Buster Jones

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Edward L. "Buster" Jones is an African-American voice actor.

He is probably best known from his roles as Black Vulcan in Super Friends, Blaster in The Transformers, Doc in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero and Winston Zeddemore in The Real Ghostbusters (replacing Arsenio Hall) and later Extreme Ghostbusters.

He has also provided voices for Defenders of the Earth (as Lothar), The Super Globetrotters (as Spaghetti Man), Captain Planet and the Planeteers and The New Batman Adventures.

Jones also appeared as the host of Soul Unlimited, Dick Clark's short-lived all-black version of American Bandstand that Clark had created as an answer to Soul Train.[1]

He was born in Paris, Tennessee. He attended Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee, where he played in a band and got a job as a disc jockey. During his career as a DJ he worked in Washington, D.C. and in Los Angeles. He also did voice work in commercials, which led to his career as a voice actor in TV series.[2]

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  1. ^ Delmont, Matt. "Dick Clark's Memory of Integrating American Bandstand". The Nicest Kids in Town: American Bandstand, rock 'n' roll, and the struggle for civil rights in 1950s Philadelphia. 
  2. ^ "Super Friends: Buster Jones (Black Vulcan)". Super '70s and '80s: Original interviews with 100 lost stars of superhero pop culture. 

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