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Candy Candido

Candy Candido


Candy Candido is another actor with an interestingly deep voice. He has provided voices for characters like Maleficent’s pig-faced goon on “Sleeping Beauty,” the Awful DYNNE on Chuck Jones’ “The Phantom Tollbooth,” and Fidget on “The Great Mouse Detective.”

Candido has performed in a few movies as well as lending his voice. He was in performances such as “Forgotten Prisoners: The Amnesty Files,” “Herbie Rides Again,” “Plunderers of Painted Flats,” and “Botsford’s Beanery.”

His voice, being deep and gruff, has often used for more somewhat “ferocious” performances. For instance, his voice was used as bear growls on “Fun and Fancy Free” as well as “The Fox and the Hound”, wolf noises on Disney’s adaptation of “Peter and the Wolf”, the alligators of “The Rescuers,” as well as Shere Khan’s roar in Disney’s “The Jungle Book.”

Candy Candido’s gravely voice is easily distinguishable in quite a bit of movies and tv shows. Once you hear his voice, you get an idea about who he is.  Candido’s voice is one that will be remembered.

Candy Candido: December 25, 1913- May 19, 1999

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Eric Bauza

Eric Bauza


Eric Bauza, originally a layout artist, has worked in the voice acting gig for quite a while. His talent is definitely worthy of being so. He has voiced in projects such as “The Fairly OddParents” where he voices as Foop, “Uncle Grandpa” in which he’s Belly Bag, and “El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera” where he voiced White Pantera/Rodolfo Rivera.

Bauza is also a remarkable impressionist. He is able to act as Mel Blanc’s Marvin the Martian, Antonio Banderas’ Puss in Boots of the Shrek franchise, and the voice of Dr. Benton Quest of the Jonny Quest series. This talent comes in handy in the animation business, especially when a certain role needs to be reprised.

Originally a layout artist, Bauza is more familiar with the animation business than a lot of other actors are. He knows just which mood to set and which voice is appropriate for a certain story. This experience helps him out with his voice-acting abilities to grow as an artist as well.

Eric Bauza is a truly artistic powerhouse, being able to draw, act, and perform stand up comedy. He will continue to bring laughter into others’ lives, seeing as how we all need a little laughter once in a while.

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One Hit Wonders

Usually, my credentials to how a certain voice actor gets a post is if they’ve voiced more than three characters. However, as I continue to write my list of favorite actors, I’ve noticed that there are quite a bit of actors that have only voiced less than three characters or one animated program. I call them my One-Hit Wonders. So, today, I will be sharing with you a start of my new point of discussion.

Richard Pearson


Richard de Pearsall Pearson was an actor of British descent. His only voice role was of the character Mole in Cosgrove Hall’s adaptation of “The Wind in the Willows.”

I remember watching him on one episode of a British television program called “One Foot in the Grave,” as the scatterbrained brother of Victor Meldrew, Alfred. He was also seen on films such as “The Girl is Mine,” “Man in the Moon,” “The Rise and Fall of Michael Rimmer,” and “The Mirror Crack’d.”

Pearson was also the man of the stage, having been in works such as, “A Likely Tale,” “The Private Ear and the Public Eye,” “Vivat! Vivat Regina!” and “Arms and the Man.”

Richard Pearson had an endearing voice and an honorable sense of being. His warm performances are a quality that will always be remembered.

Richard Pearson: August 1, 1918- August 2, 2011

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Tony Jay

Tony Jay



Tony Jay was one of the most recognizable voices I’ve ever heard. He’s voiced characters such as Judge Claude Frollo on “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,”  Megabyte on “Reboot,” and Monsieur D’Arque on “Beauty and the Beast.”

Jay’s voice was one that was very deep and notable. It’s as if when one hears it, a chill gradually races up one’s spine. This came in handy with his career, especially in movies, television, and video games. One video game he voiced was one called “Legacy of Kain,” where he played the Elder God.

He’s also done some live action work in his lifetime. He’s worked on “Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” “Love and Death,” “The Golden Girls,” and “Night Court.”  Jay’s performances are those that were gained with his continuing knowledge of the stage, as he was a masterful performer.

Of the many performances of Tony Jay, a few of my favorites were a tad obscure; for example, his voice as Lickboot on “Tom and Jerry: The Movie,” and a villain named Peking Duck on “The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat.” To me, his voice seems to make these programs more memorable.

Tony Jay will always be remembered for the dedication and perseverance into his roles. His passing was indeed tragic, but he left behind a long legacy of memorable wonder.

Tony Jay: February 2, 1933- August 13, 2006

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Maurice LaMarche

Maurice LaMarche


Maurice LaMarche is one of the first voice artists I was introduced to.  He has voiced characters such as The Brain on “Pinky and the Brain,” Morbo on “Futurama,” and Father on “Codename: Kids Next Door.”

LaMarche had done a little bit of live action work before stepping into voice acting. He worked on a television series called “Sidestreet”. LaMarche was also on The Facts of Life,”  “Faerie Tale Theatre,” and “The Slap Maxwell Story.”

LaMarche voiced characters on shows made in both America and Canada. In Canada, he worked on shows such as “Inspector Gadget,” “Popples,” and “Dennis the Menace.” In America, he worked on shows like “Ducktales,” “Tiny Toon Adventures,” and “The Critic.” It is also worth noting that LaMarche is also a great impressionist. He can do impressions of William Shatner, Orson Welles, Kirk Douglas, and many more.

Maurice LaMarche’s career was built on his exceeding talent and marvelous level of expertise. He has years of experience to work with, and it is recognized by people to this day.

