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April Winchell
Born January 4, 1960 (1960-01-04) (age 47)
Years active 1972 - present

April Terri Winchell (born on January 4, 1960 in New York City, New York, USA) is an American actress, writer, voice actress, radio talk show host, and commentator living in the greater Los Angeles area. is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... “NY” redirects here. ...


Voice work

As a voice actress, she has been heard in hundreds of television shows such as Recess (1997-1999), Goof Troop (as Peg Pete), House of Mouse and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (as Clarabelle Cow), Pepper Ann, The Legend of Tarzan (taking over for Rosie O'Donnell) and 101 Dalmatians (as Cruella De Vil). She has also voiced roles in numerous animated films, including Antz, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Lion King, and Beauty and the Beast. Winchell portrayed the "Glendale Federal Bank" lady - a cranky, cynical customer mollified by the service at her new bank - in a series of highly successful radio commercials, which Winchell wrote and directed herself. Children can be found playing on playhouses such as this during recess. ... Pete laughing at Goofy. ... Peg and Pistol Peg Pete and Pistol Pete are fictional characters from the Disney animated television series Goof Troop. ... The House of Mouse is a Disney cartoon show where Mickey Mouse and his friends run a nighclub called The House of Mouse, which shows Disney cartons as part of its floor show. ... Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is a childrens television series, that premiered in prime time on Disney Channel on May 5, 2006. ... Clarabelle Cow is a cartoon character from the Mickey Mouse universe. ... Pepper Ann was an animated series created by Sue Rose and shown in the United States on ABC. It debuted in 1997. ... The Legend of Tarzan is an animated television series created by The Walt Disney Company in 2000, based on the Tarzan character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. ... Rosie ODonnell (born March 21, 1962 in Bayside, Queens, New York) is an 11-time Emmy Award-winning American talk show host, television personality, comedienne, film, television, and stage actress. ... This article is about the 1996 film. ... Not to be confused with Cruella de Ville, a short-lived 1980s progressive-rock band. ... Antz is a computer-animated film produced by DreamWorks. ... Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 film produced by Amblin Entertainment and The Walt Disney Company (on its Touchstone Pictures banner), Using traditional animation and live action. ... The Lion King is a 1994 animated feature Academy Award-winning film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. ... Illustration by Warwick Goble Beauty and the Beast is a traditional fairy tale (type 425C -- search for a lost husband -- in the Aarne-Thompson classification). ...


Winchell has made several guest appearances on major television show such as Grace Under Fire. She worked for a season as a writer on the TV sitcom Roseanne. In late 2006, she appeared in one of the pilots of the 1/2 Hour News Hour for the Fox News Channel. Grace Under Fire was a television series which ran on ABC from 1993 to 1998. ... Roseanne Cherrie Barr (born November 3, 1952) is an American actress, writer, talk-show host, and comedian. ... The 1/2 Hour News Hour is an American television news satire show on the Fox News Channel. ... The Fox News Channel (FNC) is a United States-based cable and satellite news channel. ...


Besides her many contributions to radio advertising as a performer, writer and director, Winchell also hosted a radio talk show program on KFI, a Los Angeles radio station. This weekend program aired for three years, and enjoyed the fastest growing audience in the history of the station. Subsequent to the end of this program in November 2002, she appeared semi-regularly on the Ask Mr. KABC program, on KABC, an AM station also in Los Angeles - until the show ended in February 2007. A talk show (U.S.) or chat show (Brit. ... KFI is an AM radio station that began operating on March 31, 1922 as one of the United States first high-powered, clear channel stations. ... Marc Germain as Mr. ... KABC is the callsign of the American Broadcasting Companys three flagship broadcast stations in Los Angeles: KABC AM, 790 kHz KABC-TV, channel 7 (DTV 53) KABC-FM 95. ...

In 2005, Winchell signed a deal with U.S. pay-TV service HBO to develop and host a show on Sirius Satellite Radio. However on her official website on May 3, 2006, she announced that negotiations had stalled out between HBO and Sirius, leaving her program in limbo. HBO (Home Box Office) is a premium cable television network with headquarters in New York City. ... Sirius Satellite Radio NASDAQ: SIRI is one of two satellite radio (SDARS) services operating in the United States and Canada, along with XM Satellite Radio. ... is the 123rd day of the year (124th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

On March 16, 2007, she returned to semi-regular radio appearances on The Marc "Mr. K" Germain Show on KTLK radio AM 1150 - (The new show hosted by the former Mr. KABC) and is expected to be on twice a month. (Her appearances on Germain's show are available at her website in addition to KTLK's website.) Marc Germain (born May 28, 1967), colloquially known as Mr. ... KTLK AM 1150 is a radio station serving the Los Angeles metropolitan area. ... Marc Germain as Mr. ...


