McCann got his start as an improv writer and actor with the performing companies the L.A. Connection and the Acme Performers (where he met friend and Freakazoid! collaborator Paul Rugg). Rugg and McCann were both hired as series writers on the first season of Animaniacs. Senior producer Tom Ruegger subsequently brought the two men over to run Freakazoid!
Following the cancellation of Freakazoid!, McCann served as co-producer and co-story editor on Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain.
Writing Credits Edit
Season 1 Edit
- Dance of Doom
- Lawn Gnomes Chapter IV: Fun in the Sun
- Hot Rods from Heck!
- The Huntsman in "A Time for Evil"
- The Huntsman in "Terror Palace"
Season 2 Edit
- Mission: Freakazoid
- Joe's Very Own Story (with Tom Ruegger)
- Virtual Freak (with Melody Fox)
- Two Against Freak (additional material)
- Tomb of Invisibo (story; song lyrics: "Invisibo")
- McCann's first attempt at a Freakazoid! script was never made. It involved a villain named Baron Magneto who threatened to attract every magnet in a four-county area. He also wrote a pilot for a Toby Danger TV series.