Billy West
West at Animate! Columbus in 2023
Born
William Richard Werstine[1]

(1952-04-16) April 16, 1952 (age 72)[2][3]
Occupations
  • Voice actor
  • musician
  • radio personality
Years active1980–present
Spouse
Violet Benny
(m. 1992; div. 2009)
YouTube information
Channel
Years active2019–present
GenreVoice acting
Subscribers25,000[4]
Total views301,576 views[4]
Websitebillywest.com

William Richard Werstine[1] (born April 16, 1952),[5][2] known professionally as Billy West, is an American voice actor, musician and former radio personality. His voice roles include Bugs Bunny in the 1996 film Space Jam and several subsequent projects, the title characters of Doug and The Ren & Stimpy Show, as well as the Futurama characters Philip J. Fry, Professor Farnsworth, Dr. Zoidberg, Zapp Brannigan, and many more. In commercials, he voices the Red M&M and formerly voiced Buzz for Honey Nut Cheerios. West also voices other such established characters such as Elmer Fudd, Popeye, Shaggy Rogers, Rocket Raccoon, Muttley, and Woody Woodpecker. He was a cast member on The Howard Stern Show, during which time he was noted for his impressions of Larry Fine, Marge Schott, George Takei, and Jackie Martling.

Early life

William Richard Werstine[1][6][7] was born in Detroit, Michigan,[8] on April 16, 1952.[5][3][2] He is of Irish descent,[3] and was born with ADHD and autism.[9][10] He grew up in Boston, in the Roslindale neighborhood. After a semester at Berklee College of Music, West found himself in various bands, gigging the Boston scene by night, and selling guitars in a Harvard Square shop during the day.[11]

West has stated that during the Vietnam War, he was subject to the draft lottery under the Nixon administration, receiving a low draft number which would have resulted in his being drafted in 1970. West was ultimately classified "4-F" and excluded from enlistment on medical grounds as he had hypertension and flat feet.[12] West described his later recurring role as Richard Nixon on Futurama as his "revenge" against Nixon. In a 2019 video post, West opined that the "biggest joke"[13] about his experience was the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum subsequently including images and footage of the Futurama Nixon character as part of its "Nixon in Popular Culture" exhibit.[14]

Career

Radio career

In 1980, West was part of an oldies band called The Shutdowns.[15] West worked at WBCN in Boston, performing daily comedic routines on The Big Mattress show, then moved to New York City in 1988, working at K-Rock Radio (92.3 FM WXRK).[2][16] West became a regular on The Howard Stern Show at that time until leaving in 1995, where he gained notice for his impersonations of Three Stooges middleman Larry Fine, Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott and Stern's head writer Jackie Martling.[2] West moved to Los Angeles, where he found success as a voice actor and performer.

Television

He left the radio station in 1988 to work on the short-lived revival of Beany and Cecil, which was his first voice role in television. West's first major roles were on Doug and The Ren & Stimpy Show, which were two of the first three Nicktoons on Nickelodeon (the other being Rugrats). Over his career, West has been the voice talent for close to 120 different characters including some of the most iconic animated figures in television history. He has become one of the few voice actors who can impersonate Mel Blanc in his prime, including characterizations of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, the voice Arthur Q. Bryan used for Elmer Fudd, as well as other characters from Warner Bros. cartoons. In 1998, Entertainment Weekly described West as "the new Mel Blanc" and noted his ability to mimic well-known voices,[17] though he would rather develop original voices.[17] West's favorite characters are Philip J. Fry and Stimpy, both of which he originated.[18] West has been very outspoken over his displeasure about the influx of star actors providing voice-over for films and major shows.[19][20] West has stated that he did not like the Disney version of Doug and that he "couldn't watch" the show.[21] West was the voice of the show's namesake, Geeker, throughout Project Geeker's 13-episode run. West was the voice of Zim in the original pilot for Invader Zim. However, according to creator Jhonen Vasquez, he was replaced by Richard Steven Horvitz due to his voice being too recognizable. West was the voice of "Red" in numerous M&M commercials, as well as the 3D film I Lost my M in Vegas, currently playing at M&M's World in Las Vegas, Nevada. He also voices a number of minor characters in the series Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World. He voiced the character Moobeard in Moobeard the Cow Pirate, a short animation featured on Random! Cartoons and reprises his role as Elmer Fudd in Cartoon Network's series The Looney Tunes Show. In 1999, he also had a cameo in the Emmy Award-winning cartoon Dilbert.

