James Biggerstaff Alcroft Jr. (January 18, 1949), known professionally as Jamie Alcroft, is an American comedian and voice actor. He is the husband of Sarah Kawahara and father to Hayley Kiyoko Alcroft, Alysse Alcroft and Thatcher Alcroft. He often attends tour of his daughter Hayley along with his wife.
Alcroft earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication from Ohio University in 1971.
Alcroft suffered from a cardiac disease for an unknown time and was in need of a heart transplant for some time. He had a transplantation between June 18, 2017 and June 17, 2018 that saved his life.
Marriage and childrenEdit
Alcroft was working as a disc jockey at a Key West radio station in 1979 when cartoonist Mack Dryden left a note for him at his studio. It read, "You must be one of the funniest men in Key West; I'm the other one." The pair got to know one another and began performing as a stand-up act in Key West.
They had been working together for less than two years when they were invited to appear on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. That and other TV appearances led to their own syndicated show in 1985, called Comedy Break. They taped 125 half-hour shows in less than a year. Their appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, prompted Leno to call them,"The funniest Duo working today."Mack and Jamie continue to perform at Corporate Events around the world and have earned the reputation as Clean Comedians.
As a voice actor, Alcroft has provided numerous voices for commercials, animated series, and video games such as Return to Castle Wolfenstein Gears of War I, II and III and IV and Call of "Duty: United Offensive" as Lieutenant Lehmkuhl and Sgt. Ramirez. He voiced Wheeljack in the video game adaptation of Transformers: Dark Of The Moon, several voices in Ninja Gaiden 2 and Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights. He also played the voice as the interviewer from the intro and epilogue of Spyro the Dragon, and other numerous dragons. Alcroft also voiced Dr. Dean in Scooby-Doo! and the Witch's Ghost.
He was named 2009 Westlake Village Citizen of the Year and has been voted one of the "25 Most Influential People" in Ventura County. He has dedicated his life to raising funds for schools and charities, through local businesses partners.
He has teamed up with Phil Proctor of Firesign Theatre fame to write and perform "Boomers on a Bench" which can be seen on YouTube and Facebook weekly.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).