Townsend Coleman

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BIO

As a busy Hollywood voice-actor, Townsend Coleman is perhaps one of the most recognizable voices on TV. For 16 years, he was the voice of NBC’s “Must See TV” and “Comedy Night Done Right” primetime comedy promos, including hits from Seinfeld and Frasier to 30 Rock and The Office, as well as the promos for “The Tonight Show” starring Jay Leno (then Conan), “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” (then Jimmy Fallon), “Last Call with Carson Daly” and “Saturday Night Live”. He currently voices the daily on-air promos for the long-running “Live with Kelly and Michael” and radio spots for “Judge Judy”, in addition to regularly voicing primetime promos for ABC Family, The Hub, and now, ABC-TV.

But the character behind the voice really came to life in 1985, when Coleman, having just moved to Los Angeles from Cleveland, Ohio, auditioned for and got a part on the animated hit, “Inspector Gadget”. As the voice of Corporal Capeman, Gadget’s bumbling assistant, he embarked on an entirely new career, providing the voices for some of the most memorable characters in cartoons and commercials. In addition to thwarting evil as the voice of “The Tick”, Fox Kids’ hit animated series, he has provided the voices for many popular cartoon characters, including Michaelangelo, Rat King, and Usagi Yojimbo on the original, long-running cartoon series, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”. He also voiced Waldo on “Where’s Waldo?”, Gobo, Architect, and Wrench on NBC’s animated “Fraggle Rock”, Scott/Teen Wolf on “Teen Wolf”, Scratch on “Spacecats”, the voice of Wayne Gretzky on “Prostars”, Riot on “Jem and the Holograms”, Dragonflyer on “Glofriends”, Rewind on the 80’s “Transformers”, and 20 years later, Sentinel Prime on “Transformers: Animated” for Cartoon Network.

In addition to his active animation career, Coleman has also been the voice behind numerous national TV ad campaigns for clients such as Home Depot, Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes, Mattel Hot Wheels, Sunny Delight, Colgate, Jenny Craig, Blockbuster Video, Greyhound, AT&T, Eggo Waffles, Taco Bell and the voice of “Spot”, the precocious red 7-Up dot… even a few “Keebler elves” and “Raid bugs”.
Born in New York City in 1954, Coleman spent his childhood in Denver, Colorado and Cleveland, Ohio. After studying architecture and theater at the University of Colorado in Boulder, he returned home to Ohio to pursue a radio career. Ten years as a disc jockey at various Cleveland radio stations led to numerous commercial and voiceover jobs. He appeared as host of the nationally syndicated TV series “The Dance Show” prior to moving his family to LA in 1984 to take advantage of career opportunities on the west coast. Coleman’s primary career focus was acting in TV and film, but soon changed, as he foresaw a more lucrative career specializing in the field of voiceovers. Having performed in numerous theatrical and musical productions back in Cleveland, the fall of 2013 saw Townsend re-ignite his passion for theatre after a 30 year hiatus by performing the role of Uncle Sid in Eugene O’Neill’s ‘Ah, Wilderness!’ at The Actors Co-op in Hollywood.

RESUME

LEGO Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite (Video)
Commissioner Gordon (voice)

2013 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 (Video)
Morrie / Abner / GCPD Officer (voice)

2012 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (Video)
Morrie / Civilian (voice)

2012 Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (Video Game)
Mr. Freeze / Mad Hatter / Commissioner Gordon / … (voice)

2007-2009 Transformers: Animated (TV Series)
Sentinel Prime / Tracks / News Bot
– Endgame: Part I (2009) … Sentinel Prime (voice)
– This Is Why I Hate Machines (2009) … Sentinel Prime / Tracks (voice)
– Decepticon Air (2009) … Sentinel Prime (voice)
– Predacons Rising (2009) … Sentinel Prime (voice)
– Five Servos of Doom (2009) … Sentinel Prime (voice)

