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McGovern, Terence

Terence McGovern

Terence McGovern was born on May 11, 1942 in Berkeley California.  He is the son of an advertising copywriter, Roger McGovern (thanks to Mr. McGovern for the correction.) 

McGovern has been a radio personality/DJ since the 60's and has worked in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh and San Francisco.  In addition to radio McGovern is an actor and has studied with famed actress and teacher Stella Adler and director/teacher Milton Katselas. 

McGovern teaches commercial and character voice, as well as scene and monologue acting at Voice One in San Francisco, and serves on the faculty of The University of San Francisco and The College of Marin.

McGovern is currently an acting coach and director for his Marin Actors Workshop.

McGovern lives in Marin, CA with his wife Alice "Molly" Werthman.  They have two sons, Brendan and Anthony.

The Complete Bob Wilkins Creature Features~2012 (doc) - Himself
MythBusters~2011 - Himself in Mission Impossible Mask
Blank slate~2010 - Charles Milstead
Californians, The~2005 - Mr. Putterman
Gone Bad~2001 (short) - The Priest
Around the Fire~1999 - Bill
Jack~1996 - voice of Radio Personality
Nine Months~1995 - Dr. Newsoe - The Anesthesiologist
Mrs. Doubtfire~1993 - Lou - A.D.R. Director (see Actor Connections - Film)
DuckTales: The Movie - Treasure of the Lost Lamp~1990 - voice of Launchpad McQuack (Indiana Jones references - FILMS D-F)
Party Line~1988 - Simmons
The Creation~1988 (V short) - voice of Derek
Amazon Women on the Moon~1987 - Salesman (segment "First Lady of the Evening") (see Actor Connections - Film)
The Nativity~1987 (V short) - voice of Derek
Innerspace~1987 - Travel Agent
Daniel and the Lion's Den~1986 (V short) - voice of Derek
David and Goliath~1986 (V short) - voice of Derek
My Little Pony~1986 - voice of ?
Joshua and the Battle of Jericho~1986 (V short)
Moses~1986 (V short) - voice of Derek
Noah's Ark~1986 (V short) - voice of Derek
Samson and Delilah~1986 (V short) - voice of Derek
Radioactive Dreams~1985 - Nicky Nuker
Girls Just Want to Have Fun~1985 - Ira
Back to the Future~1985 - (deleted scene) Father (forces George McFly to buy peanut brittle from his daughter)
Incredible Shrinking Woman, The~1981 - Cheese Demonstrator
J-Men Forever~1979 - voice of ?
Americathon~1979 - Danny Olson
*Star Wars~1977 - vocals (ADR): Stormtroopers:
'The Death Star plans are not in the main computer'; 
'How long have you had these droids?'; 
'These aren't the droids we're looking for'; 
trooper searching in Mos Eisley: 'Alright, check this side of the street. If the door's locked move on to the next one'; 
'Stop that ship!  Blast 'em!"
Enforcer, The~1976 (as Terry McGovern) - Disc Jockey
Northville Cemetery Massacre~1976 - Teddy
Smile~1975 (as Terry McGovern) - Judge #2  (see Actor Connections - Film)
Magnum Force~1973 - uncredited Demonstrator
American Graffiti~1973 - Mr. Wolfe
The Candidate~1972 - Terry McGovern - Reporter (KSFO)
THX 1138~1971 (as Terrence McGovern) - Announcer/Control voice (see Actor Connections - Film)

Film Producer
Get Mean (associate producer)

