|Born||Charles Michael Adler
October 2, 1956
Paterson, New Jersey, U.S.
|Occupation||Voice actor and voice director|
Charles Michael "Charlie" Adler (born October 2, 1956) is an American voice actor and voice director.
Adler was born Charles Michael Adler on October 2, 1956 in Paterson, New Jersey. His family moved to Massachusetts in the mid-1960s. His sister Cheryl Adler is a psychotherapist who wrote the book "Sober University". Growing up Charlie Adler was a "TV junkie", a fan of The Three Stooges, Rocky and Bullwinkle and Irene Ryan's Granny Moses from The Beverly Hillbillies.
His first professional acting job was in a commercial in 1971. After that, he took a break from acting. During this time, Adler worked a variety of jobs, including waiter, janitor, paper delivery man, floor stripper, house painter, remedial reading teacher and caretaker for an Episcopal church.
In 1985, after convincing the head of the Abrams, Rubiloff and Lawrence agency to allow him to audition for their voice over department, he went to a private audition for Ginny McSwain and Arlene Thornton. An agent had praised him in front of them as "the next Frank Welker." Despite the fact that McSwain recalls that he blew their minds, Adler recalls them having "no interest in him". Having no demo, they arranged for him to record an audition. Charlie Adler improvised characters on the spot during the tape, which impressed both McSwain and Thornton, however left him so embarrassed with his behavior that he performed with his back to them and his face hidden with a hat and sunglasses.
His voice acting career had taken off with a bang, Adler landed the roles of Nat Smurfling on the fourth season of Hanna-Barbera's Smurfs, Rowdy Roddy Pipper on Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling, Silverbolt on The Transformers and the unsympathetic role of Eric Raymond, the main villain on Jem.
After playing the transvestite Ralph/Rita in the short-lived sitcom The Redd Foxx Show, he was completely dissatissfied with working on a TV series and how "you spend your whole life going, 'God, I just want to be in a TV show and have a parking space'. Then I got it and it was just so not what I wanted to do." That is when animation "grabbed him".
He became active chiefly in animation, his roles include reprising Spike in the My Little Pony television series, Low-Light in G.I. Joe, the semi-regular role of Mr. O'Greasy in A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, Deputy Fuzz and Ted Hex in Bravestarr, Captain Caveman's son Cavey Jr. in The Flintstone Kids, Pinky Dalton in The Good, the Bad, and Huckleberry Hound, Quark and Zappy in Rockin' with Judy Jetson, The Hamburglar in a few McDonald's commercials, Mad Dog, Hacksaw and Howard Huge in TaleSpin, Dripple in Tom and Jerry Kids, and the sympathetic title character, The bear from darkest Peru in Hanna-Barbera's version of Paddington Bear.
In 1990, he lent his voice to Buster Bunny on Tiny Toon Adventures,. The show's producer Tom Ruegger recalled that he and voice director Andrea Romano insisted Steven Spielberg cast Adler, due to his bringing "a great deal of energy" to Buster. During season 3 of the show in 1992, Adler abruptly walked off the series for unknown reasons. He has never discussed the circumstances which led to his departure, however it has been suggested he left due to financial disagreements. Adler has vehemently denied this, commenting "It's astonishing how people say things with great authority. I mean, I hear things about Tiny Toons that I just [...] I just have to laugh. I go 'really?!' [...] so, so then when people say that it was... there were things about money, do they not know what our favorite nations clause is? That Tress and I couldn't make a dollar more than each other?"
In 1993, he went on to portray Chance 'T-Bone' Furlong in Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron, which went on to be the number one syndicated show of 1994, Bill in The Terrible Thunderlizards, Ickis on Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, Ed Bighead, Bev Bighead and others on Rocko's Modern Life, Stalker Slaughter on Captain Planet and the Planeteers and Screwball Squirrel and reprising his role of Dripple on Droopy, Master Detective.
