Happy Birthday, June Foray!

Voice Actors in the News would like to wish a very happy birthday to “The First Lady of Cartoon Voicing” — June Foray — born September 18th, 1917. For cartoon voice actor fans, June needs no introduction. With more than 300 credits listed on The Internet Movie Database, her most notable roles are… well, all […]

Happy Birthday, Michael Bell!

Wishing a very happy 71st birthday to voice actor Michael Bell, born today in 1938. Michael has had a long and storied career as a cartoon voice actor, starting in the early 1970’s with such notable roles as Mark on Hanna-Barbera’s Speed Buggy, Plastic Man on The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show, Lance on Voltron: Defender […]

Happy Birthday, Wil Wheaton!

Wishing a very happy 37th birthday to Wil Wheaton, born today in 1972. While most recognize Wil for his roles as Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) and Gordie in Stand By Me (1986), Wil has enjoyed a successful career as a voice actor starting as far back as 1982 when he […]

Happy Birthday, Bill Cosby!

Wishing a very happy 72nd birthday to actor/comedian/author/composer/producer Bill Cosby, born today in 1937. The Montreal Gazette published a great, candid interview with Bill on July 11th. When asked how he’s dealt with great difficulties in his life, such as the murder of his son — a case which remains unsolved, Cosby says, “Right across […]

Happy Birthday, John Byner!

Wishing a very happy 72nd birthday to John Byner, born today in 1938. John’s a terrific comedian, impressionist and character voice actor who unfortunately doesn’t get recognized enough for his talents, and tends to be overshadowed by his contemporaries. But he’s had a long career as a comedian and TV actor. He’s also voiced characters […]

Happy Birthday, Casey Kasem!

Wishing a very happy 77th birthday to Casey Kasem, born today in 1932. Casey’s beginnings as a radio DJ in the 1960’s led to him establishing a long career in voice-overs — most notably as the voice of the iconic cartoon character Norville “Shaggy” Rogers on Scooby-Doo (which he continues to voice in recent productions), […]

Happy Birthday, Billy West!

Wishing a very happy birthday to voice actor/musician Billy West, born today in 1950. If you watch cartoons at all, chances are you’ve heard Billy on one or most of them. He’s performed in many of TV’s most popular cartoons since the early 90’s when he landed his first lead roles as the title characters […]

Happy Birthday, Tom Kane!

Wishing a very happy birthday to voice actor Tom Kane, born today in 1962. Tom has been in the voice-over biz since he was 15 years old, and has voiced over “20,000 National TV Commercials, Movie Trailers, Network Promos, Cartoons, Documentaries, etc.” (according to his profile on Voice123.com). He’s become so prolific that just trying […]

Happy Birthday, Brad Garrett!

Wishing a very happy 49th birthday to actor/comedian Brad Garrett, born today in 1960. The three-time Primetime Emmy Award winner has a lot of visibility these days, following the successful 9-season run of Everybody Loves Raymond, and more recently from his lead role on the FOX sitcom ‘Til Death currently in its fourth season. Brad […]

Happy Birthday, Maurice LaMarche!

Wishing a very happy birthday to voice actor and impressionist Maurice LaMarche, born today in 1958. The Canadian-born actor spent his early years in entertainment as a stand-up comedian and got his “big break” in animation voice-overs as the voice of Chief Quimby on Inspector Gadget. He has since voiced many popular animated characters in […]