Nash Bridges~1997-1999 -
     Dan O'Malley in Power Play
     Realtor in Swingers
     Gary Goldman in Shake, Rattle & Roll
BAY TV~1994 - anchor/host 1994-1997; station voice - present (KRON San Francisco, CA)
Mornings on 2~1992-1994 -  (San Francisco, CA)
Raw Toonage~1992 - voice of Launchpad McQuack in Dogzapoppin'/The Hairy Ape/A Fear of Kites
Darkwing Duck~1991 - voice of Launchpad McQuack (80 episodes)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color~1989-1990 - voice of Launchpad McQuack in:
     A DuckTales Valentine
     Super Ducktales
My Sister Sam~1988 - Admiral Andy in Life, Death & Admiral Andy
Ducktales: Treasure of the Golden Suns~1987 - voice of Launchpad McQuack (56 episodes)
     Also: Performer:
          Time Teasers ("Just Like the Girl That Married Dear Old Dad, You're the flower of My Heart, Sweet Adeline, Down by the Old Mill STream, Rock-aBye Baby, I Want a Girl"
          Top Duck ("The Twist")
          Treasure of the Golden Suns: Cold Duck ("Row, Row, Row Your Boat")
Mighty Mouse, the New Adventures~1987  (as Terry McGovern) - vocal artist
DuckTales~1987 - voice of Launchpad McQuack, Baby Face Beagle
Valerie~1987 - Buddy Natkin in A Room with No View
1st & Ten: The Championship~1987 - Sportscaster/Sports Show Host in:
     Championship Games Jinx
     the Brink of Death
     Illegal Use of Love
CBS Storybreak~1987 - voice of Jeffrey's Ghost
Scarecrow and Mrs. King~1987 - Brady in The Khrushchev List
The Transformers~1985-1987 - voices of Wildrider and Onslaught (15 episodes)
Me & Mrs. C.~1986 - Turner in The Checks Are in the Mail
My Little Pony and Friends~1986 - vocal artist
Dear Penelope and Peter~1986 - Cliff
Foley Square~1986 - Tourist in 24 Hours
Kissyfur~1985 - voice of Jolene (on the right)
Moon Dreamers~1986 - voice of ? in Zodies on the Loose
The Jetsons~1985 - voice of  ? in Elroy in Wonderland
Hotel~1985 - Roger in Hearts and Minds
Code Name: Foxfire~1985 - Wally in Slay It Again, Sam
Silver Spoons~1985 - Vaughn in what's Cookin'?
Charlie & Co.~1985 - Jim Coyle
Cagney & Lacey~1985 - Lt. Hubbell in Con Games
Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer~1985 - Taylor Wilson in Deadly Reunion
Me & Mrs. C~1984 - Ethan Connelly (see Actor Connections - TV)
Spencer~1984 - Maureen's Father in Pilot
Jeffersons, The~1984 - Undercover Cop in Bobbles, Bangles, and Booboos
Facts of Life, The~1984 - Elliott Sincerre in Love at First Byte
Blue Thunder~1984 - Joe Roth in Clipped Wings
St. Elsewhere~1983 -
     Conway in Little Broadcast of '53
     Reporter in AIDS & Comfort
Sins of the Past~1984 -
Dempsey~1983  - Benson
Fraggle Rock~1983-1987 - voice of Junior Gorg (all episodes until 1987)
After M*A*S*H~1983 - Conway in Little Broadcast of '53
Turner's Witch~1983 - Driving Instructor Daives in Formula for Revenge
A-Team, The~1983 - Prof. Bruce Warfel in The Rabbit Who Ate Las Vegas
Benson~1982 - Walter in Benson's New Home
Three's Company~1982 - Ray Hagen (as Terry McGovern) in A Night Not to Remember
Newhart~1982 (as Terry McGovern) - in No Room at the Inn
Simon & Simon~1982 - Ticket Agent in Matchmakers
One Day at a Time~1981 - Boyer in Alex's First Love
Lou Grant~1981 -
     Frank Harris in Venice
     Larry Riesen in Goop
Hello, Larry~1980 - Buddy Summers in Larry's Mid Life Crisis: Part 2
Mork & Mindy~1980 - Club Manager in Mork Learns to See
Blind Ambition~1979 (mini) - Jack Garfield
Happy Days~1979 - Sloan Marlowe in Fonzie's Thespian
Presenting Susan Anton~1979 - Himself in 1.1 and 1.2
Fernwood 2Night~1977 -
     Larry Guy in Skateboard Angel / Fernwood Blood Drive
     Terry Guy in  Dating Service for Dogs
Evening Magazine~1975 - (KPIX San Francisco, CA)
Sesame Street~1969 - vocal artist (1969-1970's)
Jetsons, The~1962  (voice) (as Terry McGovern) - vocal artist

