April 6, 1971 |
Los Angeles, United States
|Occupation||Voice actor, Photographer, Writer|
Donavan Freberg, sometimes credited as Donovan Freberg (born April 6, 1971 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.) is an American advertising creative, voice actor, photographer, and writer.
His voice-acting credits include Peanuts' Linus (1977–1978) and Charlie Brown (1978–1980) in commercials and public service announcements; Tom Little on The Littles (1983–1985); Montgomery Moose on The Get-Along Gang; the video game Zork: Grand Inquisitor; and voiceovers for hundreds of radio and television commercials. He also performed the puppet character Baby Boolie on The Weird Al Show.
He is probably best known for appearing in a series of commercials for Encyclopædia Britannica produced by his father, satirist and advertising creative Stan Freberg. The 1988–1993 advertising campaign was the most successful in the company's 200 year history; Freberg was elevated to cult status, parodied on Saturday Night Live and SCTV, dubbed a "Pop Intellectual" by GQ magazine, and named "The Most Annoying Geek of the '90s" by TV Tome. He was spoofed in a 2003 feature in The Onion, and in 2006, was chosen for VH1's 100 Greatest Teen Stars, ranking number 83. He created a series of videos that he has posted to YouTube.
- "Remember Me? I'm That Kid Who Had a Report Due on Space". The Onion. Retrieved July 21, 2011.
- VH1 Ranking
- "Donavan Freberg's YouTube Channel"
- Demented Tidbits, Freberg's weblog, including biography (Note: Contains adult material)
- Donavan Freberg at the Internet Movie Database
- Donavan Freberg's profile at Voice Chasers
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