McNeil was born on September 15, 1962 in Brisbane, Australia, but moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada when he was 4 years old in 1966.
McNeil first appeared on stage at the age of three. He first learned that people were paid to do different voices after a trip to Disneyland at the age of 12. That is when he learned that Paul Frees, the person who provided the voice that greeted visitors entering the Haunted Mansion, was the same person who provided the voice of the Pillsbury Doughboy.
Even though he knew about voice acting, McNeil pursued the theater. He studied at Studio 58. After leaving, he tried to find acting jobs and worked as an Elvis impersonator for a short time. It was in the late eighties when he found himself on his way into the world of voice acting. A casting director at the time told McNeil that he had wished that he'd met him a week before; he was casting for the G.I. Joe cartoon.
McNeil states his first role was providing voices on The New Adventures of He-Man. His first anime role was for Project A-ko, where he provided the voices for three women.
After appearing in a few films and two episodes of Highlander: The Series, McNeil provided voices for Beast Wars, as Waspinator, Dinobot, Rattrap, and Silverbolt. On another show, Dragon Ball Z, he was cast as the original voice of Piccolo and various other characters. He then provided the voice of Duo Maxwell on Mobile Suit Gundam Wing and Principal Kuno on Ranma ½.
McNeil eventually got the call stating he was cast as Wolverine on X-Men: Evolution. He continued to play the role of Logan/Wolverine for a total of four seasons from 2000-2003. He was then cast in another anime, InuYasha as Koga. He provided the voice of the Fullmetal Alchemist character Hohenheim of Light, Foghorn Leghorn on Baby Looney Tunes, Grumpy Bear on Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-Lot, Amergan, Gregor and the lab director on Highlander: The Search for Vengeance, and Stork on Storm Hawks. As of October 2007, he estimates that he has provided voices to 8,500 characters.
McNeil's live TV roles include Loudermilk, Riverdale, Supernatural and The Flash, among others.
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