Born and raised in Shreveport, this man of many roles is going on his fifth holiday season playing Santa Claus. He’s been married to his wife for 31 years and has two adult children who live in different parts of the country: Texas and Hawaii.

Santa Adventures
He’s experienced lots of interesting situations with kids while in character but his favorite part about being Santa is when he’s not in the usual attire. “When I’m out and about doing the normal daily routine and I come across a child who sees Santa with his long, white beard and a Hawaiian shirt on getting groceries at the supermarket, I love that reaction.”

A Man of Many Hats
You’ll often see this month’s Guess Who in the theater taking on roles such as Otto Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank, the Captain of the ship in Titanic, the Genie in Aladdin and so many more. He’s been involved in theater for over 30 years and received a Best Actor award for his role as Tevia in the old Performing Arts Center’s production of Fiddler on the Roof.

Voice Artist
His voice may sound familiar if you pay close attention. He’s a freelance voice artist and lends his sound to several mediums from television and radio to audiobooks and iPad apps.

December’s Guess Who is…


Mike Martindale, actor with local community theaters and Shreveport’s favorite Santa Claus.