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Muppet

Up to date as of February 02, 2010

From Muppet Wiki

Frank Welker in the recording studio

Frank Welker (b. 1946) is one of the most prolific cartoon voice actors of the last 30 years and played several leading roles on the Muppet Babies animated series: Baby Kermit, Baby Beaker, and (following the departure of Howie Mandel) Skeeter. Welker also voiced the animated, adult versions of Kermit and others in Little Muppet Monsters, and provided the voice of Kermit the Frog when he made a brief appearance on a Family Guy episode.

His first notable voice role was Freddy Jones on Scooby-Doo, a role he has reprised in most subsequent spin-offs and adaptations. His range extends to such varied characters as Slimer from The Real Ghostbusters, Megatron from The Transformers, Abu the Monkey in Disney's Aladdin, Hefty Smurf from The Smurfs, Curious George in the film and TV series of the same name, Dr. Claw and Brain on Inspector Gadget, and Santa's Little Helper (the dog) on The Simpsons.

Welker's ability to mimic animal noises is so uncanny that he's frequently used in live-action movies and TV shows. He voiced the monkey in Raiders of the Lost Ark, Darwin the dolphin on SeaQuest DSV, and the title role in Jim Henson Pictures' Buddy, as well as other animal sounds in Creature Shop films.

Since the death of his colleague Mel Blanc in 1989, Welker has performed Dino the Dinosaur in all Flintstones projects to use new audio for the character (the feature film The Flintstones being the most notable exception), and has portrayed Barney Rubble in most projects. He also occasionally voices Scooby-Doo in various direct-to-video and television productions, thus bringing his career full circle.

Henson Voice Credits

External links

  • Frank Welker interview in Animation World Magazine
  • IMDb
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Fallout

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

From The Vault

Actor
Frank Welker
Biography
also known as: Dr. Frankenwelker
date of birth: March 12, 1946
Employment history
Roles
Fallout: John Maxson
FO Tactics: Unknown
other roles: Mac Megas XLR
External links
homepage:
Wikipedia: Frank Welker
IMDb: Frank Welker
other links:

Franklin W. Welker (born March 12, 1946) is a veteran American voice actor. He is responsible for a broad spectrum of character voices, and other vocal effects that have appeared over the last 40 years in American television and motion pictures.

Frank Welker played the voice of John Maxson in Fallout, as well as an unspecified character or characters in Fallout Tactics.

External links

  • Frank Welker at Wikipedia
  • Frank Welker at the Internet Movie Database
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Halo

Up to date as of February 08, 2010

From Halopedia, the Halo Wiki

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Frank O. Welker
Biographical information
Physical description
Rank

Civilian

Gender

Male

Chronological and political information
Affiliation

UNSC

  [Source]

Frank O. Welker was a United Nations Space Command civilian liaison at Luna OCS Academy in 2492.[1] His civilian ID number was 8813-316-0955-G. On June 7th that year he sat on a Board of Inquiry at Luna OCS Academy, investigating a series of incidents which led to the impregnation of Admiral Konrad Volkov's daughter Inna Volkov. One cadet questioned was a young future-Admiral Preston Cole.

Sources

  1. Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe, page 430

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Starwars

Up to date as of February 04, 2010

From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki.

Frank Welker
Biographical information
Born

March 12, 1946, Denver, Colorado

Nationality

American

Career
Star Wars work

Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds, Star Wars: The Clone Wars (video game), Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Other work of note

Scooby Doo, The Transformers, The Real Ghostbusters, Aladdin

Frank Welker (born March 12, 1946) is an American voice actor. He is responsible for a broad spectrum of character voices, noises, and other vocal effects that have appeared over the last 40 years in American TV shows and movies. Welker is particularly noted for a wide range of non-verbal vocal effects, i.e., for aliens and (non-talking) animals.

Welker portrayed the characters Jorak Uln and Sunry in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.

Roles

  • Star Wars: Galactic BattlegroundsPekt, Sith Master, Utric Sandov
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars (video game) – Outpost Commander
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old RepublicJorak Uln, Sunry, Gar, Swoop Fan, Additional voices

External links


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Transformers

Up to date as of February 05, 2010

From Teletraan I: The Transformers Wiki

So good, it's scary.

Frank W. Welker (February 16, 1946-) is an American voice actor god. Though it is but the tip of the iceberg, some of Welker's most notable roles include Fred from Scooby Doo, Ray and Slimer from The Real Ghostbusters, Santa's Little Helper from The Simpsons, Nibbler from Futurama, Dr. Claw from Inspector Gadget and that parrot that got eaten by the shark in Deep Blue Sea. He has also done nearly all the animal sounds recorded for cartoons in North America in the last few decades. Though he has given voice to numerous Transformers, he is particularly remembered for his portrayal of Megatron and Soundwave

Basically, if you haven't seen a cartoon with him in it then that's because you've never seen a cartoon in your entire life. Unless it was one of those public domain 1930s cartoons which sell for a buck at Family Dollar, of course.

Contents

Generation One

Transformers

Humans

  • Pop-Lock

Aliens

Creatures

Other

Yeah, we're impressed, too.

Movie franchise

Transformers: Beginnings/Transformers: The Game

Transformers

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Trivia

  • According to Ben Yee, Bob Forward desperately wanted Frank Welker to reprise the role of Generation One Megatron for the Beast Wars episode "The Agenda (Part 2)" and even offered to go to Welker's home in California and tape-record his lines there. However, Welker declined the role supposedly because Forward was unable to offer him a sufficient amount of money and his schedule was too busy.
  • For an episode of Adult Swim's Robot Chicken series, "Werewolf vs. Unicorn", Frank Welker reprised the roles of both Soundwave and Megatron.[1]
  • Throughout the '90s, Frank Welker was the official voice of Steven Spielberg in all his animated appearances in shows like Tiny Toon Adventures, Animaniacs and Freakazoid but one: the Tiny Toon Adventures episode "Buster and Babs Go Hawaiian", in which Spielberg played himself in his first appearance on the show.
  • On a Futurama DVD commentary, Billy West referred to Welker as "a voice-acting god", an appellation that has stuck in various fan communities.
  • Frank auditioned for the role of Megatron for the 2007 movie, but Hugo Weaving was cast in his place. He did voice him in the videogame and Transformers: Beginnings however.
  • Michael Bay stated that he will pursue Frank on voicing Soundwave in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
  • In the first 4 episodes of The Transformers, Frank Welker's name was not in the credits.
  • Frank reprised his role as Megatron (much to the delight of fans) in an episode of Family Guy.

References

  1. http://www.adultswim.com/video/?episodeID=8a25c3921449e2e901144bddc6af00c2

External Links

  • Frank Welker at the Internet Movie Database
  • The Frank Welker Homepage
  • Welker's other works

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