

Michael Winslow

Highest Rated: 56% Police Academy (1984)

Lowest Rated: 0% Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989)

Birthday: Sep 6, 1958

Birthplace: Spokane, Washington, USA

Known as the "man of 10,000 sound effects," Michael Winslow rose to fame with the wacky noises he made as Larvelle "Motor Mouth" Jones in the wildly popular "Police Academy" franchise. After leaving college he launched his stand-up career, making his first appearance on "The Gong Show," where he mashed up an impression of Jimi Hendrix, movie-canine Benji, and a Led Zeppelin song into his allotted time. Naturally, Winslow won, and this gave his voice talents the exposure they needed; soon he was cast as the goofy Jones in 1984's slapstick comedy "Police Academy." Winslow is actually the only actor who starred in all seven of the franchise's films, the TV show, and the animated series. The character was a comedy staple of the 1980s and it even led Winslow to release a 12-inch single, "I Am My Own Walkman." The "Police Academy" cash cow, along with work on the "Extralarge" detective show alongside Bud Spencer, carried Winslow into the 1990s, but when his wife died of a drug overdose in 1993 he took time away from Hollywood. In the late 1990s and 2000s he carried on with his stand-up career and sitcom appearances; Winslow also worked as a motivational speaker. In 2008 he began hosting "Way Back Wednesday with Winslow" on the WGN network, hosting airings of mostly 1980s movies.

Highest rated movies

56% Police Academy
52% Spaceballs 43% Cheech & Chong's Nice Dreams
36% Police Academy 3: Back in Training
28% Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment
0% Police Academy: Mission to Moscow
0% Police Academy 6: City Under Siege
0% Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach

Photos

POLICE ACADEMY, Michael Winslow, Steve Guttenberg, 1984, (c)Warner Bros. POLICE ACADEMY, (front row) George Gaynes, Scott Thomson, Kim Cattrall, Andrew Rubin, Steve Guttenberg, Brant von Hoffman, Donovan Scott, G.W. Bailey, (back row) David Graf, Michael Winslow, Leslie Easterbrook, Bruce Mahler, Marion Ramsey, Bubba Smith, 198 POLICE ACADEMY 6: CITY UNDER SIEGE, from left: Lance Kinsey, G.W. Bailey, Bubba Smith (rear), David Graf, Marion Ramsey, Leslie Easterbrook, Bruce Mahler, Michael Winslow, Matt McCoy, 1989, © Warner Brothers POLICE ACADEMY 6: CITY UNDER SIEGE, Michael Winslow (right), 1989, © Warner Brothers POLICE ACADEMY 6: CITY UNDER SIEGE, Michael winslow (center), Matt McCoy (right), 1989, © Warner Brothers POLICE ACADEMY, Steve Guttenberg, Michael Winslow, 1984, (c) Warner Brothers POLICE ACADEMY 5: ASSIGNMENT: MIAMI BEACH, Bubba Smith, Leslie Easterbrook, George Gaynes, David Graf, Matt McCoy, Marion Ramsey, Michael Winslow, Janet Jones, Tab Thacker, Lance Kinsey, G.W. Bailey, 1988, (c) Warner Brothers POLICE ACADEMY 5: ASSIGNMENT: MIAMI BEACH, Michael Winslow, Bubba Smith, George Gaynes, Tab thacker, 1988, (c) Warner Brothers POLICE ACADEMY 5: ASSIGNMENT: MIAMI BEACH, Janet Jones, Michael Winslow, 1988, (c) Warner Brothers POLICE ACADEMY, Michael Winslow, Steve Guttenberg, David Graf, Bubba Smith, 1984, (c) Warner Brothers POLICE ACADEMY 3: BACK IN TRAINING, Brian Tochi, Michael Winslow, 1986. (c) Warner Bros POLICE ACADEMY 4: CITIZENS ON PATROL, Michael Winslow (top), Brian Tochi (bottom, third from right), Leslie Easterbrook (second from right), 1987. ©Warner Bros. POLICE ACADEMY 4: CITIZENS ON PATROL, Lance Kinsey, G.W. Bailey, Steve Guttenberg, Michael Winslow, 1987, (c) Warner Brothers POLICE ACADEMY 4: CITIZENS ON PATROL, Sharon Stone, Steve Guttenberg, Michael Winslow, 1987, (c)Warner Bros. POLICE ACADEMY: MISSION TO MOSCOW, G.W. Bailey, Michael Winslow, 1994, (c) Warner Brothers POLICE ACADEMY 4: CITIZENS ON PATROL, Michael Winslow, George Gaynes, 1987, (c)Warner Bros. POLICE ACADEMY, Michael Winslow, 1984, (c) Warner Brothers POLICE ACADEMY 4: CITIZENS ON PATROL, Steve Guttenberg, Michael Winslow, G.W. Bailey, 1987, (c) Warner Brothers POLICE ACADEMY 5: ASSIGNMENT: MIAMI BEACH, David Graf, Michael Winslow, 1988. ©Warner Bros POLICE ACADEMY 3: BACK IN TRAINING, Michael Winslow, 1986, (c) Warner Brothers

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Modern Arcana Self - 2023
No Score Yet No Score Yet Todd Jake (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmie JJ Walker & Michael Winslow: We Are Still Here Self - 2018
No Score Yet 26% 2 Lava 2 Lantula Marty (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet CHARACTERz Police Detective (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 33% Lavalantula Marty (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 8% Gingerclown Stomachcrumble (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 27% National Lampoon Presents: RoboDoc Unknown (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 32% Lenny the Wonder Dog John Wyndham (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2004
No Score Yet 92% The Biggest Fan Officer No. 1 (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Michael Winslow: Comedy Sound Slapdown! Unknown (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lycanthrope Lee Davis (Character) - 1999
0% 22% Police Academy: Mission to Moscow Sgt. Jones (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 60% Think Big Hap (Character) - 1990
0% 28% Police Academy 6: City Under Siege Sgt. Larvelle Jones (Character) $10.6M 1989
0% 33% Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach Sgt. Larvelle Jones (Character) $17.8M 1988
No Score Yet 40% Buy & Cell Sly (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zärtliche Chaoten 2 Unknown (Character) - 1988
0% 38% Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol Sgt. Larvell Jones (Character) $28.1M 1987
52% 83% Spaceballs Radar Technician (Character) $36.7M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zärtliche Chaoten Unknown (Character) - 1987
36% 39% Police Academy 3: Back in Training Sgt. Larvelle Jones (Character) $40.3M 1986
No Score Yet 65% Starchaser: The Legend of Orin Unknown (Voice) $3.4M 1985
28% 42% Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment Officer Larvell Jones (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 40% Lovelines J.D (Character) - 1984
56% 64% Police Academy Cadet Larvell Jones (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 32% Alphabet City Lippy (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 92% Heidi's Song Mountain (Voice) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet T.A.G.: The Assassination Game Gowdy (Character) - 1982
43% 68% Cheech & Chong's Nice Dreams Superman Nut (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 27% Underground Aces Nate (Character) - 1980

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Music Performer 2013
No Score Yet 85% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2006
No Score Yet 64% Family Guy Himself (Guest Voice) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The White Shadow Unknown (Guest Star) 1981