2008 Justice League: The New Frontier (Video)
Dr. Magnus (voice)

2007 Mass Effect (Video Game)
Lord Darius / Rafael Vargas (voice)

2007 Superman/Doomsday (Video)
Drill Operator (voice)

2007 The Batman (TV Series)
Campus Guard
– Seconds (2007) … Campus Guard (voice)

2005 Duck Dodgers (TV Series)
Superego Dodgers / Protectorate Agent #2
– A Lame Duck Mind (2005) … Superego Dodgers / Protectorate Agent #2 (voice)

2002 Spy TV (TV Series)
Announcer
– Episode #2.9 (2002) … Announcer
– Episode #2.8 (2002) … Announcer

1999-2000 Batman Beyond (TV Series)
Falseface / Lieutenant
– Plague (2000) … Falseface (voice)
– Lost Soul (1999) … Lieutenant (voice)

1996-1999 Superman (TV Series)
Thug Leader / Death Fist Ninja / Co-Pilot / …
– The Demon Reborn (1999) … Thug Leader (voice)
– Obsession (1998) … Death Fist Ninja (voice)
– Livewire (1997) … Co-Pilot (voice)
– The Prometheon (1997) … Captain (voice)
– Stolen Memories (1996) … Programmer (voice)

1999 Inspector Gadget: Gadget’s Greatest Gadgets (Video)
Cpl. Capeman (segments “The Capeman Cometh” and “Gadget’s Gadgets”)

1998 Buster & Chauncey’s Silent Night (Video)
Father Joseph (voice)

1997-1998 The New Batman Adventures (TV Series)
Rocco / Mugger / Mugsy
– Old Wounds (1998) … Rocco / Mugger (voice)
– Double Talk (1997) … Mugsy (voice)

1997-1998 Pinky and the Brain (TV Series)
Bobby Bob Yokel / Bobby Bob yokel / Bobby Fenster / …
– Brainwashed: Part 3 – Wash Harder (1998) … Bobby Bob Yokel (voice)
– Brainwashed: Part 2 – I Am Not a Hat (1998) … Bobby Bob yokel (voice)
– Brainwashed: Part 1 – Brain Brain Go Away (1998) … Bobby Bob Yokel
– You’ll Never Eat Food Pellets in This Town Again! (1998) … Bobby Fenster (voice)
– Leave It to Beavers/Cinebrainia (1997) … Hal Slug (voice)

1998 Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero (Video) (voice)

1998 Animaniacs (TV Series)
Pressberg Katzeneisnerman / Clint Eastwood
– Hooray for North Hollywood: Part 2 (1998) … Pressberg Katzeneisnerman / Clint Eastwood (voice)

1997 Mighty Ducks the Movie: The First Face-Off (Video) (voice)

1995-1997 Spider-Man (TV Series)
Young Silvermane
– Partners in Danger Chapter 5: Partners (1997) … Young Silvermane (voice)
– Neogenic Nightmare Chapter 12: Ravages of Time (1995) … Young Silvermane (voice)

1997 The Legend of Calamity Jane (TV Series)
Additional Voices
– Rebellion à Philadelphie (1997) … Additional Voices (English version, voice)
– Quand le rideau tomb (1997) … Additional Voices (English version, voice)
– Eaux troubles (1997) … Additional Voices (English version, voice)
– Protégé (1997) … Additional Voices (English version, voice)
– Par delà de la vengeance (1997) … Additional Voices (English version, voice)

1994-1996 The Tick (TV Series)
The Tick
– The Tick vs. Education (1996) … The Tick (voice)
– The Tick vs. Prehistory (1996) … The Tick (voice)
– The Tick vs. Science (1996) … The Tick (voice)
– Tick vs. Europe (1996) … The Tick (voice)
– The Tick vs. Filth (1996) … The Tick (voice)

1987-1996 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TV Series)
Michelangelo / Shredder / Rat King / …
– Divide and Conquer (1996) … Michelangelo / Rock Alien (voice)
– The Day Earth Disappeared (1996) … Michelangelo (voice)
– Mobster from Dimension X (1996) … Michelangelo (voice)
– Turtles to the Second Power (1996) … Michelangelo (voice)
– A Turtle in Time (1996) … Michelangelo (voice)

