It’s never too late to follow your dreams. Michael Winslow reminded us all of that when he returned to the spotlight on “America’s Got Talent.”
You may recognize him from his roles in the “Police Academy” movies, “Gremlins,” or even “Spaceballs.” But what you probably don’t know is why he was off the radar for so long.
Winslow’s fascination with making noises first began as a kid. He loved to find ways to create new sounds, even in moments when it got him in trouble. That same passion gave him the courage to hitchhike to Los Angeles right after high school.
“I didn’t know where to go. I didn’t know what I was going to do,” he said. “I just knew that I wanted to do this.”
He would go on to become a cultural icon and earn the title “The Man of 10,000 Sound Effects,” but his priorities shifted in 1993 when his wife, Belinda Church, passed away.
Winslow continued to perform stand-up comedy and took on smaller projects such as commercials and guest appearances, but he did nothing like the work he’s most known for. He had become a single father overnight, and he wanted to make sure he was there for his children.
Now that his children are adults, Winslow’s love for what he does best gave him the push he needed to return to the spotlight in a big way.
“After raising my two kids, I’m in a different phase. I think this is my time,” Winslow said. “And ‘America’s Got Talent’ is the place for me to show the world I still have something to offer, I still have some sounds to make. There’s still room for a little more.”
Turns out, there’s more than enough room! The celebrity judges and the audience were stunned by his appearance – and were left speechless by his performance. Combining stand-up comedy with his unique vocal talent, Winslow made the comeback of a lifetime!
Watch his epic audition in the video below, and don’t forget to share this story.
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