Joseph May
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Joseph May
Joseph May
Joseph May in 2014
Joseph May in 2014
Born (1974-06-16) June 16, 1974 (age 46)
Alma materLondon Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Years active1997-present
AgentCharacters Talent Agency[1]

Joseph May (born June 16, 1974)[2] is a British-born Canadian-American actor, who has appeared in television and film. He is best known for his role as Andy Button in the television series Episodes, Sam Colloby in Casualty and for voicing Thomas the Tank Engine in the US dub of the children's television series Thomas & Friends.

His other television roles include Adam Moseby in Bugs, Dan Sanders in Hollyoaks, Sgt. Markham in Stargate: Atlantis and Justin Trudeau in The Windsors.

His voice work in animation and video games include Link in G.I. Joe: Valor vs. Venom, Mr. Wexler in The Barbie Diaries, Autolycus in Class of the Titans, Michael Corleone in The Godfather, Perdido in Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Chase McCain in Lego City Undercover, Jost and Saravad in Horizon Zero Dawn, Hiro in The Crew 2 and Ellis in Blair Witch.

Early life

Born in Southampton, Hampshire, England and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, May returned to the UK to study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.


May may be most recognised by British-American television viewers as Paul, the unemployed partner of gay nurse Sam Colloby in Casualty's 12th season. He also starred in the final season of the sci-fi series Bugs as the naive and misguided Adam Mosby. May has also appeared in the television series Stargate: Atlantis as Sgt. Markham of the United States Marine Corps, Episodes as Andy Button, a television casting director, and as Larry Schwarz in the BBC television movie We'll Take Manhattan.

May's initiation into film was as a miner in the classic Stephen Fry venture, and renowned Oscar Wilde biopic, Wilde in 1997. Since then, he has appeared in the critically acclaimed World War II miniseries Band of Brothers as second lieutenant Edward Shames, 2001's Investigating Sex as Roger, Resident Evil as Dr. Blue and Holby City as surgeon George Kerwan in 2010.

May voiced the character of main protagonist Chase McCain for the 2013 video game Lego City Undercover and its prequel, Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins.

In 2015, he joined the US voice cast of Thomas & Friends as Thomas the Tank Engine, starting with Thomas & Friends: The Adventure Begins after Martin Sherman stepped down. May voiced the character of the mercenary Phantom in the team-based first-person shooter Dirty Bomb.

In 2019, he went to play Brett Huntley in the television miniseries Dark Mon£y, which featured Babou Ceesay and John Schwab.



Year Title Role Notes
2002 Resident Evil Mr. Blue Film
2004 G.I. Joe: Valor vs. Venom Link (voice) Direct-to-video film[1]
2006 The Barbie Diaries Mr. Wexler (voice) Film[2]
2007 They Wait Paramedic
2015 Thomas (the Tank Engine) & Friends: The Adventure Begins Thomas the Tank Engine Film; US voice
Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure[1]
2016 Thomas & Friends: The Great Race
2017 Journey Beyond Sodor
2018 Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! The Movie
2019 Thomas & Friends: Digs and Discoveries (Part 1 & 2)
Thomas & Friends: Steam Team to the Rescue
2020 Thomas and the Royal Engine


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Bodyguards Courier 2 episodes
Casualty Paul 8 episodes
1998-99 Bugs Adam Moseby 6 episodes
2000 Hollyoaks Dan Sanders 1 episode
A Dinner of Herbs Ben Hamilton 3 episodes
2001 Band of Brothers Lieutenant Edward Shames 1 episode
2001-2007 Scooter: Get a Clue! Ben (voice) Main role
156 episodes
2002 American Bikers Young Michael Baldwin (voice) Episode: "The Age of Bikers: Part 1"
2004 Stargate: Atlantis SGT# Markham 2 episodes
Dead Like Me Ken 1 episode
2005 Class of the Titans Autolycus (voice) [2]
2007 Psych Bruce/Father 1 episode
2009 Batman Black and White Superman / Robbie (voice) 2 episodes[2][1]
2010 I Shouldn't Be Alive Dr. Andy Wolf
2010-14 Holby City George Kerwan / Kristopher Wyngarten
2011-17 Episodes Andy Button 22 episodes
2012 Titanic Victor Giglio TV mini series
2013 Dracula Ewan Telford 1 episode
2014 Mistresses Mickey Episodes: "Rebuild" and "Open House"
2015-present I Live with Models Luke Main Role
Thomas & Friends Thomas the Tank Engine (voice) Main US Role; succeeding Martin Sherman
2017 The Windsors Justin Trudeau Episode: "#2.5"
2019 Living the Dream TJ Starmer 3 episodes
Dark Mon£y Brett Huntley Television miniseries
Episodes: "Shattered Dreams" and "The Valiant One"

Video games

Year Title Voice role Notes
2006 The Godfather Michael Corleone [1]
2011 LittleBigPlanet 2 Green Lantern [2]
2012 LittleBigPlanet PS Vita
2013 Lego City Undercover Chase McCain [1]
Killzone: Shadow Fall VSA Soldier [2]
Trials Fusion Rider [2]
2015 Blues and Bullets Osmond Burke, Carmine, Hank Sörensen, Additional voices
Dirty Bomb Phantom
Lego Dimensions Chase McCain [1]
Soma Peter Strasky and Brandon Wan [2]
2017 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands Nomad Male
Lego Dimensions Chase McCain
Horizon Zero Dawn Jost / Saravad
Forza Motorsport 7 The Racing Expert [2]
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Perdido [2]
Need for Speed: Payback Additional voices
2018 A Way Out Additional voices
The Crew 2 Hiro
2019 The Division 2 Manny Ortega
Blair Witch Ellis [3]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Joe May". Voice Chasers. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Joseph May - 15 Character Images | Behind The Voice Actors". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 2018. Check marks indicates role has been confirmed using screenshots of closing credits and other reliable sources
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