Michael Shapiro

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|birth=c. 1966http//www.seattlepi.com/ae/article/American-Book-of-the-Dead-is-a-patriot-act-for-1147926.php 'American Book of the Dead' is a patriot act for migrating souls on Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
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|occupation=Voice actor
{{Quote|I've voiced a lot of interactive games. Half-Life is uncommonly well-written. Barney is a hoot, and I sympathize with him, but G-Man's got such great lines.|Michael Shapiro|Half-Life 2 Raising the Bar}}

'''Michael David Shapiro'''http//explore.bfi.org.uk/4ce2b841907b4 The Shadows of Bob and Zelda (1999) on BFI Film Forever is a voice actor for the Half-Life and Portal universe|''Half-Life'' series. With Harry S. Robins, Shapiro is one of the few voice actors who has done voice acting for all of the ''Half-Life'' games.

==Work for the ''Half-Life'' series==

===''Half-Life'' and its expansions===

*Black Mesa security guards (both Barney and Otis NPCs)
*The G-Man
*Nihilanth (verified in its speech sounds and by changing the speed of its grunting sounds)
*HECU soldiers (when they actually chat together) (with Harry S. Robins) (''Half-Life'')
*Black Mesa scientists (with Harry S. Robins)
*Male Black Ops (with Harry S. Robins) (''Opposing Force'')

===''Half-Life 2'' and its episodes===
*Barney Calhoun
*The G-Man

In early 2005, Shapiro was asked to perform voice work in the third-party game ''Black Mesa (video game)|Black Mesa''. Although he showed interest in it, he declined due to being too busy at the time.http//wiki.blackmesasource.com/History_of_the_Mod History of the Mod on ''Black Mesa'' Wiki


FileMichael Shapiro headshot.jpg|Shapiro in the 90s.
FileMikeshapiroglobal.jpg|Shapiro in c. 2008.
FileMikeshapirofacebook.jpg|Shapiro on Facebook.


==External links==
*http//mikeshapiro.com/index.html Personal website

CategoryVoice actors
CategoryHalf-Life Opposing Force
CategoryHalf-Life Blue Shift
CategoryHalf-Life Decay
CategoryHalf-Life 2
CategoryHalf-Life 2 Episode One
CategoryHalf-Life 2 Episode Two
CategoryResistance voice actors
CategoryScientist voice actors
CategoryHECU voice actors
CategoryBlack Ops voice actors