The Ren & Stimpy Show

Billy West at the Q&A Galaxy Con Raleigh 2023

West provided the voice of Stimpson J. Cat in Nickelodeon's The Ren & Stimpy Show from 1991 until 1996, and he later provided the voice of Ren Höek from 1993 to 1996 when Ren's original voice and series creator John Kricfalusi was fired by Nickelodeon (then a division of the original Viacom) for delivering late and objectionable episodes. He performed other characters on the series, such as Mr. Horse (another role he took over after Kricfalusi's departure) and the announcer for the "Log" ads (a voice West would use years later as the narrator for The Weird Al Show).

According to West, he was originally supposed to do the voice of both Ren and Stimpy (and performed both characters on the tape that was used to sell the show to Nickelodeon), but then Kricfalusi decided to do the voice of Ren himself once the show was sold and he had West on board as part of the selling point.[22] However, West provided Ren's laughter with Kricfalusi as Ren's speaking voice.

Futurama

West in 2006

West's roles in Futurama include Philip J. Fry, Professor Farnsworth, Zapp Brannigan, and Dr. Zoidberg, among others. As he and other Futurama cast and crew point out in DVD commentaries, he voiced so many characters throughout the series that conversations are often held entirely between characters he is voicing. West went into the Futurama auditions and was asked to try out for, as he says, "just about every part".[22] He eventually landed the roles of Farnsworth, Zoidberg, and Brannigan. He later got the main role of Fry, which originally had gone to Charlie Schlatter.[23] While West is known for his original voices, the voice he uses for Fry is often considered to be closer to his natural voice than any other character he has played; in an audio commentary, he states Fry is "just [himself] at age 25".[24] This similarity, West acknowledges, was done purposefully in order to make it harder to replace him in the part along with placing more of himself personally into the role.[22]

The role of Zapp Brannigan was written for the late Phil Hartman, who died before the show started; West was given the role. West has described his interpretation of Zapp Brannigan's voice as an imitation of Hartman, but described the actual vocalizations of the character as being based on "a couple of big dumb announcers I knew."[22] Futurama was renewed by Comedy Central as four direct-to-DVD films broken into 16 television episodes.[25] West reprised his roles for these films and was signed on for two new 26-episode production seasons (four 13-episode air seasons) of Futurama which aired summers of 2010 to 2013.[26]

In 2022, it was announced that Futurama would be returning in 2023 with the original cast, including West.[27]

Advertising

West was the announcer of the program Screen Gems Network which ran from 1999 to 2001. He was the promotional announcer for The Comedy Channel before it merged with HA! to become Comedy Central. Over his career, Billy West has voiced multiple characters in television commercials. These include (but are not limited to):

West voiced the Speed Racer character in a late 1990s advertisement for Volkswagen,[17] because the commercial's producers could not locate Peter Fernandez, the original voice of Speed. However, the producers did locate Corinne Orr, the original voice for the characters Trixie and Spritle.

Online

West voiced Graham and Julius F. in Eric Kaplan's web cartoon Zombie College and two characters in Tofu the Vegan Zombie.[28] He appeared on Ken Reid's TV Guidance Counselor Podcast on January 30, 2015. The episode was recorded live at The Smell in Downtown Los Angeles during the third annual Riot LA Comedy Festival.

