James MacDonald (II)

Highest Rated: 97% Cinderella (1950)
Lowest Rated: 18% Texas Chainsaw (2013)
Birthday: May 19, 1906
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

CREDIT
18% Texas Chainsaw Officer Marvin $34.4M 2013
80% The Rescuers Evinrude 1977
97% Cinderella Jacques/Gus/Bruno 1950

TV

CREDIT
38% Intelligence
2014
DFBI Oliver Sicola
  • 2014
94% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
2013
Agent Jacobson
  • 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
79% 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

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