Jamie Alcroft


Jamie Alcroft

Infobox Comedian
name = Jamie Alcroft


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birth_date = Birth date and age|1949|01|18
birth_place = USA
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medium = Stand-up, television
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active = c. 1978-present
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spouse = Sarah Kawahara
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website = http://www.mackandjamie.com/
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Jamie Alcroft (born January 18, 1949) is an American comedian and voice actor. He is half of the comedy duo Mack & Jamie.

Biography

Early life and education

Alcroft earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication from Ohio University in 1971. [cite web |title=Fall 2001 Ohio Today Online - Bobcat Tracks |url=http://www.ohiou.edu/ohiotoday/fall01/tracks/70s.html ]

Career

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. [cite news |first=Susan |last=Prazen |title=When Comedians Get Home the Adrenalin Starts Flowing |work=The Miami Herald |date=1984-05-27 |page=1B ]

They had been working together for less than two years when they were invited to appear on "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson. That and other TV appearances led to their own syndicated show in 1985, called "Comedy Break". [cite news |title=Pair Rockets Into TV Comedy |work=Sacramento Bee |date=1985-12-13 |page=S11 ] They taped 125 half-hour shows in less than a year. [cite news |title=Two Aren't Consistently Twice As Funny As One |work=Sacramento Bee |date=1986-05-01 |page=S04 |quote=Mack Dryden and Jamie Alcroft, whose syndicated 'Comedy Break' TV show started but failed to finish the season on Sacramento's KRBK... ]

As a voice actor, Alcroft has provided numerous voices for commercials, animated series, and video games.

Marriage and children

Alcroft is married to figure skating choreographer Sarah Kawahara. [cite news |first=Laurie K. |last=Schenden |title=Family; Disney History, Packed on Ice; Skate show brings together characters from 75 years of entertainment |work=Los Angeles Times |date=2000-12-21 |page=F45 |quote=Married to Jamie Alcroft, half of the comedy team Mac and Jamie, Kawahara takes their three kids along during rehearsals in Florida ... ] The couple have three children, Alysse, Hayley, and Thatcher.

References

External links

*imdb|0017314
* [http://www.mackandjamie.com/ Mack & Jamie]

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