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Timothy Bateson

Timothy Bateson


Timothy Dingwall Bateson was an actor I became familiar with back in the year 2007, and admired ever since. He has provided voices for characters like O.J. the paddle steamer on “Tugs,” the worm in “Jim Henson’s Labyrinth,” and Kreacher on “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.”

Bateson has also been seen in movies such as “Vice Versa,” “White Corridors,” “The Shakedown,” “Autobiography of a Princess,” “Tanglewoods’ Secrets,” and “True Blue.” He’s also been in movies adapted from classic stories such as “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” in 1982, “A Christmas Carol” in 1983, and “Les Miserables” in 1998.

He’s also been on many a television series like “BBC Sunday-Night Theater,” “The Adventures of Peter Simple,” “Three Live Wires,” “Both Ends Meet,” “Grange Hill,” and “Bonjour la Classe.”

When I heard the news of Mr. Bateson’s passing, I’ll admit, while I didn’t know him all that much back then, I was devastated. But I’m also glad to remember him by the characters he acted as and the dedication to his work. I’m proud I get these chances to learn about an actor of his caliber. Timothy Bateson will indeed be missed.

Timothy Bateson: April 3, 1926- September 16, 2009

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Jim Cummings

Jim Cummings


James Jonah Cummings is one of the most recognizable voice artists in the industry, and one of the most talented. He has provided voices for Cat on “Catdog,” Mr. Bumpy on “Bump in the Night,” and the title character, “Darkwing Duck.”

Cummings is also a wonderful impressionist. This mostly works out well for his vocal abilities, as he was able to recreate certain voices as famous characters. These include both Sterling Holloway’s Winnie the Pooh and Paul Winchell’s Tigger. He’s also known as the new voice of the Tasmanian Devil of the “Looney Tunes” franchise.

Some of my favorite vocal performances that Jim Cummings have performed are as villains. Examples include Fuzzy Lumpkins on “The Powerpuff Girls,” Doctor Robotnik for “Sonic SatAM,” and, to a lesser extent, Ed on “The Lion King.” He’s also provided singing voices for villains like Scar on “The Lion King,” and Rasputin on “Anastasia.”

No matter how old I get, I’ll always get excited for a performance by the talented Jim Cummings. He’s got a versatile voice, musical gusto, and the heart to act as someone good or evil. Jim Cummings, you are amazing.

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Barbara Luddy

Barbara Luddy


Barbara Luddy was an actress that is very familiar to the Disney world. She has provided voices for characters like Lady on “Lady and the Tramp,” Merryweather on “Sleeping Beauty,” and was the original voice of Kanga on the “Winnie the Pooh” shorts.

Barbara Luddy was also know to be in movies and short films. She was in short films such as “East Side, West Side,” “The Fighting Tailor,” and “The Bathing Suitor.” Other characters in films she played as are Barbara Barstow in “Born To Battle,” Mary Jackson in “Headin’ North,” and Mae in “Her Secret.”

Luddy has also been on television series such as “Make Way For Daddy” where she plays a character named Miss Allman, “The Donna Reed Show,” “Lawman,” and “77 Sunset Strip.”

Barbara Luddy has been one of my favorite actresses for a long time. Her sweet voice is easily recognizable, and I often know who she voices when I see one of her projects. She’s wonderfully talented, no matter what she’s in.

Barbara Luddy: May 25, 1908- April 1, 1979

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Candi Milo

Candi Milo



Born Candyce Ann Rose Milo, Candi Milo has been a very successful voice actress for many years. She’s provided voices for characters like The Flea on “Mucha Lucha,” Coco, Madame Foster, and Cheese on “Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends,” and Dr. Nora Wakeman on “My Life as a Teenage Robot.”

Miss Milo is not only a highly regarded voice artist, but she is also amazing in the theater industry. Some of her works include her performance as Maria on “Twelfth Night,” an Ensemble Soloist on “Dreamgirls,” Baby on “To Sir With Love,” and Stand Up Comedienne on “Just for Laughs Festival.”

Candi Milo has also appeared on a few television shows. She’s been on programs such as “Days of Our Lives,” “Gimme a Break,” “Perfect Strangers,” “Knots Landing,” and “ProStars.” She has also made a few appearances in movies such as “Cool World,” “A Hollywood Hounds Christmas,” “Spirited Away,” and “Batman Beyond: The Movie.”

There is no denying that Candi Milo is a very talented woman. She has been known to make me laugh and smile a few times with her witty and adorable performances. Candi Milo, we are all proud of your great success.

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Dana Hill

Dana Hill


Born Dana Lynne Goetz, Dana Hill was a very notable voice actress. She has provided voices for characters like Max Goof on “Goof Troop,” Danny on “Rover Dangerfield,” and possibly her most unusual performance; Jerry on “Tom and Jerry: The Movie.”

Hill has done a few roles on live action films, not just animated movies. For instance, she has played roles on films like “Fallen Angel,” “Cross Creak,” and at one point, she was Audrey Griswold of National Lampoon. She played Audrey on “National Lampoon’s European Vacation.”

Hill’s roles on TV were wonderful as well. She’s appeared on a few TV programs like “Mork and Mindy,” “The Two of Us,” “Magnum, P.I.,” and “Faerie Tale Theatre.” She’s also appeared on TV movies like “The Member of the Wedding,” “Silence of the Heart,” “Combat Academy,” and “P.J. Sparkles.”

Dana Hill was a woman with a lot of talent in her wheelhouse and plenty of potential. Her Type 1 Diabetes, unfortunately, gave her health complications, but that didn’t limit the amount of talent she had. Dana Hill is one that will be remembered for a long time, longer than after she left this world. Dana Hill, I, as a fan, still miss you.

Dana Lynne Goetz Hill: May 6, 1964- July 15, 1996

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