1995-1996 Timon & Pumbaa (TV Series)
Vulture Police / Purplest Stupidest Pirate
– Alcatraz-Mataz/Oahu Wahoo! (1996) … Vulture Police (voice)
– Monster Massachusetts/Handle with Caribbean (1996) … Purplest Stupidest Pirate (voice)
– Shopping Mauled/Library Brouhaha (1996) … Vulture Police (voice)
– Africa Dabra/I Don’t Bolivia (1996) … Vulture Police (voice)
– Wide Awake in Wonderland/Zazu’s Off-By-One Day (1996) … Vulture Police (voice)

1996 Mighty Ducks (TV Series)
Canard
– The First Face-Off: Part 2 (1996) … Canard (voice)
– The First Face-Off: Part 1 (1996) … Canard (voice)

1995 The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat (TV Series)
Additional Voices (voice)

1993 Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron (TV Series)
Enforcer Dispatcher
– The Metallikats (1993) … Enforcer Dispatcher (voice)

1990-1993 Tom & Jerry Kids Show (TV Series)
– Penthouse Mouse/Twelve Angry Sheep/The Ant Attack (1993)
– Flippin’ Fido/Dakota Droopy & the Lost Dutch Boy Mine/Dog Daze Afternoon (1990) … (voice)

1992 King’s Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow (Video Game)
Vizier Abdul Alhazred / Shamir Shamazel / Lord Azure / … (voice)

1992 Batman: The Animated Series (TV Series)
Chick
– It’s Never Too Late (1992) … Chick (voice)

1992 FernGully: The Last Rainforest
Knotty (voice)

1992 The Legend of Prince Valiant (TV Series)
Master Fezzik
– The Fist of Iron (1992) … Master Fezzik (voice)

1991 Where’s Waldo? (TV Series)
Waldo
– The Land of the Lost Pyramid (1991) … Waldo (voice)
– Viking Fling (1991) … Waldo (voice)
– Ahead of the Future (1991) … Waldo (voice)
– The Living Exhibits (1991) … Waldo (voice)
– The Land of the Carpet Flyers (1991) … Waldo (voice)

1991 Widget, the World Watcher (TV Series)
– Mother Slank’s Intergalactic Vacation Paradise (1991) … (voice)
– Rose Colored Glasses (1991) … (voice)
– Culture Crooks (1991) … (voice)
– Intergalactic Grudge Match (1991) … (voice)
– Widget and the Sqizzlebonk (1991) … (voice)

1991 Darkwing Duck (TV Series)
Patrick
– Whiffle While You Work (1991) … Patrick (voice)

1991 ProStars (TV Series)
Wayne Gretzky (1991) (voice)

1991 Spacecats (TV Series)
Scratch (1991) (voice)

1991 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Planet of the Turtleoids (TV Movie)
Michelangelo / Bork / TV Announcer (voice)

1991 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time (Video Game)
Michelangelo (voice, uncredited)

1990 Operation Blue Line (Video short)
Michelangelo (voice)

1989-1990 Adventures of the Gummi Bears (TV Series)
Norm / Knight / Carney
– A Recipe for Trouble (1990) … Norm (voice)
– Tuxford’s Turnaround (1990) … Knight (voice)
– Never Give a Gummi an Even Break (1989) … Carney (voice)

1990 Captain Planet and the Planeteers (TV Series)
Additional Voices (voice)

1990 TaleSpin (TV Series)
Turkey Client / Newsreel Announcer
– From Here to Machinery (1990) … Turkey Client / Newsreel Announcer (voice)

1990 Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue (TV Short)
Michelangelo / Dad (voice)

1989 Ring Raiders (TV Series)
Yasu Yakamura
– A Pilot’s Faith (1989) … Yasu Yakamura (voice)
– All the Right Stuff (1989) … Yasu Yakamura (voice)
– Scorch’s Revenge (1989) … Yasu Yakamura (voice)
– The Best Man for the Job Is a Woman (1989) … Yasu Yakamura (voice)
– Ring of Fire (1989) … Yasu Yakamura (voice)

