James Michael Wise
July 30, 1964
|Occupation||Actor, singer, writer, composer|
James Michael Wise (born July 30, 1964) is an American actor, singer, writer and composer. He is perhaps best known for his recurring role as Coach Tugnut in the Disney Channel Original Series Even Stevens. He is also known for his voice-over work in video games, movies and TV shows.
Wise's other television acting credits include That's So Raven, JAG, Veronica's Closet, Friends, The Secret World of Alex Mack, Suddenly Susan, Wizards of Waverly Place, Invader Zim and among other series. He also provided the voice of Loud Howard on Dilbert: The Series, played the football announcer in the 2001 film Not Another Teen Movie, and played a resort guest in the 2002 Philip Seymour Hoffman tragicomedy Love Liza.
As a singer and composer, he wrote all the songs featured in the Even Stevens episode "Influenza: The Musical" and wrote the song "Dream Vacation" for The Even Stevens Movie performed by Christy Carlson Romano; as well as three out of the six songs featured in the That's So Raven episode "The Road to Audition". In 2004, he provided the singing voice of SpongeBob SquarePants on the song "Goofy Goober Rock" in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. Wise has been nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics three times for his work on MadTV, winning once in 2006 alongside Greg O'Connor for the song "A Wonderfully Normal Day".
Wise is also an accomplished comedy writer, writing for the series MADtv (where he was once a head writer), Saturday Night Live and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He is an alum of The Groundlings comedy troupe.