Quirk, Moira 1964-

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Quirk, Moira 1964-


Full name, Moira Shannon Quirk; born January 11, 1964, in Cambridge, England; raised in Rutland, England; married Michael C. Rayner (a comedian), 1993; children: two. Education: Westfield College, London, B.A. (with honors); trained at Central School of Speech and Drama, London.


Agent—Arlene Thornton and Associates, 12711 Ventura Blvd., Suite 490, Studio City, CA 91601; (comedy) Barbara Holliday, H2F Comedy Productions, 3406 West Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA 91505.


Actress, voice performer, and comedienne. Performed stand-up comedy at Comedy Sportz Theatre, Comedy Store, Ice House, the Laugh Factory, Luna Park, Second City Theatre, and other venues in the United States and Canada; improvisational comedy performer with TheatreSports, Sak Theatre, Orlando, FL. Appeared in advertisements and promotional spots.


Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Awards, Honors:

Ovation Award nomination (with others), best ensemble performance, LA Stage Alliance, 2000, for The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby; Domestic Bliss and Vaudeville named LA Weekly pick of the week.


Television Appearances; Series:

Referee, Guts (also known as Global Guts and Nickelodeon Guts), Nickelodeon, 1992-95.

Panelist, Figure It Out (also known as Billy the Answer Head, Figure It Out: Family Style, Figure It Out: Wild Style, and What Do You Do?), Nickelodeon, 1997-98.

Voices of Brittany "Brit" Krust and others, My Life as a Teenage Robot (animated), Nickelodeon, beginning 2003.

Host of the British program Watch Your Own Wednesday, Nickelodeon United Kingdom.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Voice, The Wild Thornberrys: The Origin of Donnie (animated; also known as The Origin of Donnie), Nickelodeon, 2001.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Cohost, The Big Help, Nickelodeon, 1994.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Interviewer, "Play It Again, Dad," Fudge, ABC, 1995.

Voice of Jane Bonded, "Jumbo Johnny/The Perfect Gift/Bravo, James Bravo," Johnny Bravo (animated), Cartoon Network, 1997.

Minnie, "Temptation and Responsibility," Hyperion Bay, The WB, 1998.

Voice of Bronwyn, "Enchanted Adventures," Oh Yeah! Cartoons (animated), Nickelodeon, 1998.

Voices of woman at fire and Italian ice kid, "Career Day/Hey Harold!," Hey Arnold! (animated; also known as Hey, Arnold!), Nickelodeon, 1998.

Voice of tour guide, "Pouch Potato," Johnny Bravo (animated), Cartoon Network, 2000.

Voice of emu, "Operation Valentine," The Wild Thornberrys (animated; also known as The Thornberrys), Nickelodeon, 2001.

Voice of Susie Smythe, "It's All Greek to Scooby," What's New, Scooby-Doo? (animated), The WB, 2004.

Voice of Mei Ling, "Block-Long Hong Kong Terror," What's New, Scooby-Doo? (animated), The WB, 2005.

Voices of Dora, Khan'ja, Meryl, and theatre goer, "How to Get Dead (behind) in Advertising," Stoker and Hoop (animated), Cartoon Network, 2005.

Appeared in other programs, including Clarissa Explains It All (also known as Clarissa and Las historias de Clarissa), Nickelodeon. Contributed voices to various programs, including Codename Kids Next Door (animated), Cartoon Network; The Replacements (animated), Disney Channel; and U2U, Nickelodeon.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Appeared as Daria, Mv24, Fox.

Film Appearances:

Maggie, Suicide, the Comedy (also known as The Intervention), Cargo Films, 1998.

Voice of Jane, The Wild Thornberrys Movie (animated), Paramount, 2002.

Voices of Alex, Cliff, Tommy, and others for English version, Suchimuboi (anime; also known as Steamboy), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2004, dubbed version released by Triumph Films, 2005.