The Skin of Our Teeth~1987 - Mr. Tremayne (Raleigh Little Theatre, Raleigh, NC)

Theatre Director
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?~2015 (Belrose Theater, San Rafael, CA)
Humble Boy~2010 (Novato Theater Company Playhouse, Novato, CA)

Theatre Scenic Designer
Humble Boy~2010 (Novato Theater Company Playhouse, Novato, CA)

Altera (FIR Compiler)
Apple Computers
Bank Americard
Bravo Gifts
C & H Pure Cane Sugar
Cal-Fed/American Express
Columbia Savings Bank
Crescent Jewelers
Global Star Phones
McKesson HBOC
Pacific Bell
SGI (Silicon Graphics)
Sprint PCS
Status Factory (
Toyota RAV 4

Profiles in Rock~1980 - (syndicated radio series - Watermark, Inc.)
J-Men Forever (Firesign Theater)~1979 - various characters (see Actor Connections - Radio)
I Think We're All Bozos on This Bus (Firesign Theater)~1971 - various characters (see Actor Connections - Radio)
Americathon~1977? (Firesign Theater) - various characters (see Actor Connections - Radio) Inspired the film of the same name.

KYA~1992-1994 - Morning DJ (93.3 San Francisco, CA)
KTVU~1992-1994 -
K101: Terry McGovern Show~1988-1992 (San Francisco, CA)
POWER 104~1983 (New York, NY)
KRLA~1982-1983 (870 AM Los Angeles, CA)
KWST~1980  - (KWEST 106 Los Angeles, CA)
KSAN~1974-1979 - Morning show (Jive 95 San Francisco, CA)
KPIX~1975-1977 (San Francisco, CA)
KSFO/KYA~1969-1974 (560 AM San Francisco, CA)
KDKA~1965-1969 (Pittsburgh, PA)
WKPA/WYDD~1964 (1150 AM/104.7; Kensington/Pittsburgh, PA)

Audio Books
Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The~1972 - (see Actor Connections - Audio Books)
Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, The~1972 - (see Actor Connections - Audio Books)
Bride Comes to Yellow Sky, The~1972 - (see Actor Connections - Audio Books)
Wizard of Oz~197? - (see Actor Connections - Audio Books)

Books/Published works
Rod McCroon's Look at the Loud~1972 (Parody of Rod McKuen's poetry book from 1967 Listen to the Warm) (only distributed to KSFO fans in San Francisco, CA)

