Michael Winslow


Michael Winslow, the “Man of 10,000 Sound Effects”, Impersonates the Sounds of Jimi Hendrix’s and Led Zeppelin’s Electric Guitars with His Voice

Even if you weren’t a huge fan of the Police Academy movies, there was one character that made them watchable: Larvell Jones, played by Michael Winslow, “The Man of a 10,000 Sound Effects.” His character is a sort of oddball presence throughout the series, whose ability to sound like a siren, a machine gun, a guard dog, or any number of things, invariably helps his team save the day. He’s been the only consistent character through all eight entries of the movie series, a brief television spin-off, and an animated cartoon series. And I dare say he’s the franchise’s reason to exist, as a Police Academy without Larvell Jones would be…what? A bunch of crappy cops?
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Incredible sound imitator Michael Winslow (Police Academy) performs Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love"

The real star of the 1980 Police Academy films was Michael Winslow aka "The Man of 10,000 Sound Effects." (See below.) Sound imitation is truly his life's work and there is nobody better. Above, Winslow joins Norwegian folk megastar Odd Nordstoga for a rousing rendition of Led Zeppelin's Whole Lotta Love with Nordstoga playing acoustic guitar and Winslow on everything else.