Townsend has been a veteran voice-actor for the past 40 years. In Hollywood since 1984, he's best known for his work in animation, commercials, and network TV promos. As the voice of Michaelangelo on the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon and the title character on Fox Kids animated series, The Tick... to 16 years as the comedy promo voice of NBC's "Must See TV" and "Tonight Show" promos, as well as numerous Keebler Elves, Raid Bugs, and the precocious red 7-Up 'Spot', Townsend currently voices the daily promos for Live! with Kelly and Ryan and comedy promos for FOX. After a 30-year hiatus from live theatre, he joined the cast of the Actors Co-op’s production of Ah! Wilderness as a guest artist in 2013, then eagerly joined the award-winning theatre company itself a year later with the production of Hound of the Baskervilles. Seen last year in Tennessee Williams' Summer and Smoke and currently in the Co-op's 26th season-opening thriller, The 39 Steps, Townsend is also a proud member of Actors' Equity and SAG-AFTRA.