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CHUCK MC CANN INTERVIEW

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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.

 Working in 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.

 Chuck 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.

 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 http://www.chuckmccann.net/laurelhardy.htm

Jim MacGeorge

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, Chuck McCann.

http://www.chuckmccann.net Chuck’s website.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0564841/ Chuck’s Filmography

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_McCann for further information.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0532247/  Jim MacGeorge’s Filmography

http://www.wayoutwest.org/