Larvell Jones was one of the key characters in the Police Academy series and is famous for making sound effects with his mouth. He is one of the characters often remembered from the films, as he uses his vocal ability to make noises to play pranks and deceive both criminals and authority figures.
Jones is able to clearly imitate such sounds as a flat tire, a couple noisily eating fast food, gunfire, and, memorably, Bruce Lee, a martial arts star when he defeats a pair of hoods bullying an Asian grocer. This revealed Jones' expertise in martial arts, which he continues to use throughout the series to great success, often mimicking kung fu voice-over, as he does so.
In the first film, he meets Mahoney at the police station after being arrested for making scary gunshot noises, and introduces himself as a physician (what he said was "Monsignor Larvell Jones, MD"). Other times, he uses his sound-effects ability solely to amuse himself, such as when he imagines himself playing a video game of space invaders and makes all the known sound effects from that video game, not to mention dropping a passing insult at Harris.
In the sixth movie, he leapt onstage at a nightclub during a blackout to keep the audience from rioting: "Ladies and gentlemen, the Metropolitan Police Department proudly presents...Me!" and launched into a string of impressions, including Wolfman Jack, Jimi Hendrix, and his guitar. He also has the ability to communicate with parrots, training them to call Captain Harris a "dork."
- Jones and Tackleberry are the only recurring characters in all the films, animated series and the television series.
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