Kerry Shale (born June 17, 1958) is a Canadian-born British actor, voice actor, singer and writer.
June 17, 1958|
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
|Residence||London, England, U.K.|
|Occupation||Actor, voice actor, singer, writer|
Shale's film appearances include Barbra Streisand's Yentl, Michael Winterbottom's films Genova, Code 46, Jude and Welcome to Sarajevo, the Emmy-winning HBO film RKO 281 as well as 102 Dalmatians, Max, Little Shop of Horrors, Universal Soldier: Regeneration, The Special Relationship, The Jacket, The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, Final Portrait and Show Dogs. He played Adolf Eichmann in the short film Incognito, external link below.
Shale has played roles in Patrick Melrose, Living The Dream, The Trip To Spain, New Blood, Undercover, New Tricks, Mr. Selfridge. Other television acting work includes Red Dwarf (Series X), Life's Too Short, Doctor Who, The Trip, 10 Days To War, Holby City, Not Going Out, Gideon's Daughter and Love Soup, as well as episodes of Cracker, Joking Apart, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Sharpe's Rifles, and The Tomorrow People. He played Mr. Beaver in the BBC's 1988 TV adaptation of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. He also played Ronnie Corbett's godson, Gavin in the TV series 'Sorry.'
Shale has voiced many UK series such as Dennis the Menace, Budgie the Little Helicopter, Captain Star and Dr. Zitbag's Transylvania Pet Shop. He has also voiced characters in the US version of Roary the Racing Car. His latest animation series is the BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning The Amazing World of Gumball for The Cartoon Network (UK and US). He has also voiced the narrator and characters of the US version of The Transporters.
Shale is a regular cast member of Thomas & Friends, providing voices for Henry, Gordon, Scruff, Harold, Max, Kevin, and Dash in the US as well as Diesel and Arry in the UK and US. He previously voiced James and Sir Topham Hatt in the US until Season 18, Rob Rackstraw and Keith Wickham took over the roles.
Shale's extensive work for the stage includes six solo shows (five of which he wrote). Other theatre credits include His Girl Friday at the National Theatre, Aunt Dan and Lemon at the Almeida, Lion In The Streets at Hampstead Theatre, True West for Shared Experience, Henry V at the Bristol Old Vic, The Normal Heart at the Royal Court, The Exonerated at the Riverside Studios and Frost/Nixon at the Donmar Warehouse. Shale also appeared in the Royal Exchange Theatre production of C P Taylor's Good. He co-wrote and appeared in the verbatim play Listen, We're Family and performed the title role in The 2000 Year Old Man by Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner.
Shale has acted in over 200 BBC radio plays, recorded Bill Bryson's travel books on the radio and as audiobooks, has won a Sony Award as Best UK Radio Actor and a Writers' Guild Award for his radio dramatisation of Dr. Strangelove in which he also played half a dozen roles. From 2002 - 2004, he wrote and presented Kerry Shale's Listy Show, an eclectic music program on Oneword Radio. He has often been the reader for BBC Radio 4's Book of the Week.
In addition to writing five one-man stage plays and a number of radio adaptations, Shale has written columns, reviews and sketches for BBC Radio, articles for The Guardian and The Word and a BAFTA-nominated video game Dog's Life. His play The Prince of West End Lane was given a staged reading at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.
Shale has voiced hundreds of video games. According to The Guinness Book of World Records - Gamers' Edition, Shale has provided more voices for a single video game (Dog's Life) than any other actor.
He has narrated many television documentaries for the US and UK, including 1959: The Year That Changed Jazz and Shadows of Liberty. Shale's many audio books include the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child as well as Life of Pi (Reader of the Year, APA Awards), Slumdog Millionaire (Audie Award Winner, Best Male Reader), and The White Tiger, winner of the Man Booker prize.
