Charles Fleischer

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Charles Fleischer
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Fleischer performs in Las Vegas. Photo by Scott Roeben.
Born (1950-08-27) August 27, 1950 (age 63)
Washington, D.C., United States
Occupation Actor, stand-up comedian, voice artist

Charles Fleischer (born August 27, 1950) is an American actor, stand-up comedian and voice artist. He is known for voicing in films like the voice of Roger Rabbit in the film Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Back To The Future, The Polar Express, Rango, and We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story [1]

Personal life[edit]

Fleischer was born in Washington, D.C.. He attended Southampton College of Long Island University, and studied acting at Chicago's Goodman Theatre. He has written a science paper regarding the nature of gamma ray bursts that appears on the Cornell University Library web site http://arxiv.org/abs/1205.0518

Career[edit]

He is perhaps best known as the voices of Roger Rabbit,[2][3] Benny The Cab, Greasy and Psycho in Disney and Amblin Entertainment's 1988 live action/animated hybrid murder mystery noir film Who Framed Roger Rabbit. After that film's success, Fleischer continued to perform the voice of Roger in several Disney television and theme park appearances at several of the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, and in three follow-up short subjects to the original film. Other voice roles for Fleischer include The Polar Express and We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story. On-screen roles include Back to the Future Part II and Gridlock'd.

Fleischer had a recurring role on the 1970s TV series Welcome Back, Kotter as Carvelli, as Chuck on the ABC series Laverne & Shirley, and on the Disney cartoon series House of Mouse as the voice of Benny The Cab. He was also a regular on the short-lived comedy/varitey show Keep on Truckin'. He guest starred in The Weird Al Show as a guy in a band. He also appeared on the short lived Saturday morning show Wacko.

He is also a musician and songwriter. He performed as a guest on harmonica with the group Blues Traveler at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles on November 22, 1995.[citation needed]

Fleischer is now the part-owner of a multi-media company in Southern California and a writer for television and movies.[citation needed] He still does stand-up gigs occasionally.

From December 2010 to September 2011, he hosted his own weekly webshow Fleischer's Universe on Ustream.tv, produced by Brad Wyman.

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The New York Times". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ Janet Maslin (June 22, 1988). "New Laws of Gravity Twist Humor, Too, in 'Roger Rabbit'". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ Charles Fleischer Wizardworld.com 2010. Retrieved July 19, 2011.

External links[edit]

Charles Fleischer's science paper. http://arxiv.org/abs/1205.0518