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Matt Zimmerman


B: December 26, 1934 in Sudbury, Ontario

D: June 9, 2022

Born in Sudbury, Ontario, Matt Zimmerman was brought up in Detroit, Michigan where he began singing on radio as a child performer and in his teens began acting in local productions. After appearing at Ontario’s Stratford Shakespearean Festival and winning a Best Actor award for his performance as Phyrrus in Racine’s Adromache he moved to England on a Scholarship to study at LAMDA, the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. After finishing his one year professional course and having joined the London production of West Side Story, he decided to stay in England having met his future wife, the Mezzo-Soprano Shirley Chapman, who passed away in 2002. Matt Zimmerman was the voice of Alan Tracy in the 1960s television series Thunderbirds and sequel films Thunderbirds Are Go and Thunderbird 6.

Also see: Neil McCallum.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

A Man for All Seasons (1966)
Thunderbirs Are Go (1966)
Thunderbirds 6 (1968)

Birth of the Beatles (1979)
Quincy’s Quest (1979)

Haunted Honeymoon (1986)
Still Crazy Like a Fox (TV-1987)
The Forgotten (1989)

Margaret’s Museum (1995)

TV Series – Cast:
Thunderbirds (1965-1966)

Oppenheimer (1980.mini-series)
The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy (1981, mini-series)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
UFO (1970)
Docteur Caraibes (1973)
Mr. Big (1977)

Dick Turpin (1981)
Whoops Apocalypse (1982)
Constant Hot Water (1986)
Turn on to T-Bag (1988)
T-Bag and the Revenge of the T-Set (1989)

T-Bag and the Rings of Olympus (1991)
Jeeves and Wooster (1992)
Rab C. Nesbitt (1992)
Lexx (2002)

Margaret's Museum, movie poster