In 1995, he voiced several characters on multiple What a Cartoon! episodes, such as Gramps, Awfully Lucky, Yoink! of the Yukon and No Smoking. In the latter, he played Cow, Chicken and The Red Guy. No Smoking was a pilot created by David Feiss, which was greenlit to be a series in 1997 with Adler on board to reprise his characters, which now included a new character, I.R. Baboon, for a new segment within the show. The hit program Cow and Chicken ran from 1997-1999, receiving multiple awards and nominations, including an Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production for Adler as Cow.
His voice directing career began in the late 1990s with Rugrats and continued with other Klasky Csupo franchises. Adler has since directed The Wild Thornberrys, All Grown Up, The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, The Replacements and many more.
He also voiced Dr. Peacock in the Froot Loops commercials, Patrick Winks and Mr. Hornsby on Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks, and SAVO on Danger Rangers and Mr. Whiskers in Brandy & Mr. Whiskers
In 2002, he directed his own short movie No Prom for Cindy in which he also played the title character.
In 2007, he voiced in Michael Bay's live-action Transformers film series, providing the voice of Starscream after having voiced the characters of Silverbolt and Triggerhappy in The Transformers. Just as Chris Latta voiced both Starscream and Cobra Commander in the Sunbow cartoons, Adler voiced Cobra Commander in G.I. Joe: Resolute and G.I. Joe: Renegades.
|2014||Wander Over Yonder||Stok||(1 episode) "The Timebomb"|
|2013-2014||Marvel's Avengers Assemble||M.O.D.O.K.||Main role|
|2014||The Tom & Jerry Show||Polly's Owner||"One of a Kind"|
|2012-2014||Ben 10: Omniverse||Hokestar
|2014||Shelf Life||Butch Soldier||(1 episode) "Big Fat Gay Wedding"|
|2013||Phineas & Ferb||M.O.D.O.K.||"Mission Marvel"|
|2013||Bubble Guppies||Sir Nonny the Nice!|
|2010-2012||Hero Factory||Corroder/Toxic Reapa/Chief Drax||(5 episodes)|
|2009-2011||The Super Hero Squad Show||Dr. Doom
Cynthia von Doom
"O, Captain, My Captain!"
"If This Be My Thanos!"
"This Al Dente Earth!"
|2010-2011||G.I. Joe: Renegades||Cobra Commander/Adam DeCobray||Main role
"The Enemy of My Enemy"
|2010||LEGO Hero Factory: Rise of the Rookies||Corroder/Chief Drax|
|2009||G.I. Joe: Resolute||Gung-Ho/Cobra Commander/Flint||Main role; 9 episodes|
|2006-2009||The Replacements||Prime Minister Ricobo||(2 episodes) "Irreplaceable", "Running from Office"|
|2008-2009||Wolverine & the X-Men||Mojo/Captain Gruber/The Reavers||(2 episodes) "Hunting Grounds", "X-Calibre"|
|2007-2008||Random! Cartoons||Finster #2/Evil Leader/Bossy LeCow/Raging Bullfrog||(2 episodes) "The Finster Finster Show!", "Dr. Froyd's Funny Farm"|
|2008||Wizards of Waverly Place||Report Card||(1 episode) "Report Card"|
|2008||The Emperor's New School||unknown role||(1 episode) "Guaka Rules"|
|2005-2007||Loonatics Unleashed||Optimatus||(5 episodes) "In Search of Tweetums", "The Fall of Blanc", "Acmegeddon: Part 1" "Acmegeddon: Part 2", "The Comet Cometh"|
|2007||El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera||Mano Negra||(1 episode) "Clash of the Titan/Eye Caramba"|
|2004-2006||Brandy & Mr. Whiskers||Mr. Whiskers||Main role; 77 episodes|
|2005-2006||Danger Rangers||S.A.V.O.||Recurring role; 8 episodes|
|2006||Shuriken School||unknown role|
