|Born||February 7, 1947|
Glendale, California, U.S.
|Died||May 18, 2009 (aged 62)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Resting place||Forest Lawn Memorial Park|
Wayne Anthony Allwine (February 7, 1947 – May 18, 2009) was an American voice actor, sound effects editor and foley artist. He is best remembered as the third official voice of Mickey Mouse. He is the longest-tenured actor to voice the character, having held the role for 32 years. He was notably married to Russi Taylor, who voiced Minnie Mouse.
Allwine was born in Glendale, California, on February 7, 1947. He is a graduate of John Burroughs High School where he acted in various school plays growing up. His father was a barbershop quartet singer.
He played rhythm guitar and even formed his own music ground called the International Singers, were they have performed in many clubs and colleges throughout the state. He briefly toured with the band Davie Allan & the Arrows, including on the 1967 single "Cycle-Delic". He was also an accomplished Dixieland jazz drummer, occasionally sitting in with Firehouse Five Plus Two alumni George Probert's Monrovia Old Style Jazz Band.
In 1966, Allwine started work in the mailing room at the Disney studios, before working in the sound effects department with Jimmy MacDonald.
After working in the sound effects department for seven years, Allwine got a call from Disney for an open audition for the role of Mickey Mouse in late 1976, after a previous actor failed to show up. Upon auditioning for the role, Allwine became the third official voice of Mickey Mouse in 1977. He replaced Jimmy MacDonald, who in 1947 had taken over from Walt Disney himself, who had performed the role since 1928 as well as supplying Mickey's voice for animated portions of the original The Mickey Mouse Club television show (ABC-TV, 1955–1959).
Allwine's first appearance as Mickey was voicing the animated lead-ins for The New Mickey Mouse Club in 1977. His first appearance as Mickey for a theatrical release was in the 1983 featurette Mickey's Christmas Carol. In the same film, he voiced a Santa Claus on the street appealing for charity donations at the start of the movie, Moley (who appears with Ratty) "collecting for the poor", and one of the two weasel undertakers in the Christmas future scene.
He also starred in films such as The Great Mouse Detective (1986), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), The Prince and the Pauper (1990) and Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers (2004), and the TV series Mickey Mouse Works (1999–2000), House of Mouse (2001–2003), and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (2006–2012). He has provided Mickey's voice in the popular Kingdom Hearts series of video games prior to Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep, which was done in collaboration with Japanese video game company Square Enix. Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, which was the last game that used his voice (mainly with Mickey as a playable character in Mission Mode), would leave a message in his memory as the game was released in North America several months after his death.
In addition to his voice work, Allwine had also been a sound effects editor on Disney films and TV shows including Splash (1984) and Three Men and a Baby (1987); as well as Innerspace (1987), Alien Nation (1988), and Star Trek V: The Final Frontier for other studios.
In 1991, he married Russi Taylor, who voiced Minnie Mouse from 1986 to 2019, and they were named Disney Legends in 2008, they remained married up until his death in 2009. Allwine also had four children from previous marriages. In addition to his four children, he also had a grandson.
Allwine died of hypertensive crisis caused by complications from acute diabetes at the age of 62 on May 18, 2009, at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. His prospective understudy, Bret Iwan, assumed the role of voicing Mickey Mouse. Allwine is interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.
|1983||Mickey's Christmas Carol||Mickey Mouse/Weasel Gravedigger/Beggar Dog||Short film|
|1985||The Black Cauldron||Henchman|||
|1986||The Great Mouse Detective||Thug Guard #2|||
|1988||Who Framed Roger Rabbit||Mickey Mouse|||
|1990||The Prince and the Pauper||Mickey Mouse/Prince||Short film|
|1995||A Goofy Movie||Mickey Mouse||Cameo|
|Runaway Brain||Short film|
|1998||The Spirit of Mickey||Direct-to-video|
|1999||Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas||Direct-to-video|
|Fantasia 2000||Segment: "Pomp and Circumstance"|
|2001||Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse||Direct-to-video|
|2002||Mickey's House of Villains|
|2004||The Lion King 1½||Direct-to-video|
|Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers|
|Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas|
|2007||Mickey's Great Clubhouse Hunt||Special|
|2009||Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Choo Choo Express||Special; "In Loving Memory of" Dedication|
|Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Adventures in Wonderland||Special|
|2010||Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Road Rally||Television film (archive audio)|
|2011||Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Space Adventure||Final television film (archive audio)|
|1977–1979||The New Mickey Mouse Club||Mickey Mouse||11 episodes|
|1985||Ludwig's Think Tank||Ludwig Von Drake||Television special|
|1987||D-TV Doggone Valentine||Mickey Mouse||Television film|
|D-TV Monster Hits|
|Mickey's 60th Birthday|
|Here's to you, Mickey Mouse||Television film|
|1989||Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color||2 episodes|
|1990||The Muppets at Walt Disney World||Television film|
|Disney Sing-Along Songs: Disneyland Fun||Direct-to-video|
|1993||Bonkers||Episode: "I Oughta Be in Toons"|
|1994–1995||Mickey's Fun Songs series|
|1995||Mickey: Reelin' Through the Years||Television film|
|1999–2000||Mickey Mouse Works||30 episodes|
|2001–2003||House of Mouse||52 episodes|
|2006–2012||Mickey Mouse Clubhouse||100 episodes|
|1998||My Disney Kitchen||Mickey Mouse|
|2000||Mickey's Speedway USA|
|Mickey Mouse Preschool|||
|Mickey Mouse Kindergarten|||
|Mickey Mouse Toddler|||
|2001||Disney Learning: Phonics Quest|
|2002||Disney Learning Adventure: Search for the Secret Keys|
|Disney's Magical Mirror Starring Mickey Mouse|||
|Disney Sports Soccer|
|Disney Sports Skateboarding|
|Disney Sports Football|
|Disney Sports Basketball|
|Disney's Hide and Sneak|
|2006||Kingdom Hearts II|
|2008||Disney Think Fast|
|Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories|
|2009||Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days|
|2013||Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix||(Kingdom Hearts Final Mix and RE:CoM)|
|2014||Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix||(Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix)|
|2017||Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix||(Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, RE:CoM and Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix)|
|1991||Muppet*Vision 3D||Waldo C. Graphic posing as Mickey Mouse|
|1977||A Christmas Carol||Sound effects editor|
|1979||The Black Hole|
|1981||The Fox and the Hound||Uncredited|
|1983||Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore||Uncredited|
|Something Wicked This Way Comes|
|Mickey's Christmas Carol||Uncredited|
|1985||Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend|
|The Black Cauldron||Sound editor|
|My Science Project|
|Amazing Stories||1 episode|
|The Great Mouse Detective|
|3 Men and a Baby|
|The Good Mother|
|Star Trek V: The Final Frontier|
|1985||Golden Reel Award (Motion Picture Sound Editors)||Best Sound Editing – Television Pilots and Specials||Amazing Stories: "The Mission"||Won|
|1986||Primetime Emmy Award||Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series||Amazing Stories: "The Mission"||Won|
|1987||Golden Reel Award (Motion Picture Sound Editors)||Best Sound Editing – Animated Feature||The Great Mouse Detective||Won|
|2008||Disney Legend Award||Animation – Voice||Won|