About Gary Schwartz

Originally from New York State, Gary Schwartz began his professional career as a mime at age 13, performing up and down the Hudson River with Pete Seegar and the great folk entertainers of the 60’s. In the 80’s he appeared in numerous film and television projects including the Oscar-winning feature film Quest for Fire. As a voice-over artist, he’s lent his voice to hundreds of film and TV projects and is the voice of several well-known video game characters, including Heavy Weapons Guy and Demoman in Team Fortress 2.

Schwartz has written for two children’s television series in which he co-starred: Zoobilee Zoo as Bravo Fox and the Disney Channel’s “You and Me, Kid”.

Gary studied with and became the protégé of Viola Spolin the creator of Theater Games, the basis for Improvisational theater in America and is a passionate, dynamic improv coach and facilitator devoted to carrying on Spolin’s techniques.


The King of Average is his first novel. Learn more about him at gary-schwartz.com.

Gary Schwartz’s Books

The King of Average

If you were more average than anyone else, would that finally make you exceptional? James doesn’t believe he’s very good at anything, but he’s not that bad at anything either. When he decides to become most average kid in the entire world, things begin to happen that would never happen to an ordinary kid. He is… [Read More]

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