|1997-2006||Space Goofs||Candy Caramella||Main role; 111 episodes|
|2003-2006||Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks||Patrick Winks/Mr. Hornsby||Main roles; 39 episodes|
|2004-2005||The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius||Junkman||(2 episodes) "The League of Villains", "The Junkman Cometh"|
|2002-2005||The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy||Lubbermouth/Snowman||(2 episodes) "Happy Huggy Stuffy Bears/Secret Decoder Ring", "Big Trouble in Billy's Basement/Christmas Con Carne/Tickle Me Mandy"|
|2003-2004||Ozzy & Drix||General Malaise/Dr. Hammertoe/Abglobtus Goop||(3 episodes) "Cavities", "A Growing Cell", "Sugar Shock"|
|2001||The Oblongs||Executive #1||(1 episode); "My Name is Robbie"|
|1999-2001||Rugrats||Dr. Spooky/Ickis||(2 episodes); "All Growed Up", "Ghost Story/Chuckie's Complaint"|
|2001||The Rugrats: All Growed Up||B-Movie Mad Scientist||TV movie|
|2000||100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd||The Dogfather||(1 episode) "Big Dog"|
|2000||The Wild Thornberrys||Wrestles||(1 episode); "Horse Sense"|
|2000||Cartoon Cartoon Fridays||Chicken/Cow/Red Guy/I.R. Baboon|
|2000||Rocket Power||Blimp Announcer|
|1999||I Am Weasel||I.R. Baboon
"Back to School"
|1999||Johnny Bravo||Director||"A Star Is Bruised"|
|1997-1998||Spawn||Additional Voices||(6 episodes)|
|1997-1999||Cow & Chicken||Cow
Cousin Boneless Chicken
|1999||Hey Arnold!||TV Announcer||(1 episode); "Love & Cheese/Weighing Harold"|
|1999||King Crab: Space Crustacean||Ward Zesty Relish/Alien||TV short|
|1998-1999||Mad Jack the Pirate||Various characters||(13 episodes)|
|1995-1999||Timon & Pumbaa||Various characters||(9 episodes)|
|1998||Toonsylvania||Various characters||(14 episodes)|
|1998||The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs||additional voices|
|1994-1997||Aaahh!!! Real Monsters||Ickis||Main role|
|1997||Men in Black: The Series||(1 episode); "The Buzzard Syndrome"|
|1997||Extreme Ghostbusters||(1 episode); "The Unseen"|
|1997||Spicy City||Additional Voices/ZBig/Rocco||(3 episodes); "Raven's Revenge", "Tears of a Clone", "Mano's Hands"|
|1995-1997||The Cartoon Cartoon Show||Captain
|"Yoink of the Yukon"
"Swamp and Tad: Mission Imfrogable"
|1997||Adventures from the Book of Virtues||Swindler/Child||(1 episode); "Humility"|
|1992-1997||Eek! the Cat||Spat/Bill/Biff||recurring role; 31 episodes|
|1996||Jungle Cubs||Ned||recurring role; 13 episodes|
|1995-1996||Earthworm Jim||Professor Monkey-For-A-Head||Recurring role; 17 episodes|
|1993-1996||Rocko's Modern Life||Ed Bighead
|1996||Project G.e.e.K.e.R.||Mr. Maston/Jake Dragonn/Gene Damage||(4 episodes) "Noble Savage", "Smell of the Wild", "Nightmare Park", "Destruct Sequence"|
|"Duckleration of Independence"
"Leader of the Quack"
|1996||Cave Kids||Bug||(1 episode); "Beanstalk Blues"|
|1996||The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest||Rawlings/Robber #2||(1 episode) "The Ballad of Belle Bonnet"|
|1996||Mighty Ducks||Dr. Droid/Otto Maton||Recurring role|
|1996||Tales from the Crypt||Smokey||"The Third Pig"|
|1994-1996||Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man||Sgt. Red Herring/Juan Jesus Maria Alsalas/Doctor||(3 episodes) "The Once & Future Duck", "Days of Whining & Neurosis", "Gland of Opportunity"|
|1996||The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper||"Three Boos & a Babe/The Whipstaff Inmates/Elusive Exclusive"|