Video Games (voice)
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition~2014 - voice characterizations
Moebius: Empire Rising~2014 - Ammon
The Wolf Among Us~2013 - Johann - the Butcher
DuckTales: Remastered~2013 - Launchpad McQuack
The Walking Dead: The Game - Season 1~2012 - Larry Caul, Save-Lots Bandits, Gary
Law & Order: Legacies~2011 - Giles Bedford
Family Feud Decades~2010 - Announcer
Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse~2010 -
     Nicholas St. Kringle/Snowcone the Elf ("The Tomb of Sammun-Mak")
Mountain Sports~2009 - Roy
Press Your Luck: 2010 Edition~2009 - Announcer
Family Feud: 2010 Edition~2009 - Announcer
Sam & Max Season Two~2008 - Santa Claus, the Spirits of Christmas, Boxing Announcer
Sam & Max: What's New Beelzebub~2008 - Santa Claus
Sam & Max: Ice Station Santa~2007 - Boxing Announcer
All-Pro Football 2K8~2007 - Dan Stevens - Play By Play
The Godfather: Blackhand Edition~2007 - Al Neri
The Godfather: The Don's Edition~2007 - Al Neri
The Godfather: Mob Wars~2006 - Al Neri
The Godfather~2006 - Al Neri
Ty 3: Night of the Quinkan~2005 - Lenny the Lyrebird
Batman Begins~2005 -
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2~2004 - Lenny the Lyrebird, Trader Bob
ESPN NFL 2K5~2004 - Dan Stevens - Announcer
Sims: Superstar , The~2003 - Sim
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger~2002 - Lenny the Lyrebird
NFL 2K2~2002 - Dan Stevens - Announcer
Shinobi~2002 - voice characterizations
SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs~2002 - vocal artist
Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds~2002 - Jedi Knight, Stormtrooper
Shadow of Destiny~2001  (voice) - Pedestrian 1/ Pedestrian 6
NFL 2K1~2001 - Dan Stevens - Announcer
Star Wars: Episode I - Battle for Naboo~2001 - Kol Kotha/Trader
Star Wars: Force Commander~2000 - Stormtrooper #1
Dead or Alive 2: Hardcore~2000 - Bass Armstrong (English version)
NFL 2K~2000 - Dan Stevens - Announcer
X-Squad~2000  (voice)
Ms. Pac-Man Maze Madness~2000 - Professor Pac
Rising Zan: The Samurai Gunman~1999 - Narrator, Gunmen
Sim Theme Park~1999 - Buzzy
D no Shokutaku 2~1999
D2~1999 (English version)
Mechwarrior 3~1999 - Dominic Paine
Carmen Sandiego's Great Chase Through Time~1999 - Leonardo da Vinci, Alchemist
Clock Tower II: The Struggle Within~1999 - Allen Hale, George Maxwell
Star Wars: Episode I - Racer~1999 - Ratts Tyerell, Bozzie Baranta, Admiral Akbar, Rebel Pilot
Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance~1999 - Adm. Ackbar/Rebel Pilot
Star Wars: Droid Works~1998 - 
Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Mysteries of the Sith~1998 - Rebel Commander, Pirate Raider, Rebel Soldier 2, Stormtrooper 2, Civilian Man, Trandoshan-Bossk, Abron Mar
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron~1998 - Crix Madine, Wes Janson, Zev, Gold Leader, Hobbie, Generic Rogue
Star Wars Trilogy Arcade~1998 - Second Rebel, Admiral Ackbar, Controller
Lego Island~1997 - Bill Ding, Radio Guy, Studs Linkin
Curse of Monkey Island, The~1997 - Capt. Blondebeard, Cruff
Polic Quest: Open Season~1993 - Dannyd, Video Man, Concerned Citizen
DuckTales: The Quest for Gold~1990 - Launchpad McQuack

Awards, Honors, and Nominations
Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame
Rec'd 2008
Behind the Voice Actors Awards:
Nom 2014 Best Vocal Ensemble in a Video Game for DuckTales: Remastered (shared)
Press Club Awards:
Rec'd Distinguished Achievement in Broadcasting Award for covering his US Army basic training during the Vietnam War
National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences:
Nom Outstanding Achievement in Talent Programming
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards:
Rec'd 2010 Best Director, Drama (Small Theatre) for Humble Boy

Younger brother Tim was also a DJ in Los Angeles.

*McGovern did voice work on George Lucas's THX-1138, as an announcer.  According to George Lucas, McGovern was late for a Saturday session of recording at Lucas' home studio and Lucas recalled McGovern's excuse as, "I had an accident, I ran over my pet Wookey"  Obviously the term stuck with Lucas who used the word to name the species of Han Solo's co-pilot, Chewbacca (So, one could say, technically, that Wookiee is a THX-1138 reference.)  As it happens, Wookey is the last name of McGovern's best friend, Bill Wookey, who was driving with McGovern to the recording session that day.

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