Michael Brandon (born on April 20th, 1945 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Michael Feldman) is an American actor and voice actor who narrated from the seventh to sixteenth seasons. He was narrator from 2002 until 2012. He even narrated some of the Thomas DVD menus of Thomas' Sodor Celebration, Tales from the Tracks and Come Ride the Rails in 2006. He also re-narrated six episodes from the sixth season.
Brandon has appeared in other television shows and movies such as "Dempsey and Makepeace", "The Nanny", "Dinotopia", "Are You Ready for Love?", "The Division", "Ally McBeal", "The Catherine Tate Show", "Murder She Wrote", "New Tricks", "Try This One for Size", and "Doctor Who".
He was first married to Lindsay Wagner. He later married "Dempsey and Makepeace" co-star Glynis Barber, best known for her role in "EastEnders".
- Diesel (thirteenth season - Blue Mountain Mystery)
- Mr. Bubbles (thirteenth season - fifteenth season)
- The Maithwaite Stationmaster (thirteenth season - fifteenth season)
- The Knapford Stationmaster (thirteenth season)
- Brandon is the only Classic Series narrator not to have played Mr. Conductor in the US.
- Brandon is the second narrator who has renarrated episodes in seasons prior to the season in which he begins as narrator in the US, the first being George Carlin.
- When the first several episodes of the seventeenth season were aired on PBS, Brandon was mistakenly credited as the narrator instead of Mark Moraghan.
- Both Brandon and William Hope played characters in "The Last Days of Lehman Brothers".
- Both Brandon and TUGS voice actor Lee Cornes appeared in the same episode of "After You've Gone".
- In 2011, he appeared in "Captain America: The First Avenger" with William Hope and Martin Sherman.
- Brandon and Clive Mantle once worked together in an episode of "Dempsey and Makepeace".
- Brandon, Sir John Hurt, Nigel Plaskitt, Glenn Wrage, Miranda Raison, Olivia Colman, Tom Stourton, Martin Sherman, Simon Fisher-Becker and Kerry Shale have all appeared in Doctor Who. Togo Igawa also had a role in one of it's spin-offs "Torchwood". Maggie Ollerenshaw also worked on an audio drama based on "Doctor Who". Diego Brizzi, Tesshō Genda and Dariusz Odija also did dubbings for the show.
- Brandon appeared in the comedy show "Episodes" along with Joseph May. William Hope has also appeared in this series.