Danny McMaster

When he was a little boy, his mum wanted him to grow up to be somebody.

He grew up to be everybody!

Danny McMaster is simply, a very good entertainer.

A seasoned world traveller, Danny, one of the world’s best impressionists, is now back in his native Australia performing after working the length and breadth of the USA. Whether it was headlining the Hollywood Improv, the Las Vegas’ Riviera Hotel or corporate gigs in California, Florida, Washington, New York or Pennsylvania, Danny’s been doing it all. Now he’s back home ‘among the gum trees’ domiciled in his hometown of the Gold Coast, ready to go.

Whilst in Hollywood, Danny did ‘identical voiceovers’ for the likes of John Travolta and Robert DeNiro (“15 Minutes” “Men Of Honor”) and would you believe Daffy Duck? He also worked on “Mission Impossible II” with Tom Cruise doing Australian voiceovers. Represented by the exclusive Tisherman Agency in Burbank, Los Angeles, he was, and still is, in heavy demand.

In two separate corporate gigs, just this year alone, Danny entertained and rubbed shoulders with golfers, TV, recording and movie stars such as Tom Watson, Gary Player, Lee Trevino, Tom Kite, John Daly, Joe Pesci, Justin Timberlake (of “N’Sync”), Samuel L. Jackson, Leslie Neilsen (“The Naked Gun” series), the legendary sax player Boots Randolph (“Yakety Sax” – The Benny Hill Show theme), Peter Marshall (host “Hollywood Squares”), Arte Johnson (“Laugh-In”), Gary Collins (“Airport” with Dean Martin and George Kennedy, “Cleopatra” with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, “The Rainmaker” with Burt Lancaster) comedy legends John Byner (International impressionist) Norm Crosby (Vegas and “Jerry Lewis Telthon” co-host), Tom Poston (“The Bob Newhart Show”) and Bob Donner (Excidor in “Mork And Mindy”) as well as catching up with old mates Ian Baker-Finch, Rodger Davis, Rod Pampling, Stuart Appleby and Robert Allenby.

Currently, Danny has “Comedy Quest” TM as a television project in development in Los Angeles. “Comedy Quest” TM will be unleashed on the Australian corporate and public markets in 2004 regardless of the outcome overseas.

He has performed in front of Prime Ministers, Cabinet Ministers both federally and at state level, corporations, sporting clubs and functions (for just about anything) all over Australia, New Zealand, New Guniea and Asia. He’s done numerous voiceovers for commercials on radio and television and performed on every major television show in Australia in a career that’s gone over the 20-year mark.

He was the voice behind “Australia’s Funniest Home Video Show” on the Nine Network from 1990-1999.

His impressions include Al Pacino, Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Chritian Slater, Jack Nicholson, Christopher Walken, Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci, John Cleese, Neil Diamond and Garth Brooks, as well as the old favourites like John Howard, Joh, Stefan, Bob Hawke and Richie Benaud and not forgetting the famous “12 Days Of Christmas”.

He has opened shows for a number of overseas acts including Don McLean (“American Pie”), Sammy Davis Jnr. as well as our own, The Little River Band and Marcia Hines, to name a just a few. Glen Shorrock says, “This guy is fantastic. He’s funny…and…he can sing!” And he adds, tongue-in-cheek, ” Of course, his ‘Joe Cocker’ is not as good as mine.”

This all adds up to a lot of experience.

If you want a polished entertainer, then, Danny McMaster is the man.