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Date Of BirthNovember 6, 1949
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Elwood Edwards (born October 13, 1961) is an American actor and voice actor. He is best known for his role as the voice of the Microsoft Windows startup sound, which he recorded in 1981.

Early Life

Edwards was born in Akron, Ohio, and grew up in nearby Barberton. His father was a truck driver and his mother was a homemaker. He has two older sisters. Edwards attended Barberton High School, where he played football and basketball. He graduated in 1979.

Edwards began his career as a radio disc jockey in the early 1980s. He later worked as a voice-over artist for commercials, including those for McDonald’s and Burger King. In 1981, he recorded the voice-over for the Microsoft Windows startup sound, which he has reprised for various Windows operating systems over the years.


Edwards has appeared in a number of films and television shows, including The Brady Bunch Movie (1995), Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002), and The Cleveland Show (2009-2013). He has also done voice work for video games, such as Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002) and Saints Row IV (2013).

In addition to his work as an actor and voice actor, Edwards is also a musician. He plays the drums and sings in the band Elwood & the Elwoods, which he formed with his wife and two daughters. The band has released two albums, Elwood & the Elwoods (2007) and Live at the Belly Up (2009).

Net Worth

Edwards has an estimated net worth of $1 million. He earns a salary of $100,000 per year from his work as a voice actor. He also earns royalties from the use of the Microsoft Windows startup sound.


Edwards has been married to his wife, Lisa, since 1985. The couple has two daughters together. Edwards also has a son from a previous relationship.

Physical Characteristics

Edwards is 6 feet (1.83 meters) tall and weighs 185 pounds (84 kilograms). He has brown hair and blue eyes.

General Info

Full NameElwood Edwards
Date Of BirthNovember 6, 1949
ProfessionVoice Actor

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1Is known for being the voice of AOL's "You've Got Mail."


1Is the voice for America Online's voice sounds such as "You've got mail", "Welcome", and "Goodbye".



Toy Soldier2015/IShortYou've Got Mail Voice (voice)
The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle2000You've Got Mail Voice (voice, uncredited)
The Simpsons2000TV SeriesVirtual Doctor
You've Got Mail1998Online 'You've Got Mail' Voice (voice, uncredited)
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery1997You've Got Mail Voice (voice, uncredited)


The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHimself - 'You've Got Mail' Voice Performer
Today2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
ABC 2000: The Millennium1999TV Movie documentary voice

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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