Michael Brandon’s birthday
Originally shared by Kenneth Johnson
April 20th Birthday Spotlight: Michael Brandon @MrMBrandon is a marvelous actor and director who has performed a wide variety of characters on stage, in movies and on television. Radio broadcasters became fans for his portrayal of the rebellious program director in „FM” (1978), and he is a familiar face in many other productions, but it his fabulous voice that is familiar to parents of train-enthusiast children as the narrator for U.S. versions of „Thomas & Friends”. Ringo Starr was the original, while George Carlin and Alec Baldwin had a go, but Michael is the longest-running and most popular narrator – rightfully so – and he also provides voices for several of the beloved talking trains.