Mel Proctor

Mel Proctor
Mel Proctor
Born 1951 (age 59–60)[1]
Lakewood, Colorado
Education Colorado College
Occupation Sports announcer, actor, author
Home town San Diego, California
Spouse Julie

Mel Proctor is an American television sportscaster, actor, and book author.



A Denver, Colorado native, Proctor has called play-by-play for such teams as the Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles,[2] Washington Nationals, San Diego Padres[3] and Los Angeles Clippers at various points in his career. Proctor has also done radio play-by-play during his career, working for the Washington Bullets and the New Jersey Nets in the 1980s. He has also worked at various times for networks such as NBC, CBS, and TNT calling events including the NFL, college football, college basketball, and pro boxing. While serving as the Orioles' broadcaster, Proctor appeared in five episodes of Homicide: Life on the Street, between 1993 and 1995, playing fictional reporter Grant Besser.[4]

Mel Proctor did the play-by-play for the Washington Bullets basketball games on Home Team Sports with Phil Chenier for several years.

Proctor was the play-by-play announcer for Washington Nationals baseball, teaming with former major-league pitcher Ron Darling on MASN but did not return for 2006.

Proctor operates a media training business for athletes and broadcasters.[5]

In 2010, Proctor announced the reprinting of his 2004 book The Official Fan's Guide to The Fugitive.[6][7][8]

Personal life

Proctor is well known for making practical jokes on the air[9] and for reading stats out of the media guide.

Mel Proctor currently lives in San Diego County with wife Julie.

See also


  1. ^ Posner, Jay (April 25, 1999). A familiar voice | Proctor is well-known after Padres' winning season. San Diego Union-Tribune, pg. C.1.
  2. ^ Posner, Jay (27 July 2007). "Proctor has been there for both Gwynn, Ripken". Union-Tribune. Retrieved 2010-05-31. 
  3. ^ "Mel Proctor accepts job as announcer for Padres". The Washington Times. December 25, 1996. Retrieved 2010-05-31. 
  4. ^ "Mel Proctor appearances". IMDB. Retrieved 2010-05-31. 
  5. ^ Mel Proctor Sports Media Company website. Retrieved 2010-05-31.
  6. ^ The Official Fan's Guide to The Fugitive: History, Episode Synopses, Interviews and Star List From One of the Classic Television Shows of All Time. Syscon Media (PR Newswire). July 7, 2010. Press release.
  7. ^ Proctor, Mel (2004). The Official Fan's Guide to The Fugitive Longmeadow Press. ISBN: 978-0681007543
  8. ^ Proctor, Mel (2009). The Official Fan's Guide to The Fugitive iUniverse. ISBN: 978-1440179228
  9. ^ Fuller, Linda K. (2008). Sportscasters/Sportscasting: Principles and Practices. Routledge. p. 155. ISBN 0789018268. 

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