Edmund Francis Giesbert
June 29, 1931
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||May 8, 1999 (aged 67)|
|Occupation(s)||Actor, Voice actor|
|Known for||Baloo in TaleSpin|
Ed Gilbert (born Edmund Francis Giesbert, June 29, 1931 – May 8, 1999) was an American actor, with extensive credits in both live-action roles and voice work in animation, although he was better known for the latter. He is also credited, under his birth name, with research in entomology and the discovery of new beetle species. He is also was best known for voicing Baloo in Tale Spin replacing Phil Harris the original voice of Baloo.
Gilbert graduated from the University of Chicago and fought in the Korean War. During the 1960s, Gilbert appeared on television series such as The Gallant Men, Combat!, The Rogues, and Mannix. In 1966, he guest starred as Robert Cramer on four episodes of Ben Casey. He is well known as Fenton Hardy on the 1970s television series The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries.
He provided the voices of Superion (originally voiced by Frank Welker), Thrust and Blitzwing in the second and third seasons of The Transformers, Kissyfur's father Gus in Kissyfur, Thirty-Thirty, Sandstorm, Shaman and other voices in BraveStarr, Baloo in the Disney animated series TaleSpin and Jungle Cubs, General Hawk in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, Puggsy and Daddy Starling in Tom and Jerry: The Movie, Mr. Smee in Peter Pan and the Pirates, Phasir in the Aladdin television series, The Mandarin in the first season of Iron Man: The Animated Series and Dormammu in Spider-Man. He voiced minor characters in Batman: The Animated Series; Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero, and The New Batman Adventures. He also voiced the security guard Daryl in the computer game, Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out!.
He also pursued, under his birth name Edmund Francis Giesbert, the study of Coleoptera and described a number of beetle species and genera, particularly in the family Cerambycidae, such as Linsleychroma, including Linsleychroma monnei.
Gilbert died on May 8, 1999, of lung cancer in his home in Beverly Hills, California. He was survived by his wife Virgini and his daughter Dorian. His interment was at Eternal Valley Memorial Park and Mortuary in Newhall, California.
|1963-1964||Combat!||Various roles||4 episodes|
|1964||36 Hours||Captain Abbott|
|1965||The Wild Wild West||Tom Hendrix (uncredited)||Episode: "Night of the Casual Killer"|
|1971||Johnny Got His Gun||Priest|
|1973-1976||Police Story||Various roles||4 episodes|
|1976||Wonder Woman||Warden||Episode: "Wonder Woman Meets Baroness von Gunther"|
|1977||The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries||Fenton Hardy||28 episodes|
|1984–1987||The Transformers||Blitzwing, Thrust, Superion||Voice, 27 episodes|
|1985–1986||G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero||General Hawk||Voice, 19 episodes|
|1986||Kissyfur||Gus||Voice, episode: "The Birds and the Bears "|
|The Transformers: The Movie||Blitzwing||Voice|
|1987||G.I. Joe: The Movie||General Hawk||Voice|
|1988||BraveStarr: The Movie||Thirty-Thirty, Shaman||Voice|
|Scooby-Doo! and the Reluctant Werewolf||Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde||Voice|
|1989||Asterix and the Big Fight||Bossa Nova, Fishstix||Voice, American dub|
|The Little Mermaid||Voice|
Only in test US dub
|1990||The Rescuers Down Under||Francois||Voice|
|1990–1991||TaleSpin||Baloo||Voice, main role|
|1990–1993||The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda||Additional voices||Voice, 33 episodes|
|1992||Tom and Jerry: The Movie||Pugsy, Daddy Starling||Voice|
|1993||Batman: The Animated Series||Jack Haly||Voice, episode: "Robin's Reckoning, Part 1"|
|1993-1994||SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron||Katscracth Gang Member, Enforcer Sargent, Enforcer Commando, Tiger Conklin||Voice, 4 episodes|
|1993-1996||Captain Planet and the Planeteers||Looten Plunder, Pillage||Voice, 12 episodes|
|1994||The Pagemaster||George Merry||Voice|
|1994-1995||Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters from Beverly Hills||Emperor Gorganus||Voice, 40 episodes|
|1994-1996||Gargoyles||Bodhe, Captain of the Guard||Voice, 7 episodes|
|1995||The New Adventures of Peter Rabbit||Tommy Brock||Voice|
|1996||Father Frost||Robber Leader|
|The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest||Various roles||Voice, 4 episodes|
|1995-1996||Freakazoid!||Professor Heiney||Voice, 3 episodes|
|1996-1997||Spider-Man the Animated Series||Dormammu||Voice, 3 episodes|
|1997-1998||The New Adventures of Zorro||Additional voices||Voice, 26 episodes|
|1998||Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island||Mr. Beeman||Voice|
|1999||The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries||Colonel Ambore||Voice, Episode: "Son of Roswell That Ends Well"|