In 2005, he began appearing on the panel of BBC programmes such as Newsnight Review, The Review Show and Radio 4's Saturday Review. He was one of the organizers (and MC) of the monthly London story-telling evening, True Stories Told Live. He was a member of the comedy Improv group People People.
|1986||Little Shop of Horrors||Her Assistant|
|1989||Asterix and the Big Fight||Additional Voices||English version|
|1997||Welcome to Sarajevo||UN Convoy Official|
|The Misadventures of Margaret||Librarian|
|1999||RKO 281||Bernard Herrmann|
|2000||102 Dalmatians||Le Pelt's assistant|
|2003||Code 46||Clinic Doctor|
|The Wedding Date||Clipboard Manager||Uncredited|
|2006||Manga Latina: Killer on the Loose||Victor La Cruz|
|2009||Universal Soldier: Regeneration||Dr. Robert Colin|
|Hero of the Rails||Thomas and Spencer||Original UK voice|
|Henry, Gordon, James, Kevin and Sir Topham Hatt||US voice|
|2010||Misty Island Rescue||Diesel (UK)
Henry, Gordon, James, Dash, Harold, Kevin and Sir Topham Hatt (US)
|2011||Day of the Diesels||Diesel (UK)
Henry, Gordon, James, Kevin and Sir Topham Hatt (US)
'Arry, Bert and Sidney
|Arthur Christmas||UNFITA OPS||Voice|
|2012||Blue Mountain Mystery||Diesel (UK)
Henry, James, Kevin and Sir Topham Hatt, Mr. Percival and some workmen (US)
|A Fantastic Fear of Everything||Harvey Humphries|
|Tad, the Lost Explorer||Tad Stones and Kopponen||Voice|
|2013||King of the Railway||Diesel (UK)
Henry, Gordon, James, Kevin and Sir Topham Hatt (US)
|The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared||Harry S. Truman|
|Hello Carter||Tara Evans|
|2014||Tale of the Brave||Henry, Gordon, James, Kevin and Sir Topham Hatt||US voice; direct-to-DVD|
|Blood Moon||Father Domonic|
|The Cannibal in the Jungle||Peter Kalas|
|Thomas (the Tank Engine) & Friends: The Adventure Begins||Henry and Gordon||US voice; direct-to-DVD|
|Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure||Henry, Gordon and Kevin|
|2016||Thomas & Friends: The Great Race||Henry, Gordon and Kevin (US)
Diesel and Scruff
|2017||Journey Beyond Sodor||Henry and Gordon (US)|
Kevin and the Troublesome Trucks
|Final Portrait||Art Dealer|
|The Trip to Spain||Matt|
|2018||Show Dogs||Klaus Hochauser|
|Big World! Big Adventures!||Henry, Gordon, Harold and Mr. Percival (US)
Diesel and Beau
|2019||Angel Has Fallen||Admiral Paul Sebring||Post Production|
|2002||Wilf the Witch's Dog|
|2010–present||Thomas & Friends||Henry, Gordon, Dash, Scruff, Max, Farmer Trotter, Mr. Percival and Sir Lowham Hatt (US)
Diesel (US; 2015 onwards / UK), Kevin (UK; "Hasty Hannah" only / US), 'Arry and the Troublesome Trucks
|Succeeded by Rob Rackstraw as James (US), Michael Brandon and Martin Sherman as Diesel and Keith Wickham as Sir Topham Hatt|
|2010||The Trip||Steve's US Agent||2 episodes|
|2011-present||The Amazing World of Gumball||Larry Needlemeyer, Bobert, Leslie, Various characters|
|2003||Space Channel 5: Part 2||Fuse|
|2004||Dog's Life||Additional voices|||
|2008||Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds||Fernando, Shigeki Maruyama, Maru-Chan, Clark|||
|2010||Hot Shots Tennis: Get a Grip||Toshi and Xavier|||
|2011||LittleBigPlanet 2||Lex Luthor|||
|2012||LittleBigPlanet PS Vita||Lex Luthor|
|2013||Lego City Undercover||Marion Dunby|
|Puppeteer||Ying Yang and General Dragon|||
|2016||Batman: Arkham VR||Thug 3|||
|2017||Xenoblade Chronicles 2||Cressidus and Perceval|||
|2018||Lego The Incredibles|