Michael Winslow is an American actor and comedian. He is also a beatboxer who is often referred to as "the man with 10,000 sound effects". Michael is best known for his role as Larvell Jones on the American comedy series Police Academy. As of 2021, Michael Winslow's net worth is estimated to be around $1.5 million.
|Michael Leslie Winslow
|September 6, 1958
|Spokane, Washington, U. S.
|Actor, comedian, beatboxer
|5 feet 11.75 inches or 182 cm tall
Michael Winslow was born on September 6, 1958 in Spokane, Washington, United States. He was born to parents Robert and Verdi Winslow. Winslow spent his childhood at Fairchild Air Force Base. For his studies he enrolled in the Lisa Meil School of Acting, Modeling and Visualization.
Winslow developed an incredible talent for mimicking her voice at a young age. In his free time he listened to the noises of motors, animals and flatulence and then tried to imitate the sounds. Growing up, he brought with him a passion for acting, performing in various theaters and nightclubs. He received positive reviews from the public after showing off his amazing sound imitation skills.
Michael Winslow Net Worth and Career
Michael also raised enough money to perform in nightclubs and theaters, which helped him break into Hollywood as an actor. He made his television debut by appearing on The Gong Show. On the show, he imitated the sounds of Star Trek, Benji the dog from the movies, and Jimi Hendrix’s Purple Haze. In 1984, he finally landed the role of Larvell Jones on the television series Police Academy.
Winslow later worked on other movies like Alphabet City, Gremlins, Grandview, USA. and Loveline. In 1985, he reprized the role of Officer Larvell Jones in the sequel to Police Academy titled Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment. The following year, he appeared as Sergeant Larvell Jones in another Police Academy series, Police Academy 3: Back in Training and Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol.
Winslow did all the sound effects for the 1987 film Spaceballs, in which he played a radar operator. To date, he has starred in many movies. His last film appearance was in the 2017 film Kill Hasselhoff. In addition to movies and TV shows, he has also brought his sound effects and comedies to mobile platforms. In 2010 he debuted his sound effects on the iPhone and iPod Touch.
Michael Winslow recently appeared on the sixteenth season of America’s Got Talent. In fact, he appeared as one of the contestants on the show he auditioned for and showed off his impressive vocal skills as a traditionalist. Winslow was quite impressive with the sound effect of him during the audition. The jury and the public laughed at the perfect combination of comedy and sound effects.
Personal life of Michael Winslow
Michael Winslow has been married three times. He first married Belinda Church, with whom he lived for eight years until her death in 1993. He then married Angela Beitops in 1997. His second marriage ended in divorce in 2001 and they separated two years later. In 2003 he swore in Sharon Winslow. However, his third marriage only lasted a year and ended in divorce in 2014. In total, Michael has two children.
Michael Winslow net worth
As of 2021, Michael Winslow’s combined net worth is expected to be $1.5 million. He made all the money from his dedication as an actor, comedian, and public speaker. Currently, Michael participates in the reality show America’s Got Talent. If he makes it through the reality show and becomes the champion, he will win the $1 million prize.