(Co-Bookwriter, Co-Lyricist, Original Producer & Director)
Joel McCrary has written and directed live events for MTV (including Singled Out, Live!) and several live shows for Nickelodeon (including Mega-Messa-Mania). For five years, he wrote and directed (and was a founding member) at the award winning SAK Theatre Comedy Lab. He is an original (writing and performing) member of the criticly acclaimed comedy/improv group Houseful of Honkeys. Joel was an actor/writer for the Honkey’s pilot for ABC. He was also an actor/writer for two Wayne Brady pilots for ABC. Joel and Kelly Holden-Bashar (co-author of Fellowship!) wrote a Muppet special for ABC that is currently in pre-production.
As an actor, Joel’s work spans TV, film and animation. You’ve heard his voice in Over the Hedge, Howl’s Moving Castle, Charlotte’s Web, Robot Chicken and as the current voice of Baloo the Bear for Disney’s Jungle Book. Film credit’s include Thor, The Princess Diaries (1 & 2) as Prime Minister Motaz, American Beauty, Alien Raiders, Mystery Men and Best In Show. You may have seen him on the small screen in Cold Case, The Middle, How I Met our Mother, Seinfeld, The Bernie Mac Show, Malclom in the Middle, Boston Legal, and he has starred in ten network pilots. Click here for a full listing of Joel's acting credits at www.imdb.com.