On WIN Without Competing! Dr. Arlene will interview award-winning actor and voice over artist Michael Yurchak. He started his career as a production assistant on the Robert Redford film A River Runs Through It.
As a voice artist, Yurchak holds recurring roles for a number of animated shows (including Avatar: The Legend of Korra (Nickelodeon), Naruto (Disney Channel), Stitch! (Disney), and Spang, Ho! (Cartoon Network)). He has voiced dozens of video games (including the Saints Row Series, The Darkness, Spyro, Ratchet & Clank, Sonic the Hedgehog, Dino-Crisis, Grand Theft Auto, etc.); commercials (including Coke, Taco Bell, McDonald’s, Bud Light, Ford, Levi’s, Toys R’ Us, Volkswagen, etc.); and promos (including Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, PBS, ESPN 2, Spike, A&E, and NY1, for which he was nominated for a New York News Emmy Award and given the Silver Promax Award for best news promo two years in a row). Yurchak has also recorded over fifty audiobooks, including The Iron Duke (Audiofile Magazine’s Golden Earphone Award) and Orders is Orders (Audiofile’s top 10 audiobooks of 2010).
On-camera, Yurchak appears in multiple films (including The Babymakers, I Heart Shakey, Beerfest, Watching the Detectives, The Lather Effect, Club Dread, The Slammin’ Salmon, etc.); and television programs (including Mad Men, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Farrelly Brothers’ Unhitched, etc.) Michael also has extensive stage credits in both LA and New York, (including Death of A Salesman, The Country Girl, Hamlet, King Lear, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, Julius Caesar Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, etc.).
Yurchak’s favorite roles include: Dennis Mitchell on Mad Men; Edgar in King Lear; Happy in Death of a Salesman; Polixenes in The Winter’s Tale; Claudius in Hamlet; and Buddy the Elf on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Join Dr. Arlene and watch her uncover Yurchak’s career success secrets including how his combined passion for the craft of acting and the art of teaching enables him to set the standard in both arenas.