West began his own podcast show in July 2015. It features him doing numerous characters per episode, recurring segments such as "Song Demolition", "Billy Bastard – Amateur Human Being" and special guest Jim Gomez.[29]

Films

In the 1996 film Space Jam, West voiced Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd. He reprised both roles in subsequent Looney Tunes feature-length films and returned as Fudd in the theatrically released Looney Tunes: Back in Action. In 1998, West starred in the direct-to-video film Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island as Shaggy Rogers, becoming the second person to portray the character (the first being Casey Kasem). He was one of the top contenders to replace Kasem after his retirement in 2009 but lost the role to Matthew Lillard. He voiced the role of Muttley in the 2020 Scooby-Doo CGI film Scoob!. In 2000, he provided additional voices in Disney's Dinosaur. In 2004, West voiced the classic character Popeye in the 75th-anniversary film Popeye's Voyage: The Quest for Pappy, and made his live-action film debut in Mark Hamill's Comic Book: The Movie. He also appeared in a cameo in Garfield: The Movie. Other films featuring West's vocal talents include Joe's Apartment, Cats & Dogs, Olive, the Other Reindeer, TMNT, The Proud Family Movie and as Biff Buzzard in two Tom and Jerry direct-to-video films.

Music

West is a guitarist and singer-songwriter with a band called Billy West and The Grief Counselors. They have released their first album, Me-Pod.[30] West has toured as a guitarist for Roy Orbison and Brian Wilson.[17]

In 1982, West sang lead, doing an impersonation of Mike Love, on a Beach Boys-inspired tune, "Another Cape Cod Summer This Year," by studio band ROUTE 28, written and produced by Erik Lindgren on his Arf! Arf! Records label.

West has collaborated with Deborah Harry, Lou Reed, and Los Lobos, and he has played live on several occasions with Brian Wilson, including the guitar solo on the Beach Boys tune "Do it Again" on Late Show with David Letterman, in the mid-1990s.[31]

The Futurama episode "Proposition Infinity" features the track "Shut up and Love Me" which was written and played by Billy West and Greg Leon, under the name Wailing Fungus.[32]

Radio

Throughout the 1980s, West provided character voices on Charles Laquidara's Big Mattress radio show on Boston's WBCN. West was one-half of the award-winning WBCN Production team from 1980 to 1986. From 1989 through 1995,[33] West provided The Howard Stern Show with character voices such as Jim Backus, Lucille Ball, Raymond Burr, Johnny Carson, Johnnie Cochran, Connie Chung, Pat Cooper, Jane Curtin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Doris Day, Louis "Red" Deutsch, David Dinkins, Mia Farrow, Larry Fine, Pete Fornatale, Frank Gifford, Kathie Lee Gifford, Rudolph Giuliani, Mark Goddard, Bobcat Goldthwait, the Greaseman, Jonathan Harris (as Dr. Zachary Smith), Leona Helmsley, Evander Holyfield, Shemp Howard, Lance Ito, Elton John, Don Knotts, Jay Leno, Nelson Mandela, Jackie Martling (as the Jackie puppet), Ed McMahon, Al Michaels, Bill Mumy (as Will Robinson), Cardinal O'Connor, Maury Povich, Soon-Yi Previn, Marge Schott, Frank Sinatra, Rae Stern (Howard Stern's mother), George Takei, Joe Walsh and Robin Williams until eventually leaving the show over money.[34] West was an occasional contributor to The Adam Carolla Show, a syndicated morning radio show that replaced Stern's show on CBS in LA. On February 19 and 20, 2007, The Howard Stern Show ran a special two-part retrospective of West's work with the show. It marked his first work with the show since leaving after his last show on November 1, 1995. On June 9, 2009, West appeared on Jackie Martling's Jackie's Joke Hunt on Stern's satellite radio channel Howard 101.[35]

Video games

Characters voiced by West include Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd in numerous Looney Tunes video games.

Other video game characters West has voiced include:

Personal life

Billy West posing with fans at the Q&A Galaxy Con Raleigh Stage

West was married to Violet Benny, but they later divorced.[38]

West has spoken openly about the child abuse he experienced from his father. He says he developed his impressionist skills as a way to distract himself from his trauma.[39]

West has been critical of Dick Cheney and the Republican Party, describing Republican senators as "old men with bad breath and dandruff."[40] He has also mocked the tweets of Donald Trump by reading them in character as Zapp Brannigan, drawing similarities between Trump and the Futurama antagonist.[41]

West purchased a home in the Hollywood Hills West neighborhood of Los Angeles for $480,000 in 1998, and sold it for $1.18 million in March 2016.[42]

West is a prostate cancer survivor.[43] He has been open about his experiences with bouts of depression.[44]

