What I do

Anime

Doing voices for anime is great fun. I get a chance to access my inner child. Monster voices are my personal favorite.

Film

I’m a big guy and I project that. I get alot of work as the heavy or the passionate artist. Checkout my videos!

Musician

I am a classically trained cellist and perform with a number of ensembles. I love singing in many styles. I enjoy the freedom of improvisational Jazz. I have appeared as musician and singer in films, television and commercial jingles.

TV Commercials

I have appeared in a long list of character roles in television ads. As well as singing jingles including the Long, Long, ManGumcommercial, an internet sensation. .

Viceo Game Voice Overs

I spend a lot of my time living as exotic characters within beautifully constructed game worlds I haven't a clue how to play.

NHK Television

I do voice dubs for NHK World programming and have done character voices for Anime and children’s educational shows including Eigo De Asobu and Tokyo Strangers.

Black Stripe Theater

Unless I’m touring I work with Black Stripe Theater which I co-founded here in Tokyo.

Temple University, Tokyo

I teach acting and theater at Temple University's Tokyo Branch. Email me for my hours and class info. Sometimes guests drop by class and share their experiences as actors. Who knows, you may even see The Walking Dead's Merle there where the class just ate him up!

I was born in Nebraska. As a teen, I took the bus to the big city where I met a slickster at the Chicago Greyound station. He promised me fame, fortune, and the high life. He then dropped me off at a college with a stack of loan applications. He was a recruiter. I gratuated from The Goodman School of Theater in 1979. I enjoy a wealth of satisfaction sharing with others what I have learned along with an abundance of freedom derived from the life of an artist living on his own terms. I am happily married and live with my wife in Tokyo.





These audio tracks are from tv, radio, cruise ship appearances and movies like “Out of This World,” starring Peter Mullan, in which I played a rather swank post-war crooner. Visit my Soundcloud page to find samples of me playing the cello with my trio. Don’t forget, in addition to on camera work, I am also available for live events. Contact me. Ask for Wally, the singing cellist.

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