As a musical theatre actress, she starred as Ado Annie in the Columbia Artists revival of Oklahoma, and also appeared opposite Kevin Spacey in Gypsy. Official language(s) None Capital Oklahoma City Largest city Oklahoma City Area  Ranked 20th  - Total 69,898 sq mi (181,196 km²)  - Width 230 miles (370 km)  - Length 298 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... Kevin Spacey (born July 26, 1959) is a two time Academy Award winning American actor (film and stage) and director. ... Gypsy: A Musical Fable is a musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. ...

Additionally, Winchell performed her one-woman show as "Sheila Sands" at the Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles to sold out crowds. The show was produced by Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner, who discovered her at Cafe Largo in Hollywood. Located in the historic downtown section of Clarksville, Tennessee in a corner of the Public Square is the Roxy Theater that offers live theater shows to the public offering a wide variety of selection in the spirit of literary theater. ... Lily Tomlin (born Mary Jean Tomlin on September 1, 1939), is an Academy Award-nominated American actress and comedian. ... Jane Wagner (born February 2nd, 1935), Morristown, Tennessee, USA. Playwright and actress Wagner is best known as Lily Tomlins comedy writer, collaborator, and romantic partner. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

She has also been a frequent panelist on What's My Line at the Acme Comedy Theatre in Hollywood. Whats My Line? was a weekly panel game show produced by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman for CBS television. ... ACME Comedy Theatrein Los Angeles, CA, USA, features live comedy. ... ...


Winchell also created Radio Savant Productions, a successful radio advertising production company, in 1996. Since that time, Winchell has won every award for advertising excellence, including Cannes, Clio, The $100,000 Mercury Award and The International Grand Andy (it was the first and only time the Andy was given for radio).


Winchell's official website has chronicled a surprising breadth of the actress' activities, including her professional, personal and romantic life. Her success at attracting visitors to the site was reflected by the thousands of dollars raised when she solicited donations from visitors to support her (and the large bandwidth bills generated by the site) during a period of unemployment.

She has also made multiple impacts on the YouTube community with her postings of a computer-voiced and animated scene from When Harry Met Sally and her rebuttal to actress Patricia Heaton's campaign ads against stem cell research, with voices re-dubbed by Winchell and John Foley. Each posting garnered over 100,000 views. The gate under which Harry meets Sally in the film; located on the campus of the University of Chicago When Harry Met Sally. ...

Personal life

Winchell is the daughter of American ventriloquist Paul Winchell. In her weblog writings and appearances on radio, she describes her childhood with many references to the great talent of her father as well as the many disturbing incidents owing to his mental health issues. Ms. Winchell did not speak publicly about his mental illness and drug use for many years, due to the "tremendous responsibility" she felt to his fans, and the people who had fond childhood memories of his work from the 1960s through the late 1980s. But her silence ended in March 2004 after her father published his autobiography Winch, in which he openly criticized his ex-wife, Nina Russell, and other family members. Paul Winchell and Jerry Mahoney Paul Winchell (December 21, 1922 – June 24, 2005), born Pinkus Wilchinski (the family later shortened the name to Wilchin) in New York City, was an American ventriloquist and voice actor whose fame flourished in the 1950s and 1960s. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

On August 19, 2005 she announced on her website that she was diagnosed with cancer and underwent successful surgery and radiation treatment. To promote solidarity during her radiation treatment, she issued her own rubber wristbands. Where Lance Armstrong's wrist bands were yellow, April's "Glow in the Dark" so one could "glow along" with April. is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cancer is a class of diseases or disorders characterized by uncontrolled division of cells and the ability of these to spread, either by direct growth into adjacent tissue through invasion, or by implantation into distant sites by metastasis (where cancer cells are transported through the bloodstream or lymphatic system). ... Lance Armstrongian (born Lance Edward Gunderson on September 18, 1971) is a retired American professional road racing cyclist. ...

Winchell is also widely known as a supporter of various charity causes, including Project Angel Food, a Los Angeles-based service providing meals for homebound people living with AIDS.


  • Her Glendale Federal radio commercials were critical of the recent bank mergers, and were instrumental in increasing Glendale Federal's recognition. (Ironically, Glendale Federal would ultimately be purchased by Washington Mutual. [1])
  • In March 2007, Winchell was "banned for life" from KABC in Los Angeles at the behest of ABC radio host Bill O'Reilly, over a retelling of an occurrence she dubbed "Croissantgate" (KABC provided Bill O'Reilly with croissants that were not fresh enough for his taste, causing a commotion at the station).

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