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Gregg Berger
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Berger at the Florida Supercon in 2012
Born
Gregory Alan Berger

(1950-12-10) December 10, 1950 (age 72)
Other namesGreg Berger
Gregg A. Berger
OccupationVoice actor
Years active1978–present
WorksFull list
Spouse
Dora J. Pearson
(m. 1979)
Children2

Gregory Alan Berger (born December 10, 1950)[1] is an American voice actor. He is known for his roles as Jecht from Final Fantasy X and the Dissidia Final Fantasy games, Grimlock from The Transformers, Mysterio and Kraven the Hunter from Spider-Man: The Animated Series, Odie from various Garfield animated media, Cornfed Pig from Duckman, Bill Licking from The Angry Beavers, Agent Kay from Men in Black: The Series, The Gromble from Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, Captain Blue from Viewtiful Joe, Eeyore from Kingdom Hearts II, Hunter the Cheetah (1999–2002) and Ripto from Spyro the Dragon, as well as The Thing, Galactus, and Attuma from Marvel: Ultimate Alliance.

Early life

Berger was born on December 10, 1950, in St. Louis, Missouri to an observant Russian-Jewish family.[2] He graduated from University City High School in 1968.[3]

Career

Berger began his career in 1978. He provided the voice of Adult Chirin in Ringing Bell. In 1982, he voiced Odie, one of the pets of Jon Arbuckle, in Here Comes Garfield.[4] Berger would continue voicing Odie in various Garfield media such as Garfield and Friends (in which he also voiced Orson Pig in the U.S. Acres segments), The Garfield Show, and many more. He provided additional voices in Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show, while he voiced Grimlock in The Transformers and its feature film, The Transformers: The Movie.[5]

Berger at the 2012 Comic-Con International
Berger at the 2012 Comic-Con International

Berger also voiced Cornfed in the animated sitcom series titled Duckman. In the Spyro video game series, he provided the voices of Ripto and Hunter the Cheetah from 1999 until 2002. He voiced Mysterio and Kraven the Hunter in Spider-Man: The Animated Series (or just called Spider-Man).[6] Berger also provided additional voices for Inside Out and Illumination Entertainment's Despicable Me 3. He was also the voice of Jecht in the Dissidia Final Fantasy games and Final Fantasy X.

Filmography

Main article: Gregg Berger filmography

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Refs
1994 Annie Award Best Achievement for Voice Acting Duckman Nominated [7]

References

  1. ^ "Gregg Berger". Turner Classic Movies.
  2. ^ "New Gulf Times".
  3. ^ https://www.ucityschools.org/cms/lib/MO02202179/Centricity/Domain/492/HOF%202019%20first%20release%20061219.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  4. ^ "Gregg Berger - Transformer Grimlock, Odie & Gi Joe Characters Signing!". Fanboy Expo Store. Retrieved 2021-06-21.
  5. ^ "The Transformers: The Movie (30th Anniversary Edition) - Movies on Google Play". play.google.com. Retrieved 2021-06-21.
  6. ^ "Amazon.com: Spider-Man the Animated Series". www.amazon.com. Retrieved 2021-06-21.
  7. ^ "48th Annual Annie Awards". annieawards.org. Retrieved 2021-05-13.
Preceded byNone Voice of Grimlock 1984–1987 Succeeded byDavid Kaye Preceded byNone Voice of Skyfire 1984–1985 Succeeded byScott McNeil