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Jess Harnell

Jess Harnell

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Jess Harnell is one of the most influential and creative voice artists that I can recollect. He has provided voices for characters such as Wakko Warner on “Animaniacs,” Tim on “The Cleveland Show,” and recently, Grim Gloom on “The 7D.”

Harnell is also a well known singer. He’s in a band known as Rock Sugar, which does these excellent covers/remixes of famous songs. Fore more information, please visit http://www.rocksugarband.com

Harnell has also acted in a few video games as well. He’s created the voice of Crash Bandicoot on the games of the same name, he played a few characters on “The Secret of Monkey Island,” “Quests of Glory IV: Shadows of Darkness,” and “Skylanders Swap Force.”

Harnell has also recreated a few classic voices, such as Br’er Rabbit for the Splash Mountain attraction, Dr. Finkelstein and Lock for Kingdom Hearts, and Darth Maul for Star Wars video games.

Jess Harnell is a unique and very musical voice artist. He’s a great singer, a wonderful actor, and truly understands the meaning of character development with the voices he can do. Jess Harnell is a true voice acting rock star.

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Stan Freberg

Stan Freberg

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Stanley Victor Freberg was a very distinguished an notable voice artist. He’s provided  voices for characters such as the Beaver from “Lady and the Tramp,” Dr. Whupple from “The Garfield Show,” and narrated “The Three Little Bops” as well as voicing Pete Puma.

Freberg was a rather satirical actor; by which I mean some of the work he had done were satires and parodies. One of the films he has done was a film called, “Callaway Went Thataway.”  Other films he has done are “Geraldine,” and had a non-speaking appearance in “It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World.”

He’s also done recordings for Records. One such project he did was “St. George and the Dragonet.” Others he did were  “Little Blue Riding Hood,” “Sh-Boom,” and “The Quest for For Bridey Hammerschlauden.”

Stan Freberg was very well respected. I had only heard about his passing ten days after it happened during Rob Paulsen’s “Talkin’ Toons” podcast. But that doesn’t mean I lose respect for all of Freberg’s work and all the joy he brought to others.

Stan Freberg: August 7, 1926- April 7, 2015

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Marc Silk

Marc Silk

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Marc Silk is an actor I recently heard of, but he’s well worth hearing about. Some of his vocal works include the likes of Johnny Bravo in the United Kingdom dub of the cartoon of the same name, Aks Moe on “Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace,” and in the United States and Canada, is the voice of Bob the Builder.

Marc Silk’s work isn’t limited to just animation. He’s also an announcer and radio artist. He’s done announcing work on “You’ve Been Framed,” “The British Comedy Awards,” and “Dancing on Ice.” On commercials, he’s provided voices as Chip the Wolf for “Cookie Crisp” cereal, and announced for Super Mario Brothers Wii.

On radio, he’s on a program called “The Stephen Nolan Show.” He’s also been in video games such as “MediEval 2,” “Buzz! Master Quiz,” “Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko,” and “Black and White.”

Marc Silk is a fascinating voice artist. His accent is unique and not like anything I’ve heard in a long time. He’s a young actor with a lot of experience, and he shall continue on with his fine voice acting and narration.

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Alan Reed

Alan Reed

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Born Herbert Theodore Bergman, Alan Reed Sr. is a well renowned voice artist. He has provided the voices of characters such as Boris the Russian Wolfhound on “Lady and the Tramp”(my personal favorite obscure Disney character), Big Bill on “Shinbone Alley,” and his most famous role, Fred Flintsone on “The Flintstones.”

Reed has been in a few motion pictures during his career. He’s played in movies such as, “The Postman Always Rings Twice,” “Emergency Wedding,” “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and “The Seniors,” which was a posthumous performance for Reed.

He’s also been on a few television series, not just vocally. Reed has appeared on television programs such as “Your Show Time,” “The Life of Riley,” “Johnny Midnight,” and “Where’s Huddles?”

Alan Reed is an unforgettable actor. He’s a name that not many people would forget, mostly due to the great characters he played. He may have passed away before I was born, but that doesn’t mean I don’t respect him for the actor he was and always will be.

Alan Reed Sr.: August 20, 1907- June 14, 1977

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Ron Perlman

Ron Perlman

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Ronald Francis Perlman is an actor with whom I’m surprised works on a lot of familiar projects. He has voiced characters such as Slade from “Teen Titans,” Mr. Lancer from “Danny Phantom,” and was not only the voice of Hellboy, but was also the actor who donned the red make up and horns.

He’s not only a famous voice artist, but he’s also a well celebrated movie actor. He played as a character called Amoukar on “Quest for Fire,” Frank Cerrillo on “Blind Man’s Bluff,” Charles Burden Sr. on “The Trial of Old Drum,” and Doctor Julian on “Killer By Nature.”

On television, he’s been characters such as Vincent on “Beauty and the Beast,” narrated “1000 Ways to Die,”and played Judge Pernell on “The Hand of God.” He’s also made guest appearances on shows like “Archer,” “Adventure Time,” and “Robot Chicken.”

Ron Perlman is an actor who is still working hard to this day. He has inspired many people and captured the imaginations of audiences young and old alike. Ron Perlman is no doubt a legend.

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Jerry Orbach

Jerry Orbach

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Born Jerome Bernard Orbach, Jerry Orbach was an acting legacy. He has created voices such as Lumiere on “Beauty and the Beast,” Sa’luk on “Aladdin and the King of Thieves,” and Thorn on “The Special Magic of Herself the Elf.”

Orbach was also an actor of the stage.Some notable roles he performed as were as El Gatto on “The Fantasticks” in 1960, Paul the Puppeteer on “Carnival!” from 1961 to 1963, and Charlie Davenport on “Annie Get Your Gun” in 1966.