Filmography

Film

List of voice performances in feature and direct-to-video films
Year Title Role Notes
1996 Joe's Apartment Ralph Roach
Space Jam Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd Role of Elmer shared with an uncredited Greg Burson[45]
1998 Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island Norville "Shaggy" Rogers Direct-to-video[45]
2000 Rugrats in Paris: The Movie Sumo Singers [45]
2001 Cats & Dogs Ninja Cat [45]
Osmosis Jones Collin Uncredited
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Various Voices [45]
Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring Freddie Direct-to-video
2003 Looney Tunes: Back in Action Elmer Fudd, Peter Lorre [45]
2004 Garfield Dog
Popeye's Voyage: The Quest for Pappy Popeye, Pappy Direct-to-video[45]
2005 Tom and Jerry: Blast Off to Mars Biff Buzzard, King Thingg, Gardener #2
Tom and Jerry: The Fast and the Furry Biff Buzzard, Hollywood President, Squirty
2006 Curious George Manager [45]
Queer Duck: The Movie Bi-Polar Bear[45] Direct-to-video
Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd
Casper's Scare School Fatso, Figurehead [45]
2007 TMNT Newscaster
Billy & Mandy's Big Boogey Adventure Pirate #8, Miniature Cyclops, Spider Clown Mailman, Beast Master
Futurama: Bender's Big Score Philip J. Fry, Lars Fillmore, Professor Farnsworth, Dr. Zoidberg, Zapp Brannigan, Richard Nixon, additional voices Direct-to-video
2008 Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs Philip J. Fry, Professor Farnsworth, Dr. Zoidberg, Zapp Brannigan, Richard Nixon, additional voices
Futurama: Bender's Game Philip J. Fry, Professor Farnsworth, Dr. Zoidberg, additional voices
2009 Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder Philip J. Fry, Professor Farnsworth, Dr. Zoidberg, Zapp Brannigan, Leo Wong, Richard Nixon, additional voices
2012 Daffy's Rhapsody Elmer Fudd Short film
Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon Becker Direct-to-video[45]
2015 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Seagull
Looney Tunes: Rabbits Run Elmer Fudd Direct-to-video[45]
Pixels Additional voices
2017 Best Fiends: Boot Camp[46] General Slug Short film
2020 Scoob! Muttley [45][47]

