Garry Chalk

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Quotes (8)

  • Garry Chalk: (advice to aspiring voice actors) If you want to become a voice actor, remember this. Acting is 90% of it, voice is 10%. If you are a really good actor, and a really good reader, and can get the lines off the page, the acting will cover you. It will carry you a lot farther than your voice will. Everybody can do a funny voice, but can everyone do a funny voice doing Shakespeare, or Chekov? If you can do Chekov as Foghorn Leghorn or some other cartoon character and make it believable and make people care about you then you're doing your job. So it's not totally necessary (into deep booming voice) The Voice Of God or (into high voice) a tricky funny voice. What's really important is to have really good acting chops and really good reading skills.

  • Garry Chalk: I like film acting because I like the technical aspect of it. I just love performing period. I love being on stage, but there's no money in it, but I still love being on stage. I just love to perform. I don't really have any real favorite as long as I get to practice my craft. (into haughty voice) "Practice my craaaaft." I enjoy it.

  • Garry Chalk: (about his role on Stargate SG-1)For this character, I don't think there was a greater move then allowing him to take command of the Korolev. After all these years was it rewarding to take the captain's seat?

  • Garry Chalk: (answering the question, about his Stargate SG-1 character, Did Colonel Checkov die in the Ori attack?) We don't know. We think he died, because since SG1 is no longer around, but he died an honorable death. He might show up in some kind of regenerator at Atlantis, but we don't know.

  • Garry Chalk: I like voice acting because it's a lot of fun, it's easy, and it's the purest form of acting. You can't get away with anything. You have to deliver with voice acting because they have to draw around your voice, and people will either believe you, or not. I like voice acting because I like the camaraderie of the cast, and it's usually a long term venture. It's lots and lots of fun.

  • Garry Chalk: Basically I've done everything you can think of. Singing telegrams, gorilla-grams, plays, improvisational theater, children's theater, movies, television, radio. Anything that had to do with performing, I did it. That's what I've been doing now for 25 years.

  • Garry Chalk: I've always had a fondness. I love the food. I love some of the vodka. I love the music. Russian music is great. It's so soulful. Especially their folk singers, their folk music. It's amazing.

  • Garry Chalk: (On working with the Asgard puppet on Stargate SG-1) That's an eerie experience. I'll tell you that. Because he looks so real. And when you feel him you go, "Eww, he feels alien!" And he's all made out of silicon. But when he starts talking to you you're going, [slaps table, laughs] "OK! Hello, Mr. alien!" It's quite something. So I enjoyed that.

Trivia (15)

  • His height is 6' (1.83 m).

  • In early 2008 Garry had an accident while walking his dogs, he slipped on ice tearing his quadriceps muscle 87 percent needing surgery to reattach it. He had to wear a leg brace for 3 months and spent 5 months in rehab to recover.

  • Garry's first voice work was narrating an informational video for a senior's home.

  • Garry made his theatrical debut in "The Shoemaker and the Elves" in the second grade.

  • Garry has 2 dogs, Daisy and Nike.

  • Garry is married.

  • Garry's favorite Russian proverb is "A full stomach likes to preach about fasting."

  • Of the ten Stargate SG-1 episode that Garry had been in, "Disclosure" is his favorite.

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