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James MacDonald

Highest Rated:   93% The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Lowest Rated:   17% Mercury Rising (1998)
Birthday:   Not Available
Birthplace:   Not Available
James MacDonald made an enormous contribution to Walt Disney studios by creating the largest, most complete library of sound effects in cinema. Such effects included blowing and growling through the glass chimney of a kerosene lamp to create grizzly bear noises to using dried peas in a barrel to emulate a heavy downpour. Though not the first to use coconuts to mimic the sound of moving horses, he was one of the few to insure that Disney horses always had four beats per gallop instead of the three typically heard in other less meticulously made films. MacDonald was discovered by Walt Disney while working as a drummer aboard a cruise ship. In addition to providing sound effects, MacDonald was also a talented voice artist and in 1946 became the voice of Mickey Mouse. In the early '80s, MacDonald selected Wayne Allwine to be his successor. Though he passed away in 1991, MacDonald can still be seen performing his fascinating craft via video displays at Disney-MGM Studios in Florida.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Kirk Cameron's Revive Us
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Fantasia - 75th Anniversary
  • Actor
2015
22% Little Boy
  • Recruitment Sergeant
$5.0M 2015
19% Texas Chainsaw
  • Officer Marvin
$34.4M 2013
93% The Kids Are All Right
  • Clay's Dad
$20.9M 2010
No Score Yet A Number
  • Director
2008
No Score Yet Fissure
  • Actor
2007
23% Home of the Brave
  • Ray
2006
30% Hollywood Homicide
  • Danny Broome
$30.1M 2003
71% Phone Booth
  • Negotiator
$46.6M 2003
76% Tigerland
  • Sergeant Thomas
2000
78% Space Cowboys
  • Capcom
2000
23% Sour Grapes
  • Det. Frehill
1998
17% Mercury Rising
  • SWAT Team Leader Francis
1998
44% Volcano
  • Terry Jasper
1997
17% Turbulence
  • First Officer Ted Kary
1997
37% The Fan
  • Sick Sean's Dad
1996
55% Broken Arrow
  • Park Ranger Baker
1996
No Score Yet Roswell
  • Area 51 Officer
1994
91% Malcolm X
  • Lieutenant
1992
No Score Yet N.Y.P.D. Mounted
  • Actor
1991
90% Riff-Raff
  • Funeral Director
1991
55% Two Evil Eyes
  • Luke
1990
80% Some Kind of Wonderful
  • Hardy's Friend
1987

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
95% Battle Creek
2015
  • Stevie
  • 2015
No Score Yet Beyond A.D.
2015
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet NCIS: New Orleans
2014
  • Marine Captain Tom Garrett
  • 2015
36% Intelligence
2014
  • DFBI Oliver Sicola
  • 2014
95% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
2013
  • Agent Jacobson
  • 2014
72% Castle
2009-2016
  • Benjamin Wade
  • 2013
No Score Yet NCIS: Los Angeles
2009
  • John Ness
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
  • Sgt. Bigley
  • 2013
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • John Ruark Kenneth Ward
  • 2010
  • 2002
No Score Yet Lie to Me
2009-2011
  • Det. Riley
  • 2009
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
  • Dan Becks
  • 2008
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
  • Richard
  • 2005
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
  • Capt. Faul
  • 2003
No Score Yet Buffy the Vampire Slayer
1997-2003
  • Detective Stein
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
No Score Yet Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
  • Capt. Wainwright
  • 1995

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