|1991-1996||Captain Planet & the Planeteers||Stalker Slaughter/Thylacine/Newt/Clawed Stalker/Piebald||(5 episodes); "Twelve Angry Animals", "Five Ring Panda-Monium", "Horns a'Plenty", "Orangu-Tangle", "Population Bomb"|
|1995-1996||The Mask||Pete||Recurring role|
|1995||The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat||Felix the Cat
"Don't String Me Along"
|1995||Beavis & Butt-Head||Mr. Adler||"Sexual Harrassment", "Whiplash"|
|1995||The Shnookums and Meat Funny Cartoon Show||Chafe||Main role|
|1992-1995||Capitol Critters||Jammet||Main role|
|1995||Santo Bugito||Eaton Woode/Miguel||(2 episodes); "My Name is Revenge", "Load 'O Bees"|
|1993-1994||Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron||T-Bone/Chance Furlong/Murray||main role; 23 episodes|
|1993-1994||Sonic the Hedgehog||Snively||main role; 26 episodes|
|1994||Scooby-Doo in Arabian Nights||Captain/Royal Guard #1||TV movie|
|1994||Aladdin||Mechanikles||recurring role; 7 episodes|
|1994||Yogi the Easter Bear||Paulie||TV movie|
|1994||Cro||Steamer/Mojo/Big Red||recurring role; 20 episodes|
|1993-1994||Bonkers||Charles Quibble/Maggot/Additional Voices||recurring role; 14 episodes|
|1989-1993||ABC Weekend Specials||Street Pig/Mr. Funnybunny||(3 episodes) "P.J.'s Unfunnybunny Christmas", "The Monster Bed", "P.J. Funnybunny"|
|1992-1993||The Little Mermaid||Additional Voices||(2 episodes) "Tail of Two Crabs", "The Great Sebastian"|
|1993||Biker Mice from Mars||Corroder Cody||(1 episode) "A Mouse & His Motorcycle"|
|1993||A Flintstone Family Christmas||TV movie|
|1993||Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa||(1 episode) "Circus Daze"|
|1993||Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby||Rocky||TV movie|
|1993||2 Stupid Dogs||Greg||"Greg"|
|1993||Droopy: Master Detective||Dripple
Lightning Bolt the Super Squirrel
|1993||Mighty Max||Ernie||(1 episode); "The Brain Suckers Cometh!|
|1993||Family Dog||(2 episodes); "Enemy Dog", "Show Dog"|
|1990-1994||Tom & Jerry Kids Show||Dripple
Lightning Bolt the Super Squirrel
|1991-1992||Darkwing Duck||Major Trenchrot
Mr. Mikey/Cute Little Lost Bunny
|"Apes of Wrath"
|1990-1992||Tiny Toon Adventures||Buster Bunny
"The Wide World of Elmyra"
|1992||Goof Troop||Street Theater Teacher
|"Close Encounters of the Weird Mime"
"Talent to the Max"
|1992||Defenders of Dynatron City||Dr. Mayhem||TV short|
|1992||Super Dave: Daredevil for Hire||Additional Voices|
|1991||Yo Yogi!||Additional Voices||recurring role; 9 episodes|
|1991||Star Street: The Adventures of the Star Kids|
|1990-1991||TaleSpin||Mad Dog||Recurring Role|
|1990||Midnight Patrol: Adventures in the Dream Zone||Unknown Character/s||Recurring Role; 13 episodes|
|1988-1990||A Pup Named Scooby Doo||Mr. O'Greazy
Dr. Croaker/Wendel McWendel
Lenny Lipner/Purvis Parker
Zombo the Clown/Joe Jipner
"The Schnook Who Took My Comic Book"
"The Spirit of Rock 'n Roll"
"Terror, Thy Name is Zombo"
"Horror of the Haunted Hairpiece"
|1990||The Wizard of Oz||Cowardly Lion||Main role|
|1990||The Yum Yums: The Day Things Went Sour||TV movie|
|1990||Timeless Tales from Hallmark||Ugly Duckling||"The Ugly Duckling"|
|1989||The Further Adventures of SuperTed||Additional Voices|
|1989||Camp Candy||Recurring role; 10 episodes|
|1989||Blondie & Dagwood: Second Wedding Workout||Willard||TV movie|
|1986-1989||The Real Ghost Busters||Sandy Van Sanders/Genie/Newspaper Boy||(1 credited episode); "Partners in Slime"; (2 uncredited episodes) "Egon on the Rampage", "Janine's Genie"|
