Gary Schwartz Profile

Gary_Schwartz_with_TF2Gary Schwartz is the voice of Heavy Weapons Guy and Demoman in Team Fortress 2. He is also the Tank in Left 4 Dead 2, Guss Tuno in Star Wars The Old Republic and most recently Felix the counterfeiter on Pandora in Tales from the Borderlands.

Gary is an award-winning, TV and film actor, director, comedian and a master improvisational acting coach whose 35 years as a performer and improv teacher has helped transform the lives of thousands of people, both on- and off-screen.

Originally from New York State, Gary began his professional career as a mime at age 13, performing up and down the Hudson River with Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie and other great folk entertainers of the 60’s. In the 70’s and 80’s he appeared in numerous film and television projects including the Oscar-winning feature film Quest for Fire and was a co-star in the Emmy-winning TV series Zoobilee Zoo, with Ben Vereen. Since then, as an ADR (Additional Dialogue Replacement) voice actor, Gary has gone on to work with Robert Redford, Barbra Streisand, Tim Burton, Kenneth Brannagh, David Lynch and many other well-known directors. He regularly provided ADR for the television series Star Trek TNG, Deep Space Nine and Voyager, voicing many Enterprise yeomen, Farengi and Klingons. Details of his extensive acting career are available at IMDB.com. www.imdb.com/name/nm0777229

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It was Gary’s 18-year association with world-renowned theater educator and author, Viola Spolin – famous for training the very first improvisational theater troupe in the US which led to the creation of today’s well-known Second City improv troupe – that has provided the foundation for his work today. In 1988 Gary co-founded the Spolin Players improv troupe (www.spolinplayers.com), and is the only master teacher to have ever earned an endorsement from both Viola Spolin and her son, the legendary original director of Second City, Paul Sills.

Today, Gary is a passionate, dynamic improv coach and facilitator. He is the founder of Improv Odyssey, an exciting approach to changing the way people work and play, entirely based on Spolin’s techniques.

Gary resides in North Bend WA. He teaches improv around the world and also teaches acting for animation at the University of Washington.

Credits (Taken from IMDB.com)

Expiration Date (Short)
Heavy / Demoman (voice)
 2013Dota 2 (Video Game)
Lich / Shadow Shaman / Sniper / … (voice)
 2013Star Wars: The Old Republic – Rise of the Hutt Cartel (Video Game)
Additional Voices (voice)
 2012Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (Video Game)
Heavy Weapons Guy (voice)
 2012Meet the Pyro (Video short)
Heavy (voice)
 2011Star Wars: The Old Republic (Video Game)
Guss Tuno / Additional Voices (voice)
 2011Meet the Medic (Video short)
Heavy / Demoman (voice)
 2011The Details
Plans Inspector
 2010A Face for All Occasions (Video short)
Monte the Magnificent
 2010Poker Night at the Inventory (Video Game)
The Heavy (voice)
 2009Meet the Spy (Video short)
Heavy (voice)
 2008Left 4 Dead (Video Game)
Airport Runway Radio Voice (voice)
 2008Meet the Sandvich (Video short)
Heavy (voice)
 2008Meet the Scout (Video short)
Heavy (voice)
 2007Meet the Demoman (Video short)
Demoman (voice)
 2007Team Fortress 2 (Video Game)
Heavy / Demoman / Monoculus (voice)
 2007Meet the Engineer (Video short)
Heavy (voice)
 2007Meet the Soldier (Video short)
Heavy / Demoman (voice)
 2007Meet the Heavy (Video short)
Heavy Weapons Guy (voice)
 2002Aliens vs. Predator 2: Primal Hunt (Video Game)
Eisenberg (voice)
 2002No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.’s Way (Video Game)
Super Soldiers / Soviets / Indian HARM guards / … (voice)
 2001Aliens vs. Predator 2 (Video Game)
Dr. Eisenberg / Additional Voices (voice)
 2001White Face (Short)
Prof. Barnum N. Bailey
 2000Dinosaur
Additional Voices (voice, uncredited)
 2000Star Trek: Armada (Video Game)
Additional Voices (voice)
 1999Planescape: Torment (Video Game)
Additional Voices (voice)
 1997Zoobles Campout Tonight (Video)
Bravo Fox
 1997Hercules
Additional Voices (voice, uncredited)
 1997Ellen (TV Series)
Gary

– Makin’ Whoopie (1997) … Gary
 1996The Jungle Book (Video Game)
Colonel Ilgwom ‘Illy’
 1993The Nightmare Before Christmas
Additional Voices (voice)
 1993Mr. Nanny
Voice (voice, uncredited)
 1992Picket Fences (TV Series)
Johnson

– Pilot (1992) … Johnson
 1992Bébé’s Kids (voice)
 1992FernGully: The Last Rainforest
Additional Voice (voice)
 1991Career Opportunities
Additional Voices (voice)
 1990White Palace
Additional Voice (voice)
 1990Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Werewolf

– The Secret (1990) … Werewolf (voice)
 1989The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! (TV Series)
Doc Freud / Inspector Clean / Dr. Toby

– Toupee/The Mark of Zero (1989) … Inspector Clean
– Super Plant/The Pied Koopa (1989) … Dr. Toby
 1989She’s Out of Control
Optometrist
 1989Mr. Belvedere (TV Series)
Man

– Spot (1989) … Man
 1988Oliver & Company
Additional Voice (voice)
 1988Casual Sex?
Additional Voices (voice)
 1987Frog (TV Movie)
Whittlestone
 1986Body Slam
Ring Official
 1986Zoobilee Zoo (TV Series)
Bravo Fox

– Vaudeville Star (1986) … Bravo Fox
– Fox in Wolf’s Clothing (1986) … Bravo Fox
– Blue Ribbon Zoobles (1986) … Bravo Fox
– Whazzat the Clown (1986) … Bravo Fox
– Van Go, Master Painter (1986) … Bravo Fox
 1984Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)
Headless Man / Barrister Fish

– Thumbelina (1984) … Barrister Fish
 1983You and Me Kid (TV Series)
Actor

– Episode dated 3 November 1983 (1983) … Actor
 1981Quest for Fire
Rouka – The Ulam Tribe
 1979The Jeffersons (TV Series)
Clown

– Louise’s Old Boyfriend (1979) … Clown
 1979Summer’s Children
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