Los Angeles, CA
Michael Yurchak is an award winning actor and voice talent. Perhaps best known for his role as the voices of Tobi and Obito in the hit anime series Naruto: Shippuden, Michael is a prolific voice and on-camera actor. Most recently, he appeared in and voiced roles in four feature films (Super Troopers 2, The Christmas Chronicles, Sam Sam: The Littlest Super Hero, and Tito and the Birds); seven television and animated shows (Tacoma FD, Naruto Shippuden, Sailor Moon, Bungo Stray Dogs, Twin Star Exorcists, Bakhi, History Sucked); an audiobook (D-Day: The Battle that Changed History); a video game (Ultimate Ninja Storm); and multiple commercials (IBM, Geico, Jack in the Box, Taco Bell, DirecTV, AT&T, SEC TV). He also appeared on stage in productions of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, True West, Rabbit Hole, Cattle King for a Day, and at the Ice House Comedy Festival.
As an academic, Michael earned his doctorate in Educational Theatre from NYU, and teaches at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, Elizabeth Mestnik Acting Studio, Cal State LA, and Such A Voice Voiceover Training. He has taught and guest lectured at colleges and universities as well as conservatories and private studios all over the country and abroad including NYU, UCLA, Cal State Northridge, Vassar, Middlebury, Utah State, Rose Bruford, and many more.
You can listen for Michael as he reprises his role as the voice of Bjorn in The Christmas Chronicles 2 (Netflix), the nefarious Viper on Nickelodeon's Legend of Korra, Cooter on the hit web-series, Trailer Trash (A Lions Gate production for Hulu Entertainment), and the wild and crazy Tobi and his alter-ego, the dark and brooding Obito, on Naruto Shippuden (currently showing on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim). Michael has voiced over fifty books-on-tape, appeared in and voiced dozens of commercials, and was nominated for a New York News Emmy Award for his promo work on NY1.