Gary Chalk (actor)


Gary Chalk (actor)

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birthdate = November 13, 1953
birthplace = Southampton, England, United Kingdom

Gary Chalk (born November 13, 1953) is a British-born Canadian actor and voice actor. He is also known as Garry Chalk.

Chalk was born in Southampton, England and moved to Vancouver, Canada in 1957. He has been involved with professional theatre since 1978, and has performed at The Playhouse, The Arts Club and numerous theatres in British Columbia, Ontario and Alberta. The last live stage production he did was "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum", where he played Milos Gloriosous. He also performed in "Henry IV" and "As You Like It" at The Playhouse, as well as "Dracula" and "Passion" at The Arts Club.

Most of his career has been in film and television; he had a recurring role on "Cold Squad" for four years, for which he won Gemini Awards in two consecutive years, and until the close of its ninth season had a recurring role on the hit science-fiction series "Stargate SG-1". He is also a veteran of over 1500 animated productions including "Class of the Titans", "Transformers" and the 2002 remake of "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe". He is, however, best known for his voice acting of Optimus Prime/Primal, whom he has often played since he first acquired the role in the Beast Wars Transformers Series, with the single exception being the series. He voiced G1 Megatron in Beast Wars for a single episode, making him the first actor who has voiced both Megatron and Optimus Prime.

Most recently, he has appeared occasionally in the Sci-Fi Channel shows "Eureka", as Col. Briggs and "Painkiller Jane", as Ruben Hennessey.

Filmography

Animation

* "¡Mucha Lucha!" - El Haystack Grande, Protozoa, Additional Voices
* "Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog" - Grounder, Additional Voices
* "Alien Racers" -
* "Beast Machines" - Optimus Primal, Optimus Prime
* "Beast Wars" - Optimus Primal, Megatron
* "" - King Hippo
* "Charizard Nitan" - Tyranic
* "Class of the Titans - Hercules and Ares
* "Conan the Adventurer" - Snagg
* "Double Dragon" - Chopper, Kona, Wild Willy
* "Dragon Booster" - Conner Penn/Mortis
* "Exo squad" - Marsala, Genereal Shiva
* "Extreme Dinosaurs" - Badrap
* "" - BIOK, Metal-Head, Pathfinder, Shockwave
* "G.I. Joe Extreme" - Lieutenant Stone
* "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" (2002) - Man-At-Arms (Duncan), Whiplash
* "Mega Man" - Guts Man
* "Mighty Max" - Additional Voices
* "Mummies Alive!" - Additional Voices
* "ReBoot" - Turbo, Slash
* "" - Additional Voices
* "Shadow Raiders" - Emperor Femur
* "Sonic Underground" - Dr. Ivo Robotnik
* "Spider-Man Unlimited" - Mr. Meugniot, Additional Voices
* "Street Fighter" - Dhalsim, Burke (Col. Keith Wolfman)
* "Transformers Armada" - Optimus Prime
* "Transformers Energon" - Optimus Prime
* "Transformers Cybertron" - Optimus Prime
* "The New Adventures of He-Man" - He-Man, Artilla, President Pell, Alcon, Sgt. Krone, Andros, Gross
* "Bucky O'Hare and the Toad Wars" - Commander Dogstar, Al Negator
* "Salty's Lighthouse" - Captain Smith
* "Ranma 1/2" - Genma Saotome (Re Dub)

Television

* "Cold Squad" - Inspector Andrew Pawlachuk
* "Painkiller Jane" - Ruben Hennessey
* "Eureka" - Colonel Briggs
* "" - Silver (voice)
* "Stargate SG-1" - Colonel Chekov
* "Dark Angel" - Lt. Walter Eastep
* "" - Timothy Aloysius "Dum-Dum" Dugan
* ""- Lemonyne
* "MacGyver"- Detective Sweeney/Sargent Harold Gray

Movie

* "Freddy Vs. Jason" - Sheriff Williams
* "Eight Below" - Boat Captain
* "Karate Dog" - Officer Brunelli
* "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and The Island of Misfit Toys" - Santa Claus, Bumbles the Abominable Snowman
* "" - Blitzen
* "The Fly II"- Scorby
* "Scary Godmother Halloween Spectacular" - Harry the Werewolf, Bug-A-Boo
* "" - Harry the Werewolf, Bug-A-Boo
* "" - Police Captain
* "Warriors of Virtue" - Mosely (voice)
* "Fierce People" - McCallum

Video games

* "Devil Kings" - Devil King
* "" - Optimus Primal
* "Transformers (2004 video game)" - Optimus Prime
* "" - Bruno Tattaglia, Al Neri

Awards

* Garry has won two Gemini Awards.
* 2000-2001 Best Supporting Actor in A Drama Series: Cold Squad
* 2001-2002 Best Supporting Actor in A Drama Series: Cold Squad

External links

*imdb name|id=0149942|name=Gary Chalk
*voice actor|id=2224|name=Garry Chalk
*AnimeCons name|id=132|name=Gary Chalk
* [http://www.selmak.org/pages/garry/index.htm Unofficial Garry Chalk Fan Page]
* [http://www.savagegod.com/theshakespeareproject/pop_ups/bios/garry_chalk/chalk_pop.html Biography from Savage God Theater]
* [http://www.a3upodcast.com/node/159 Podcast Interview With Gary Chalk]


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