Timothy McGovern (TIMBO)

Like you, I was raised in a unique time and place.  The fifties gave way to the turbulent Sixties.  Against the backdrop of that flux-filled decade, there were some constants.  My home was steeped in a world of language and music from as early as I can remember, and I was deeply influenced by both my father and my exceptionally-talented, older brother, Terry McGovern.  My home was filled with the strains of my brother Terry's acoustic guitar, lively discussions, trail-blazing accomplishments by my predecessors; and, of course, all the angst that visited a family trying to adjust to the sudden changes of the Sixties.  Music became a staple in my life, as well as my comfort and my escape.  There were other 'escapes,' but that is another story!


Then there was place.  Mount Washington was, and still is, a very unique part of Pittsburgh.  Perched proudly above the city, it boasts the best views of Pittsburgh's Golden Triangle, two inclines that near-soundlessly climb the steep banks of Mount Washington's hills and concurrently descend to the street level of Pittsburgh's famous downtown area and her three major rivers.  But there was so much more to Mount Washington during my formative years.  We had our own dialect and attitude in the 'Mount' as it was called.  There were expressions like 'yunz guys' (you guys) and 'daan nere' (down there) and a host of other slang phrases that only we understood.  Did I mention attitude?  Cool-tough-and-always-working-at-stylish best describes that!


Above Pittsburgh - An Arial Tour


Published on Oct 27, 2015


Duquesne Incline to Mount Washington


Published on August 23, 2013

Terry McGovern


Terry is well known on radio, TV, commercials, animation, feature films, theatre and video games. 

Terry started his broadcast career in Pittsburgh at KDKA, the world’s first commercial broadcast station.

He moved to San Francisco and worked on KSFO, then the home of the Giants, the 49ers and the Golden State Warriors. Next, it was as morning man on KSAN, the Bay Area’s leading progressive rock station.

In movies, you may remember him uttering those immortal words “These are not the droids we’re looking for” in Star Wars, A New Hope. He has also appeared in American Graffiti, Nine Months, and of course our favorite, Mrs. Doubtfire.  On network television, he has appeared in TV series like Cagney & Lacey, Happy Days, Three’s Company, Mork & Mindy, The Jeffersons and Newhart.  His voiceover, animation and video game work goes into the hundreds and includes stints for Disney (He’s the voice of Launchpad McQuack on Ducktales and Darkwing Duck), Lucasarts, Electronic Arts, X Box, Sega and many others. Most recently, he has appeared in The Wolf Among Us and The Walking Dead for Telltale Games.  Currently, Terry teaches Commercial and Character Voice at the College of Marin and continues his 17 year stint as Artistic Director for the Marin Actors’ Workshop. Terry lives in San Anselmo, CA., just north of the Golden Gate Bridge with his wife of fifty years, Molly. He has two sons, Anthony, a registered nurse and Brendan, a police officer, who just made his parents proud grandparents of the wonderul Nora Joy McGovern.