Animation

List of voice performances in television shows
Year Title Role Notes
1988 The New Adventures of Beany and Cecil Cecil
1991–1994 Doug Doug Funnie, Roger Klotz, additional voices
1991–1996 The Ren & Stimpy Show Stimpson J. Cat, Ren Höek, additional voices Replacing John Kricfalusi
1994 The Shnookums and Meat Funny Cartoon Show France Bug
The Baby Huey Show Fox [45]
1996 Earthworm Jim Morty Episode: "Lounge Day's Journey Into Night"
1996–1999 Timon & Pumbaa Additional voices
1996–2003 Dexter's Laboratory
1997–1998 The Wacky World of Tex Avery Tex Avery, Freddy the Fly, Sagebrush Sid
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries Various characters 5 episodes[45]
Pinky and the Brain Various characters [45]
1997–2000 I Am Weasel Additional voices
1997–2004 Johnny Bravo Various voices 5 episodes[45]
1997 Cow and Chicken Bag Boy Episode: "My Friend, the Smart Banana"[45]
Project G.e.e.K.e.R. GeeKeR
The Weird Al Show Show Announcer, Harvey the Wonder Hamster
Extreme Ghostbusters Slimer, Mayor McShane
Space Goofs Additional voices
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters Lombar, Construction Worker Episode: "Laugh, Krumm, Laugh"[45]
1997–1999 King of the Hill Cigarenders Leader, Mr. Holloway, Sergeant Barber
1998 Mad Jack the Pirate Snuk
Animaniacs Codger Eggbert Episode: "Hooray for North Hollywood" Pt. 2[45]
The New Batman Adventures Mo, Lar, Cur Episode: "Beware the Creeper"[45]
Oh Yeah! Cartoons Various characters [45]
1998–2000 Histeria! Chit Chatterson, Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Foghorn Leghorn, various voices [45]
Voltron: The Third Dimension Pidge, various voices [45]
1998–2005 The Powerpuff Girls Additional voices
CatDog Rancid Rabbit, Mr. Sunshine, Randolph Grant, Mean Bob, additional voices [45]
1999 Queer Duck Bi-Polar Bear, additional voices
Superman: The Animated Series Lexie #2 Episode: "A Fish Story"[45]
Detention Emmitt Roswell [45]
Olive, the Other Reindeer Mr. Eskimo Television film
Dilbert Marketing Guy, additional voices
1999–2003, 2008–2013, 2023–present Futurama Philip J. Fry, Professor Farnsworth, Dr. Zoidberg,
Zapp Brannigan, Richard Nixon, additional voices
1999–2002 Screen Gems Network Announcer Syndicated program
Hey Arnold! Various voices 2 episodes[45]
2000 Poochini Poochini, Walter White, Mr. Garvey, Lockjaw
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Voice Episode: "Lost in Time"[45]
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law Dr. Zin Episode: "Bannon Custody Case"[45]
2000–2001 Zombie College Julius, Graham
2001 Horrible Histories Stitch, Narrator, additional voices
The Oblongs George Klimer, Anita Bidet, additional voices
Lloyd in Space Larvel Episode: "Nerd From Beyond The Stars"
Totally Spies! Lester Crawley Episode: "The Eraser"
2002–2006 My Life as a Teenage Robot Principal Razinski, additional voices [45]
2002 Jackie Chan Adventures Monkey King Episode: "Monkey a Go-Go"
Crank Yankers Confucious, Moo Shu
Ozzy & Drix Muscle Cell Episode: "Reflex"[45]
2002, 2017 Samurai Jack Various characters 2 episodes[45]
2002–2006 The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Sam Melvick, additional voices [45]
2003 Duck Dodgers Mother Fudd, Zeke [45]
2003 As Told by Ginger Cleetis Boregard, Mrs. Grimley 2 episodes[45]
2003 Teamo Supremo Barney the Bungler Episode: "Beware of the Bungler!"
2004 What's New, Scooby-Doo? Jimmy Proudwolf Episode: "New Mexico, Old Monster"
Invader Zim Zim Episode: "Pilot"[45]
Justice League Unlimited Skeets Episode: "The Greatest Story Never Told"[45]
2004, 2006 Codename: Kids Next Door Numbuh 13
2005 The Life and Times of Juniper Lee Leprechaun Episode: " It's Your Party and I'll Whine If I Want To"[45]
The Proud Family Movie Board Member, Cab Driver Television film[45]
2006–2007 Drawn Together Stimpy, Popeye, Denzel Washington
2006 The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour Sam Melvick, Corky Shimatzu, Blix, British Official Television film
Catscratch Bear Captain, Bear Guard Episode: "The Secret Door"[45]
Ben 10 Kraab, Punk, Guard 2 episodes[45]
2006–2007 Squirrel Boy Kyle Finster
Loonatics Unleashed Sagittarius Stomper, Reporter, Electro J. Fudd 2 episodes[45]
2007 Chowder Additional voices
El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera
2007–2009 Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World Various voices
Back at the Barnyard [45]
2008 The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack Additional voices [45]
The Mighty B!
Random! Cartoons MooBeard, Value Guy, Finster, Johnny Space Guy, Space Pilot, Space Thugs [45]
2009–2010 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Skeets 5 episodes[45]
2009–2012 Jungle Junction Ellyvan [45]
2010 Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil Additional voices
T.U.F.F. Puppy
2010, 2012 Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Gunther Gator, Randy Warsaw, Butch Firbanks
2010 Glenn Martin, DDS Mr. Vernon Episode: "Camp"
2011 Mongo Wrestling Alliance Various
Eric Kaplan's Sketch World Additional voices Web series
2011–2014 The Looney Tunes Show Elmer Fudd, Waiter [45]
2012 The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange Cranberry
2013 Ultimate Spider-Man Rocket Raccoon Episode: "Guardians of the Galaxy"[45]
2014 The Simpsons Philip J. Fry, Professor Farnsworth, Dr. Zoidberg Episode: "Simpsorama"
Mixels Lunk, Gobba, Balk [45]
Adventure Time Goose, Dr. Erik Adamkinson, Mayor Episode: "Everything's Jake"[45]
Turbo Fast Fleagor, Mosquito, Adolfo, Waterbug, Jack A. Lopez [45]
TripTank Sextus Scribnous Episode: "Ahhh, Serenity"[45]
2014–2016 The 7D Bashful, various voices [45]
2015–2019 The Stinky & Dirty Show Chill
2016 Rolling with the Ronks! Godzi Replacing Dee Bradley Baker
Star vs. the Forces of Evil Hungry Larry Episode: "Hungry Larry"
Bunnicula Dracula, Friendless Sven the Destroyer 3 episodes
Robot Chicken Doug Funnie, Waffleface Episode: "Yogurt in a Bag"
Mighty Magiswords Herman, Pterodactyl, Spiffy the Sphinx Episode: "Manlier Fish the Fishlier Man"[45]
2016–2018 The Adventures of Puss in Boots Angus, Thieves 3 episodes[45]
2017 Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! Sheriff Boon, Paco Episode: "How to Train Your Coward"[45]
2017–2019 Wacky Races Muttley, Tiny, Huckleberry Hound, Snagglepuss, Quick Draw McGraw, Touche Turtle, Jabberjaw [45]
2018 Happy! Raspberry Episode: "The Scrapyard of Childish Things"
2018–2023 Disenchantment Sorcerio, The Jester, Mertz, Pops the Elf, King Rulo the Elf Netflix series[45]
2019 Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? Various Voices 2 episodes[45]
Welcome to the Wayne Baby Olly Episode: "The Best Buddy I Never Had"
2020-present Big City Greens Nick Recurring role
2020–2021 Spitting Image Joe Biden, Mitch McConnell, Vladimir Putin, Mark Zuckerberg, Rudy Giuliani, William Shatner