1989 Dino-Riders in the Ice Age (Video short) (voice)

1988 Dino-Riders (TV Series)
Additional Voices (voice)

1987-1988 Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs (TV Series)
Colt / Outrider Soldiers / Outrider / …
– Happy Trails (1988) … Colt (voice)
– Who is Nemesis? (1988) … Colt (voice)
– The Nth Degree (1988) … Colt (voice)
– Alamo Moon (1988) … Colt (voice)
– Cease Fire (1988) … Colt (voice)

1988 Jem (TV Series)
Riot / Rory Llewellyn / Cisco
– A Father Should Be… (1988) … Riot / Rory Llewellyn / Cisco (voice)
– Riot’s Hope (1988) … Riot / Rory Llewellyn / Cisco (voice)
– A Change of Heart (1988) … Riot / Rory Llewellyn / Cisco (voice)
– Straight from the Heart (1988) … Riot / Rory Llewellyn / Cisco (voice)
– That Old Houdini Magic (1988) … Riot / Rory Llewellyn / Cisco (voice)

1988 Denver, the Last Dinosaur (TV Series)
Additional Voices (voice)

1988 Superman (TV Series)
Teenage Clark Kent
– Wildsharkk/To Play or Not to Play (1988) … (voice)
– The Beast Beneath These Streets/First Date (1988) … Teenage Clark Kent (voice)
– Night of the Living Shadows/Graduation (1988) … (voice)
– Bonechill/The Driver’s License (1988) … (voice)

1988 Yogi & the Invasion of the Space Bears (TV Movie)
Zor One (voice)

1987 Alice Through the Looking Glass (TV Movie)
Tom Fool (voice)

1986-1987 Teen Wolf (TV Series)
Scott Howard (Teen Wolf)
– Howlin’ Cousins (1987) … Scott Howard (Teen Wolf) (voice)
– Scott and the Howlers (1987) … Scott Howard (Teen Wolf) (voice)
– Teen Wolf, Come Home (1987) … Scott Howard (Teen Wolf) (voice)
– Diary of a Mad Werewolf (1987) … Scott Howard (Teen Wolf) (voice)
– Down on the Farm (1987) … Scott Howard (Teen Wolf) (voice)

1987 Fraggle Rock (TV Series)
Gobo / Wrench / Architect (voice)

1987 Hotel (TV Series)
Bellman Extra
– Glass People (1987) … Bellman Extra

1986 The Amazing Adventures of Inspector Gadget (Video)
Cpl. Capeman (segment “The Capeman Cometh”)

1986 Wildfire (TV Series)
– Wildfire: King of the Horses (1986) … (voice)
– The Highwayman (1986) … (voice)
– A Meeting in Time (1986) … (voice)
– Secret of Sinti Magic (1986) … (voice)

1986 The Kingdom Chums: Little David’s Adventure (TV Movie)
Eliab / Fox Soldier #2 (voice)

1986 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
– Liberty and the Littles (1986) … (voice)

1986 The Transformers (TV Series)
Rewind / Martin
– Madman’s Paradise (1986) … Rewind (voice)
– Forever Is a Long Time Coming (1986) … Rewind (voice)
– B.O.T. (1986) … Martin (uncredited)

1986 The Glo Friends (TV Series)
Various Characters (1986) (voice)

1986 Black Moon Rising
Waiter

1985 The GLO Friends Save Christmas (TV Movie) (voice)

1985 Inspector Gadget (TV Series)
Corporal Capeman / Sweetly
– Gadget and the Red Rose (1985) … Corporal Capeman
– Gadget’s Gadgets (1985) … Corporal Capeman
– Crashcourse in Crime (1985) … Corporal Capeman
– The Capeman Cometh (1985) … Corporal Capeman
– Bad Dreams Are Made of This (1985) … Sweetly

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