NUTTY NUT NEWS NETWORK EXCLUSIVE!
Our roving reporter, Steve Wichrowski, Jr., conducts an
entertaining interview from 2007 with comic actor and voice
artist Chuck McCann, who discusses conversations he had with
Stan Laurel and also performs excellent vocal imitations of
both Stan and Ollie. Joining him for part of the interview is
his "Stan" partner, Jim MacGeorge. Mr. McCann recounts
highlights of his career including radio, television and
commercial performances, and concludes with background
information concerning the Sons' Founding Tent.
Born in 1934
in Brooklyn, New York, Chuck McCann is a third
generation performer and has starred in films,
television, radio recordings, stage, and has provided
the voices for hundreds of characters in the world of
animation and commercials.
New York in the 1960’s Chuck’s made several
children’s programs and sketch comedy shows including:
The Puppet Hotel, Let's Have Fun, The Great Bombo’s
Magic Cartoon Circus, The Chuck McCann Show and
Chuck McCann’s Laurel & Hardy Show.
was so much a fan of Laurel and Hardy that he is one of
the founding members of the Sons of the Desert.
Throughout his career, Chuck has played Oliver Hardy
with various partners accompanying him playing Stan
Laurel: Dick Van Dyke, Tom Poston, and finally, Jim
MacGeorge and Chuck McCann did a series of commercials
as Stan & Ollie, for Arby's, Tony's Pizza and Anco
Windshield Wipers. To see some clips of these
commercials and rare footage of Chuck and Jim performing
a tribute to Laurel and Hardy at The Alex Theater in
Glendale, CA. please visit Chuck’s website at
Considered one of the best impressionists in the business,
Jim MacGeorge specializes in voice acting for cartoons.
MacGeorge's voice has starred in such cartoon series as
Abbott & Costello, Yogi Bear, Cue Glub, Beaney & Cecil,
Wimper and Woofer, Star Wars, Sesame Street, and dozens
more. He has also been widely recognized for his
remarkable impersonations of the comedy team Laurel (MacGeorge)
and Hardy with veteran comedian and fellow voice actor,
for further information.
Jim MacGeorge’s Filmography