Joel McCrary has worked in the entertainment industry for over 35 years as an actor, writer and director. His film credits include The Princess Diaries (1&2) as “Prime Minister Motaz,” American Beauty, Mystery Men, Best In Show, Alien Raiders, and Thor. You also may have seen him on the small screen in Justified, Cold Case, Kickin’ It, Boston Legal, The Middle, Seinfeld, The Bernie Mac Show, 3rd Rock From The Sun, Malcolm in the Middle, Trial & Error, and The Big Bang Theory. As a voiceover artist, you’ve heard his voice in The Smurfs (1&2), Over the Hedge, Howl’s Moving Castle, Charlotte’s Web, The Star, and Smallfoot. He has been the voice of “Baloo” (from Disney’s Jungle Book) for over 20 years.
He is an original member of the critically acclaimed comedy/improv group Houseful of Honkeys. Joel was director of Inflatable Betty’s improv/comedy shows Truth or Dare and The Rainbow Squad Rides Again.
He is the co-writer, director, and producer of Fellowship! The Musical Parody of “The Fellowship of the Ring” which has won multiple awards including a Saturn Award and LA Weekly’s Musical of the Year. He also was a writer on Disney XD’s show Kickin’ It! for four seasons (plus he played the recurring role of Bobby Wasabi.) He then went on to be a producer/writer/director for Disney XD’s Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything! He also played the series regular role of Baldric in the 5th season of Dwight in Shining Armor.