Mike McShane was one of the regular cast members of “Whose Line is it Anyway” and has performed and taught improvisation for Pixar, Savannah College of Art and Design and many workshops in the United Kingdom. He is a semi-regular with The Comedy Store Players in London, and has performed on Broadway and the West End in London in “La Cage Aux Folles”, “Little Shop of Horrors”, “The Pocket Dream” and “One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest”, and recently as Louis B. Mayer in the world premiere of “The Tailor Made Man” on the West End.
He was a company member of The American Conservatory Theatre and The California Shakespeare Festival, and has been seen on television in “Seinfeld”, “ER” “Malcolm in the Middle” and “The Drew Carey Show”, as well as many other sitcoms and episodics in the U.S. In the U.K. He has guest starred as the evil Julius Grayle in “Doctor Who” and was a guest star in the pilot of “Bluestone 4-2.”
In film, he portrayed “Friar Tuck” in “Robin Hood” with Kevin Costner,as Professor Keenbean he mentored Macaulay Culkin in “Richie Rich” ; as Harold Vilmes judged Kirsten Dunst in “Drop Dead Gorgeous”, and died a hypnotic death in “Office Space”.
You can hear Mikes’ voice in “A Bug’s Life”, “Vampire Hunter D”, “Spawn- The TV series”, “King of the Hill” and many other animated films.
Along with Brian Lohmann, he devised “Pulp Playhouse” using long form improvisation with genre based styles. He also devised “Shakov” with Impro Theatre, using a single suggestion with Shakespeare and Chekov as a starting point.
He is delighted to be with Impro Theatre, and thanks you in advance for coming to see us.