Orbach was also famous in some movies like “Cop Hater,” “John Goldfarb, Please Come Home,” “A Fan’s Notes,” “Underground Aces,” “Dead Women in Lingerie,” and “Chinese Coffee.”

Orbach was also notable on television. Some of his works include episodes on “Love, American Style,” “Tales from the Darkside,” “Simon and Simon,” and “The Golden Girls.” Arguably, Orbach’s most famous role on television was as Detective Leonard W. Briscoe on “Law and Order.”

Jerry Orbach was a legendary and talented actor, who’s hard work and devotion made him one to remember for a long long time.

Jerry Orbach: October 20th, 1935- December 28, 2004

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Ben Small

Ben Small

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Benjamin Small is an actor I’ve been learning about for some time now.

The first time I heard his vocal talent was his voice as Bernie Barges on the United Kingdom cartoon, “Watch My Chops,” but in the United States when it had its run there, it was known as “Corneil and Bernie.” Since 2009, he was the voice of Thomas the Tank Engine in the United Kingdom dub of “Thomas and Friend.” However, he stopped after 2015 due to his contract not being renewed. Another voice Small did was as the voice of Ichabod Crane on the special, “The Haunted Pumpkin of Sleepy Hollow.”

Small is also an actor on television. He’s played on series like “Matt Hatter Chronicles,” “Pet Squad,” and “X-calibur.”

Small has also been the producer of a short called, “One.” As well as being the voice of Bernie, he, along with Keith Wickham, sung the theme song for “Watch My Chops.”

Ben Small is inspirational actor with a wide range of voices. He’s also connect himself to Twitter in order to help him find some other voice acting jobs. His positive attitude and great heart keep him famous and notable.

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Verna Felton

Verna Felton

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Verna Felton was a highly respected member of the voice acting committee. She first voiced as the Matriarch Elephant on “Dumbo.” She then voiced the Fairy Godmother on “Cinderella,” the Queen of Hearts on “Alice in Wonderland,” Aunt Sarah on “Lady and the Tramp,” Flora on “Sleeping Beauty,” and Winifred on “The Jungle Book.”

Felton first started out on radio. She voiced on programs such as “The Cinnamon Bear,” “Fibber McGee and Molly,” “The Great Gildersleeve,” and “Tommy Riggs and Betty Lou.” She was also seen on television programs such as “The Dennis Day Show,” “I Love Lucy,” “The Real McCoys,” and “Wagon Train.”

Felton was also highly successful on the big screen, not just with her voice. She’s played as characters such as Agnes on “Girls of the Big House,” Dowager on “Buccaneer’s Girls,” Mrs. August Pennyfeather on “The Gunfighter,” and Cousin Leora on “Don’t Bother To Knock.”

Verna Felton is one of those voices that one can barely forget. She had a strong devotion and integrity to each of her performances, and she is still respected, even today.

Verna Felton: July 20, 1890- December 14, 1966

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Frank Welker

Frank Welker

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Today’s blog is a special one, as I will be looking at one of the biggest veterans in the voice acting world: Frank Welker. It is special because today happens to be his 69th birthday.

Franklin Wendell Welker has been the biggest influence in the voice acting community anyone has ever had the respect to know. Some of his famous voices consist of  Ralph the Guard on “Animaniacs,” Megatron on “Transformers,” and Fred Jones on  the “Scooby Doo” franchise, a role he’s been doing since 1969, and is still doing today. After the death of Don Messick, and after a few other actors to attempt the role of the famous Great Dane, Welker is now the voice of Scooby Doo himself.

Welker’s performances expand far beyond just roles with “humanlike” dialogue. He also does keen animal noises. He’s voiced primates like Abu on “Aladdin”, and Curious George. He’s voiced dogs like Santa’s Little Helper on “The Simpsons” and Seymour Asses on “Futurama.” He’s done so many animal and monster voices and, like Dee Bradley Baker, is incredibly gifted at doing so.

Welker has also been in films before jumping into the world of voice acting. He’s been in the movie “The Trouble With Girls,” where his character befriends Elvis Presley. He was also in “The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes,” “Now You See Him, Now You Don’t,” and “How To Frame A Figg.”

Frank Welker has been the voices of so many heroes, villains, sidekicks, pets, and many other characters. The skills he has with his voice and sinuses are second-to-none, and he shall continue to inspire many other in his long line of vocal superiority. But just because I say all of these words of praise doesn’t mean he’s a stuck up. In reality, he’s one of the most modest people that anyone has ever got the chance to meet. Frank Welker, we love you.

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Eleanor Audley

Eleanor Audley

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Born Eleanor Zellman, Eleonor Audley has been an important part of Disney in the time when she was alive. She has voiced characters such as Lady Tremaine on “Cinderella,” Madame Leota on the Haunted Mansion, and her most famous role; Maleficent on “Sleeping Beauty.”

Audley has also been famous on a few television series. She has been on shows such as “My Three Sons,” “Green Acres,” and “Pistols ‘n’ Petticoats.” She has also been in movies like “Hook, Line, and Sinker,” an uncredited role in “Never a Dull Moment,” and “The Second Time Around.”

Audley also worked on radio quite a bit as well. She has done “Escape,” “Suspense,” and a radio play of Father Knows Best. Oddly, three years after the film “Cinderella” came out, she got the chance to play as the stepmother again in a radio adaptation of Cinderella.

Eleanor Audley was an inspiration to many people who want to learn how to do a good heroic or excellent villain role. Audley is one that people could learn a lot from, and her legacy is one that will be remembered for a long time.

Eleanor Audley: November 19, 1905- November 25- 1991

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