Suzie, Come as You Are, Eleventh Hour Productions, 2005.

Voice, A Good Year, Fox 2000 Pictures, 2006.

Voice, The Omen (also known as Omen 666, The Omen 666, A profecia, Das Omen, I profiteia, La malediction, La profecia, and Oomen), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2006.

Some sources cite an appearance in Manband the Movie.

Film Work:

Additional voices, Serendipity, Miramax, 2001.

Provided voice matching work and automated dialogue replacement work for various films and television productions.

Stage Appearances:

Kate Nickleby, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (also known as Nicholas Nickleby), Theatre 40 at Reuben Cordova Theatre, Beverly Hills, CA, 1999.

Reader, Speaking of Stories, Victoria Hall Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA, 1999.

Bridget, Translations, Theatre 40 at Reuben Cordova Theatre, 2000.

Featured storyteller, Fray Day 6, Whitmore-Lindley Theatre, North Hollywood, CA, 2002.

Funopolis (variety show), Whitmore-Lindley Theatre, beginning c. 2002.

Appeared as Jenny Towler, Brecht on Violence, as Sacha, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, as Cecily, The Importance of Being Earnest, and as Gassov, The Power of the Dog, all Central Studio Theatre, London. Appeared as Annie, Gut Girls, Theatre Downtown, Orlando, FL; as Eve, Leaflets and Icicles, Theatre Geo, Hollywood; as a storyteller, The Masque of King Arthur (masque), Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland; as the Limey, Pocha and Limey, Acme Theatre, Los Angeles; in Domestic Bliss and Vaudeville, Whitmore-Lindley Theatre; and in Fashionable Manners (solo show), Masquers Cabaret and Dinner Theater, West Hollywood, CA.

Major Tours:

Appeared as Lady Nijo and Winn, Top Girls, European cities; and as Tracy, Where Are the Hands?, Canadian Fringe Festival tour.

Radio Appearances:

Appeared in radio programs, including productions on KPFK Pacifica Radio.

Internet Appearances; Series:

Voice of C.H.I.P.S., Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd (animated), Internet series, 2004, broadcast as a podcast, beginning 2006.


Video Games:

Voice of Elly's mother for English version, Xenogears, Square Electronic Arts, 1998.

Voices, The Bard's Tale (also known as Song of the Bard), InXile Entertainment, 2004.

Voice of Adriana Livingston, Mercenaries, 2005.

Voices of Daniella and Ayla Belli, Demento (also known as Haunting Ground), Capcom Entertainment, 2005.

Voices of Vipsania and others, Shadow of Rome, Capcom Entertainment, 2005.

Voices of archaeologist, Australian pilot, and British pilot, Flight Simulator X, Microsoft Game Studios, 2006.


Cecelia Ahern, Rosie Dunne, Hyperion, 2005.

Ahern, Where Rainbows End, HarperCollins, 2005.

Ben Bova, Mercury: Planet Novel #4 (The Grand Tour), Audio Renaissance, 2005.

Orson Scott Card, The Shadow of the Giant, Audio Renaissance, 2005.

Jessica Kaye and Richard J. Brewer, Meeting across the River: Stories Inspired by the Haunting Bruce Springsteen Song, Blackstone Audio, 2005.

Charles McCarry, The Miernik Dossier, Blackstone Audiobooks, 2006.

Also the narrator of Pastwatch.


Writings for the Stage; with Others:

Speaking of Stories, Victoria Hall Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA, 1999.

Fray Day 6, Whitmore-Lindley Theatre, North Hollywood, CA, 2002.

Funopolis (variety show), Whitmore-Lindley Theatre, beginning c. 2002.

Worked on other productions, including Domestic Bliss and Vaudeville, Whitmore-Lindley Theatre; and Fashionable Manners (solo show), Masquers Cabaret and Dinner Theater, West Hollywood, CA.



Moira Quirk,http://moiraquirk.com, February 12, 2007.