|1989||The Karate Kid||Additional Characters||(1 episode); "My Brother's Keeper"|
|1989||Hound Town||Patton||TV movie|
|1989||Paddington Bear||Paddington Bear||Main role|
|1988-1989||Slimer! And the Real Ghostbusters||Rafael||Recurring role; 6 episodes|
|1989||Star Street: The Happy Birthday Movie||TV movie|
|1988||Christmas in Tattertown||Sidney the Spider||TV movie|
|1987-1988||Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures||Bat-Bat/Moe/Witch||Recurring roles (8 episodes)|
|1988||The Adventures of Raggedy Ann & Andy||Grouchy Bear|
|1986-1988||The Flinstone Kids||Captain Caveman Jr.||Main role|
|1988||The Good, the Bad & Huckleberry Hound||Pinky Dalton/Pig/TV Announcer for Bit-2 News||TV movie|
|1988||BraveStarr: the Legend||Deputy Fuzz/Tex Hex|
|1987-1988||BraveStarr||Deputy Fuzz/Tex Hex/Museum Curator||Recurring Role (as Deputy Fuzz & Tex Hex); 42 episodes|
|1988||Yogi's Treasure Hunt||Greed Monster||"The Greed Monster"|
|1985-1988||Jem||Eric Raymond/Tech Rat/Additional Characters||Recurring role (as Eric Raymond & Tech Rat); 29 episodes|
|1988||Rockin' with Judy Jetson||Quark/Zappy||TV movie|
|1987||Little Clowns of Happytown|
|1987||'Tis the Season to Be Smurfy||Natural 'Nat' Smurfling/Thief||TV movie|
|1987||The Little Troll Prince||Stav||TV movie|
|1985-1987||The Transformers||Silverbolt/Triggerhappy/Duros/Vorath||recurring role; 22 episodes|
|1987||Pound Puppies||Shadow Master||uncredited role; (1 episode); "The Rescue Pups/Good Night, Sweet Pups"|
|1987||DuckTales||Filler Brushbill/Pluck||(1 episode); "Much Ado About Scrooge"|
|1987||Ultraman: The Adventure Begins||TV movie; credited as Charley Adler|
|1987||The Little Wizards||Various Characters|
|1986-1987||My Little Pony 'n Friends||Spike/Woebegone||(5 episodes); "Spike's Search", "The Ghost of Paradise Estate: Part 1", "The End of Flutter Valley: Part 1", "The End of Flutter Valley: Part 6", "The End of Flutter Valley: Part 7"|
|1986||Inhumanoids||George Landisburg/Man Dumping Toxic Waste||(2 uncredited episodes); "Primal Passions", "Cypheroid"|
|1986||G.I. Joe: Arise, Serpentor, Arise!||Low Light||TV movie|
|1986||G.I. Joe||Low-Light/André Vélocité||Recurring role; 15 episodes|
|1983-1986||Smurfs||Natural 'Nat' Smurfling /Crying Smurfs/Future Smurfed||Recurring role (as Nat Smurfling); 6 episodes|
|1986||The Glo Friends||Excavator/Glo Bug/Dipper Duck||Recurring role|
|1986||Jem: Truly Outrageous||Eric Raymond/Zipper||TV movie|
|1985||The GLO Friends Save Christmas||Blanche's Scarf||TV movie|
|1985||The Pound Puppies||Flack||TV movie|
|1985||Rock 'n' Wrestling||Rowdy Roddy Piper||(1 episode); "Ghost Wrestlers"|
|1985||My Little Pony: Escape from Catrina||Spike||TV movie|
|1984||My Little Pony||Spike/Woodland Creatures||TV movie|
|1983||Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends||Cyberiad||(1 episode); "The X-Men Adventure"|
|2013||I Know That Voice||Himself|
|2011||Hot in Cleveland||Director||(2 episodes); "I Love Lucci: Part One", "I Love Lucci: Part Two"|
|1988||thirtysomething||Mister Squeeze Auditioner||(1 episode); "Competition"|
|1986||The Redd Foxx Show||Rita/Ralph||(2 episodes); "My Funny Valentine", "High School Blues"|
- Tiny Toon Adventures - Writer
- Rugrats - Voice Director
- Todd McFarlane's Spawn - Voice Director
- The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald - Voice Director
