Michael Winslow

Michael Winslow

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Updated On September 27, 2022

Michael Winslow is famous for being an actor, beatboxer, and comedian. Michael Winslow is also known as The Man of 10,000 Sound Effects.

Early life

On September 6, 1958, Michael Leslie Winslow was born in Spokane, Washington, the USA. Additionally, his hometown is Fairchild Air Force Base near Spokane. Similarly, he is an American and belongs to African-American ethnical background. As of now, he is already 63 years old and his zodiac sign is Virgo.

He was born to his father Robert Winslow and Verdie. For his education, he went to the Lisa Maile School of Acting Modeling and Imaging. Also, Winslow went to Thomas Jefferson High School. Later on, for future education, he attended the University of Colorado.


On The Gong Show, Michael Winslow made his first television appearance. Thus, in the show, he squeezed in sound-alikes of Benji the movie dog, Star Trek, and Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze”. Therefore, he is best known for his role as Larvell Jones. And, it was in the Police Academy series of movies and TV shows.

In addition, he was cast in the role after he was seen opening for Count Basie. Also, Island Records released a 12″ of Michael Winslow entitled “I Am My Own Walkman, in 1985. Fortunately, the song peaked at number 60 in Australia.

Michael Winslow

Caption: Michael Winslow during his performance. Source: Instagram

Therefore, he presented the Best Sound Effects, Editing Oscar, to Charles L. Campbell and Robert Rutledge, in 1986. And, it was for their work on Back to the Future. Besides, he appeared as a radar operator in the movie Spaceballs, in 1987.  In the movie, he performed all the sound effects himself during one scene. Thus, in the film, Mel Brooks wrote, directed, produced, and co-starred in the film.

He has stated that by doing so, Winslow saved the film money. In addition, he is also a motivational speaker. He has hosted the motion-picture television series, since the fall of 2008.  Hence, the series was named the Way Back Wednesday with Winslow. And, it features movies primarily released in the 1980s.

More about career

Moving on, he continues to perform stand-up comedy around the globe. Moving on, in 2010, he debuted his own iPhone and iPod Touch apps. Therefore, he also brought his sound effects and comedy to a mobile platform. Similarly, ThatsKungFu generates his kung fu fighting sounds. It makes the sound as the device is swung in a fighting motion. Additionally, NoizeyMan is billed as the “World’s Noiziest App.

Thus, the app contains video, ringtones, sound effects, and mini-games, all created by him. He worked with Orlando, Florida-based game development studio Phyken Media, in 2011. It was on a mobile game for iOS and Android platforms entitled Wizard Ops Chapter 1. Likewise, it provides all the sound effects for the game.

Hence, he also lent his voice to Wizard Ops Tactics. It is a turn-based tactical game and spiritual successor to the previous game. During the “we hired a celebrity” ad campaign, he was also featured in a commercial for GEICO Insurance. Furthermore, he auditioned for the sixteenth season of America’s Got Talent, in 2021.

Later, he had a guest appearance on the Talent Recap Show, following the airing of his audition. Therefore, he showed viewers how to make some of his signature noises. Unfortunately, he was eliminated during the semi-finals. The estimated net worth of Michael Winslow is $2 million.

Personal life

Michael Winslow has been married 3 times. Firstly, he was married to Belinda Church from 1985 to 1993. Unfortunately, Belinda passed away due to an unknown reason to the public. Later, in 1997, he married Angela Baytops. Moving on the couple later divorced on May 25, 2021. Similarly, he married Sharon Larrieu Winslow on June 12, 2003. In 2014, they parted away due to irreconcilable differences. In addition, he is a proud father of 3 children whose names are not revealed yet.

Body measurement and Social media

Michael Winslow is good-looking and handsome. Thus, he is tall and stands 5 feet 9 inches tall (175cm/ 1.75m). Moreover, he has maintained her physics and his body weight is 80 kg (176 lbs). And, Winslow has black hair color and black pairs of eyes. Likewise, he is seen active on his Instagram account named @Michael_Winslow with 41.1k followers. He also has his twitch account with 1.6k followers.

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