Mike McShane was one of the regular cast members of Whose Line is it Anyway and has performed and taught improvisation for Pixar, Savannah College of Art and Design and many workshops in the United Kingdom. He is a semi-regular with The Comedy Store Players in London, and has performed on Broadway and the West End in London in La Cage Aux Folles, Little Shop of Horrors, The Pocket Dream and One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, the world premiere of The Tailor Made Man and, most recently, the hit production of Assassins on the West End.
He was a company member of The American Conservatory Theatre and The California Shakespeare Festival, and The Antaeus Company, where he has been in their acclaimed productions of Cousin Bette and the The Seagull. He has been seen on television in Seinfeld, ER, Malcolm in the Middle and The Drew Carey Show,as well as many other sitcoms and episodics in the U.S. In the U.K. He has guest starred as the evil Julius Grayle in Doctor Who and was a guest star in the pilot of Bluestone 4-2, and will be seen in FX TV’s Wayward Pines.
In film, he portrayed Friar Tuck in Robin Hood; as Professor Keenbean in Richie Rich ; as Harold Vilmes in Drop Dead Gorgeous; Office Space, and many other films.
You can hear Mikes’ voice in A Bug’s Life, Vampire Hunter D, Spawn- The TV series, King of the Hill and many other animated films.
Along with Brian Lohmann, he devised Pulp Playhouse using long form improvisation with genre based styles. He also devised Shakov with Impro Theatre, using a single suggestion with Shakespeare and Chekov as a starting point.