Video games

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes
1996 Nickelodeon 3D Movie Maker Ren, Stimpy [45]
1997 Atomic Bomberman Atomic Bomberman
1999 Bugs Bunny: Lost in Time Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd [45]
Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned Emilio Baza, Vampire [45]
Tiny Toon Adventures: Toonenstein Hamton J. Pig [45]
2000 Wacky Races Muttley, Little Gruesome [45]
M&M's: The Lost Formulas Red
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn Additional voices
Nicktoons Racing Stimpy
Looney Tunes Racing Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Pepé Le Pew [45]
Bugs Bunny & Taz: Time Busters Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd [45]
Looney Tunes: Space Race Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Pepé Le Pew [45]
2001 Stupid Invaders Bolok [45]
Wacky Races: Starring Dastardly and Muttley Muttley, L'il Gruesome
2002 Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly Additional voices
2003 Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc Murfy [45]
Futurama Philip J. Fry, Professor Farnsworth, Dr. Zoidberg, Zapp Brannigan
Crash Nitro Kart Nash, Zam [45]
I-Ninja Ninja[48]
2006 Open Season Toothy O'Toole, Ricky Sr. [45]
2007 The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night Sparx [45]
Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots Stimpy [45]
The Simpsons Game Dr. Zoidberg
2008 Looney Tunes: Cartoon Conductor Elmer Fudd [45]
Wacky Races: Crash and Dash Muttley [45]
2011 Nicktoons MLB The Yak
2013 Skylanders series Fire Kraken, Freeze Blade, Food Fight, Chill Bill, Rocky Roll
2015 Minecraft: Story Mode Narrator, Siggie, Fanboy [45]
2021 Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl Ren, Stimpy[45] Voiceover added in the June 2022 update
2022 Nickelodeon Kart Racers 3: Slime Speedway
2023 Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2

Live-action

List of acting performances in feature films
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Comic Book: The Movie Leo Matuzik Direct-to-video
2011 Demoted Robert Reilly
2013 I Know That Voice Himself Documentary

Discography

See also

References

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Preceded byGrace Stafford Voice of Woody Woodpecker 1999–2002 Succeeded byEric Bauza (2017) Preceded byCasey Kasem Voice of Shaggy Rogers 1996–1998 Succeeded byScott Innes Preceded byDon Messick Voice of Muttley 2000–present Succeeded byJeff Bergman