James MacDonald

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
23% Little Boy Recruitment Sergeant $5M 2015
18% 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
29% Hollywood Homicide Danny Broome $30.1M 2003
72% Phone Booth Negotiator $46.6M 2003
76% Tigerland Sergeant Thomas 2000
78% Space Cowboys Capcom 2000
21% Sour Grapes Det. Frehill 1998
17% Mercury Rising SWAT Team Leader Francis 1998
50% Volcano Terry Jasper 1997
17% Turbulence First Officer Ted Kary 1997
34% The Fan Sick Sean's Dad 1996
53% Broken Arrow Park Ranger Baker 1996
No Score Yet Roswell Area 51 Officer 1994
88% Malcolm X Lieutenant 1992
No Score Yet N.Y.P.D. Mounted Actor 1991
90% Riff-Raff Funeral Director 1991
59% Two Evil Eyes Luke 1990
81% Some Kind of Wonderful Hardy's Friend 1987

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet NCIS
2003
Capt. Faul Navy Admiral Norton Padgett
  • 2018
  • 2003
96% Battle Creek
2015
Stevie
  • 2015
No Score Yet Beyond A.D.
2015
Guest
  • 2015
94% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
2013
Agent Jacobson
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet NCIS: New Orleans
2014
Marine Captain Tom Garrett
  • 2015
  • 2014
38% Intelligence
2014
DFBI Oliver Sicola
  • 2014
80% 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
  • 2001
79% Lie to Me
2009-2011
Det. Riley
  • 2009
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
Dan Becks
  • 2008
23% Standoff
2006
Lionel Struthers
  • 2007
82% Commander in Chief
2005-2006
Agent Bennett
  • 2006
84% The Unit
2006-2009
Willis Meeks
  • 2006
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
Richard
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet JAG
1995-2005
SSgt. Timothy Mallory
  • 2004
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
Mike Bigelow
  • 2001
62% Vanished
2006
Bailes
  • 1999
81% Buffy the Vampire Slayer
1997-2003
Detective Stein
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
90% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
Capt. Wainwright
  • 1995
No Score Yet The Mary Tyler Moore Show
1970-1977
Screenwriter
  • 1976

QUOTES FROM James MacDonald CHARACTERS

Officer Marvin
*sneaking into the house, hoping not to get caught by Leatherface* POLICE!!!
Officer Marvin
[sneaking into the house, hoping not to get caught by Leatherface] POLICE!