- The Wild Thornberrys - Voice Director
- Stressed Eric - Voice Director
- The Rugrats Movie - Voice Director
- 100 Deeds For Eddie McDowd - Voice Director
- The Brothers Flub - Voice Director
- Rocket Power - Voice Director
- Race Across New Zealand - Voice Director
- Island of the Menehune - Voice Director
- The Big Day - Voice Director
- Rugrats in Paris - Voice Director
- As Told By Ginger - Voice Director
- Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius - Voice Director
- The Wild Thornberrys Movie - Voice Director
- No Prom for Cindy - Director and Writer
- Rugrats Go Wild! - Voice Director
- All Grown Up - Voice Director
- Stripperella - Voice Director
- The Buzz on Maggie - Casting and Voice Director
- The Happy Elf - Casting and Voice Director
- Bratz - Casting and Voice Director
- Bratz: Rock Angelz – Casting and Voice Director
- Bratz: Genie Magic – Casting and Voice Director
- Bratz: Passion 4 Fashion Diamondz – Casting and Voice Director
- Holly Hobbie and Friends: Christmas Wishes - Voice Director
- Me, Eloise - Casting and Voice Director
- The Emperor's New School - Casting and Voice Director
- The Replacements - Casting and Voice Director
- various Klasky-Csupo pilots - Voice Director
- Phineas and Ferb – Voice Director (Pilot)
- The Blue Elephant – Voice Director
- Dead Space: Downfall - Voice Director
- The Nutty Professor - Voice Director
- Immigrants - Voice Director
- The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack - Casting and Voice Director
- Dante's Inferno: An Animated Epic - Voice Director
- Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet - Voice Director
- Marvel Super Hero Squad: Comic Combat – Voice Director
- Johnny Bravo Goes to Bollywood - Casting and Voice Director
- Bubble Guppies - Voice Director
Awards and Nominations
Helen Hayes Award Best Actor nomination (1985) - Torch Song Trilogy
Dramalogue Award for Best Actor (1996) - There Used to Be Fireflies
Dramalogue Award for Set Design (1996) - There Used to Be Fireflies
Annie Award nomination for Outstanding Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production (1999) - Cow and Chicken
Annie Award nomination for Outstanding Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production (unkown) - unkown
Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films Jury Award of Merit (2002) - No Prom for Cindy
Daytime Emmy Award for dialogue directing in an Outstanding Children's Animated Program (2003) - Rugrats
On the site Behind The Voice Actors he is chosen as the best voice for Buster Bunny, Super-Skrull, MODOK, Mojo, Cobra Commander, Low-Light, Stalker and Sunstorm.
- Eximius Theme by dkszone.net (2012-09-07). "Rob Paulsen's Talkin Toons podcast". Techjives.net. Retrieved 2013-04-01.
- Alisa, Tim; Persons. The Magic Behind the Voices: A Who's Who of Cartoon Voice Actors. University Press of Mississippi. pp. 5–8. ISBN 978-1-57806-696-4.
- Meisler, Andy (July 8, 1990). "TELEVISION; Steven Spielberg Promises: 'Th-Th-That's Not All, Folks'". The New York Times. Retrieved 5 June 2010.
- "I Call On Charlie Adler". Awn.com. Retrieved 2013-04-01.
- "Rob Paulsen's Talkin Toons with Ginny McSwain". Techjives.net. 2013-01-12. Retrieved 2013.
- "Nancy Cartwright Chats with Charlie Adler". AWN. 2007-12-21. Retrieved 2013-04-01.
- "Charlie Adler". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 2013-04-01.
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