Wayne Powers

From jazz vocalist/bandleader to actor/comedian/radio talk show host, it's easy to see why Wayne Powers is often referred to as a “renaissance man”.

Powers' television career spans several decades and includes his recurring role as the Cop on Laverne & Shirley, MacKenzie Phillips' boyfriend on One Day At A Time, Murder She Wrote, several episodes of Simon And Simon, Full House, Alf, Doogie Howser, along with many others, including starring for two seasons in his own popular NBC sitcom, “13 East.”

Wayne's is one of those instantly recognized voices. He has done countless voiceover commercials for major national sponsors... from Avis to McDonald's to the Heineken “Share the Good” campaign, to being the voice of Budman for Budweiser on TV and radio. Powers has been the voice of one of those two delinquent birds in the Windex TV commercials for almost ten years. He has also been active in animation voiceovers, including Teenage Mutant Turtles, Dennis The Menace, and Tales of Tillie's Dragon. Powers is also the voice chosen to recreate the character of Boss Hogg in the computer and playstation games of Dukes of Hazzard, and an animation project with Tim Conway and Don Knotts.

Powers' theatrical background includes serving as President of the renowned Group Repertory Theatre in Los Angeles, and playing the lead role in Inside Eddie Binstock, which he co-directed with actor/playwright Tim Robbins and performed for a delighted Lord Laurence Olivier. Powers was a member of the legendary Off The Wall comedy troupe, where he improvised regularly with Robin Williams.

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”The infectious charm and musical wit of 'Three Guys Named Louis'-Armstrong, Prima, and Jordan...their upbeat approach personified.” -Jazz Times

“Rooted in Fats Waller and Louis Prima ... accomplished jazz artists with swing proclivities ... fine performances!” -Cadence

”Wild Wayne Powers -He'll get your feet tappin', believe me!” -Jazz radio legend Chuck Niles, KLON

“Wayne Powers and his band, Hoi Polloi, were a knockout ... one of the BEST shows I've seen in a long time! Powers sings, mugs, scats and fairly bounces off the stage. His voice sounding a bit like Louis Prima, his zesty and loose approach was fun and the audience roared their approval

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