Boomers on a Bench: “Take My Meds, Please!”

By on August 16, 2015

If it’s Sunday, it must be time for another weekly episode of “Boomers on a Bench,” our weekly web series that offers a born-between-1946-and-1964 taste of satire.

Consider this web series a weekly visit to your crotchety, lefty grandpa on a park bench — if your Grandpa were official J-Man Phil Proctor and his partner in crime, Jamie Ashcroft. If you missed last week’s episode, go here.

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About Phil Proctor

Phil was born of Amish/Irish ancestry in Goshen, Indiana and his God-given musical and linguistic talents (he speaks 7 languages) have taken him from Broadway, where he appeared in The Sound of Music and A Time for Singing, and Off-Broadway and L.A. in The Amorous Flea, across the U.S. and Canada, to Europe, and even to the former Soviet Union with the legendary Yale Russian Chorus. He started as a child actor on live television in New York and went on to win a Theatre World award, be cited as Best Actor by the LA Free Press for John Guare’s Muzeeka at the Mark Taper Forum, receive 3 Grammy nominations with The Firesign Theatre and sharing 3 daytime Emmies for voicing Howard DeVille on Rugrats, with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, as well as receiving several Academy Awards for his participation in the animé Spirited Away as well as many Disney and Pixar movies. Besides being the announcer on the reality show Big Brother for 3 seasons, he’s supplied voices for countless commercials, interactive games, including the evil Dr. Vidic in Assassin’s Creed, and audio books such as L. Ron Hubbard’s Golden Age of Pulp Fiction series for Galaxy Press. You can also hear him regularly as Detective Polehaus on the long-running radio show Adventures in Odyssey. He is most widely recognized as the drunken French Monkey in Eddie Murphy’s Dr. Dolittle series, Seahorse Bob in Finding Nemo, Charlie in Monsters, Inc., and you’ll hear him next in Pixar’s Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur. With the Firesign Theatre 4-man group -- listed as one of the “Thirty Greatest Acts of All Time” by Entertainment Magazine -- he’s appeared for almost a half-a-century on LPs, CDs, DVDs and on stage, TV and screen in Zachariah, God’s Clowns, Everything You Know is Wrong, Hot Shorts, The Madhouse of Dr. Fear with Don Adams, and as Proctor & Bergman in their overdubbed Republic cliffhanger cult hit, J-Men Forever. This year, he expects to launch his memoir, Where’s My Fortune Cookie, co-authored by Brad Schreiber, as he approaches his 65th year in Show Business. Stay tuned: http://planetproctor.com